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First public global database of fossil fuels launches

A first-of-its-kind database for tracking the world’s fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launches on Monday to coinc...

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To build for a warming planet, architects look to nature – and the past

Fifteen years ago, Kyle Isacksen and his wife, Katy Chandler, lived in what most people in their home city of Reno, Nevada, would ...

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How the world’s loneliest tree is helping scientists advance climate change research

On a remote and windswept island some 700km south of New Zealand, grows the world's loneliest tree. Green, bushy, large — as tre...

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Deadly Floods Devastate an Already Fragile Pakistan

Across Pakistan, torrents of floodwater have ripped away mountainsides, swept buildings off their foundations and roared through t...

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How the world’s most ‘spongy’ city tackles floods

Tangled mats of muddy vegetation line the footpaths of Underwood Park, a narrow stripe of green winding along a creek beneath the ...

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Experts say the net zero concept is often used to delay taking action against emissions

As large parts of Europe and North America swelter and then ignite, a future of endless climate destruction seems inevitable. we'...

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Homogenized global food system puts people and planet at risk

Despite having 14,000 edible and nutritious plant species to choose from, 75% of the food we eat comes from just 12 plants and fi...

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‘In the mouth of dragons’: Melting glaciers threaten Pakistan’s north

cascading down from the melting glacier nearby, followed by a thick cloud of smoke. Hassanabad. "I expected women and children to ...

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Market values are destroying nature: UN report

A major UN report warned Monday that a global economy focused on short-term profit is wrecking the planet and called for a drastic...

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Climate impact of food miles three times greater than previously believed, study finds

Transporting food from where it is produced to our dinner plates creates at least triple the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as...

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Loss of nature is pushing nations toward sovereign credit downgrades and ‘bankruptcy’

The world's first biodiversity-adjusted sovereign credit ratings shows how ecological destruction affects public finances—drivin...

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Climate change is altering the chemistry of wine

Soon after the devastating Glass Fire sparked in California’s Napa Valley in September 2020, wine chemist Anita Oberholster’s ...

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