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#1

 

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Description Bezos has committed Amazon to meeting the emission reduction targets set forth in the Paris Agreement a decade early, but we have a few concerns.

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Updated 22 September 2019

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Updated 22 September 2019

#3

 

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Description The climate crisis is making people sicker – worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease.

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Updated 22 September 2019

#4

 

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Description Watch How Did Radioactive Carbon End Up in the Deepest Part of Our Ocean?, an Earth video from Seeker.

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Updated 22 September 2019

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Description Despite overcoming societal hurdles and an avalanche to achieve the feat, she was never comfortable with the distinction.

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Updated 21 September 2019

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Description Google has expanded the presence of its flood forecasting initiative by 12 times in India to include areas around Bhagalpur, Goalpara and Guwahati.

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Updated 21 September 2019

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Description Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle.

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Updated 21 September 2019

#8

 

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Description Open wide! Most mammals have baby teeth which allows jaws to grow so no useless little gnashers are left for adult animals.

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Updated 21 September 2019

#9

 

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Description A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse. Jane Palmer meets the doctors who are trying to understand it and stop it.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#10

 

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Description Experts from several countries including the UK and US will be on board the German icebreaker RV Polarstern for the start of the year-long venture.

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Updated 20 September 2019

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Description APPLE superfans braved the brisk chill of an early September morning to be the first to get their hands on the latest iPhone. A queue of around 50 tech geeks formed outside Apple's flagship UK store on Regent's Street, London, in time for staff to open the doors at 8:00am on Friday.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#12

 

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Description Tech companies tout new devotion to sustainability as students and others join thousands of climate change walkouts and rallies worldwide.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#13

 

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Updated 20 September 2019

#14

 

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Updated 20 September 2019

#15

 

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Description Hundreds of thousands of adults and children from Sydney to London have taken to the streets today as part of a global strike against governments’ inaction on climate change

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Updated 20 September 2019

#16

 

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Description Thanks to the U.S Revenue Cutter Service (and Alexander Hamilton), climate scientists have a new source of historic data for tracking climate change.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#17

 

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Description The study, published in the journal Science on Sept. 13, is the first experiment to track the effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on birds in the wild. The study found that white-crowned sparrows who consumed small doses of an insecticide called imidacloprid suffered weight loss and delays t

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Updated 20 September 2019

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Description Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are building up in the environment, and scientists are becoming concerned. These substances, ubiquitous as water-repellent or nonstick additives in many consumer products, are persistent and have been accumulating in organisms throughout the food chain over

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Updated 20 September 2019

#19

 

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Description Limiting the temperature increase to less than two degrees and thus slowing the progress of climate change is recognized almost everywhere in the world as a central problem requiring urgent attention. Yet the global coordination of credible strategies is hindered by the very different economic situa

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Updated 20 September 2019

#20

 

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Description Nearly half of the tasks currently undertaken by humans could already be automated, even at current levels of technology. Within the next decade it is likely large sections of society will be looking for new jobs.

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Updated 20 September 2019

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Updated 20 September 2019

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Updated 20 September 2019

#23

 

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Description While IT infrastructure is more flexible than ever before, that flexibility comes at a price.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#24

 

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Description Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday to make the US technology and retail giant carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage other firms to do likewise.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#25

 

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Description Jeff Bezos said Amazon will meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years ahead of schedule.

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Updated 20 September 2019

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Updated 20 September 2019

#27

 

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Updated 20 September 2019

#28

 

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Description What began as a joke may end up costing one US county hundreds of thousands of dollars that they can ill afford to spare.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#29

 

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Description Hundreds of thousands of students across the globe are participating in the third Global Climate Strike. Many other allies are joining them.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#30

 

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Description If firefighters knew exactly how a wildfire was going to spread, they could work more efficiently and safely. But we can't forecast exactly where and how quickly a growing fire will move. The computer models used in fire forecasting have vastly improved over the last few decades, but all too often,

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Updated 20 September 2019

#31

 

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Description While the firm’s big “Climate Pledge” should be applauded, it also seems to amount to climate accounting.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#32

 

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Description Certain human gut microbes with links to health thrive when fed specific types of ingredients in dietary fibers, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The work — conducted in mice colonized with human gut bacteria and using new technologies for measu

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Updated 20 September 2019

#33

 

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Description It can even empty itself.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#34

 

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Description Two embryos have been created from the eggs of the last living northern white rhinoceroses.

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Updated 20 September 2019

#35

 

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Description MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi speak with the 2020 Democratic candidates about their plans to fight climate change during a forum presented by MSNBC, Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, and Our Daily Planet.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#36

 

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Description Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday the US technology and retail giant would become carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage other firms to do the same, in a bid to help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years ...

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Updated 19 September 2019

#37

 

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Description Bacterium could have far-reaching implications

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Updated 19 September 2019

#38

 

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Description “See you in court,” Governor Gavin Newsom responded, suggesting that the move will face significant legal pushback.The news: President Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that his administration is revoking rules that let California set tougher vehicle emission standards than the federal government.Why?

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Updated 19 September 2019

#39

 

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Description As we create more distributed systems for managing the application environment, the more complex its maintenance becomes.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#40

 

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Description The first ever Canadian-led Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Large Program has been approved for cycle 7. The program is called the Virgo Environment Traced in CO survey (VERTICO) and the PI is Dr. Toby Brown from McMaster University in Canada. Where galaxies live in the Univer

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Updated 19 September 2019

#41

 

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Description It was a day like any other at school, until the teacher told us we were going to watch a video. Then she said something I will never forget.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#42

 

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Description Most of the plastic plaguing our oceans came from inland and it will be down to everyone – individuals, governments and industry – to tackle this problem.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#43

 

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Description Amazon will use Rivian's all-electric vehicles for delivery vans as part of climate goals for the company.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#44

 

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Updated 19 September 2019

#45

 

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Updated 19 September 2019

#46

 

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Description Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to make electronics last longer.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#47

 

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Description The Flood Forecasting Initiative was started with a pilot program in Patna. Now, the company is expanding it to cover more area – about 11,000 kilometres to be precise. In fact, it is now 12 times more area that Google will be covering for flood forecasting. This monsoon season in India, Google sent out notifications to over 8 lakh people and claims to have done it with 90% accuracy.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#48

 

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Description Amazon aims to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#49

 

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Description During the week of Sept. 23, the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Mount Hood National Forest, will install three new volcano monitoring stations on the flanks of Mount Hood. These stations will substantially improve the ability o

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Updated 19 September 2019

#50

 

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Description New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how environmental disasters affect mental health has increased dramatically and that they consistently find strong associations with survivor’s mental health outcomes. Sarah Lowe, Ph.D., assistant professor i

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Updated 19 September 2019

#51

 

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Description Jupiter’s moon Io is in stark contrast to the other three Galilean moons. While Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa all appear to have subsurface oceans, Io is a volcanic world, covered with more than 400 active volcanoes. In fact, Io is the most volcanically active body in the Solar System. Io’s larg

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Updated 19 September 2019

#52

 

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Description A new technique developed by University of Alberta biologists can determine whether certain fish populations are native to lakes in national parks. The technique takes a molecular approach, using environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis of lake sediment to provide important historical information necess

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Updated 19 September 2019

#53

 

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Description The company seeks to reach the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

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Updated 19 September 2019

#54

 

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Description Greta Thunberg has urged the US Congress to "listen to the scientists". Here's what climate scientists have to say ahead of next week's UN climate summit

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Updated 19 September 2019

#55

 

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Description Knifelike gnashers could help scientists design tools that rarely need honing

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Updated 18 September 2019

#56

 

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Description The tidal power plant on the Rance river in Brittany, France, stands as a reminder of the underexploited potential of energy generation from ocean tides, waves and warmth.

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Updated 18 September 2019

#57

 

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Description What the Stern Report did in 2006 for climate mitigation and the need to reduce carbon emissions, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon now tries to do for climate adaptation: Show the numbers! This week, the Global Commission on Adaptation that Ban Ki-moon founded together with Bill Gates and Kri

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Updated 18 September 2019

#58

 

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Description A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in the journal Nature, discovers a clear climatic signature on rivers globally that challenges existing theories. For decades geoscientists have been trying to detect the influence of climate on the formation of river

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Updated 18 September 2019

#59

 

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Updated 18 September 2019

#60

 

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Description But only a fraction of these areas is protected

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Updated 18 September 2019

#62

 

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Description Carbon Brief has estimates of how much carbon could be stored using various methods from now to 2100. The potential of reforestation had an economic estimated limit of 76 billion tons of CO2 but a total potential of 253 billion tons....

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Updated 18 September 2019

#63

 

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Description A majority of people in the UK support imposing limits on air travel to curb carbon emissions, a sign that social attitudes on climate change may be shifting

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Updated 18 September 2019

#64

 

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Description Radio frequency fields appear to have an effect on cockroaches. If confirmed, the finding could mean that radio waves affect us too - but scientists are sceptical

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Updated 18 September 2019

#65

 

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Description Geoengineering the planet to reverse the effects of climate change sounds like an exciting approach, but it's not practical.

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Updated 18 September 2019

#66

 

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Description An increasing number of children in the UK are being treated by healthcare professionals for "eco-anxiety," a growing sense of fear over climate change.

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Updated 18 September 2019

#67

 

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Description As the UN prepares its report on the fate of the world’s ice, Adam Vaughan visits the dramatically changing landscape of Mer de Glace near Mont Blanc

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Updated 18 September 2019

#68

 

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Description The school strikes for the climate have energised the climate change fight. People of all ages should heed the call to join in on 20 September, says Alice Bell

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Updated 18 September 2019

#69

 

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Description Climate change will increase the risk of heavy rainfall and storm surges combining to cause extreme flooding around the UK, Germany and other parts of northern Europe

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Updated 18 September 2019

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Updated 18 September 2019

#71

 

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Description The eruption of a remote Russian volcano in June has been tingeing sunrises and sunsets the world over a gorgeous purple hue.

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Updated 18 September 2019

#72

 

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Description The Amami tip-nosed frog may have evolved to be more skittish towards potential threats after mongooses were brought to its island

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Updated 18 September 2019

#73

 

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Description Radio frequency fields appear to have an effect on cockroaches. If confirmed, the finding could mean that radio waves affect us too - but scientists are sceptical

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Updated 18 September 2019

#74

 

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Description Whales and dolphins evolved large brains in the same way as primates and having a broad diet may have been the trigger

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Updated 18 September 2019

#75

 

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Description Insects hold the key to our survival and we need to realise this before it’s too late, entomologist George McGavin will argue at New Scientist Live next month

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Updated 18 September 2019

#76

 

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Description Inexplicably, the novelist Jonathan Franzen and the New Yorker have joined forces to be complete dumbasses about climate change.

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Updated 18 September 2019

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Updated 18 September 2019

#78

 

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Updated 18 September 2019

#79

 

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Updated 18 September 2019

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Updated 18 September 2019

#81

 

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Updated 18 September 2019

#82

 

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Description It “could have the smallest area of any Antarctic ozone hole since the mid-eighties”.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#83

 

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Description Researchers say particle transfer across the placenta has been suggested but to date, no direct evidence in real-life, human context exists.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#84

 

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Description For many scientists, Greenland is a place where global warming’s impact is most apparent — and where the effects of rising temperatures, warming oceans and melting ice could have the most dire consequences. For the people who make their home on this massive, ice-covered island, the realities of climate change are complex, bringing both unexpected benefits and acute challenges.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#85

 

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Description Victor Vescovo claimed to break a record for the deepest solo dive ever into the Mariana Trench. The previous record holder, filmmaker James Cameron, disagrees.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#86

 

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Description The South China giant salamander, one of two new species of giant salamander, may grow to be almost 2 metres long - making it the worlds largest amphibian

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Updated 17 September 2019

#87

 

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Description The Houston metro area falls into the highest risk category.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#88

 

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Updated 17 September 2019

#89

 

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Updated 17 September 2019

#90

 

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Updated 17 September 2019

#91

 

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Updated 17 September 2019

#92

 

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Description My plan to visit Helheim Glacier in East Greenland with scientists who are studying one of the island's largest and fastest-changing ice masses had seemed simple enough. But then the weather turned.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#93

 

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Description Students and adults all over the world will strike to protest climate change this Friday. UN science advisor Petteri Taalas says such action could help make progress at next week's climate summit

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Updated 17 September 2019

#94

 

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Updated 17 September 2019

#95

 

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Description Researchers fear repeat of damaging ocean warming

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Updated 17 September 2019

#96

 

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Description Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, a computer generated-simulation allowed them to see how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater might cause Amyotrophic Lateral Scleros

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Updated 17 September 2019

#97

 

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Description New standards aren't ready, so the target is the main barrier to their adoption.

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Updated 17 September 2019

#98

 

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Description Adolescence is a time of dramatic change. It marks a period of significant physical transformation — such as the drive toward sexual maturity. But it can also be a time of considerable psychological change and social experimentation. In the United States and elsewhere, such experimentation often

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Updated 17 September 2019

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Updated 17 September 2019

#100

 

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Description We aren’t quite ready for a Quantum Leap just yet and, when we are, it may not be any quicker than a normal trip through space.

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Updated 16 September 2019

#101

 

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Description A new process developed at MIT could eliminate the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with the production of cement, the world’s most widely used building material and a major source of such emissions.

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Updated 16 September 2019

#102

 

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Updated 16 September 2019

#103

 

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Description THE ominous hole in the Ozone layer above the Antarctic is shrinking – but scientists warn not to celebrate just yet. Once as large as the United States, the gap is now a quarter of the size it was just 12 months ago, a team of British experts found.

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Updated 16 September 2019

#104

 

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Updated 16 September 2019

#105

 

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Description The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the science where none r

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Updated 16 September 2019

#106

 

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Description Volcanologists are using powerful supercomputers to forecast volcanic eruptions. See why scientists say this new technique could be a game-changer.

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Updated 16 September 2019

#107

 

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Updated 16 September 2019

#108

 

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Updated 16 September 2019

#109

 

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Description Chemical and microphysical analyses reveal formation processes for tarballs that result from emissions of biomass burned in wildfires Wildfires are widespread across the globe. They occur in places wherever plants are abundant — such as the raging fires currently burning in the Brazilian Amazon. 

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Updated 16 September 2019

#110

 

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Description For many scientists, Greenland is considered “ground zero” for climate change, a place where the effects of rising temperatures, warming oceans and melting ice could have the most dire consequences.

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Updated 16 September 2019