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  1. Sea level is rising fast – and it seems to be speeding up

    Since 1993, satellites have been used as well as tidal gauges to monitor sea level. A new calibration of this satellite record now shows that the rise in sea level is gathering pace.

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  2. UN warns the world could face a catastrophic global water crisis by 2030

    A new UN report warns that unless urgent action is taken to dramatically improve the management of our water, the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water supply by 2030.

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  3. 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history

    2014 was the warmest year in recorded history according to NASA and the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 0.8 degrees Celsius — the majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. And human activities are at fault.

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  4. Danger zone: Earth crosses four planetary boundaries

    New research finds biodiversity loss, fertilizer use, climate change and land use have all entered danger zones where rapid environmental decline becomes possible.

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