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Honey bee colonies down by 16 percent

An international survey finds that the number of honey bee colonies fell by 16 percent in the winter of 2017-18 across 38 | Read more...

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Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere hit record high in May

Atmospheric carbon dioxide continued its rapid rise in 2019, with the average for May peaking at 414.7 parts per million (ppm) at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Ob | Read more...

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Sea Level Rise Could Soon Displace Up to 187 Million People

Top experts say that in a worst-case scenario, portions of these and other U.S. coastal cities could be lost to the sea by the end of the century as ocean levels rise because of global warming, a study released Monday said. In fact, on average, seas around the world could be as much as 6.5 feet higher by the end of the century if climate change continues u | Read more...

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Amazing Plastic-Eating Microbes Could Help Clean Up The Terrible Trash in Our Oceans

Scientists have created a substance capable of “eating” plastic that could help tackle the world’s pollution problem. The substance is based on an enzyme – a “biological catalyst” – first produced by bacteria living in a Japanese recycling centre that researchers suggested had evolved it in order to ea | Read more...

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Scientists Are Warning That We Absolutely Must Not Farm Octopuses

There's no denying that keeping livestock has deeply benefited humanity over the millennia. But, while sheep and cows may have adapted well to farm life, there's one animal humans like to eat that would fare poorly i | Read more...

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Oceans Are Warming Even Faster Than previously Thought

Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or 'hiatus' in global warming over the past 15 years were | Read more...