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Wildfire risk will jump 30% by 2050, UN says
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Wildfire risk will jump 30% by 2050, UN says

"'Regardless of mitigation ... we must learn to live with fire,' per the report. 'We must learn to better manage and mitigate the risk of wildfires to human health and livelihoods, biodiversity, and the global climate.'"

The Environmental Case for Genetically Engineered Crops
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The Environmental Case for Genetically Engineered Crops

"There is a global need to increase crop production to feed a growing population. High-income industrialized countries already have the tools to increase crop yields; in contrast, farmers in lower-income countries often struggle to access inputs like fertilizer. By prioritizing organic production over yields, the EU is promoting deforestation and biodiversity loss in lower-income countries — all while continuing to import the non-organic genetically engineered crops that EU countries refuse to grow domestically."

Paint Is The Largest Source Of Microplastics In The Ocean, Study Finds
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Paint Is The Largest Source Of Microplastics In The Ocean, Study Finds

"Last year, a study by scientists from the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) concluded that flakes of paint could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles in the ocean. They estimated that each cubic metre of seawater contained an average of 0.01 paint flakes."

Climate change: Key crops face major shifts as world warms
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Climate change: Key crops face major shifts as world warms

"Coffee is the most susceptible crop to high temperatures. In those countries accounting for the majority of the world's production of Arabica - the dominant coffee variety - suitability for growing the crop will decrease by around half by 2050 - a 'drastic' reduction, according to the report."

SEE IT: Pristine coral reef discovered near Tahiti
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SEE IT: Pristine coral reef discovered near Tahiti

"As rising sea temperatures threaten the health of coral reefs, researchers have released photos of a recently discovered pristine reef near the coast of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean. The recently released photographs of the November find highlight the otherworldly beauty lying 230 feet below the ocean's surface."

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