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Almost half the country, according to a Gallup poll last month, worries a great deal about the quality of the environment. An additional third worry a fair amount. And why wouldn't people worry? It seems that almost every day a new concern about ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Is the state of our environment really all doom and gloom? The first Conservation Optimism Summit suggests a need, as well as a cause, for optimism. See more..
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He's been busy trying to force through as much legislation as possible - often at the expense of the environment. It ranges from lifting restrictions on mining coal to removing barriers to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. And he's populated ... See more..
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The Journal News | LoHud.com 
A high-ranking Entergy official on Wednesday warned that the shutdown of its Indian Point nuclear power plant will force the state into a deeper reliance on carbon-emitting natural gas to close its energy gap in the years to come. “The experience that ... See more..
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Philippines' Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Lopez gestures during a Commission on Appointment hearing at the Senate headquarters in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco. See more..
Saipan Tribune 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Alexis Straus, Acting Administrator for Region 9, will give the Opening Keynote for the three-day conference. EPA's Pacific Southwest Region (Region 9) is home to more than 50 million people and spans the ... See more..
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Donald Trump's election victory, after a campaign characterized by railing against environmental regulations and dismissing the work of climate scientists, sent shivers through the environmental and scientific communities. During his first 100 days in ... See more..
Irish Times 
In the interest of patients, services across both hospitals will be provided in a “seamless” manner, according to the agreement drawn up by mediator Kieran Mulvey, yet the ethical environment will differ on either end of the interconnecting corridor. See more..
Cleveland Jewish News 
“And also LED lighting across the board is a huge thing. It's great for the environment and when it comes down to it, it's the same price for regular lighting. We're also using cement that is designed to look like wood but we're not killing trees in ... See more..
The Seattle Times 
Martin Short arrives at the “STAND UP! for the Planet” benefit at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) ... See more..
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Overview

The effects of global climate change include higher temperatures, increases in precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, weather-related disasters, increased drought, and increased disease, and food insecurity. 1,2 The annual global temperature has increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s and two-thirds of the entire warming process has occurred since 1975. 3
On September 17, 2014, the Arctic’s sea ice cover reached its minimum extent at 5.02 million square kilometers. 4 This is the lowest recorded extent since 1979, when satellites first began tracking sea ice measures. 5 Studies show that low-income and developing countries will be hit hardest by the effects of climate change—through droughts, monsoons, and cyclones. 6,7,8
Along with climate change, deforestation is another serious threat to the global environment. Over 30% of the earth is covered in forests, and 1.6 billion people depend on forests for food, shelter, and clothing. 9 However, deforestation is occurring rapidly and 46–58 thousand square miles of forests are lost annually. 10 Forests are critical in the absorption of harmful carbon emissions and 15% of greenhouse gas emissions result from the loss of trees and forests. 11
Animal extinction and loss of biodiversity also negatively impacts the environment. More than 500 million people around the world depend on the coral reefs for food, jobs, storm protection, and income. 12 However, nearly 70% of the world’s coral reefs have been destroyed or are threatened. 13 Additionally, of the world’s 5,490 mammal species, over 1,000 are endangered or highly vulnerable and nearly 80 are already extinct. 14 This loss of biodiversity will limit the treatment of many diseases and health problems, as well as resulting in worldwide food and freshwater scarcity and a loss of agriculture and livestock. 15
Air pollution results from emissions from factories, households, cars and trucks and fine particulate matter. The rising pollution rates contribute to 16% of deaths from cancer worldwide, as well as 11% of COPD deaths and 20% of instances of heart disease and stroke. 16 Low and middle income countries are disproportionately affected by air pollution. 17 Over seven million deaths worldwide are linked to exposure to air pollution, making air pollution the world’s largest environmental health risk. 18
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1 http://data.worldbank.org/topic/climate-change
2 http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/global-warming-climate-change/help/facts-about-climate-change.xml
3 http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/decadaltemp.php
4 http://nsidc.org/news/newsroom/arctic-sea-ice-reaches-minimum-extent-2014
5 Ibid
6 http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/energy_around_the_world/2013/11/warsaw_climate_talks_developing_countries_will_be_source_of_greenhouse_gas.html
7 http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/27/climate-change-poor-countries-ipcc
8 Ibid
9 http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation
10 Ibid
11 Ibid
12 https://www.iucn.org/iyb/about/biodiversity_crisis/
13 Ibid
14 Ibid
15http://www.who.int/globalchange/ecosystems/biodiversity/en/
16 http://www.who.int/gho/phe/outdoor_air_pollution/en/
17 Ibid
18 http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair/databases/en/
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Animal Endangerment/Extinction
Animal Welfare
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Animal Endangerment/Extinction
There are currently 16,938 animal and plant species threatened with extinction around the world.1 One in three of the species on the endangered list are amphibians, one in four are mammals, and one in eight are birds.2 Approximately 65 of the species on the endangered list are no longer found in the wild but exist only in captivity or through human cultivation.3 Additionally, over 800 species have become extinct in the past 500 years through human activity.4 Pollution, deforestation, urbanization, overhunting, overfishing, and habitat destruction have all contributed to the extinction and endangerment of animal, plant, and fish species.5 Habitat destruction is the largest contributor to extinction and is responsible for 80% off the world's extinct species.6 The overexploitation of animals and fish for human food ...See More and resources has also significantly diminished dozens of species in recent years.7 Approximately 100 to 1,000 species are lost each year.8 A variety of dangerous consequences result from an increase in species extinction, the most notable is a loss of global biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to the total of an area's genes, species, and ecosystems.9 The richer a given area's biodiversity, the hardier its immune system and protection for both humans and animals.10 A loss of biodiversity equals a loss of health for the region. Increasing loss of biodiversity will also result in the scarcity of food and freshwater worldwide, and a loss of agriculture and livestock.11 Additionally, a global loss of biodiversity limits the treatment of a host of diseases and health problems whose cures come from diverse plant and animal sources.12  Show Less