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First fires, then floods

By Damien Cave WEE WAA — Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near the cotton capital of Australia looked like a dusty, brown desert as drought-fuelled wildfires burned to the north and south. Last week,…
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The future is on the line

By Somini Sengupta As presidents and prime ministers arrived in Glasgow, Scotland, for a pivotal climate summit, the outcome will determine, to a large extent, how the world’s 7 billion people will survive on a hotter planet and whether…
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The journey back

By Malaka Rodrigo  MANNAR — Born in the frozen Arctic tundra, a population of Heuglin’s gull (Larus fuscus heuglini) heads to tropical Sri Lanka every year during the harsh Northern Hemisphere winter. On the Indian Ocean island, they…
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