GIANT ICEBERG SIZE OF GREATER LONDON BREAKS OFF NEAR ANTARCTICA RESEARCH STATION

The British Antarctic Survey said the formation of the new iceberg was not due to climate change [Courtesy: NASA Earth Observatory] Wed 25 January 2023: A massive iceberg nearly the size of Greater London has broken off the Antarctic ice shelf near a research station, the second such split in two years, according to researchers. […]

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GRETA THUNBERG DETAINED BY POLICE IN GERMANY AT COAL MINE PROTEST

Tue 17 January 2023: German police detained climate activist Greta Thunberg during a demonstration against the expansion of a coal mine in the west German village of Lützerath. This is the second time Thunberg has been detained at the site, police spokesperson Christof Hüls told media Tuesday. She was part of a large group of […]

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GERMAN ANTI-COAL MINE PROTESTERS VOW TO CONTINUE

Sun 15 January 2023: After scores of protestors were injured in a harsh police response on Saturday, German climate activists pledged to continue their anti-coal mining demonstrations in the western village of Lutzerath, Anadolu Agency reported. “We’ll continue to our resistance in the coming days,” Mara Sauer, spokesperson of the activists told Anadolu, adding that […]

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ENGLAND TO BAN SOME SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEMS “TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS”

Sat 14 January 2023: A range of polluting single-use plastics will be banned in England, Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey has announced today. The ban will include single-use plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. This ban will be introduced from October 2023, allowing businesses time to […]

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BRAZILIAN AMAZON DEFORESTATION UP 150% IN BOLSONARO’S LAST MONTH

Sat 07 January 2023: Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose 150 percent in December from the previous year, according to government figures, presenting a final bleak report for far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro in his last month in office. Satellite monitoring detected 218.4 square kilometres (84.3 square miles) of forest cover destroyed in Brazil’s share […]

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TWO-THIRDS OF GLACIERS COULD DISAPPEAR BY 2100, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS

Fri 06 January 2023: Eighty-three percent of the world’s glaciers might disappear by the year in question, new research shows. The world’s glaciers are shrinking and disappearing faster than scientists thought, with two-thirds of them projected to melt out of existence by the end of the century at current climate change trends, according to a new study. […]

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OVER 10% OF PREMATURE DEATHS DUE TO AIR POLLUTION IN EU

Sun 11 December 2022: Over 10% of premature deaths in countries of the European Union are connected with environmental pollution, though significant differences are seen among EU states, the European Commission said on Thursday. According to the EEA analysis, air pollution continues to pose significant risks to health in Europe, causing chronic illness and premature deaths. In […]

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