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Splash and Burn: An Artist-Led Initiative Raising Awareness About the Negative Effects of Palm Oil Production in South Asia – Colossal

Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, the harvesting of which has been shown to have extremely adverse effects on wildlife and natural resources, including deforestation, fires, and the displacement of people and animals. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) witnessed … Continue reading

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Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show

Warm current that has historically caused dramatic changes in climate is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown and may be less stable than thought – with potentially severe consequences Source: Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show

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The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Cape Town’s taps are due to be turned off because of severe drought. It is not alone in having water woes. Source: The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

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The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster – Wired

The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist. Source: The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

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Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality

In many places, taking photos with animals is a lucrative business, especially in areas with a lot of tourism. But, have you ever thought about how those animals end up in the “selfie-taking busine… Source: Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging … Continue reading

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Coffee producers feel the heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to greatly reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue. Source: Coffee producers feel the heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers worst ever coral bleaching — FOX 61

[van id=”weather/2016/11/29/great-barrier-reef-coral-die-off-jpm-orig.cnn”] AUSTRALIA – Coral across Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most devastating die-off on record, a new report says In just nine months, bleaching caused by warmer water has killed around 67 percent of the coral in … Continue reading

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Showdown at Standing Rock Is Not Just About the Dakota Access Pipeline — Observer

The Sioux are not alone among indigenous people pushing for the rights and protections they’ve long been denied. via Showdown at Standing Rock Is Not Just About the Dakota Access Pipeline — Observer

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