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Local groups say new funding will help promote living shorelines in N.S.

Living shorelines are seen as a nature-based way to reduce coastal erosion and flooding caused by climate change. They use natural materials — rocks, plants and sand — to stabilize land along the coast.

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The Lego-like way to get CO2 out of the atmosphere

A company says it has found a way to remove CO2 from the air for less than $100 per ton.
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Could superpowered plants be the heroes of the climate crisis?

Carbon-guzzling trees and crops, genetically altered to boost photosynthesis and store carbon in the roots, could absorb millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

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For decades, our carbon emissions sped the growth of plants — not anymore

For the last century, rising levels of carbon dioxide helped plants grow faster, a rare silver lining in human-caused climate change. But now, as drier conditions set in across much of the globe, that uptick in growth is leveling off, a new study finds.

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Get a job in growing careers: How climate change will shape hiring

Get a job in growing careers: How climate change will shape hiring

These growing fields are helping fight climate change — they're also a great opportunity for job seekers or young people picking a new career.
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Experts say last week's wildfire smoke won't hurt plants

Experts say the few days of smoke exposure the region experienced last week were likely not enough to pose a serious threat.
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Rare native Irish plants will become extinct as climate change alters habitats

Rare native plants will become extinct and non-native deer will increase across Ireland under the influence of climate change.
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