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Air pollution kills more people each year than HIV and malaria and ten times as many people as traffic. (Photo credit: Isengardt, flickr) 0

Air pollution kills millions each year

Each year 3.3 million people die prematurely from the effects of air pollution worldwide – a figure that could double by 2050 if emissions continue to rise at the current rate. Elke Bunge reports...

Rising sea levels jeopardise the historic Nyhavn district in Copenhagen. (Photo credit: Jacob Surland, flickr) 0

Denmark prepares for the floods

Global warming and rising sea levels are expected to hit Denmark hard. The small country has 7,000 kilometres of coastline and most of its major cities – including the capital Copenhagen – are located...

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Earth’s 2015 resources already used up

Humanity has used up nature’s budget for 2015 with 20 weeks still left in the year, according to data from Global Footprint Network. Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity’s demand on nature exceeds...

Scientists warn that extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts are on the rise. (Photo credit: Asian Development Bank, flickr) 0

Extreme weather on the rise

Extreme weather events such as heat waves and droughts but also longer cold periods will occur more frequently in the future, scientists warned at a conference in Paris. They want world leaders at the...

Less and less Americans are accepting of genetically modified foods. (Photo credit: Anthony Albright, flickr) 0

Americans fear their Frankenfood

Genetically modified food is becoming more controversial in the US. The Obama administration now wants to revamp the regulations for labeling genetically modified food. More transparency in the food systems is needed, as John...