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earthplatformWelcome to Earth Platform, the environmental website that informs you about our natural planet and the emerging threats to our world today. With subjects like deforestation, global warming, endangered species and environmental pollution.

It's organised into clear categories: Nature, AnimalsEnergy, Pollution and Organisations.

Earth Platform contains a unique Environmental Search Engine, giving direct access to a wide range of news, background information and related websites. You can type any searchword or words in the window on top of any page (e.g: plants, hunting, air pollution or climate change).

In addition, you will find links to relevant websites at the bottom of each page. Earth Platform provides newsarticles about environmental, wildlife, energy, pollution and Earth related issues. Last but not least, cast your vote in our polls and take a look at the results.

We hope you'll enjoy our Earth Platform website and search engine, and learn more about our planet's beautiful natural wildlife and environment!

 

Organisations

The world over, lots of organisations are established to help protect nature and animals. We have listed information and weblinks to the main environmental protection organisations. We've divided these by geographic area. So you'll find the World Wildlife Fund under international, etc.

See more Earth related websites on our Resources page. 

Nature

In the category Nature you'll find information about natural landscapes, the seas, oceans and atmosphere. It shows today's  threats to our natural habitat, and the importance to deal with those threats and protect our environment now.

Animals

The Animals category is divided into three subcategories. There are pages about Land Animals, Marine Life and Birds. Within these subcategories you'll find information about individual species, such as the panda, tiger or turtle.

Energy

Renewable and Non-renewable energy are the subcategories of Energy. Here you'll find definitions and examples of the world's different sources of energy.

Pollution

Pollution is a threat to man, nature and animals alike. There are many sources of pollution, and most of these endanger lifeforms by bringing hazardous chemical substances in direct contact with nature.

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Hope on reducing air pollution in South East Asia - Smoke from land clearing fires in Indonesia causes hazardous haze pollution in South East Asia every year. Record high levels of air pollution caused by haze were reached in June 2013 in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In response to regional pressure after the latest haze crisis, Indonesia has finally agreed to adopt the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution from 2002. However, given the pact's weak compliance provisions, will the ratification really be a game-changer in South East Asia’s struggle with haze? In June 2013 South East Asia was suffocating in a cloud of record-breaking haze pollution. The haze, toxic smog caused by fires to clear land for agriculture in Sumatra, Indonesia, exceeded almost three times the hazardous limit for air quality. For a week the most affected areas of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia resembled a post-apocalyptic scene — people only dared go out with face masks, schools were closed, the economy took a hit as businesses suspended work, events were cancelled, tourists stayed clear of the area and hospitals faced a surge of respiratory illnesses. The fires also impact climate change because they produce large amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the burning of carbon-rich peatland and forests. To illustrate the magnitude of the problem: the land-clearing fires which cause transboundary haze are also the biggest contributor to Indonesia's overall GHG emissions. 2013 may have been the worst haze crisis in the region's recorded history, but similar occurrences are the norm during 'haze season' every year since the 1980s.
The Atlantic Cup looks to raise awareness on Rhode Island’s increasingly polluted shorelines - The 2014 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, now entering its fourth year as the United States premiere class 40 yacht race, continues to lead the way in clean sailing and increasing ecologically awareness in the sailing community. In 2012, the Atlantic Cup became the first carbon-neutral sailing race in the country by offsetting an estimated 23,030 pounds (10.45 metric tons) of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Last year, in partnership with 11th Hour Racing and Green Mountain Energy Company, the Atlantic Cup was chosen as the first event to meet all the requirements to earn Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta Platinum Level Status. The Atlantic Cup will once again maintain its commitment to being the most environmentally responsible sailing race in the U.S. by using biodiesel hydro generators, solar panels and fuel cells to limit the use of fuel during competition, recycling waste, and becoming a plastic water bottle free event.

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