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Arctic saw second warmest year on record

A NOAA-sponsored report shows that the warming trend transforming the Arctic persisted in 2017, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects. Now in its 12th year, the Arctic Report Card, released today at the annual American Geophysical Union…

International Resource Panel

International Resource Panel Report

• International Resource Panel Report says material resource use expected to reach nearly 90 billion tonnes in 2017, and may more than double from 2015 to 2050 • Without greater resource efficiency, Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed • Resource efficiency policies and initiatives can cut resource use 26 per cent, and reduce greenhouse gas…