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  • Top News: Ban on Gene-Editing, Melting Arctic and Opportunity’s Last Photos

    Top News: Ban on Gene-Editing, Melting Arctic and Opportunity’s Last Photos0

    Scientists ask for a global ban on gene-editing for clinical uses, the UN reveals the dimension of the Arctic’s catastrophe and NASA shows the last photos taken by the Opportunity rover; these were our favourite stories from this week. 

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  • America can afford a Green New Deal – here’s how

    America can afford a Green New Deal – here’s how0

    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the U.S. economy away from its reliance on carbon. Their congressional resolution goes into great detail about the harms of climate change and what the U.S. government should do about it. Left

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  • Can Honeybees Teach Us How to Live?

    Can Honeybees Teach Us How to Live?0

    “Bees know best,” beekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina tend to say. Keen observers of hives, Bosnian beekeepers take bees as knowledgeable beings. The bees, they say, concoct complex hive substances, from honey to wax, that baffle research scientists. Bees can tell when the weather is about to change or how long a lull in a storm will

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  • The Swiftness of Glaciers: Language in a Time of Climate Change

    The Swiftness of Glaciers: Language in a Time of Climate Change0

    Language bends and buckles under pressure of climate change. Take the adjective ‘glacial’. I recently came across an old draft of my Ph.D. dissertation on which my advisor had scrawled the rebuke: ‘You’re proceeding at a glacial pace. You’re skating on thin ice.’ That was in 1988, the year that the climatologist James Hansen testified

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  • Why Discussions About Global Warming Are So Boring

    Why Discussions About Global Warming Are So Boring1

    Asking people to focus on local issues will do more global good. The United Nations 21st Climate Change Conference is now concluding. Members from 195 countries met in Paris to seal the first universal and binding pact to react against climate change. You are probably already yawning. Yes, because everyone keeps talking about it, it is everywhere

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  • It’s A Water Full World: World Water Week 2015

    It’s A Water Full World: World Water Week 20150

    Three big ideas from World Water Week 2015 World Water Week is an annual conference organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute that discusses global issues concerning water. Held in August 2015, World Water Week attracted over 3,000 participants, including government ministers, scientists and economists, from 130 different countries. To celebrate its 25th anniversary this

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