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Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi – welfare organisation
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:28 PM

A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organisation said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

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In Britain, chefs stir up food waste revolution in the kitchen
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:25 PM

Food waste is increasing viewed as unethical in a world of rising hunger and environmentally destructive, dumped in landfills where it rots, releasing greenhouse gases, while fuel, water, and energy needed to grow, store and carry it is wasted.

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Colombo’s wetlands float to top of flood prevention plan
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:20 PM

The Sri Lankan capital’s remaining wetland areas are being revived as parks that soak up floodwaters and offer leisure activities.

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Costa Rica coffee farmers brew up a carbon neutral future
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:15 PM

Carbon neutral produce has become the buzz term in the Central American nation of 5 million people as countries look to slash greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture while feeding growing populations.

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Scientists race to name unknown species before biodiversity disappears
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:08 PM

Biodiversity is under threat from development and climate change. Yet much of the planet’s biodiversity isn’t even known to science yet. Conservationists still struggle to find out what’s really out there.

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Rural Georgians look to the sun to ease energy poverty
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:06 PM

In the Georgian countryside, many are reliant on firewood for heating. Can local energy cooperatives help fight the resulting air pollution and deforestation, and help families save cash, with a solar-powered fix?

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Biodegradable plastic bags may be major pollutants
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:04 PM

Moves in many jurisdictions around the world to ban the use of single-use plastic bags are laudable, but if the replacement product is a heavier-grade plastic bag billed as “biodegradable” there is little if any evidence to suggest it’s an environmentally helpful substitution.

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Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:01 PM

In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.

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Grace mission launches to weigh Earth’s water
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:01 PM

The joint US-German Grace satellites go into orbit to monitor Earth’s most important resource.

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An EPA guard just literally shoved a reporter out of the building
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 11:00 PM

“This was simply an issue of the room reaching capacity.”

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What’ll we eat in 2050? California farmers are placing bets
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 10:59 PM

Climate change will have huge impacts on tree crops like lemons and avocados.

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UK air pollution plans to tackle wood burners
Tuesday May 22nd 2018, 10:58 PM

Critics of the government proposals say they put too much responsibility on local councils.

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