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A breathing planet, off balance

Earth's oceans and land cover are doing us a favor. As people burn fossil fuels and clear forests, only half of the carbon dioxide released stays in the atmosphere, warming and altering Earth's climate. The other half is ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Environment
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Rich powers cut export aid for coal plants

Advanced economies including the United States, Japan and European Union have agreed for the first time to restrict state aid for exports of large, inefficient coal-fired power stations, the OECD announced Wednesday.

dateNov 18, 2015 in Environment
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The role of plant science in food security

"Increased demand for food, driven by population growth and dietary change, along with the degradation of natural resources and climate change, render the challenge of achieving food security for all substantial."

dateNov 03, 2015 in Environment
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Climate summit: The crunch issues

On November 30, some 120 heads of government and state will kick off a high-stakes negotiation to curb global warming and help poor countries cope with its impacts.

dateNov 17, 2015 in Environment
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An app to track your climate impact

Ducky is an app designed to motivate individuals and businesses to change their environmental habits, and to reveal the effects of their actions in everyday life. "Your choices make a difference," says the entrepreneur who ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Environment
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