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UN meet sees blitz of pledges to protect ailing oceans

A major UN conference on how to restore the faltering health of global oceans kicked off in Lisbon this week with a flurry of promises to expand marine protected areas, ban deep-sea mining, and combat illegal fishing.

Default options facilitate faster carbon offsetting in air travel

The defaults on a carbon offsetting website can cause a large percentage of customers to select faster CO2 compensation, even if this entails higher costs. In cooperation with a web portal offering carbon offsetting, a research ...

Is there an upside to today's high gasoline prices?

Pulling up to the pump these days requires a major financial commitment, what with the national average price of gasoline at close to $5 per gallon—and over $6 in California. But while higher gas prices take a bigger bite ...

Deadly heatwaves threaten economies too

More frequent and intense heatwaves are the most deadly form of extreme weather made worse by global warming, with death tolls sometimes in the thousands, but they can also have devastating economic impacts too, experts say.

Cannabis tourism: How a new travel trend is taking off

Legal cannabis consumption rose in the U.S. and Europe during the COVID pandemic, with some people turning to marijuana to help them cope with lockdowns and broken routines. Meanwhile, fewer people today view the drug as ...

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