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Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

Aug 10, 2018

Scientists warn that natural systems could accelerate climate change

Even if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably tip into a hellish "hothouse" state, top scientists warn. Under such a scenario, Earth's average temperature would stabilize at 4 or 5 degrees ...

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

/ Aug 10, 2018

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" toward reducing pollution. New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags ...

Moss grows into a popular leisure activity in Japan

Aug 5, 2018

Moss grows into a popular leisure activity in Japan

As Kaori Shibo bends her head down and peers at a log through a magnifying glass, she emits a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss. With her face almost close enough to kiss the fallen tree, she shouts out, "Oh, this baby's sporophyte ...