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Protecting Amazon a tough task, says Brazil's environment minister

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Brazil's environment minister Marina Silva knows she has her work cut out to protect the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest that is shared among nine countries. "It will be difficult," Silva acknowledged in an interview with AFP. Just three weeks into the job, Silva said the environmental situation in her… Read

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Rich EU consumers 'outsource' environmental impact to poorer neighbours

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Consumption patterns in wealthy European Union countries are having detrimental environmental impacts in poorer EU nations, a study found, exposing harmful inequalities on the continent. The study looked at 10 key environmental impacts -- including greenhouse gas emissions, toxins in water and soil, air pollution and land use -- in… Read

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Star visibility eroding rapidly as night sky gets brighter: study

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Light pollution is growing rapidly and in some places the number of stars visible to the naked eye in the night sky is being reduced by more than half in less than 20 years, according to a study. The researchers, whose findings were published in the journal Science, said the… Read

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Two thirds of reef sharks and rays risk extinction: study

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Nearly two thirds of the sharks and rays that live among the world's corals are threatened with extinction, according to new research published Tuesday, with a warning this could further imperil precious reefs. Coral reefs, which harbour at least a quarter of all marine animals and plants, are gravely menaced… Read

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Plans for deep seabed mining pit renewable energy demand against ocean life

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As companies race to expand renewable energy and the batteries to store it, finding sufficient amounts of rare earth metals to build the technology is no easy feat. That’s leading mining companies to take a closer look at a largely unexplored frontier – the deep ocean seabed. A wealth of… Read

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New ice core analysis shows sharp Greenland warming spike

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A sharp spike in Greenland temperatures since 1995 showed the giant northern island 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) hotter than its 20th-century average, the warmest in more than 1,000 years, according to new ice core data. Until now Greenland ice cores -- a glimpse into long-running temperatures before thermometers --… Read

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Moving species emerges as last resort as climate warms

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In a desperate effort to save a seabird species in Hawaii from rising ocean waters, scientists are moving chicks to a new island hundreds of miles away. Moving species to save them — once considered taboo — is quickly gaining traction as climate change upends habitats. Similar relocations are being… Read

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Runaway West Antarctic ice sheet collapse not 'inevitable': study

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The runaway collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet -- which would trigger catastrophic sea level rise -- is not "inevitable", scientists said, following research that tracked the region's recent response to climate change. As global temperatures rise, there is mounting concern that warming could trigger so-called tipping points that… Read

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Dairy giant Danone vows to slash planet-warming methane

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French food giant Danone said this week it would slash planet-warming methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030, vowing to change the way the cows it uses are raised and milked. Methane is responsible for roughly 30 percent of the global rise in temperatures to date. It is released from… Read

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New Zealand's southern waters experiencing marine heatwave

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Waters around New Zealand’s South Island are as much as 6 degrees Celsius (42.8 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than normal due to climate change, the weather phenomenon La Nina and a series of high pressure systems, according to scientists. Metservice oceanographer Joao de Souza, who is part of the Moana Project,… Read

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