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California's electric car boom reduces pollution – but not everywhere

A program to increase electric vehicle adoption in California increased air pollution in lower-income communities and communities of color – groups that are less likely to own electric cars.

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Record-breaking sea temperatures set to bring supercharged storms

The global average sea surface temperature has hit a record high of 21.1°C, which could lead to fiercer hurricanes and typhoons.

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Can we counter climate change by dumping carbon in the ocean?

Researchers and start-ups are exploring a variety of ways of locking up carbon in the sea, from seaweed farming to fertilising the oceans with iron – but we know little about the implications.

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How smoke from Australia’s megafires ate away at the ozone

Wildfire smoke can change the chemistry of the stratosphere, resulting in chlorine molecules that deplete the ozone layer
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Efforts to prevent the Yellow River flooding may have made it worse

Analysis of flooding on the Yellow River in China suggests that mud barriers intended to prevent flooding resulted in more frequent floods.

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Artificial urban islands could supply homes in Maldives as waters rise

High-rise cities on two or three reclaimed islands up to 6 metres above sea level could secure the long-term future of the Maldives in the face of climate change.

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What will be the climate impact of a new coal mine in the UK?

The UK government says a proposed new coal mine in Cumbria will have a "broadly neutral" effect on greenhouse gas emissions, but its climate change advisers disagree.

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