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New ozone-destroying gases on the rise

- Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.

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Arctic ice cap slides into the Ocean

- Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and that it is now flowing 25 times faster.

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Pouring good water after bad: China’s water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives

- New research paints a grim picture for the future of China’s water supply, as its booming economy continues to heap pressure on its natural resources, according to new research.

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Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time

- The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

- Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.

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Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’

- The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

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