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UK weather: coastguard callouts surge as UK temperatures soar

Britons flock to beaches as temperature predicted to rise as high as 38C (100F) in some placesThe Coastguard has reported a surge in the number of callouts as people flock to beaches on a day when the UK looks set for potentially record-breaking temperatures.About 70 callouts were made on Friday morning, which HM Coastguard said was above average for this time of year, as beachgoers arrived as early as 9am. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Society, UK News, Older people, UK Weather, Extreme Weather


Canadian ice shelf area bigger than Manhattan collapses due to rising temperatures

Last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic lost more than 40% of its areas in two days at the end of JulyThe last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July.The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Canada, Arctic, Manhattan, Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic, Nunavut Continue


Covid-19 lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on climate crisis – study

Drop in emissions was a blip, say scientists, and a green recovery is vital to halt global heatingThe draconian coronavirus lockdowns across the world have led to sharp drops in carbon emissions, but this will have “negligible” impact on the climate crisis, with global heating cut by just 0.01C by 2030, a study has found.But the analysis also shows that putting the huge sums of post-Covid-19 government funding into a green recovery and shunning fossil fuels will give the world a good chance of k...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Economy, Paris Climate Agreement, Coronavirus outbreak


Mauritius facing environmental crisis as shipwreck leaks oil

MV Wakashio breaking up after running aground at Pointe d’Esny near marine parkThe Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is facing an environmental crisis after oil began leaking from a bulk carrier that ran aground in March and started to break up in rough seas.“We are in an environmental crisis situation,” said the environment minister, Kavy Ramano, while the fishing minister, Sudheer Maudhoo, said: “This is the first time that we are faced with a catastrophe of this kind and we are insufficiently ...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Water transport, Mauritius, Indian Ocean, Pointe, Kavy Ramano, Sudheer Maudhoo


Fateful day at San Onofre: All spent fuel emptied from cooling pools, clearing way for plant dismantling

Historical photo of Unit 1 fuel loading. Courtesy Southern California Edison. The nuclear odyssey that began in 1968 — when Lyndon B. Johnson was president, Apollo 8 orbited the moon and nuclear power was championed as a pillar of progress — has taken a fateful turn. The final fuel rods cooling in San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s spent fuel pools have been loaded into a stainless steel canister that’s slated to slide into a dry storage vault on Friday, Aug. 7. That’s more than 50 years...
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Milestone at San Onofre: All spent fuel emptied from cooling pools, clearing way for plant dismantling

Historical photo of Unit 1 fuel loading. Courtesy Southern California Edison. The nuclear odyssey that began in 1968 — when Lyndon B. Johnson was president, Apollo 8 orbited the moon and nuclear power was championed as a pillar of progress — has taken a historic turn. The final fuel rods cooling in San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s spent fuel pools have been loaded into a stainless steel canister that’s slated to slide into a dry storage vault on Friday, Aug. 7. That’s more than 50 year...
Tags: Google, Utah, News, Environment, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Nuclear, Chemical, NRC, Oceanside, Edison, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Lyndon B Johnson, San Bernardino CA, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station


Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’

Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.
Tags: Weather, News, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noaa, Floods, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Oceans and Seas, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms


Photos: Mama bobcat – and her bobkittens – make cameo appearance in photographer’s yard

My yard in the Santa Clarita area backs up to a large barranca, so I’m used to seeing all types of wildlife. But I noticed a new, more unusual visitor a few months ago —  a female bobcat began appearing regularly,  “marking” the grass. A mother bobcat and her three kittens play in our backyard in Santa Clarita, CA. We first spotted the mother hanging around the yard a few months ago, thinking she looked pregnant, then she disappeared and we didn’t see her until our neighbor said he thought ...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Wildlife, Local News, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, LA Zoo, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Top Stories Breeze


Extreme droughts in central Europe likely to increase sevenfold

Researchers say moderate reductions in CO2 emissions could halve their likelihoodExtreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across central Europe, and if global greenhouse gas emissions rise strongly they could happen seven times more often, new research has shown.The area of crops likely to be affected by drought is also set to increase, and under sharply rising CO2 levels would nearly double in central Europe in the second half of this century, to more than 40m hectares (154,440 ...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Water, Drought, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Monsoon rains driven by high winds bring flooding misery to Mumbai

India’s commercial capital grinds to a halt after heaviest August rainfall in 47 years causes widespread floodingThe heaviest monsoon downpour in nearly 50 years has brought Mumbai to a standstill, with stranded passengers at railway stations having to be rescued by dinghies from waist-high water.People who live in areas normally unaffected by the annual monsoon flooding looked out from their high-rise flats at new swirling rivers outside caused by the heaviest single day’s rain recorded in Augu...
Tags: India, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Global development, Flooding, Mumbai


Italian homes evacuated over risk of Mont Blanc glacier collapse

Roads near Courmayeur closed to tourists because of threat from falling Planpincieux iceHomes have been evacuated in Courmayeur in Italy’s Aosta valley, after a renewed warning that a huge portion of a Mont Blanc glacier is at risk of collapse.The measures were introduced on Wednesday morning after experts from the Fondazione Montagne Sicura (Safe Mountains Foundation) said 500,000 cubic metres of ice was in danger of sliding off the Planpincieux glacier on the Grandes Jorasses park. Continue re...
Tags: Europe, Environment, World news, Italy, Glaciers, Courmayeur, Grandes Jorasses


'They just pull up everything!' Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life

A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific islands has stirred alarm over ‘indiscriminate’ fishing practicesJonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly stopped.It was not unusual for the GPS signal to go silent, even for weeks at a time, said Green, a scientist who has been studying the world’s largest fish for three decades in the unique marine ecosystem a...
Tags: China, Environment, Americas, World news, Fish, Green, Asia Pacific, Ecuador, Pacific, Galapagos Islands


New Guinea has greatest plant diversity of any island in the world, study reveals

The tropical island edges out Madagascar as botanists estimate that 4,000 new species could be discovered in the next 50 yearsNew Guinea is home to more than 13,500 species of plant, two-thirds of which are endemic, according to a new study that suggests it has the greatest plant diversity of any island in the world – 19% more than Madagascar, which previously held the record.Ninety-nine botanists from 56 institutions in 19 countries trawled through samples, the earliest of which were collected ...
Tags: Environment, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Guinea, Plants, Biodiversity, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Kew Gardens, Pacific Islands


Deadly diseases from wildlife thrive when nature is destroyed, study finds

Rats and bats that host pandemic pathogens like Covid-19 increase in damaged ecosystems, analysis showsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe human destruction of natural ecosystems increases the numbers of rats, bats and other animals that harbour diseases that can lead to pandemics such as Covid-19, a comprehensive analysis has found.The research assessed nearly 7,000 animal communities on six continents and found that the conversion of wild places into farmland or set...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Coronavirus outbreak


Shongweni stink: EnviroServ bosses back in court

Managers charged over landfill emissions want charges set aside The post Shongweni stink: EnviroServ bosses back in court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Openaccess, Top Six, Dean Thompson, South Africa (country, Barbara Creecy, Enviroserv, Esme Gombault, Green Scorpions, Johan Schoonraad, Shongweni landfill


No, the Yellowstone supervolcano is not ‘overdue’

The supervolcano under Yellowstone produced three massive eruptions over the past few million years.Each eruption covered much of what is now the western United States in an ash layer several feet deep.The last eruption was 640,000 years ago, but that doesn't mean the next eruption is overdue. The end of the world as we know it Of the many freak ways to shuffle off this mortal coil – lightning strikes, shark bites, falling pianos – here's one you can safely scratch off your worry list: an outbr...
Tags: Maps, Indonesia, California, Mexico, Environment, Canada, United States, North Dakota, Idaho, Geology, Innovation, Nebraska, North America, Washington State, Yellowstone, Mount St Helens


Tesco urged to ditch meat company over alleged links to Amazon deforestation

Responding to Greenpeace campaign to cut links to Brazilian meat giant JBS, supermarket calls on government to ensure all UK food is deforestation-freeTesco has called on the UK government to order food companies to ensure all food sold in the UK is deforestation-free. The move comes in response to a new Greenpeace campaign calling on the supermarket to cut links to JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, over its alleged links to farms involved in Amazon deforestation.The supermarket says the UK...
Tags: Amazon, Business, UK, Germany, Angela Merkel, Environment, Americas, Cattle, Tesco, Supermarkets, Conservation, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Greenpeace, Environmental Activism


China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy

Report finds the offshore industry could create 900,000 jobs globally over next decadeThe world’s offshore windfarm capacity could grow eightfold by the end of the decade powered by a clean energy surge led by China, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).A new industry report has revealed stronger than expected growth for the offshore wind industry, which could reach 234GW by 2030, from a global tally of just over 29GW at the end of last year. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Business, China, Environment, Renewable Energy, Green Economy, UK News, World news, Energy industry, Wind Power, Global Wind Energy Council GWEC


South Korea floods and landslides kill 14 after 42 days of rain

Three New Zealanders among dead after avalanche hits Gapyeong holiday cottagesFourteen people have been killed and more than 1,000 forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain, South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years, triggered floods and landslides.Heavy rain, which has also battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India, inundated farmland and flooded parts of major highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, India, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New Zealand, Flooding, Landslides, Seoul Continue, China Thailand Myanmar


Throng of new penguin colonies in Antarctica spotted from space

Satellite images reveal guano patches, boosting known emperor penguin colonies by 20%Satellite images have revealed 11 previously unknown emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica, boosting the number of known colonies of the imperilled birds by 20%.The discoveries were made by spotting the distinctive red-brown guano patches the birds leave on the ice. The finds were made possible by higher-resolution images from a new satellite, as previous scans were unable to pick up smaller colonies. Continue ...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Antarctica, Polar regions


Toxic algae keeps bathers, anglers out of two area lakes

Toxic algal blooms have resulted in a “danger” advisory not to go in the water at Prado Regional Park Lake and not to eat fish from the lake. A similar advisory at part of Big Bear Lake has been posted since last month. Such blooms are not uncommon in Southern California or around the world. They are more likely to be found in the summer because warm water is a contributing factor, and climate change is increasing their occurrence. Pyramid Lake in north Los Angeles County has a lower level “warn...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Prado, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Van Dyke, Big Bear Lake, San Clemente, Pyramid Lake, State Water Resources Control Board, Lake Elsinore, Top Stories LADN


The Anthropause is here: COVID-19 reduced Earth's vibrations by 50 percent

A team of researchers found that Earth's vibrations were down 50 percent between March and May. This is the quietest period of human-generated seismic noise in recorded history. The researchers believe this helps distinguish between natural vibrations and human-created vibrations. The planet's vibes are down.That's the consensus from a team of researchers at six European institutions; the study was based at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Their research, published in Science, found that huma...
Tags: Japan, China, Boston, Singapore, New York City, Environment, Earth, Conservation, Geology, Innovation, New Zealand, Belgium, Cornwall, Oklahoma, Brothers Grimm, Seismology


The Guardian view on wildlife in lockdown: feeling the pressure | Editorial

If countries that use tourism to fund conservation are not supported, species and habitats will disappear At London zoo, the giraffes, which are easily visible from the street, had regular visitors even during lockdown, and an illuminated NHS sign on their famous building. Like most other attractions that rely on tourists for income, zoos forced to shut owing to the coronavirus face a financially fraught future. But the risks to captive animals and their keepers are nothing to those faced by wil...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, China, Animals, Africa, Environment, Uganda, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Wildlife, Conservation, NHS, Amazon Rainforest, Safaris, Illegal wildlife trade


Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Archaeologist Stefani Crabtree writes about her work to reconstruct Indigenous food and use networks for the National Park Service: Traditional Ecological Knowledge gets embedded in the choices that people make when they consume, and how TEK can provide stability of an ecosystem. Among Martu, the use of fire for hunting and the knowledge of the habits of animals are enshrined in the Dreamtime stories passed inter-generationally; these Dreamtime stories have material effects on the food w...
Tags: Environment, Future, National Park Service, Martu, Stefani Crabtree


Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change

Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.
Tags: News, California, Environment, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfires, Floods, Federal Emergency Management Agency, East Coast (US, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Disasters and Emergencies, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Giant Mexican dam poised to displace indigenous people and flood graves

Local residents say the government has pressured them to hand over their lands: ‘They’re destroying our culture’High in the Sierra de Alamos of Mexico’s northern Sonora state, towering pillars of rock loom above thermal springs where for thousands of years, the indigenous Guarijío people would gather to commune with their ancestors.Now the springs – and the land around them – have been submerged beneath rising waters trapped behind an enormous dam across the Mayo River. The 25-storey Bicentenari...
Tags: Mexico, Environment, Americas, World news, Global development, Indigenous Peoples, Sonora, Sierra de Alamos of Mexico, Mayo River, Bicentenario Los Pilares


Chirp to arms: musicians record album to help conserve endangered birds

Ten-track record samples recordings of endangered, vulnerable or near threatened birds by artists from same countryThe song of the black catbird – with its flute-like chirps and screeching single-note squalls – was once heard across Guatemala, Belize and southern Mexico until large-scale farms began to destroy its habitat.Now, thanks to a collective of musicians, producers and DJs, the tiny bird’s song – and that of nine other endangered species from the region – could be heard on dancefloors ar...
Tags: Mexico, Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Caribbean, Guatemala Belize


'Guajirío culture is dying': Mexican dam poised to displace living and flood ancestors' graves

Experts say indigenous group has been pressured and cheated into surrendering its landHigh in the Sierra de Alamos of Mexico’s northern Sonora state, towering pillars of rock loom above thermal springs where for thousands of years, the indigenous Guarijío people would gather to commune with their ancestors.Now the springs – and the land around them – have been submerged beneath rising waters trapped behind an enormous dam across the Mayo River. The 25-storey Bicentenario-Los Pilares barrier thre...
Tags: Mexico, Environment, Americas, World news, Global development, Indigenous Peoples, Sonora, Sierra de Alamos of Mexico, Mayo River, Bicentenario Los Pilares


Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study

Poorer, hotter parts of the world will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions, research findsThe growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current number of fatalities from all the infectious diseases combined if planet-heating emissions aren’t constrained, a major new study has found. Related: Killer heat: US racial injustices will worsen as climate crisis escalates Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, US news


Wildlife forensics: how a giant pangolin named Ghost could help save the species

A new research programme in Gabon is identifying the ‘isotopic fingerprint’ of the world’s most-trafficked mammal in the fight to beat smugglersAfter a two-week chase through Lopé-Okanda national park, a mosaic of rainforest and savannah in central Gabon, David Lehmann and his Wildlife Capture Unit were celebrating – they had caught a giant pangolin nicknamed Ghost, the biggest on record.The team – consisting of eco-guards, an indigenous tracker, a field biologist and a wildlife vet – hope that ...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Gabon, Mammals, David Lehmann, Lopé Okanda