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Tunisia's sea turtles are beating the odds as they inch towards survival

Despite the threats posed by fishing gear, warmer seas and plastic, loggerheads on Kuriat Island are making a comeback.

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Extreme weather presents an even bigger threat when economies are crashing and ordinary people are stretched to their limits.
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Second largest city in Zimbabwe limits tap water to just a day a week due to extreme drought

After a devastating drought in 2019 and patchy rains this year, water shortages have worsened in Zimbabwe's second biggest city
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Cobalt is critical to the renewable energy transition. How can we minimize its social and environmental cost?

Demand for cobalt is expected to soar in coming years as electric vehicles take to roads everywhere.

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Forests are vanishing more slowly, but not slowly enough

A United Nations report says Africa and South America lost the most trees in the past decade, but the data don’t show the whole picture.
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Pollution causing birth defects in children of DRC cobalt miners

Pollutants from metal extraction linked to greatly increased risk of conditions such as spina bifida and limb abnormalities.

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Small miners’ love for cheap gold keeps mercury flowing

Investigators have found a relationship between the gold value chain and mercury supply.
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Coronavirus: Fears for future of endangered chimps in Nigeria

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The global coronavirus crisis is poised to get much, much worse

What happens when the pandemic strikes nations of millions of people that have only a half-dozen ventilators?
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In East Africa, Kenya, locust plague can't be fought amid coronavirus

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.

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