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Single-Track Sustainability Solutions Threaten People and Planet

A radical new approach to science and innovation is urgently needed to steer us within planetary boundaries and secure human wellbeing, fostering diverse types of innovation and empowering the grassroots creativity of poorer people, experts say.

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Northeast Passage Soon Free from Ice Again?

The Northeast Passage, the sea route along the North coast of Russia, is expected to be free of ice early again this summer.

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Latin American and Asian cities lead way in planning for global warming

Cities worldwide are increasingly aware of the need to prepare for the effects of climate change, including increased variability in temperatures and extreme weather events, but are often hampered by limited financial resources and political commitment. However, Quito, Ecuador, not considered a global leader by most measures, is at the forefront of metropolises worldwide: in planning for climate change.

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For the Future of Our Planet, a Dialogue Between Generations

For the sake of our planet, a conversation that needs to be heard is the one between generations, between elders and young people around the world, and those who are in between…

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Return to Rio: Second Chance for the Planet or Tipping Point?

Twenty years ago, when the world’s leaders pledged to protect Earth’s climate and biodiversity at the Rio Earth Summit, they knew it would not be easy. But few could have guessed how much worse the situation would get.

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The Word: Sink or Swim

Scientists predict an economy-destroying, 39-inch sea level rise, but North Carolina drafts a law to make it eight inches. A comedic depiction of the NC legislators proposal. A short video from The Colbert Report, Comedy Central.

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Climate Change Led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization, Study Finds

A new study combining the latest archaeological evidence with state-of-the-art geoscience technologies provides evidence that climate change was a key ingredient in the collapse of the great Indus or Harappan Civilization almost 4000 years ago. Once extending more than 1 million square kilometers across the plains of the Indus River from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, the Indus civilization was the largest of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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Coastal N.C Counties Fighting Sea Level Rise Prediction

State lawmakers are considering a measure that would limit how North Carolina prepares for sea-level rise, which many scientists consider one of the surest results of climate change.

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Discovery of Historical Photos Sheds Light On Greenland Ice Loss

A chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement is providing new insight into how Greenland glaciers are melting today.

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