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We’ve had 12 months of record-breaking global heat. How close are we to passing the 1.5C limit?

While the last 12 months have seen global temperatures reach 1.64 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, latest data According to the Copernicus climate research programme, this is not quite the same as exceeding the 1.5 degree Celsius limit set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But it is very worrying that we are almost there and that global warming has …

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Coral reefs are vital lines of defense against hurricanes. But their future is uncertain

Hurricane season has kicked off with Beryl, the first Category 5 storm ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean. Beryl has since been downgraded to a Category 4, but the storm was still expected to bring life-threatening wind gusts and storm surges to Jamaica on Wednesday. Normally, coral reefs serve as a crucial form of natural coastal protection against such …

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A new law aims to tackle environmental racism in Canada

For years, researchers, activists and community leaders have shown how Indigenous, Black and other racial groups are disproportionately affected by polluting industries. Now, a new law will require the federal government to do a better job of identifying this injustice and trying to correct it. Bill C-226, sponsored by Green Leader Elizabeth May, became law on Thursday evening, almost four …

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Scientists think they know why people live so long: mothers

Why do people live so long? A new study suggests that caring for a mother may be a key part of it. The study, from Cornell Universitysays that the reason humans and other primates live so long can be at least partly explained by the mother-child bond. Maternal care leads to the evolution of “long, slow lives,” noted the studypublished …

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleads guilty to spying charges as part of deal with US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a deal with the US Department of Justice that will resolve a long-running legal saga that spanned multiple continents and centered on the publication of a trove of secret documents , according to court documents filed late Monday. WikiLeaks said in a statement Monday that Assange had left …

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TikTok has been called the therapist bank of Gen Z. But not all #mentalhealth info is correct

Spark53:59Being human now 9 – Well-being It’s “scroller beware” on #mentalhealth TikTok, where the content ranges from informed to misleading, and has the potential to be both helpful and harmful, mental health providers say. Jonathan Shedler, a psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, says he’s concerned about the quality of mental health information …

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