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Posakei Pongap, a Manus islander, in front of a field ruined by salinization. Photo courtesy Conversations with the Earth/Nicolas Villaume.

RIP Gary Braasch, visual chronicler of climate change, who died while snorkling at the Great Barrier Reef on March 7, 2016.

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China’s Off-The-Charts Air Pollution Is Making Its Way To The U.S.--On the West Coast of the U.S., pollution blown in from China can account for 12 to 24 percent of sulfate concentrations on any given day, a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. That pollution caused Los Angeles to experience an extra day of smog levels that were above the federal health standards for ozone in 2006.

Photo of the Week: A clever bit of wordplay from Greenpeace International - they are campaigning for an end to deforestation in the Amazon by 2015 and globally by 2020. Help them and sign the pledge! Click on the photo to find out how!

Global emissions are still rising rapidly. That’s why, in a new paper for Nature Climate Change, four researchers take a different approach. Instead of starting with one large, overarching carbon limit dreamed up at U.N. conferences, they argue that countries and cities and companies should take 21 different energy measures that they’re already doing and scale them up. Large corporations are already pledging to clean up their supply chains. Nations are already setting fuel-efficiency…

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Ocean Acidification Threatens Food Security, Report Finds - Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines, Iran, and China are among the top 50 nations whose food security may be threatened by the effects that the rise of manmade carbon-dioxide (CO2) gas emissions are already starting to have on fish and shellfish, according to a new report by Oceana, an international ocean conservation organization.

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