Elon Musk details ‘excruciating’ personal toll of Tesla turmoil
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Elon Musk details ‘excruciating’ personal toll of Tesla turmoil

After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.
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U.S. seeks allies as split emerges over global plastics pollution treaty

The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after a similar group involving several other G7 nations was launched, according to a document seen by Reuters.
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Can reducing plastic production ease the energy crisis?

Plastic production relies on oil and gas, yet reducing output has not been put forward as a response to the energy crisis. Until now. A new report says this is the moment for bold action.
Africa wants its climate money
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Africa wants its climate money. Will rich countries pay?

This year’s U.N. climate conference, set to be held in Egypt, is being seen by negotiators and climate advocates in Africa as an opportunity to push the continent’s needs up to the top of the agenda.

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With rights at risk, Indigenous Brazilians get on the ballot to fight back

A record 186 Indigenous candidates are running in Brazil’s general elections in October, up 40% from the 2018 elections.

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What is a wetland worth?

As the Supreme Court considers the fate of American wetlands, Annie Proulx’s Fen, Bog, and Swamp offers an elegiac love letter to overlooked ecosystems.
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A moonshot for coral breeding was successful

But the coral are trapped in tanks, still waiting to be released on the reefs.

How about them apples? Research orchards chart a fruit’s future

Scientists there are working on understanding the genetics that result in this bonanza of apple diversity, with the ultimate goal of improving the fruit in different ways — tastier, heartier, more disease-resistant and with longer shelf-life in the face of changing climates.

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