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9 of the 10 Worst Global Risks are Linked to Water

Of the 1,000 most severe disasters that have occurred since 1990, water-related disasters accounted for 90 per cent. With extreme water and weather events increasing in both frequency and severity in the wake of climate change, floods and droughts are set to strike harder and more often in the years to come.

New tsunami evidence along one of Earth’s largest faults, the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust


Recent geological studies of a key section of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska suggest Aleutian tsunamis may occur more frequently than previously understood.

Plastic pollution: can the ocean really be cleaned up?

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The idea of attempting to “clean up” the ocean is a quixotic one. Can these projects really make a difference? The answer is yes, but not as expected.

Giant sunfish washes up on Australian beach


A rare giant sunfish has washed ashore at the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia.

Cyclone Idai called worst humanitarian crisis in Mozambique


When Cyclone Idai, a devastating tropical storm, swept across southeastern Africa on Thursday, it killed at least 150 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and left Beira, a coastal city of a half-million people in central Mozambique, almost totally destroyed.

Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and seawater – Earth’s most abundant source – for chemical energy.

Why Cyclone Idai was so destructive


The storm that battered Mozambique and its neighbors in Africa followed a winding path.

Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.

Sharp rise in Arctic temperatures now inevitable – UN

Sharp and potentially devastating temperature rises of 3C to 5C in the Arctic are now inevitable even if the world succeeds in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris agreement, research has found.

Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic

Last year was the hottest ever measured, continuing an upward trend that is a direct result of manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The key to the measurements is the oceans. Oceans absorb more than 90% of the heat that results from greenhouse gases.

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