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Earth's Carbon Dioxide Levels Continue to Soar, at Highest Point in 800,000 Years
Environment  (tags: global warming, carbon dioxide )

- 49 days ago -
Carbon dioxide reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million. Prior to the onset of the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels had never exceeded 300 parts per million.
Cow May Be Biggest Mammal If Humans Keep Up Extinctions: Study
Animals  (tags: megafauna, extinction )

- 64 days ago -
The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday.
More Than 95% of Earth's Population Breathing Dangerously Polluted Air, Finds Study
Environment  (tags: pollution, air qualitity, deaths, global, increase )

- 66 days ago -
Annual deaths from poor air have increased by 20 per cent since 1990.
Petition: Do Not Sacrifice National Parks for Chocolate
Environment  (tags: national parks, rainforests, africa, chocolate, destruction, plantations, petition )

- 66 days ago -
Rainforests in the Ivory Coast in West Africa are destroyed due to chocolate. Cacao plantations are established even inside national parks, and major global chocolate manufacturers profit from this destruction. Please sign to protest this exploitation!
Plastic Pollution Likely Killed Whale Found With Nearly 30 Kg of Rubbish in Its Stomach
Environment  (tags: plastic, trash, pollution, whales, death, ocean )

- 73 days ago -
A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain died due to nearly 30 kilograms of trash that blocked its digestive system.
Richest 1% on Target to Own Two-Thirds of All Wealth By 2030
Society & Culture  (tags: wealth, inequality )

- 77 days ago -
World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a 'tipping point'.
Young Britons Have Never Been Unhappier, Research Suggests
Society & Culture  (tags: young, unhappiness, worry, depression )

- 78 days ago -
Young people's happiness across every single area of their lives has never been lower. Worries over jobs, money and health produce lowest recorded results.
Number of Giraffes in the Wild Drop By Almost 40% Prompting Animal to Be Listed as Vulnerable
Animals  (tags: giraffe, decline, vulnerable )

- 85 days ago -
The number of giraffes in the wild have plummeted - making the stunning animal a vulnerable species. Around 30 years ago there was an estimated 157,000 giraffes in the wild, this has now dropped to around 97,000 - a decline of almost 40%.
Number of UK Children in Poverty Surges By 100,000 in a Year, Figures Show
World  (tags: uk, poverty, children, increase )

- 93 days ago -
UK government statistics show 4.1 million children now living in relative poverty compared with four million the previous year, accounting for more than 30 per cent of children.
"Catastrophe" as France's Bird Population Collapses Due to Pesticides
Environment  (tags: birds, population, collapse, decline, pesticides, insects, france )

- 94 days ago -
Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappeared.
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