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Miramichi River salmon numbers hit record low in 2014
The world-famous Miramichi River is experiencing a salmon decline that "is among the worst in recorded history." New numbers released by the Miramichi Salmon Association and the Atlantic Salmon Federation put the number of salmon returning to the river th
Tornadoes occurring earlier in 'Tornado Alley'
Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago, according to a new study whose findings could help states in 'Tornado Alley' better prepare for these
The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record
This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. The latest readings continue a series of record or near-record breaking months. May of this year was also the warmest in recorded history.
Ozone layer recovering but remains threatened
The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations today reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere.
Western black rhino declared extinct
Africa's western black rhino is now officially extinct according the latest review of animals and plants by the world's largest conservation network.
Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater
Found ‘Reckless’ in Gulf Spill, BP Faces $18 Billion Fine
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout that killed 11 workers, spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and soiled hundreds of miles of beaches.
“BP’s conduct was re
Mount Polley mine spill 78% larger than 1st estimates
One month after the tailings pond breached at the Mount Polley mine near Likely, B.C., the mine's operator now says the amount of contaminated water and waste that spilled into the ecosystem was nearly twice as much as originally estimated.
Little beads causing big problems
The dangers that plastics pose to wildlife and waterways is well known. Most of us have seen pictures of turtles tangled in plastic shopping bags, or seabirds strangled by sixpack rings. What is harder to see and take pictures of is the damage being done
Shell nears oilsands carbon capture launch
With the United Nations' climate change panel warning this week that global warming is already affecting the planet, and calling for urgent action, Shell Canada announced it's put in place the final module for its carbon capture and storage project to red
Snow Cover on Arctic Sea Ice Has Thinned 30 to 50 Percent
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 18, 2014 -
New research led by NASA and the University of Washington, Seattle, confirms that springtime snow on sea ice in the Arctic has thinned significantly in the last 50 years, by about a third in the Wes
Caribou habitat in Alberta ravaged beyond repair
Scientists studying the ravaged caribou habitat of Alberta's northwestern foothills say they have found so much disturbance from decades of industrial use that restoration of the terrain will have to be selective.
'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast. The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.
EU rules against powerful vacuum cleaners ban 'best' models
Consumers warned to act quickly before top-rated powerful vacuum cleaners sell out forever. Many of the best vacuum cleaners for sale in the UK will be banned as a result of new EU energy efficiency rules that come into force next month
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