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Carbon dioxide levels hit new record; COVID impact ‘a tiny blip’, WMO says? 
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Sunday, 22 November 2020
Carbon dioxide levels hit new record; COVID impact ‘a tiny blip’, WMO says? 
Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere hit a new record of 410.5 parts per million in 2019, and are expected to keep rising this year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday.? Read Full Article ...
 
Climate crisis: ‘Nowhere near the finish line’ – UN chief 
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Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Climate crisis: ‘Nowhere near the finish line’ – UN chief 
Pointing to its “pioneering legislation and policies”, on Thursday the UN chief hailed the 27-member European Union (EU) as a “a leader on climate action”, tha...
 
Climate change: UN chief calls for ‘great leap’ towards carbon neutrality
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Sunday, 15 November 2020
Climate change: UN chief calls for ‘great leap’ towards carbon neutrality
As countries work to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, they also have the chance to “get it right” on climate change, the UN Secretary-General told a virtual gathe...
 
A deep dive into Zero Hunger: farming the seas
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Saturday, 14 November 2020
A deep dive into Zero Hunger: farming the seas
With the world population expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050, food production will need to keep pace, and experts believe the Ocean can provide much of th...
 
A deep dive into Zero Hunger: the seaweed revolution
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Friday, 13 November 2020
A deep dive into Zero Hunger: the seaweed revolution
If just two per cent of the Ocean were to be sustainably farmed, the world could easily be fed, according to experts. In the first story of a two-part series l...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.