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

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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Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert

Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert

Two metres below the surface of the Atacama Desert there is an ‘oasis’ of microorganisms.

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Japan Firms Plan Wind Farm Near Fukushima

Japan Firms Plan Wind Farm Near Fukushima

The energy-hungry nation has virtually no natural resources of its own and relied on atomic power for around a third of its electricity before devastating tsunami hit Japan’s coast. Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report.

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Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

Does out of sight mean into the air or into fish? A study.

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Australian Open Of Surfing: 2012

Australian Open Of Surfing: 2012

Pro surfing fans have much to look forward to this weekend as the Australian Open, making its debut on the shores of Sydney, is currently taking place until February 19th, 2012 at the revered Manly Beach, widely known as the birthplace of Australian surfing.

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Socotra: The Isle of The Dragonsblood

Socotra: The Isle of The Dragonsblood

Situated 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, Socotra is the largest member of an archipelago of the same name, a four-island ellipsis that trails off the Horn of Africa into the Gulf of Aden. Of stunning natural beauty and described as the most alien-looking place on Earth, Socotra, land of the rare Dragon Blood Trees, is of universal importance due to its unique biodiversity with rich and distinct flora and fauna.

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Is Protecting the Environment Incompatible with Social Justice?

Is Protecting the Environment Incompatible with Social Justice?

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. Oxfam investigates the question of whether environment conflicts with development and social justice.

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Battling The Plastic Bottle: Students And Industry Face Off

Battling The Plastic Bottle: Students And Industry Face Off

Bottled water is trickling away from college campuses nationwide, thanks to the efforts of student activists and non-profit groups that support them with campaigns like “Ban the Bottle” pushing schools to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. But that’s not going over too well with the International Bottled Water Association.

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The Eddy and the Plankton

The Eddy and the Plankton

The ocean has storms and weather that rival the size and scale of tropical cyclones. But rather than destruction, these storms, better known as eddies, are more likely to bring life to the sea.

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