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Despite being the most powerful generations ever, we are failing to secure our shared future. “On current paths, we face global average temperatures by the end of this century that have not existed on Earth for tens of millions of years. Decades of growth, development and poverty reduction[……]

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Tapping the Power of an Explosive Lake

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By Don Willmott
It’s strange that big and beautiful Lake Kivu, which sits on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is largely unknown outside of Africa — because it’s a very special lake indeed. Positioned atop Africa’s longest volcanic rift, its waters are supersaturated with potentially vola[……]

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World's Oldest Wild Bird Hatches Yet Another Chick

HONOLULU — The world’s oldest known wild bird just gave birth, astonishing scientists yet again.
Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross, is at least 65 years old, making her the oldest known bird in the wild, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The fluffy chick emerged from its shell on Feb. 1 on Midway Atoll Nati[……]

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World Ocean Assessment, Part 4

In this fourth and final edition devoted to the recently published UN World Ocean Assessment, I want to focus on one example: the State of Oregon in the US, where many of the myriad issues and recommendations enumerated in the Report are in process in encouraging array. As the ocean is complicated, it can only be th[……]

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