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by Kristy Leissle • Polity Press • £14.99 (paperback)

Into the blue

With the majority of the ocean still remaining undiscovered, a team of marine scientists is about to set forth on one of the most ambitious deep-sea research and education projects ever attempted
Harmful ozone levels found at the Earth’s surface, or troposphere, continue to be a cause for concern across the world

Twin Peaks trees under threat

The iconic Douglas fir tree, familiar to fans of the cult TV series Twin Peaks, is under threat from a spreading fungal disease spurred on by a warming climate

A grand Antarctic sanctuary

A global campaign is underway to turn a huge area of the seas around Antarctica into the world’s largest wildlife sanctuary
Cape Town is edging closer to ‘Day Zero’, the long-feared time when the city will run out of fresh water, and the taps are turned off
Coral bleaching is widespread around the globe and as it becomes an increasingly frequently occurrence, our ocean’s reefs are heading towards a point of no return
Iceland has become the first country in the world to make it illegal for men to earn more money than women for doing the same job
The ocean floor is being deformed under the weight of ever-increasing water from melting ice and redistribution of land water. This unexpected consequence of climate change also appears to be skewing global sea level data making it appear less severe

England’s first resident dolphins

A community of 28 bottlenose dolphins has made the southwest coast of England its year round home

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