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Climate Change Could Put Tiny Krill at Big Risk

Antarctic krill, centimeter-long shrimp-like crustaceans that feed primarily on phytoplankton, are a key part of the Antarctic marine food chain. Click image to enlarge. Credit: NOAA NMFS SWFSC …

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Small oil palm farmers face survival crisis in risk to future output

When Shell engineer Incham Serdin quit his job four years ago to start a small palm plantation in his native Malaysia, prices of the fleshy fruit bunches used to make the world’s most-consumed …

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Satellite Data Shows Amazon Rainforest Is Drier And Could Be At Risk For Fires

New satellite data shows that the Amazon rainforest is drier than usual and could be at risk of fires this year

CleanTechnica

50 million Americans at risk for next severe weather outbreak – AccuWeather.com

  1. 50 million Americans at risk for next severe weather outbreak  AccuWeather.com
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  3. A Very Beautiful & Pleasant Midday; Severe Storms Possible On Wednesday  alabamawx.com
  4. Good Bet For Strong To Severe Storms In The Ozarks Tuesday Afternoon And Evening  KTTS
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Dissolved oxygen and pH policy leave fisheries at risk

During the past two decades, scientists have learned how hypoxia and acidification can act and interact to harm marine organisms. Hundreds of low oxygen or dead zones have been identified across the …

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Coronavirus & Homelessness: A Population At Risk

Coronavirus and homelessness is a toxic mix that puts an entire segment of the population at risk. Have you ever been woken up by a police officer prodding you with their baton and telling you that you have to move

CleanTechnica

Dakota Access pipeline owners want to pump more oil through Illinois. Critics worry the move will increase the risk of leaks or a devastating spill.

Save Our Illinois Land and the Sierra Club filed objections to block the expansion, arguing that pumping more oil through the pipeline will increase the risk of spills and leaks along the rural route.

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Political Risk Rising: 2020 Presidential Candidates, Fracking, And Federal Lands

A broad fracking ban would be an even taller order probably requiring Congress to act … In terms of federal waters, the major production area is the Gulf of Mexico, with a small amount produced off …

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‘The ocean is suffocating’: Oxygen dead zones caused by climate change are putting sharks, tuna and marlin at risk

Due to the effects of deoxygenation – the removal of oxygen from the ocean – there are now more than 700 “dead zones” unable to sustain fish that rely on oxygen globally, up from 45 before 1960.

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Elizabeth Warren’s Fracking Proposal Has Shale Investors Weighing E&P Risk

In early September, Warren tweeted that she would ban fracking “everywhere” if she becomes president: READ MORE: The 2020 Democrats Agree on 7 Ways to Fight Climate Change The former part of Warren’s …

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