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Air pollution takes 2 years off average global life expectancy

Air pollution takes 2 years off average global life expectancy

Smoke hangs over the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Powerful, dry winds are sweeping across Northern California for a third day, driving up the risk of wildfires in a region thats been battered by heat waves, freak lightning storms and dangerously poor air quality from blazes. …

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The Collapse of an Atlantic Ocean Current Would Ripple Across The World, Says Study

The Collapse of an Atlantic Ocean Current Would Ripple Across The World, Says Study

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic. Our research, published today (June 6) in Nature Climate Changelooks at the profound consequences to global climate if this Atlantic conveyor collapses entirely. We found the collapse of this system – called …

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