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Arctic Ocean ‘acidifying rapidly’

  By Roger Harrabin (Follow Roger on Twitter @rharrabin) Environment analyst, BBC News The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report. Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region. They say … Continue reading

The Chuditch or Western Quoll

Every seen a creature like this before? The western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii) is also known as the chuditch (especially Western Australia, from Noongar djooditj[3]), atyelpe or chilpa (from Arrernte[4]), kuninka (from Western Desert language[5]) and western native cat. It is a medium-sized predator and has a white-spotted brown coat and … Continue reading

Vulnerable Island Nations Call For Urgent Action

Washington, DC, May 11, 2012 – With prospects for a comprehensive climate treaty now delayed until 2020, the Federated States of Micronesia today called on the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol to strengthen climate protection under that treaty by phasing down the production and use of the super-greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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