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Updated: 3rd February 2020 03:01This New World

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Fish farms are linked to pollution, antibiotic overuse and emissions. An indoor salmon farm in Miami claims it can solve these problems.
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Solving the pollution problem requires much more than just banning single-use plastics.
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Kenya has harsh penalties for those caught manufacturing, selling, importing or using single-use plastics, yet the country still struggles to reduce its waste.
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“Extreme wealth is a sign of a failing economic system,” says a new Oxfam report on global inequality.

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Huge amounts of plastic and food waste end up in landfill or incinerated. Some airlines are trying to tackle the problem, but it's complicated.
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“We are experiencing the impacts of global warming unfolding literally in real time," one climate expert said.
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Solar Foods has developed a sustainable food that's totally disconnected from agriculture. Now they need to scale it up.
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And the community that has gone from hunting and eating them, to rescuing them.
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From extreme heat to Greta Thunberg and the youth climate protests — a look at some of the important climate and environmental news stories set to define the new year.
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This decade was likely the hottest on record. As it comes to a close and another begins, one glaring question is: Can the world make up for this lost time?
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Wildfires burned around the world this year from Australia, the Amazon and California. These forest blazes are part of nature but climate change is making them more frequent and more intense.
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“I have a tenuous relationship with hope these days, but I am certainly bolstered by the fact that we already have all the solutions we need."
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From new climate science to wildfires, plastic waste and biodiversity, here's a snapshot of our world right now.
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In America's gambling capital desperate people are seeking refuge in the network of tunnels running under the city.
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“Goldman has established the first no-go zone for a major U.S. bank in the oil and gas sector," one environmental nonprofit said.
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While the rich can drill wells and keep swimming pools filled, poorer residents line up for water and struggle to survive.
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A new investigation provides the most “robust” evidence yet connecting fossil fuel companies to climate-related human rights violations, legal experts say.
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It's littering the bottom of the ocean and poisoning animals, plastic waste was truly everywhere in 2019.
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It's called "ecocide" and even the pope is talking about it.
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This group of doctors travels by sea, bringing medicine to isolated villages along the Kenyan coast.