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Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

1 June, 2017 – Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers because the urban heat island effect can double city temperature increases.

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Nuclear waste problems start gold rush

8 May, 2017 − Staggering sums of money involved in the long-term challenge of solving the world’s nuclear waste problems make it a booming business.

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Free bicycles reducing pollution in China

24 April, 2017 – Innovative bicycle schemes in China and India are tackling chronic air pollution problems and congestion by encouraging people to stop using cars.

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Extreme heat threat rises for megacities

3 April 2017 – Scientists warn that even a modest rise in average global temperatures will put millions of city dwellers at greater risk from extreme heat.

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Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

2 April, 2017 – Global use of irreplaceable groundwater is exhausting the supply so fast that researchers say it will drive up food prices and hit international trade.

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