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ENVIRONMENT: ‘Giant dam enclosing North Sea’

ENVIRONMENT: ‘Giant dam enclosing North Sea’

Giant dams enclosing North Sea could protect millions from rising waters Dams between Scotland, Norway, France and England ‘a possible solution’ to problem The giant Maeslant surge barrier that guards the entrance to Rotterdam port in the Netherlands. Photograph: Kina Rob Doolaard/AFP/Getty Images read more: the GUARDIAN 12.2.2020 more information on DOGGERLAND “Doggerland was an area of land, now submerged beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Britain to mainland Europe. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6500–6200…

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ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required could become a major issue in its own right AMUR RIVER, THE CHINA/RUSSIA BORDER This cold, remote region is where around 100 Chinese electric-car manufacturers test prototypes, such as the Chinese/Slovenian joint venture APG Elaphe, pictured. Global annual sales of electric vehicles exceeded one million for the first time in 2017, with more than half of these in China Matjaž…

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CLIMATE: “The Leaders of These Winning Countries Are Fighting to Stop Climate Change. Here’s What the Rest of the World Can Learn”

CLIMATE: “The Leaders of These Winning Countries Are Fighting to Stop Climate Change. Here’s What the Rest of the World Can Learn”

Rising seas threaten to submerge Tuvalu, one of many island nations struggling with climate change. Christopher Gregory for TIME The story of how a few tiny Pacific nations joined hands to shape the Paris Agreement begins in September 2015, in a bland conference room at the Grand Pacific Hotel in the Fijian capital of Suva. During a three-day meeting in advance of the Paris climate talks, government officials and civil-society leaders from 15 Pacific nations drew up a list of…

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