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eight billion - what does that mean for the climate

World population hits eight billion mark – what does that mean for the climate?

Statistically, as of today, eight billion people live in the world. An end to population growth is not in sight. What does this mean for climate protection? Eight billion – so many people have never lived on our planet before. So what does climate protection have to look like that keeps our ecological footprint as …

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climate review 2022

Climate review 2022: low water, crop failure, global warming

2022 is a year of climate records – unfortunately in a negative sense. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds that most nations are doing too little to protect the climate. At the same time, the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly noticeable around the globe. Expensive natural disasters The costs of natural catastrophes …

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Norway builds wave-powered floating seawater distiller

Norway builds wave-powered floating seawater distiller

The prototype will be tested off the coast of the Canary Islands, which suffer from a lack of drinking water. Norwegian startup Ocean Oasis has unveiled a prototype floating seawater desalination plant. The device receives energy from ocean waves, reports CNBC. The installation, called Gaia, is a three-story building and weighs about 100 tons. According …

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fish in New Zealand are poisoned by microplastics

A grim picture of the state of the ocean: almost all fish in New Zealand are poisoned by microplastics

According to a New Zealand government report, one in three fish are poisoned by microplastics, a huge proportion of native seabirds are threatened with extinction, and warmer oceans are becoming unsuitable for native species. The Ministry of Environmental Protection has determined that 90% of native seabirds, 82% of native waders, 81% of assessed marine invertebrate …

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