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State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

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Lack of fair access to urban green spaces

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Local focus could help tackle global problems

People's love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers say.

Economist find a global tax on carbon may be feasible

There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according...

Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?

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More animal species under threat of extinction, new method shows

Currently approximately 600 species might be inaccurately assessed as non-threatened on the Red List of Threatened Species. More than a hundred others that couldn't...

Emperor penguins’ first journey to sea

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World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers

A new study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks...

Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing in Gulf of Mexico to switch dramatically

The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of...

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