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A whale chorus reveals how climate change may be shifting migration

Apo - Eerie wails, explosive trumpets and ghostly moans. The sounds from the underwater recorders had a story to tell, even without a single intelligible word: the whales had stayed put.

Race to save Cyprus corals from climate change, mass tourism

Ayia Napa - Many people think Cyprus has no corals, says marine ecologist Louis Hadjiannou. If climate change and coastal development continue unabated, he fears, they may soon be right.

Climate change stirs ghosts of America's toxic past

Mcintosh - Murky flood waters of Alabama's Tombigbee River rippled over ground tainted with mercury and a pesticide so toxic that US officials outlawed it decades ago, a dangerous past that could cause even more damage with climate change.

'Torn': Living with top US greenhouse gas spewing power plant

Burnwell - The exhaust-belching smokestacks of America's most greenhouse gas-emitting power plant tower over Jennifer Chesser's neighborhood, but she'd likely fight to keep them from falling silent.The James H. Miller Jr.

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Manila - Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.

US asks Brazil for 'immediate' action on Amazon

Washington - The United States on Friday welcomed Brazil's renewed promise to end illegal deforestation but urged immediate action to protect the Amazon, a major factor in global climate change.

Young, female and fighting for India's forests

Fronted by a 20-year-old in pigtails, the dancing flash mob swings into action, campaigning to save a threatened wildlife reserve -- part of a growing, youth-led environmental movement rattling Indian authorities.

Brazil's Bolsonaro promises Biden to end deforestation, seeks financial help

Bras - President Jair Bolsonaro wrote a letter to his US counterpart Joe Biden pledging to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030 and seeking "considerable" financial assistance to get there, officials said Thursday.

Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks

Shanghai - Chinese President Xi Jinping will join a virtual climate summit with France and Germany, Beijing announced Thursday, as US envoy John Kerry visited Shanghai to drum up support from the world's biggest polluter for America's drive to address environment...

India's desert salt farmers feel the heat from climate change

- Roshni Thakor left school to harvest salt from a sun-baked Indian desert, a backbreaking trade practised by her ancestors for centuries but now threatened by climate change.

US envoy Kerry starts climate talks in China

Shanghai - US climate envoy John Kerry met with his Chinese counterparts in Shanghai on Thursday, in the first visit to China by an official from a Biden administration seeking to re-establish America's leadership on the environment.

Solo swim: the fighting fish raised alone in Vietnam

Hanoi - Thousands of glass and plastic bottles lie across the floor of Tran Ngoc Thang's farm in Hanoi, each one home to an aggressive, brightly coloured fish that must be raised alone.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea

Apo - Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, the government said Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from China and fierce opposition from local fishing communities.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea: PM

Apo - Japan's government has approved a plan to release over one million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.

China's plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

Bejing - China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges -- the world's largest power station -- stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India.

Argentine zoo transfers two rare Bengal tigers to the US

Buenos Aires - Two rare white Bengal tigers from Argentina are due to arrive Saturday at a spacious sanctuary in the US state of Colorado in hopes of a "better quality of life," their space-challenged Eco-park in Buenos Aires said.

Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea: reports

Apo - Japan has decided to release treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.

Brazilian pilot survives 38 days in Amazon after crash

Bras - Antonio Sena was flying a single-prop Cessna 210 over the Brazilian Amazon when the engine suddenly stopped, leaving him minutes to find a spot in the jungle to crash-land.

Biodiversity 'hot spots' devastated in warming world

Paris - Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, the planet's richest concentrations of animal and plant life will be irreversibly ravaged by global warming, scientists warned Friday.

NOAA — New 'climate normals' to go into effect on May 4

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) will be releasing its once-a-decade update to "climate normals," on May 4, 2021, and there will be a few changes.

Trial of alleged mastermind behind Honduran activist murder begins

- The trial of a businessman accused of being the "intellectual author" of the 2016 murder of high-profile Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres has begun in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Polar bears forced to forage eggs as warming shrinks hunting grounds

Paris - Hungry polar bears are increasingly foraging on seabird eggs as climate change shrinks their Arctic hunting grounds, but research published Wednesday on the phenomenon highlights the struggle these apex predators have to adapt to their rapidly changing...

Taiwan imposes water rationing as drought worsens

Taipei - More than one million households and businesses in Taiwan's heavily industrialised central regions were put on water rationing Tuesday, as the island battles its worst drought in 56 years.

'Dirty and ugly' city? Paris slams viral campaign

Paris - A "dirty and ugly" urban centre spoiled by rubbish piling up and flotsam floating in the water? Or still the City of Light boldly dealing with modern metropolitan problems?

Florida homes evacuated as wastewater leak risks 'catastrophic' flood

Miami - Emergency crews in central Florida were working Sunday to prevent an environmental catastrophe at a leaking reservoir that risked sending millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater toward nearby homes and into the Tampa Bay.

Sharp increase in destruction of virgin forest in 2020

Paris - An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down last year, as the destruction of the planet's tropical forests accelerated despite a global economic slowdown, according to research Wednesday.

VW pulls a fast one: 'Voltswagen' rebrand a ruse

New York - Volkswagen US' subsidiary is keeping its name and will not rename itself "Voltswagen," a company spokesman said Tuesday, confirming that an earlier announcement was an April Fool's joke that may have gone further than intended.

'Voltswagen': US rebrand as German car giant eyes electric future

New York - German auto giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it is renaming its US subsidiary as "Voltswagen," calling the moniker a public declaration of its "future-forward investment in e-mobility.

In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in key Africa wetlands

- Hundreds of flamingos wade past waste in the murky waters of the vast Sijoumi lagoon, a critical wetland in the heart of Tunisia's capital threatened by overexpansion.

Ecuador policeman held over 185 baby tortoises in suitcase

Quito - An Ecuadorian policeman has been arrested after airport officials in the Galapagos Islands discovered 185 baby giant tortoises stuffed in a suitcase to be trafficked, prosecutors said Monday.
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File photo: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals can enter the environment through industrial and urban discharges, agricultural run-off and the burning and release of waste. Photo: UNEP
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Larger areas of what used to be layers of thick grass destroyed by landscaping machinery and creeks' banks with their ner, more regular shapes, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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Floods are a significant environmental issue for India. It causes soil erosion, destruction of wetlands and wide migration of solid wastes.
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Harvesting sugar cane in Florida's Everglades Agricultural Area.
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The world's largest sawdust dump is burning since 2013 in Irkutsk region of Siberia will continue burning for the next few years.
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The Pentre Solar "eco-hamlet" in Wales.
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Water buffalo on the Amazon floodplain in Brazil
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Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20, 2012 northwest of Barrow, Alaska. Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest daily extent in the satellite record on Sunday, August 26, 2012, a record since surpassed.
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With a little creativity and inspiration, a rooftop can be turned into a piece of the natural world.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition
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Trees planted for the Live Green Toronto Festival.
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Tellurium on quartz (Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico)
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Poster, Dr. Jane Goodall.
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Prescribed burn of an oak savanna.In such a habitat the ground layer receives sun and shade. This permits a diversity of grasses and flowering plants to take hold, increasing biodiversity.
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Earth Day celebrations in Edmonton.
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My home in Alberta on the farm
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