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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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Climate cycle fuels famine in East Africa

13 April, 2017 – Indian Ocean climate phenomenon is identified as a major factor in the drought threatening widespread famine around the Horn of Africa.

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Brazil monkey deaths signal spread of viruses

4 April, 2017 – Climate change and deforestation in Brazil help mosquitoes spread viruses to humans and endangered species of monkeys.

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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.


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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China takes fresh approach to pollution

15 March, 2017 – A new scheme that pumps filtered air into homes aims to improve life for people in urban China and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide.

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Healthy diet good for climate change

14 March, 2017 – US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Humans may learn to survive climate change

13 March, 2017 – Researchers say improved education levels of future populations are a key factor in predicting climate change impacts on humans.

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Scientists track down travelling droughts

11 March, 2017 – New analysis of how some of the severest droughts can travel thousands of kilometres could help save many lives in future.

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Samba drums up opposition to factory farming

16 February, 2017 – A musical protest at the Rio carnival will stress the damaging impacts of factory farming on indigenous people and on global warming.