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How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change

As the planet warms, compounding crises are pushing poor countries toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Global warming disproportionately threatens the developing world with rising sea levels, more intense storms, and scorching heat waves. At the same time, crippling debt is making it harder for many of these countries to prepare for and recover from these disasters. …

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Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads

Joe Mosyjowski has watched a decade-long boom in oil and gas drilling unfold in the region surrounding his 50-acre farm in northeast Ohio. Mosyjowski, a 71-year-old retired engineer who once spent his days designing stormwater infrastructure, was surprised to learn that a byproduct of all that drilling was being spread on roads and streets near …

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How Companies Can Plan to Mitigate Climate Risk

Climate change is considered the greatest single threat to humankind, and while individuals are working to minimize their carbon footprints, the overwhelming majority of climate change is caused by businesses. Through emissions, resource consumption, and waste, companies are responsible for over 80% of climate change. As the threats of climate change rapidly increase, companies in …

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Deforestation of indigenous lands in Brazilian Amazon could derail climate targets

If vast swathes of the world’s largest rainforest are not protected from industrial activity Brazil’s commitments on the environment will be irrelevant.  If Brazil does not take steps to stop the deforestation of indigenous lands in the Amazon, and enforce its own climate-related laws, the country has little chance of meeting its own green targets, …

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Racing to save the planet

Cars – and in particular racecars – might seem the villains in a world grappling with climate change. Racing Green: How Motorsport Science Can Change the World hopes to convince you of exactly the opposite, with science journalist Kit Chapman showing how motorsports not only pioneers new, planet-friendlier machines and materials, but saves lives on …

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Geophysical surveys reveal Yellowstone’s hydrothermal underworld

The iconic hydrothermal attractions of Yellowstone National Park attract millions of visitors each year. Now, using geophysical imaging, a US–Danish research team has mapped the extensive natural plumbing system beneath the park for the first time. As Yellowstone’s waters host a menagerie of hardy micro-organisms, the findings could shed light on how life emerged on …

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6 things to know about the IPCC climate solutions science report

An estimated seventy-thousand people are participating in the third global climate strike in Cologne. Greenpeace activists are demanding better climate change policies in 86 cities across Germany. © Anne Barth / Greenpeace The world’s top climate scientists just delivered their rescue plan for humanity, directly to our governments. It’s a thick report on climate solutions …

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