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The Star, Saturday 27 February 2021

The heat is on - till mid-March

The scorching weather that has persisted throughout the Chinese New Year festive period is expected to last till at least mid-March, potentially ma...


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BBC, Friday 26 February 2021

Climate change: Carbon emission promises 'put Earth on red alert'

The world will heat by more than 1.5C unless nations produce tougher policies, a global stocktake has confirmed.



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Free Malaysia Today, Thursday 18 February 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world’s five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns, researchers said on Thursday, urging governments to ditch fossil fuels and invest in a green recovery.


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The Conversation, Wednesday 10 February 2021

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic

Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans, from surface waters to the deep seas. These particles, known as microplastics, typically form when larger plastic objects such as shopping bags and food contai...


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Mongabay, Tuesday 9 February 2021

For marine life, human noise pollution brings 'death by a thousand cuts'

Jana Winderen finds it hard to get away from human noise. As a sound artist, she’s traveled to some remote parts of the world — from the Barents Sea to the North Pole to a small fishing village in Thailand — to capture underwater...


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Gizmodo, Monday 8 February 2021

Climate Change Is Creating a Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers

A new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that climate change is already making people’s lives worse, this time for those allergic to pollen. The findings indicate show pollen season in North America has gotten measurably longer and th...


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Mongabay, Wednesday 3 February 2021

New approaches needed to protect biodiversity as Aichi Targets go unmet

As the planet continues its trajectory into what some have dubbed “the sixth mass extinction,” the diversity of life is on Earth is at risk. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets were established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD...


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