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Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows
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Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows

None of the world’s major economies — including the entire G20 — have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists’ warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now. The watchdog Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analyzed the policies of 36…MORE

Ancient spider caring for her offspring is trapped in 99 million-year-old amber
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Ancient spider caring for her offspring is trapped in 99 million-year-old amber

Nothing gets between a fiercely protective mother spider and her children. Dripping tree resin trapped adult female spiders and baby spiderlings about 99 million years ago, forever showcasing the maternal care exhibited by these arthropods, according to new research. The Lagonomegopidae family of spiders is now extinct, but spiders have a long history and first…MORE

A 9-year-old girl was raped and murdered in India. Her death is part of a bigger problem facing Dalit women
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A 9-year-old girl was raped and murdered in India. Her death is part of a bigger problem facing Dalit women

CNN spoke to several activists from Dalit Women Fight (DWF), which campaigns for the rights of women from their community. While Riya Singh and Mohini Bala are public about their work, the names of the other activists have been changed for their protection. This story is part of CNN’s commitment to covering issues around identity,…MORE

Scientists want to resurrect the woolly mammoth. They just got $15 million to make it happen
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Scientists want to resurrect the woolly mammoth. They just got $15 million to make it happen

Bringing extinct creatures back to life is the lifeblood of science fiction. At its most tantalizing, think Jurassic Park and its stable of dinosaurs. Advances in genetics, however, are making resurrecting lost animals a tangible prospect. Scientists have already cloned endangered animals and can sequence DNA extracted from the bones and carcasses of long-dead, extinct…MORE

227 people were killed defending the environment last year, a new report shows. That’s a record.
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227 people were killed defending the environment last year, a new report shows. That’s a record.

Behind the veil of the Covid-19 pandemic, 227 people were killed last year protecting forests, water and other natural resources under increasing stress from climate change, making 2020 the deadliest year on record for environmental defenders according to a report published Monday. The environmental and human rights watchdog Global Witness gathered and analyzed 2020 data…MORE

Prince Charles’ charity faces fresh investigation after reported donations from Russian banker
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Prince Charles’ charity faces fresh investigation after reported donations from Russian banker

A Scottish regulator said it was investigating one of Prince Charles’ charities after a UK newspaper reported that a Russian banker had tried to donate a six-figure sum to the future king’s foundation. The Sunday Times reported that Prince Charles wrote a thank-you letter to Dmitry Leus and offered to meet him in person after…MORE

Orban gives Pope a loaded gift during visit to Hungary
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Orban gives Pope a loaded gift during visit to Hungary

Pope Francis urged Hungarians to be more “open” and “considered” during an open-air mass in Budapest after meeting the country’s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday. Orban, a self-styled defender of Christian values, has rolled back civil liberties, ranging from migrant and LGBTQ+ rights to media freedom, and worked to erode judicial and academic…MORE

Astronauts complete NASA spacewalk to prepare for International Space Station power boost
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Astronauts complete NASA spacewalk to prepare for International Space Station power boost

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are back inside the International Space Station after completing a successful spacewalk Sunday to prepare for more solar array upgrades. The spacewalk started around 8:15 a.m. ET and lasted six hours and 54 minutes, according to NASA tweets and footage. Live…MORE

Australian man with chronic pain sets world record by holding plank for over 9 hours
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Australian man with chronic pain sets world record by holding plank for over 9 hours

Nine hours, 30 minutes and 1 second. That’s how long Daniel Scali held an abdominal plank position, shattering the men’s world record. When the 28-year-old Australian man broke the record last month, the tough feat was made even more difficult by complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, which causes almost constant pain in his left…MORE

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