Central Appalachia reintroduced the species to restore wildlife habitat—and help devastated economies. Here’s what happened next. The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and camouflage, Kyle Hill stepped into the pond, reached into the shallow water, and lifted it from the post where it had been mounted. “They got […]

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Air pollution is deadly: A new study links exposure to it to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the United States in 2011. It isn’t just killing us; it cost the country $866 billion, more than double the value of all the economic activity in a country like Ireland, according to the study, published Monday […]

via Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills hundreds of thousands a year, study finds — Respro® Bulletin Board

Extraction also causes 80% of biodiversity loss according to comprehensive UN study, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian ‘However, they said this dire scenario could be avoided if there is a faster transition towards renewables, smarter urban planning to reduce the demand for concrete, dietary changes to lower the need for grazing pastures and cut levels of […]

via Resource extraction responsible for half world’s carbon emissions, The Guardian — OromianEconomist

Witbank is not “White” anymore. You can not see anything there. Coal power stations are the biggest culprits in the hotspot area. Greenpeace says an analysis of sophisticated satellite data shows Mpumalanga as the “worst” nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air pollution hotspot across six continents. It has been reported before that the Witbank area has […]

via Pollution: South African HOTSPOT – Eskom power stations – Witbank — ONAFHANKLIK

Link to Full Article The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had on climate change. Chief judge Brian Preston dismissed an appeal by Gloucester Resources, which was seeking to overturn […]

via Hunter Valley Coal Mine – New South Wales stopped by Court on Climate Change Grounds in Australia!!! — i really appreciate science