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US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

The United States isn’t doing a good job of protecting the environment, according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities. The U.S. ranks 24th in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index, released Thursday. The poor ranking, putting the United States behind most of Europe, reflects the nation’s growing environmental and sustainability problems

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Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in the Siberian city of Norilsk after a massive fuel leak spilled into a river. Environmentalists call it one of the worst ever seen in the Arctic.

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Scientists tackle starfish plagues on endangered Great Barrier Reef

Scientists tackle starfish plagues on endangered Great Barrier Reef

Crown-of-thorns starfish are the second biggest threat to the already endangered Great Barrier Reef — the world’s largest coral reef system, right behind tropical cyclones. Over the past decades, they have attacked the reefs in waves of outbreaks.

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Two vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

Two vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

A new study finds that about 31 million people worldwide live in coastal regions that are “highly vulnerable” to future tropical storms and sea-level rise driven by climate change. In some of those regions, however, powerful defenses are located just offshore.

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Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 meters per day

Antarctic ice sheets capable of retreating up to 50 meters per day

The ice shelves surrounding the Antarctic coastline retreated at speeds of up to 50 meters per day at the end of the last Ice Age, far more rapid than the satellite-derived retreat rates observed today, new research has found.

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Climate concerns as Siberia experiences record-breaking heat

Climate concerns as Siberia experiences record-breaking heat

One of the coldest regions on earth has been experiencing a record-breaking heat wave in recent weeks amid growing fears about devastating wildfires and melting permafrost.

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Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study involving an analysis of nearly 40 years of hurricane satellite imagery.

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Will floating turbines usher in a new wave of offshore wind?

Will floating turbines usher in a new wave of offshore wind?

As locations for wind energy fill up onshore and near-shore, companies are deploying floating turbines that can be sited in deep waters, out of view from the coast. Proponents contend the new technology could boost the wind industry, but daunting challenges, including costs, remain.

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Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning

Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning

The south of Bengal has been decimated by the category 5 super cyclone Amphan during the night of 20 May and the early hours of 21 May. However, when combined with other threats, most of which have an anthropogenic origin, the sustenance of the ecosystem can indeed be found wanting.

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