Environment

‘Bright white skeletons’: some Western Australian reefs have the lowest coral cover on record
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‘Bright white skeletons’: some Western Australian reefs have the lowest coral cover on record

Written by: James Paton Gilmour, Research Scientist: Coral Ecology, Australian Institute of Marine Science Corals at Scott Reef in 2012, and at the same site during the 2016 mass bleaching. James Gilmour/AIMSDiving on the remote coral reefs in the north...

Five reasons 'green growth' won’t save the planet
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Five reasons ‘green growth’ won’t save the planet

Written by: Oliver Taherzadeh, PhD Researcher, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge Khakimullin Aleksandr / shutterstockGreen growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling contemporary environmental problems. Its supporters, including the likes of the UN, OECD, national governments, businesses...

Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya
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Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya

Written by: Kenneth Seligson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Dominguez Hills Stucco frieze from Placeres, Campeche, Mexico, Early Classic period, c. 250-600 AD. Wolfgang Sauber/Wikimedia, CC BY-SACarbon dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere have reached 415 parts per million...

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