The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

This remorseless indictment of humanity and its effect on life on Earth is utterly engrossing The human animal knows that it is born to age and die. Together with language, this knowledge is what separates us from all other species….

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Nasa to map coral reefs from the air to show impact of climate change

Scientists hope large-scale maps will offer new insight into effects of warming and pollution as previous studies have almost always been done up close in the water Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the…

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How big oil spent $10m to defeat California climate change legislation

The oil industry targeted business-friendly Democrats in the legislature to kill parts of a bill mandating a 50% reduction in gasoline use in the state by 2030 The oil industry spent more than $10m lobbying state lawmakers in a massive…

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