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American Saltmarsh Sparrow Could Face Extinction in 50 Years: Report

American Saltmarsh Sparrow Could Face Extinction in 50 Years: Report

The saltmarsh sparrow could face extinction over next five decades, as per a new report issued by the Connecticut Audubon Society. The society has warned that saltmarsh sparrows have been facing decline in population since 1998 and the average annual decline has been estimated at 9 percent. The nesting regions for sparrows have decreased and they also face other challenges.

Arctic has lost massive part of its older ice cover since 1984: researchers say

Arctic lost 95 per cent of its older ice cover since 1984: researchers say

Pointing to the impacts of growing problem of global warming, a new study by NASA scientists has indicated that the Arctic has lost nearly 95 per cent of its older ice cover since 1984.

According to the study, the area under Arctic sea ice for at least 4 years has decreased from 1,860,000 square kilometers (km) in September 1984 to 110,000 square km in September this year.

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Trump promises to look “very carefully” at Paris Agreement

Trump promises to look “very carefully” at Paris Agreement

As Donald Trump has promised to look “very carefully” at the landmark Paris Agreement, climate advocates and environmentalists have started preparing for a fight with the president-elect.

During his election campaign, Trump repeated called global warming a ‘hoax,’ and promised to “cancel” the United States’ involvement in the international agreement on climate change that was approved by 195 countries in Paris last month.

Four lives claimed by asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Australia

Four lives claimed by asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Australia

As per local reports, asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Southeastern Australia have been associated with several cases of hospitalization and at least four death cases. Many people across Melbourne suffered from asthma attacks after strong thunderstorm. The rarely witnessed phenomenon caused health issues for many people in Melbourne.

Sea ice hits record lows at North and South Poles: NASA

Sea ice hits record lows at North and South Poles: NASA

Amid increasing global temperatures, sea ice levels in the Arctic as well as the Antarctic have hit record lows, a new research conducted by NASA climate scientists revealed.

Area covered by sea ice in the Arctic region has been on a steady decline for the last many years, but Antarctic sea ice was on the increase until recently. Ice in the Southern Hemisphere hit record highs between 2012 and 2014, but that trend has now reversed.

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U.S.A. could be punished if it pulls out of Paris Agreement

U.S.A. could be punished if it pulls out of Paris Agreement

In wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential race, some climate change negotiators have and diplomats have turned their attention from global warming to how to punish the U.S. if the next president chooses to reject the landmark Paris Agreement.

Paris Agreement aims to global warming and climate change by cutting manmade carbon emissions, but Trump has repeatedly called climate change a ‘hoax,’ and vowed that he would cancel the international climate change pact.

Donald Trump’s denial of climate change is irrelevant

Donald Trump’s denial of climate change is irrelevant

Environment advocates and political leaders are upset over Donald Trump’s denial of climate change, but some experts believe that the president-elect’s denial of climate change is irrelevant and fighting him on the issue is a waste of time.

Many studies have already proven that climate change is a scientific reality and its denial by anybody will not make the menace go away. The reality will not change by the personal beliefs of the president-elect.

Ongoing climate conference aims to put Paris Agreement into action

Ongoing climate conference aims to put Paris Agreement into action

Pushing ahead with the landmark Paris Agreement, leaders from 195 countries are meeting in Morocco to discuss new ways to slash greenhouse gas emissions to tackle global warming and climate change.

It is the first climate change meeting of world leaders under the U.N. umbrella since the Paris Agreement was endorsed at last year’s climate change conference. The ongoing conference (COP 22) started on Monday and will run through November 18th.

Canadian military investigating mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Canadian military investigating mysterious Arctic pinging noise

Canadian military officials have confirmed that a strange pinging sound coming from the sea floor in an isolated region of the Arctic is under investigation.

The mysterious sound is coming from the sea floor in the remote Arctic waters of the Fury & Hecla Strait, adjacent to Canada’s least populated province Nunavut. Local people reported that the strange sound is scaring animals away.

A military aircraft carried out numerous multi-sensor searches in the remote area, but failed to explain the precise cause of the acoustic anomalies.

I hope Trump doesn’t win: Brazilian Environment Minister Filho

I hope Trump doesn’t win: Brazilian environment minister says

While many believe that the United States will continue to support climate action regardless of who becomes the nation’s next president, some believe that efforts to tackle climate change will suffer in case Republican candidate Donald Trump wins.

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