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Seals reveal mysteries of Antarctic sea ice

27 August, 2016 – In Antarctic winter conditions too harsh for research scientists, elephant seals fitted with sensors have collected ocean system data that raises climate change concerns.

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Human footprint trails biodiversity pressures

26 August, 2016 – Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as feared – but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.

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Asian carbon finds its way home

25 August, 2016 – India and China have good reason to cut their greenhouse emissions, scientists say: soot they are producing is damaging their own water resources.

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Rio’s green Olympics prove too pale

24 August, 2016 – Brazil proclaimed that it would be hosting Rio’s green Olympics. Despite some bright spots, the result was disappointing, our Brazil correspondent says.

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Marshes beat droughts with mussel power

23 August, 2016 – Co-operation between species can make ecosystems more resilient, so that marshes beat droughts far faster than they could otherwise, US scientists find.

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Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

20 August, 2016 – Study of natural carbon dioxide reservoirs shows that the greenhouse gas could be safely stored deep in rock formations for tens of thousands of years.

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Internet energy impacts on climate

19 August 2016 – New research warns that the growing reliance on smart technologies is leading to a rapid rise in internet energy demand that will push up carbon dioxide emissions.

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Climate change raises deadly health risks

18 August, 2016 – Reduced production of fruit and vegetables as climate change impacts on agriculture could substantially increase dietary and weight-related factors that contribute to so many deaths worldwide.

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Scientists link conflict and climate change

17 August, 2015 − New research demonstrates scientifically that armed conflict in ethnically-divided societies could be connected to climate-related extremes of heat or drought.

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