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UN climate talks unravelling, face failure

A UN climate summit in Madrid risked collapsing Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over on how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages.

CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move

It is now almost 10 years since ESA's CryoSat was launched. Throughout its decade in orbit, this novel satellite, which carries a radar altimeter to measure changes in the height of the world's ice, has returned a wealth ...

Image: Baltic blooms

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea.

Illinois study proposes circular phosphorus economy for Midwest

The U.S. Midwest produces at least a third of the world's corn and soybean supply each year. Feeding the world requires a lot of fertilizer, mostly in the form of nitrogen and phosphorus. While nitrogen can literally be pulled ...

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