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Sea turtles have been around for 150 million years, but today’s pace of climate change represents an existential challenge. Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Saving Mexico’s endangered sea turtles will be good for tourism too

Climate change and tourism development in Mexico are altering the country's shoreline, endangering the habitat of sea turtles. But tourists prefer pristine, natural beaches, too.
Jeffrey Sachs: ‘we need to press governments to follow through on what they’ve promised’. Max Rossi/Reuters

Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals – ‘we need a victory of ideas’

Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Upper Coomera is one of those fast-growing fringe suburbs that are hotter because of tightly packed housing with less greenery. Daryl Jones/

Out in the heat: why poorer suburbs are more at risk in warming cities

Recently published research has found that the concentration of poorer people in hotter places is a real problem for cities' capacity to cope with climate change.
Soybeans and corn are two of the most widely planted crops in the United States and the main feedstocks used to make biofuels.

Biofuels turn out to be a climate mistake – here’s why

A new study challenges the longstanding view that biofuels are carbon-neutral, and asserts that in the U.S. to date, they have done more harm to the climate than gasoline.

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