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[Explainer] What are coastal commons?

Sandy shores, sand dunes, mangroves, mudflats, cliffs, seagrass meadows, salt marshes – these scenic features often make news as they face frequent threats. Marine litter, extreme weather and building activities…

[Explainer] Why is it getting hotter?

“The earth has a fever,” scientists say rather poetically. This means that it is beginning to cross the thresholds of 1.5 and 2 degree Celsius (°C) temperature rise compared to…
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