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Today's Oceans Are Different Than They Were Twenty Years Ago

While we can’t say that climate change causes El Nino, the evidence is mounting that the warming of our planet could be intensifying the natural phenomenon, which in turn can lead to some extreme weather events. New research published today in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> found that half of the …

Climate Change

Crude Stopped Falling at $40 a Barrel for Chinese Consumers

For consumers in China, the benefit of oil’s crash stops at $40 a barrel.<p>That’s because the retail price of fuels such as gasoline won’t be cut in …

Oil

Spread of internet has not conquered 'digital divide' between rich and poor – report

The rapid spread of the internet and mobile phones around the globe has failed to deliver the expected boost to jobs and growth, the World Bank has revealed in a report that highlights a growing digital divide between rich and poor.<p>The Bank said no other technology has reached more people in so …

World Bank

Overfishing causing global catches to fall three times faster than estimated

Global fish catches are falling three times faster than official UN figures suggest, according to a landmark new study, with overfishing to blame.<p>Seafood is the critical source of protein for more than 2.5 billion people, but over-exploitation is cutting the catch by more than 1m tonnes a year.<p>The …

Biodiversity

INFOGRAPHIC: Visualizing the flow of oil around the world

Every day, 93 million barrels of oil are consumed by the world economy.<p>While a handful of countries are fortunate enough to have sufficient domestic …