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Astronomers join the battle against climate change

Astronomers are increasingly applying their skills to address climate issues, demonstrating the versatility of their scientific expertise.

Katrina Miller and Delger Erdenesanaa report for The New York Times.

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Climate protest defense strategy hits a legal wall in England and Wales

Climate activists in England and Wales face a significant setback as a key legal defense is stripped away.

Sandra Laville reports for The Guardian.

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Journalist Ross Gelbspan, a voice against climate denial, passes at 84

Ross Gelbspan, a journalist who exposed the financial interests fueling climate change denial, has died, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy for truth in environmental reporting.

Brian Murphy reports for The Washington Post.

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Global warming surpasses crucial 1.5C mark for an entire year

World leaders committed in 2015 to try to limit the long-term temperature rise to 1.5C, which is seen as the threshold for avoiding the most damaging impacts.

Mark Poynting reports for BBC News.

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Living on Earth: The new climate denial

Living on Earth: The new climate denial

A recent report finds that social media platforms like YouTube are amplifying and sometimes profiting from new forms of climate denial that falsely claim it’s too late to act on the climate crisis.

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2023 smashes record for world’s hottest year by huge margin

Rapid reduction in fossil fuel burning urgently needed to preserve liveable conditions, say scientists, as climate damage deepens.

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Elizabeth Spiers: The end of snow

The phrase “wintry mix” fills me with despair. But even so, the lack of cold and ice in 2023 felt unsettling.