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Urbanization

Hot urban temperatures and tree transpiration

Credit: Photo by Josephine Baran on Unsplash Shade from urban trees has long been understood to offer respite from the urban heat island effect, a phenomenon that can result in city centers that are 1-3 degrees Centigrade warmer

A world drowning in plastic pollution

Plastic waste flowing into the seas each year could more than double by 2040, according to research Scientists track the fate of global plastic pollution, including open burning Integrated action can cut pollution - the single most…