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The promise to improve favela conditions, for example, was simply abandoned. Instead, many communities were forcibly removed to make way for Olympic projects.
Major oil company Royal Dutch Shell wants to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer. In the long term, that could spell doom for one of the last great relatively untouched oceanic environments on the planet.
Flowering earlier or moving to a cooler region are both strategies used by plants to escape the impact of global warming, researchers say.
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The variety and extent of marine life found in the fjords of the warming Antarctic Peninsula is in stark contrast to the sparsely populated seas of the Arctic.
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A warming climate means ever more rapid changes in the Earth’s climatic zones, researchers say, and a heightened extinction risk for species that inhabit them.
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