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People Displaced by Climate Change Need Our Help, But So Do Those Who Cannot Leave

The environment is already affecting patterns of human migration. On the island of Hatia, along coastal Bangladesh, 22 percent of households have migrated to cities as a coping strategy following tidal surges. A recent UK report has shown that a focus on populations migrating away from environmental change neglects 2 key groups of vulnerable people: the many millions who will actually migrate into areas of environmental threat, and those who will be trapped there by economic, social or environmental challenges.

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100 Countries Back World Environment Agency: France

More than a hundred countries now support a French proposal to create a “World Environment Organisation” at the upcoming 20th anniversary conference of the Rio Summit, France’s ecology minister said.

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Feds: Mid-Atlantic Wind Farms Take Step Forward

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would leave no major environmental damage.

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Farming is Key to Meeting Environmental Challenges

Agriculture is part of the solution to the world’s environmental challenge and must play a key role at next June’s Rio summit on sustainable development…

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Breakthrough in Seaweed Biofuel Reported

Energy experts believe that seaweed holds enormous potential as a biofuel alternative to coal and oil, and US-based scientists say they have unlocked the secret of turning its sugar into energy.

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How Societies Can Stave Off Climate Change and Save Lives

A new study led by a NASA scientist highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that if implemented could slow the pace of global warming and save millions of lives.

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Greenland’s Ice Is Growing Darker

In the past decade satellites have observed a decrease in Greenland’s reflectiveness. This darker surface now absorbs more sunlight, which accelerates melting. So why is the area becoming darker?

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Dramatic Loss of Harp Seals Amid Warming: Study

Harp seal pups off the coast of eastern Canada are dying at alarming rates due to a loss of winter ice cover, according to US scientists from Duke University, who questioned if the declining population will be able to recover.

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World-first Hybrid Shark Found Off Australia

Scientists discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks off Australia’s east coast, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change.

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