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Portuguese children sue 33 countries over climate change at European court

Portuguese children sue 33 countries over climate change at European court

Young activists from Portugal have filed the first climate change case at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, demanding 33 countries make more ambitious emissions cuts to safeguard their future physical and mental wellbeing.

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Aviation contributes 3.5% to the drivers of climate change that stem from humans

Aviation contributes 3.5% to the drivers of climate change that stem from humans

A new international study provides unprecedented calculations of the impact of aviation on the climate from 2000 to 2018 to produce the most comprehensive insight to date.

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The widespread footprint of blue jean microfibers

The widespread footprint of blue jean microfibers

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology Letters have detected indigo denim microfibers not only in wastewater effluent, but also in lakes and remote Arctic marine sediments.

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Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

In a study carried out over more than two years, scientists were able to draw a new and surprisingly detailed picture of coastal cliff failure activity.

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Mapping the Roots of Mangrove Loss

Mapping the Roots of Mangrove Loss

While the rate of losses has declined, the ecosystems are still threatened and are facing more environmental stress.

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Why Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Could Be Unsurvivable

Why Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Could Be Unsurvivable

Having strengthened with astonishing speed into a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura will make landfall in Texas and Louisiana sometime early Thursday morning. With the landfall comes a dreaded storm surge—a rise in water level generated by a storm—that scientists say could spread seawater up to 30 miles inland, an inundation the National Hurricane Center just called “unsurvivable…”

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Plastics, waste and recycling: It’s not just a packaging problem

Plastics, waste and recycling: It’s not just a packaging problem

Discussions of the growing plastic waste problem often focus on reducing the volume of single-use plastic packaging items such as bags, bottles, tubs and films. But a new University of Michigan study shows that two-thirds of the plastic put into use in the United States in 2017 was used for other purposes.

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Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

Hurricane Laura tracks toward US Gulf Coast after slamming Haiti

Hurricane Laura is expected to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico and become a major hurricane prior to striking the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coasts late Wednesday or early Thursday.

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Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones

Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones

The Gulf Coast will get walloped by a pair of hurricanes this week, bringing torrential rain, fierce winds and ferocious storm surges.

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