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Nuevo estudio: ¿Dónde deberíamos cultivar más bosques para luchar contra el cambio climático?

El estudio revela que China, Brasil e Indonesia tienen el mayor potencial para secuestrar carbono superficial en posibles áreas de restauración. Rusia, Estados Unidos, India y la República Democrática del Congo los siguen de cerca.

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Climate

John Kerry: China’s chance to save Antarctic sea life

Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.
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Climate

She was in labor. Floodwaters were rising. Then the boat tipped over

A pregnant woman who drowned in Vietnam was one of at least 114 people killed in record-breaking floods that have pummeled the country’s central coast.
Toxics

Exxon was already having a tough year. Trump made it worse

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.
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Toxics

China delivers a barrage of criticism at U.S. climate policies

Beijing blames Trump's 'negative stance' and 'poor track record' for undermining progress on an international climate accord.

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Climate

China hits out at US climate record, in pointed message ahead of election

In an extraordinary diplomatic attack, Beijing suggested "troublemaker" US must answer to the international community for breaking the consensus on climate change.

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Climate

China’s climate change researchers have a plan to radically reduce emissions by 2050

On the virtual stage of the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Xi Jinping made a bold commitment: China - the world's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions - would strive to become carbon neutral by 2060.

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Parques marinos de papel: flota de 300 naves chinas sorprende a Chile sin plan

A la fecha, ninguno de los 10 parques marinos creados en Chile —el más antiguo de 2003— cuenta con plan de administración, condición para aumentar la fiscalización en alta mar.

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With activists silenced, China moves ahead on big dam project

The expected resurrection of a controversial dam project along the Yangtze River in western China is the latest sign that the nation’s once-robust environmental movement is being muzzled by the government's crackdown on NGOs and its near-total control over social media.
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Climate

IMF and World Bank must act fast after Covid caught policymakers napping

In 2020, the tide went out for the global economy and just about everybody was caught skinny-dipping.

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Toxics

Coronavirus: Air pollution improved during China’s lockdowns – and it may have reduced hospital visits

A drop in air pollution during China's mass lockdowns to block the spread of Covid-19 earlier this year may have kept thousands of people out of hospital with other illnesses, new research has found.

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Climate

Royal Navy chief warns climate change creates new security risks

Climate change is opening new shipping lanes that will allow Chinese warships a quicker route into Atlantic waters, the head of the Royal Navy has warned, as he set out emerging threats to British maritime security.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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