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Reversing destruction of biodiversity should be top priority

Over 50 experts say reversing biodiversity loss will take take more than placing protection on land and sea zones.
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Climate change increases rainy days, which harm the economy

New data finds economic growth decreases with more wet days with extreme rainfall, revealing an indirect way that climate change harms the economy.
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Climate change affects the photosynthesis of carbon-storing mosses

Scientists find that peatland mosses are affected by temperature, so weather conditions could significantly reduce their ability to store carbon.
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Ocean warming has caused fish to shrink in size

Researchers have found that ocean warming, acidification and oxygen depletion have caused a species shift, causing fish to have smaller body sizes.
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The key to global warming models is ocean acidity

Ocean acidity is an essential variable in validating climate models, accurately predicting complex environmental dynamics and major changes to Pacific Ocean currents.
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Upper ocean temperatures break records for sixth year

Earth’s oceans are hotter than ever with accumulated heat in the upper ocean at record levels, breaking the temperature record for a sixth consecutive year.
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The secret link between deforestation and flooding in West Africa

The frequency of thunderstorms has doubled in the last 30 years, in some fast-growing West African coastal cities.
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The rapid shrinkage of the Himalayan glaciers

A study has revealed that the renowned Himalayan glaciers have lost over 40% of their area, threatening millions of people in Asia with lack of water availability.
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City & region climate action keeps hope alive for COP26 outcomes

Yunus Arikan, Director of Global Advocacy, Local Governments for Sustainability, tells us that city and region action keeps hope alive for COP26 outcomes
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Behavioural adaptations in fish may help them adapt to Ocean warming

Virginia Tech scientists are showing the resilient nature of cold-water fish in the face of climate change and rising ocean temperatures
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Land surface temperatures heavily influenced by urban trees

A recent sudy in the Nature Communications Journal has shown the influential way urban trees continue to affect the surface temperature of European cities.
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Hydrogen for a stronger economy and cleaner environment

Frank Wolak, President and CEO of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association - argues that when it comes to a stronger economy and a cleaner environment
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NASA: Innovation on Earth and in space

NASA is working with the ESA in the global fight against climate change, while inviting the next generation of technologies to contribute to its mission.
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Climate change & the great humanitarian challenges

Climate change is behind all of the great humanitarian challenges. We must do more to combat it, argues Aamir Mumtaz, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme Manager at Human Appeal Pakistan.
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Wildfires devastate communities across Northern Algeria

The worst fires in the history of Algeria leave communities devastated, as over 70 fires burning in extremely dry conditions kill atleast 65 people.
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Sea level rise could be halved this century under Paris Agreement target

A new study has found that sea level rise from the melting of ice could be halved this century if we meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
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Scientists find microplastics in largest European ice cap

Scientists have discovered microplastics in the largest European ice cap - which can influence the way that glaciers melt and behave, impacting rising sea levels.
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Simulating future climate change to support policy making with respect to climate adaptation

We spoke with Professor Colin Jones, project coordinator of CRESCENDO, about the project’s work in predicting global climate change over the coming century.
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One quarter of global population faces fatal heat waves

In South Asia, global warming is set to create more deadly heat waves - with 60% of the region unable to take shelter and survive, due to working outdoors.
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Ice loss increases at a record rate across the planet

According to a team of researchers from the University of Leeds, the rate at which ice is disappearing across the globe is speeding up.

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