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Climate change shrinking fish
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Climate change shrinking fish

Global warming increased competition for food in the 2010s, leading to decreased fish weight in important fishing area. Fish weight in the western North Pacific Ocean dipped in the 2010s due to warmer water limiting food supplies, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Researchers analyzed the individual weight and overall biomass...

700 dead from Zambia cholera outbreak as cases surge
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700 dead from Zambia cholera outbreak as cases surge

Zambia has seen a surge in cholera cases since January 2024 with fatalities reaching 700, medical charity Doctors Without Borders said in a statement. The country has recorded nearly 20,000 infections since the outbreak started in October 2023.  While at the beginning of the outbreak cases were restricted to Lusaka and Ndola , the two...

How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It
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How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It

Petrochemicals are an environmental and public health disaster. What you need to know. As we move towards zero-emissions and 100% clean energy, the oil and gas industry is launching a last-ditch effort to protect its profit, betting big on petrochemicals: toxic chemicals made from oil and gas that are used to make plastics, industrial chemicals, and...

Why Are People Climate Change Deniers?
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Why Are People Climate Change Deniers?

University of Bonn and IZA study reveals unexpected results Do climate change deniers bend the facts to avoid having to modify their environmentally harmful behavior? Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) ran an online experiment involving 4,000 US adults, and found no evidence to support this idea. The...

$1.6 billion ‘mega’ windfarm under threat over Tasmanian devil concerns
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$1.6 billion ‘mega’ windfarm under threat over Tasmanian devil concerns

A massive $1.6 billion windfarm project is under threat over a seemingly small detail that has some up in arms. A $1.6 billion “mega” windfarm project is under threat over its potential impacts to a healthy population of Tasmanian devils. The controversial project proposed for the remote, privately owned, Robbins Island in Tasmania’s far northwest...

Study reveals best temperature for all life to thrive and animals most threatened by global warming
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Study reveals best temperature for all life to thrive and animals most threatened by global warming

Findings add to growing evidence that biodiversity already reducing across world will be further compounded. All species on Earth appear to thrive at an “optimal” 20°C, according to a new study, which suggests land species may struggle more to adapt to changing climate. The review of studies confirmed that the temperature ranges of animals, plants as well as microbes living both in air and water...

Coffee plants fight climate change with a genetic weapon
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Coffee plants fight climate change with a genetic weapon

Coffee is not just a boost in the morning, it’s a big deal for the world. Scientists from the University of Udine have cracked the code on the genes that make our favorite morning drink, coffee, so delicious and resilient.  The unique study behind Coffea arabica shines a light on how coffee survives and thrives. By understanding...

Andean farmers use age-old technique amid climate change
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Andean farmers use age-old technique amid climate change

From the sky, they look like huge, circular patterns made by aliens — but in fact, they are an age-old technique farmers have brought back to fight the climate crisis on the Andean plateaus of Puno. On the border of Peru and Bolivia, the Waru Waru — an indigenous Quechua word that means ridge —...

Coal mining, oil industries among main sources of increasing air pollution in Africa – study
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Coal mining, oil industries among main sources of increasing air pollution in Africa – study

A recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience presents evidence that shows that the burning of biomass fuel for cooking, heating, and lighting, the crude oil exploitation and coal mining industries, as well as old vehicles being shipped in from Europe are causing severe deterioration of air quality in African countries. According to the article, particulate matter concentration levels in many African...