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The deadly impact of climate change on children – UNICEF Australia (blog)


UNICEF Australia (blog)

The deadly impact of climate change on children
UNICEF Australia (blog)
In South Sudan, children are suffering another extreme weather recent – a drought that is crippling food production, depleting pastures and causing widespread deaths. More than half of South Sudan's population is suffering from severe food shortages.

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CO2 Can Directly Impact Extreme Weather, Research Suggests – Scientific American


Scientific American

CO2 Can Directly Impact Extreme Weather, Research Suggests
Scientific American
Global efforts to tackle climate change rest on a common goal: to keep the planet's temperatures from rising beyond dangerous thresholds. But what if the gases that come from cars and power plants are harming the planet themselves, even without the …

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Artists carve huge forest ‘SOS’ to highlight palm oil’s destructive impact (Video)

We’ve written extensively about the negative environmental impacts of palm oil– it’s a biofuel and ingredient that’s now found in a wide range of foods, chocolate, cosmetics– sometimes even under different names. But whatever it’s called, it’s clear that …

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The Impact of Studying Antarctica – JSTOR Daily


JSTOR Daily

The Impact of Studying Antarctica
JSTOR Daily
In 1989, researcher Diana Wall made a field trip to the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica. Writing about it afterwards, she called Antarctica the closest thing on Earth to Mars. At twice the size of Australia, the remote continent boasts a year round

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SOS carved into Indonesian palm oil plantation to highlight impact on people and wildlife

BANGKOK, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Lithuanian artist has carved a giant SOS message into an Indonesian palm oil plantation to draw attention to the damage done by deforestation. Ernest Zacharevic curated the ‘Save our Souls’ project as …

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Bayelsa Gas Leak: Residents Decry Impact On Koluama Communities

“As at Monday, the whole community was deserted because the gas leak was choking people as it polluted the air so well all left the community for our safety.” “The oil company officials battled for more than a day between Sunday and Monday to stop the …

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UK petrol prices to rise over next few days due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on US oil production

Crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is down 13.5 per cent … and while they have been endeavouring to become more self-sufficient through increased fracking they are now having to buy more unleaded from overseas which is reducing the availability …
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This massive iceberg could impact more than just the map of Antarctica – KCRA Sacramento


KCRA Sacramento

This massive iceberg could impact more than just the map of Antarctica
KCRA Sacramento
It was one small step for security technology, but one giant leap in the wrong direction for robotkind. Advertisement. A security robot in Washington, D.C. — lovingly named Steve — plunged down four steps into a fountain Monday. Photos show the sad, …

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Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected … – Science Daily


Science Daily

Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected …
Science Daily
An oystercatcher nest is washed away in a storm surge. Australian passerine birds die during a heatwave. A late frost in their breeding area kills off a group of …

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Trump’s Offshore Energy Order Could Impact Gulf of Mexico

US oil production has boomed in recent years, primarily because of improved drilling techniques such as fracking that have opened up production … selection of leases in the western and central Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet, leaving contested …
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