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How metal-munching microbes help the rare, toxic element tellurium circulate in the environment

New technologies often mean elements start moving through the environment in new ways. Take lead plumbing: it helped provide access to fresh water for the masses, but left a toxic legacy that remains to this day. As we transition away from fossil fuels, we are turning to technologies reliant on rare elements that had few uses […]

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Costa Rica to Tackle Climate Change with New Resilience and Sustainability Facility

Costa Rica has been a pioneer in greening its economy, and its efforts to fight climate change and restore ecosystems have earned the country international recognition. But climate change continues to pose important risks, most acutely through natural disasters. Costa Rica is now the first country to benefit from the IMF’s new Resilient and Sustainability Facility to […]

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Ending the climate crisis has one simple solution: Stop using fossil fuels

As COP27 unfolds in Egypt, we are hearing about a large array of climate change solutions, ranging from building with carbon-absorbing bamboo and using less plastic to growing more kelp in the oceans to retain its carbon stores and enhance biodiversity. All of these ideas are important and could lead to positive environmental outcomes if successfully implemented. However, as climate scientists we believe […]

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In a climate crisis, how do we treat businesses that profit from carbon pollution?

Introducing the New Zealand government’s first Emissions Reduction Plan in June, climate change minister James Shaw observed: The climate crisis is no longer something happening elsewhere, to someone else, in the future – it is happening here, to us, now. The plan, which sets the direction for climate action for the next 15 years, requires the transport […]

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Oil companies’ decarbonisation scenarios inconsistent with the Paris Agreement

A new study by Climate Analytics finds institutional decarbonisation scenarios from major oil companies’ would be classified as inconsistent with the Paris Agreement as they fail to limit warming to ‘well below 2°C’. A new study by Climate Analytics finds institutional decarbonisation scenarios from major oil companies’ would be classified as inconsistent with the Paris Agreement as they […]

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