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Most plants thicken their leaves in response to higher carbon levels in the atmosphere – a new climate change model reveals this could have a big impact on global warming
Not just the preserve of flatulent cows, methane is causing problems on a much wider scale discovers Marco Magrini
As the United States’ Supreme Court delays a landmark climate change legal case, young people in the US and across the world are demanding that their voices be heard and their futures protected 
Marco Magrini finds that a warming world also means a more unhealthy one, not just for the planet itself, but for those of us living on it
The ongoing recovery of the planet’s ozone layer is being significantly affected by volcanic eruptions

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One of the problems in getting accurate climate science out there, says Marco Magrini, is that there are far too many people unwilling to hear
Sharing the ideas of climate justice with a little humour and a lot of women

Heat cheats

Well-meaning promises and actions don't always have the best outcomes. Marco Magrini finds that paradoxes abound despite the best intentions
As climate conditions at the 100th meridian, the traditional United States boundary between the humid east and the dry west, are shown to be on the move, could it mean a reshaping of America’s farmlands?

Shipping: all at sea

International shipping may be attempting to reduce its carbon footprint, but as Marco Magrini finds, it’ll take a lot more than good intentions

Angels in hell

As the planet warms and tensions rise, Marco Magrini finds that the term ‘climate change’ can be interpreted in several different ways
Why is Europe so cold right now? Marco Magrini suggests looking north, to an exceptionally warm Arctic, for some answers
Harmful ozone levels found at the Earth’s surface, or troposphere, continue to be a cause for concern across the world
Those concerned with external asylum applications to the EU might want to focus on reducing the impacts of climate change
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
Progress on halting warming has not been great throughout 2017. For Marco Magrini, 2018 cannot be more of the same

No waste for Wales

Wales is the second best recycler in the world
A series of worrying reports by the Global Carbon Project has revealed that after three years of flat growth, global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise

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