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Environmental Current Events is a news page covering recent scientific findings about the environment and environmental science current events. It offers recent environmental articles and news about scientific discoveries relating to climate change, pollution, remediation technology, conservation biology, and other issues related to the status of the biosphere. This page sometimes links to interesting environmental news articles on other websites.


Great White takes a bite out of carbon
A new study suggests large predator fish like the Great White Shark play an important role in preventing global warming. Read more …

New study: 10-fold increase in renewables feasible
A new Harvard study says the nation's supply of wind and solar power could be increased tenfold without additional storage. Read more …

Bottled water
Think before you drink! Read more …

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Javan rhinos born
Three rare Javan rhino calves were born in an Indonesian park this year. Is the last remaining population of Rhinoceros sondaicus stepping back from the brink of extinction? Read more…

Teen contracts plague
Bitten by infected fleas at Yosemite. Read more …

How will climate change impact leaf fall?
USGS scientists are studying how autumn leaf fall may be impacted by climate change. Read more…

Forests in trouble
Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forests. Read more …

Belief in global warming: It changes with the weather
A new study says Americans' willingness to believe in long-term global warming depends on short-term weather events that manage to make the news. Read more…

Global warming hits Australia
Climate detectives reveal handprint of human-caused climate change.

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California bans plastic bags
Score one for the environment: California has banned single-use bags, the kind given out in grocery stores. Read more...

Asbestos-detector: First ever produced
The first portable, real-time asbestos detector uses laser-based light scattering technique to identify harmful fibers. Read more …

Antarctic Ice Sheet: Warming fast
Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought. Read more…

A new predator expanding its range
A new top dog is moving into the big cities of eastern North America. Read more…

Video: How we can save the ocean: moray eel

Another sign of global warming
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more…

Uncorking East Antarctica: Unstoppable sea-level rise
According to a new study, the melting of a rather small ice volume on East Antarctica's shore would trigger a persistent ice discharge into the ocean, resulting in unstoppable sea-level rise for thousands of years to come. Read more…

Palau's reefs: Surprisingly resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Read more…

Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded. Read more…

Biofuel production: New advance
Biofuel processing will be more efficient with a newly discovered enzyme-free ionic liquid pre-treatment. Read more…

Charcoal from forest fires: Big factor in marine carbon cycle
New research shows charcoal from forest fires is being dumped in vast quantities into the world's oceans. Read more…

More environmental current events (older articles):

Mercury pollution: Counting the cost
Plastic waste: Littering Arctic seafloor
Greenhouse gas emissions: Mapped to street level
LED lights: Winning the race to save the environment
Deep-sea life: Threatened by global warming
Green batteries from a plant
Atrazine: An environmental blight
Giant dust storms in the Southwest
Chesapeake Bay: Coming back to life
White pox disease in coral caused by human pathogen
Oxygen deficiency in the Baltic Sea
Drastic sea-level changes ahead?
Brown tree snake: Invaders

Environmental current events for kids:

What do elephants eat?
Read about the foods elephants eat. Full article >>

A global picture of air pollution
NASA has created the first-ever map showing levels of air pollution worldwide. Full article >>

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Golden Poison Frog
The most poisonous vertebrate known. Full article >>

Widow spiders: Most fatalities worldwide
Widow spiders are so widespread that they kill more people than do spiders of any other kind. Full article >>

What is a biologist?

Read about what biologists are and what they do. Full article >>

Biology topics
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