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Populations of freshwater species are in a state of deep decline. But we know why and we can reverse the trend.
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The Star Trek formula for sustainable urban innovation: collaborate, share, use technology for the greater good and invest in people.
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Melting Himalayan glaciers puts lives at stake

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The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.

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