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World marks hottest June since 1880: US scientists

The combined average temperature over land and ocean surfaces was a "record high for the month at 61.20 Fahrenheit (16.22 Celsius)," said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Taken alone, the ocean's global surface temperature in June was the highest for any month on record, breaking the past record set in 1998, NOAA added. "Most of the world experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, with record warmth across part of southeastern Greenland, parts of northern South...

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Why Steyer's Millions Aren't Going To Save The Planet

Do as I say, not as I’ve done. That seems to be the theme of billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s attempt to reconcile his past as an investor with plans to raise $100 million to champion environmental causes in the political arena. The New York Times recently published a lengthy article about [...]

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Violence Stifles Libya's Oil Return

This week saw Libya’s government announce some long-awaited progress on the energy front with the reopening of vital oil facilities, some of which have been shuttered for months, though violence continues to put pressure on needed foreign partners operating there.

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The most promising technology for cleaning up ocean plastic is a giant wheel

There are at least one billion tons of plastic in the ocean. Creative solutions abound, but few strike marine conservation experts as practical or praise-worthy. Too often, says ecologist Andrew David Thaler, projects like floating plastic-filter machines amount to little more than "concept art." According to Thaler, a marine science PhD and ocean-science website editor, the first "truly feasible" contraption to reduce ocean...

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