China’s wild giant panda population explodes after major effort to protect species

China's wild giant panda population explodes after major effort to protect species

Dozens of nature reserves have helped wild pandas to breed, aiding the bears' move from endangered to vulnerable.

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Will people have enough water to live?

Will people have enough water to live?

Freshwater is crucial for drinking, washing, growing food, producing energy and just about every other aspect of modern life. Yet more than 2 billion of Earth’s 7.6 billion inhabitants lack clean drinking water at home, available on demand. A major United Nations report, released in June, shows that the world is not on track to meet a U.N. goal: to bring safe water and sanitation to everyone by 2030. And by 2050, half the world’s population may no longer have safe water.

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The heat is on for 4 more years: Extreme temperatures expected through 2022

The heat is on for 4 more years: Extreme temperatures expected through 2022

This summer's heat has shattered records around the Northern Hemisphere, from Algeria to Canada and Japan to California. New research suggests this could be only the beginning of a four-year global "warm spell." Using a new forecasting technique, scientists in a study published Tuesday predict that the rest of 2018 through 2022 may be warmer than expected around the world as human-caused global warming and natural factors combine to heat the planet.

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News Clip Linked Coal to Climate Change — 106 Years Ago Today

News Clip Linked Coal to Climate Change — 106 Years Ago Today

A note published in a New Zealand paper 106 years ago today (Aug. 14) predicted the Earth's temperature would rise because of 7 billion tons of carbon dioxide produced by coal consumption. "The effect may be considerable in a few centuries," the article stated. The clip was one of several one-paragraph stories in the "Science Notes and News" section of The Rodney and Otamatea Times, published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1912.

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