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los angeles and ventura counties have been evacuated due to two fires in the region

‘Raining hell down’: 11 dead as brutal California wildfires burn on

Fires in north and south described as some of the most extreme ever seen as number of fatalities feared to rise — Under a white plume of smoke and grey hazy skies, officials from Los Angeles and Ventura counties announced on Saturday that two people had died in the historically destructive Woolsey fire. That took …

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ruined homes in the small town of bento rodrigues, brazil after the disaster

BHP Billiton facing £5bn lawsuit from Brazilian victims of dam disaster

Action launched in Liverpool against Anglo-Australian mining company after 2015 tragedy that killed 19 people — The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. The Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton is being sued for about £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco …

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The Many Unknown Facets of Plastics in Ecosystems

Few studies have examined lakes or wide swaths of ocean areas, leaving critical data gaps in how plastic pollution affects wildlife and moves across food webs — Although it seems like volumes have been written recently about the ubiquitous plastic pollution in the world’s waterways, a new report finds major gaps in where we’ve looked …

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air pollution is devastating the lives of many millions across the country

UK is endangering people’s health by denying their right to clean air, says UN

World body urges Conservative government to ‘step up and show leadership’ on the air pollution crisis — The UK government is putting the health of millions of its citizens at risk by failing to tackle the country’s air pollution crisis, according the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. David Boyd said people’s …

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household waste imported from britain that was improperly labeled as recyclable plastic

UK recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption

Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans — The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste, the Guardian has learned. The …

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A new leaf: the hardy trees reforesting the Amazon

Scientists in Peru have found tree species that thrive in land poisoned by gold miners; now they have started planting — Flying above the Tambopata River in a single-engine Cessna turboprop, the panorama is desolate. Jungle rivers are ripped open into a delta of sand dunes and stagnant, discoloured ponds. Ant-sized bulldozers roll down mud …

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The everglades in florida is home to mangrove forests and cypress swamps housing alligators, orchids, storks, ibises, and threatened species

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse man-made damage

Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise — Sea water encroaching on the Everglades will hamper decades of work by a government program to reverse man-made damage to the vast, fragile ecosystem at the tip of Florida, according to a new report published on Wednesday. The …

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emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired morgantown generating station

EPA to unveil plans to weaken rule limiting toxic mercury pollution

The EPA isn’t rescinding the standard as of yet but has finished deciding to reconsider the analysis for the Obama-era rule — The US Environmental Protection Agency next month will unveil plans to start weakening the economic justification for a rule limiting toxic mercury pollution from coal plants. The EPA isn’t rescinding the standard as …

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Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Chief scientist says Australia must use all available technologies — Australia’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to create “a whole-of-economy emissions reduction strategy”. In a pre-recorded interview with Sky released on Sunday, Dr Alan Finkel responded to the Intergovernmental Panel on …

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view of the ross ice shelf from the ogs explora

Exploring the Unknown of the Ross Sea in Sea Ice–Free Conditions

A team of polar scientists aboard the OGS Explora, cruising in rare ice-free conditions, discovered new evidence of ancient and modern-day ice sheet sensitivity to climatic fluctuations — An international team of scientists boarded the research vessel OGS Explora in the port of Hobart, Tasmania, on 19 January 2017, heading out on a 2-month expedition …

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