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"By coming here, we want to say to everyone: We are still in. The United States is still in," Pelosi said during a press conference, going on to say that "Congress's commitment to take action on the climate crisis is ironclad." Her statement came as the UN secretary-general said the world's biggest emitters were falling behind, and representatives of nations vulnerable to climate change accused President Trump of "ecocide." The Trump administration last month officially began the process of pulling out of the Paris agreement.
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In a new report about how the world's coral reefs face "the combined threats of climate change, pollution, and overfishing" — endangering the future of marine biodiversity — a London-based nonprofit calls for greater global efforts to end the climate crisis and ensure the survival of these vital underwater ecosystems.
The world is using up more and more resources and global recycling is falling. That's the grim takeaway from a new report by the Circle Economy think tank, which found that the world used up more than 110 billion tons, or 100.6 billion metric tons, of natural resources, as Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
By George Citroner
- Recent research finds that official government figures may be underestimating drug deaths by half.
- Researchers estimate that 142,000 people died due to drug use in 2016.
- Drug use decreases life expectancy after age 15 by 1.4 years for men and by just under 1 year for women, on average.
Government records may be severely underreporting how many Americans die from drug use, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.