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Could optical fibre sensors save lives?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

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Iceland: rapid glacier melting drastically alters landscape

The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.

The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.

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China and US ratify Paris climate change deal

The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the US, have both ratified the Paris climate change agreement.

The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the US, have both ratified the Paris climate change agreement.

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US and China ratify Paris climate change deal

The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the US, have both ratified the Paris climate change agreement.

The world’s two biggest polluters, China and the US, have both ratified the Paris climate change agreement.

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President Obama on climate change tour

Months before he leaves office, President Barack Obama has embarked on a whistle stop climate change tour of the US's western states before a meeting of the G20 summit in China.

Months before he leaves office, President Barack Obama has embarked on a whistle stop climate change tour of the US's western states before a meeting of the G20 summit in China.

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[Video] What happens when coral gets hot?

Scientists at the Queensland University of Technology say they’ve captured the coral bleaching process for the very first time. In video posted on

Scientists at the Queensland University of Technology say they’ve captured the coral bleaching process for the very first time. In video posted on

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Polar research warms up

In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.

In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.

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Takeaway: polar research warms up

Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists

Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists

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Cloning giant sequoias to battle climate change

California's Sierra Nevada Mountains host the biggest and oldest sequoia on earth, some close to 100m tall and up to 3000 years old.

California's Sierra Nevada Mountains host the biggest and oldest sequoia on earth, some close to 100m tall and up to 3000 years old.

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Who is the worst in the EU for 'exporting' deadly coal pollution?

Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…

Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…

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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Paris Agreement win Asturias Award

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement have won the International Cooperation division of the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement have won the International Cooperation division of the 2016 Princess of Asturias Awards.

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Europe's Copernicus emergency system activated to manage floods

The European Commission’s emergency management system Copernicus has been activated to deal with the floods in France, Belgium and Germany.

The European Commission’s emergency management system Copernicus has been activated to deal with the floods in France, Belgium and Germany.

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France sees worst flooding since records began

Scenes in parts of France look like something out of a Jules Verne novel, with severe weather warnings issued in some of the worst affected areas.

Scenes in parts of France look like something out of a Jules Verne novel, with severe weather warnings issued in some of the worst affected areas.

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Great Barrier Reef bleaching kills '35% of coral' in northern and central section

More than one third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying, though the southern sections have been largely…

More than one third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying, though the southern sections have been largely…

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Bonn climate conference begins on implementing 2015 Paris Agreement

Governments began work on Monday on seeking ways to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. It’s the first time experts have meet

Governments began work on Monday on seeking ways to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. It’s the first time experts have meet

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EU emissions rise revealed just months after COP21 climate deal

Carbon emissions increased in the EU last year, new data published just months after the COP21 climate deal has revealed. Green campaigners say it is

Carbon emissions increased in the EU last year, new data published just months after the COP21 climate deal has revealed. Green campaigners say it is

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Improving our understanding of our seas

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

We understand some parts of our own oceans less than we know outer space, but as they are so critical to our survival we need to know more, fast.

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Takeaway: how to take sea water samples

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

This simple tool allows scientists to take sea water samples The plastic tubes can withstand enormous pressure The lids are remotely controlled

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Paris climate accord is signed by record 175 countries

As Earth Day was being observed around the planet on Friday, a record number of 175 countries signed the historic Paris accord to slow global

As Earth Day was being observed around the planet on Friday, a record number of 175 countries signed the historic Paris accord to slow global

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UN: delegates set to sign historic climate change deal

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

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WATCH: Argentina ice arch collapse caught on video

Chunks of Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier collapsed on Thursday (March 10) as large chunks of ice plunged into Lake Argentina. The Patagonian

Chunks of Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier collapsed on Thursday (March 10) as large chunks of ice plunged into Lake Argentina. The Patagonian