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(EnviroNews World News) — Kingston, Jamaica — Critics including a slew of environmental NGOs, scientists and governments, as well as large manufacturers like Microsoft, Samsung, BMW and Volvo, are all calling for a moratorium on deep-seabed ocean mining operations that could be enabled by the International Seabed Authority…

(EnviroNews World News) — Yamal Peninsula, Siberia — Since 2014, scientists have been faced with the mystery of spontaneously emerging craters in the Siberian permafrost. They’ve been blamed on everything from UFOs to missile tests to methane and cryovolcanism. But evidence suggests these massive craters form instantly in an…

(EnviroNews World News) — Novaya Zemlya, Russia — As arctic ice melts due to human-caused climate destabilization, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are being forced to move farther inland in search of food. This brings them into closer contact with people and landfills. Now, Russian scientists are sounding the warning about climate…

(EnviroNews World News) — As bush fires rip through the Mid-North Coast region of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) are being incinerated at an alarming rate. High winds and temperatures have hampered firefighting efforts. Australian Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley fears 30 percent of the area’s…

(EnviroNews World News) — In Victoria, Australia on Nov. 7, 2019, the government, led by Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, announced immediate protection for 186,000 hectares (717 square miles) of old-growth forest, and the elimination of logging activities in all old-growth forests in the country by 2030. The announcement…

(EnviroNews World News) — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is known for his outspoken candor on a multitude of issues including compassion, inner peace, and maintaining strength through adversity. But on December 5, 2019, he Tweeted a call-to-action, supporting youth climate protestors, and imploring his followers to help…

(EnviroNews World News) — Montreal, Quebec — Many tea makers are substituting plastic for paper with their top-of-the-line, pyramidal tea bags. These expensive, “silken” bags have more room to allow larger leaves to expand, which results in better tasting tea. But these smooth tea bags contain no silk at…

(EnviroNews World News) Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — From the air, it’s been said that the areas directly surrounding the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant resemble a multi-colored “giant integrated circuit board.” That’s because more than 1,100 various and sundry tanks, housing radioactive water from the ongoing nuclear crisis,…

(EnviroNews World News) — Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — Dismantling the crumpled reactors and recovering the melted fuel at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in eastern Japan now relies on technology that hasn’t even been invented yet, as Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) flies blindly into an abyss…