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The truth is, in an information age, where attention spans last seconds, its very easy to forget or be distracted from probably the biggest story of them all - the future of humanity, the future of the planet and how the two fates are interconnected. Each global threat topic area has live RSS feeds and Twitter streams. Below, we have selected three authoritative sites to provide mainstream news updates.

ScienceDaily Earth & climate news

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 6 million monthly visitors worldwide, ScienceDaily generates nearly 20 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience.

Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, new study finds (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
Periodically flooded soils may actually lose organic matter at accelerated rate, a new report suggests.
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Earth-air heat exchanger best way to protect farm animals in livestock buildings against the effects of climate change (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
Without countermeasures, climate change will negatively impact animals in pig and poultry production. Beside the health and wellbeing of the animals, heat stress also affects performance and, as a result, profitability. As the animals are predominantly kept in confined livestock buildings equipped with mechanical ventilation systems, researchers examined the inlet air temperature of several air cooling systems. The best solution, they found, is the use of the earth for heat storage via an earth-air heat exchanger (EAHE). An EAHE cools in the summer, and warms up the inlet air during wintertime.
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Scientists develop artificial photosynthesis device for greener ethylene production (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
A newly developed device could reduce the carbon footprint of ethylene production, report scientists.
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European environment agency news

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Their task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.

EU still on track to meet targets on renewables and energy efficiency but progress slowing down (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
The European Union (EU) and most of its Member States are on track to reach their 2020 targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency. However, recent increases in energy consumption are slowing down progress, according to a new analysis by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA analysis calls for Member States to keep energy consumption in check, particularly in times of economic growth, and to accelerate the decarbonisation of the EU energy system.
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Restoring floodplains and wetlands offer value-for-money solution to river flooding (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention not only generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, especially in the long term, but also lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods. This is the conclusion of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today, which assesses the green options available in building climate resilience in wake of the increased risk posed by river flooding.
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European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips (Thu, 16 Nov 2017)
A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets that provide updated air quality information for EEA member countries.
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BBC science and environment news

The British Broadcasting Corporation website covering science and environmental news from around the world.

Flies more germ-laden than suspected (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
Flies' disease-carrying potential may be greater than previously thought, say US researchers.
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Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
A population of finches on the Galapagos is discovered in the process of becoming a new species.
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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.
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