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Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Despite contributing less than 0.03% of total global carbon emissions, the Pacific islands are on the front lines of the climate crisis. Entire countries could be submerged under water in the next two to three decades. How do these island states fight for survival? A country is more than its land. A country is its …

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These European countries are most at risk from climate change

These European countries are most at risk from climate change

2022 has brought the climate crisis back to Europeans like no other year. It may be a ‘spyglass’ in the new normal, according to researchers behind a new study showing that the fire season has reached a record “burnt area” in parts of southwestern Europe. The continent has also suffered probably the worst drought in …

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Embrace what might be the most important green technology of all time. It Could Save Us All | George Monbiot

So what do we do now? After 27 summits and no effective action, it seems the real goal was to get us talking. If governments had taken the prevention of climate degradation seriously, there would have been no Cops 2-27. The main issues would have been resolved at COP1, as the ozone layer depletion crisis …

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Study reveals Britain’s greenest cities – and they’re all in the south

A new study revealing Britain’s greenest cities could give urban ecotourism a boost. Exeter has the greenest core of any UK city, according to the new study, followed by Islington in north London, Bristol, Bournemouth and Cambridge. In the first study of its kind, researchers analyzed 68 city centers with at least 100,000 residents, ranking …

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Ark Energy is scaling back massive Queensland wind farm to avoid green sites

Ark Energy is scaling back massive Queensland wind farm to avoid green sites

A massive wind farm proposed for construction in Queensland’s Tablelands region has been shrunk to less than half its original size, after 114 of the 200 turbines originally proposed were cut to avoid sensitive ecological heritage sites and cultural. Project developer Ark Energy – part of the huge Korea Zinc Group – said on Thursday …

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Warmer Arctic Ocean leads to more snowfall further south, new model shows

Warmer Arctic Ocean leads to more snowfall further south, new model shows

An increasingly warm, ice-free Arctic Ocean has, in recent decades, led to more humidity in higher latitudes. This moisture is carried south by cyclonic weather systems where it precipitates as snow, influencing the global hydrological cycle and many Earth systems that depend on it (Illustration: Tomonori Sato). 1 credit New model explains that water evaporating …

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Runaway cows in Quebec evade capture again and again |  Radio-Canada News

Runaway cows in Quebec evade capture again and again | Radio-Canada News

Eight cowboys from Saint-Tite stopped in Saint-Sévère, Quebec. in October with their horses, a drone and a mission. They had been brought in to fight over 20 runaway Holsteins on the loose since July. Sylvain Bourgeois, manager of the Festival Western de St-Tite rodeo, says the rodeo was contacted by Marie-Andrée Cadorette, the general manager …

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River levels rise over a park in Swan Reach with a sign and park bench now under water

‘That’s a lot of water’: Murray River’s daily flow could match city’s annual water use

South Australia will see a second, higher flood peak on the Murray River, with officials saying they now expect 185 gigalitres to flow per day during the second wave in late December. Key points: SA is expected to have two flood peaks, one in early December and another around Christmas The second peak will see …

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