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The last 7 years have been the warmest on record as planet approaches critical threshold

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The last seven years have been the seven warmest on record for the planet, new data shows, as Earth's temperature continues its precarious climb due to heat-trapping fossil fuel emissions. A new analysis by the Eur...

Colossal winged reptile is the largest known flying animal ever to live on the planet

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Wonder Theory newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Tell us what you'd like to see more of in the newsletter at sciencenewsletter@cnn.com. Astronauts...

‘Indigenous people have the knowledge’: Conservation biologist Erika Cuéllar on restoring the planet

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Call to Earth is a CNN initiative in partnership with Rolex. Erika Cuéllar is a biologist and conservationist, and a Rolex Award Laureate. An arid region of open forests and grasslands spanning three countries and m...

Renewables are being installed at top speed — but still far too slow to fix the planet, energy watchdog says

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(CNN Business)Growth in renewable energy is set to hit an all-time record this year, but is still falling "well short" of what is necessary to slash planet-warming emissions, according to the International Energy Ag...

NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter makes history with first powered, controlled flight on another planet

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The whole flight in the Jezero Crater flight zone was expected to last around 40 seconds, with Ingenuity lifting off and climbing at a rate of 3 feet per second, rotating, taking images with a 13-megapixel camera and...

Vegetarian? More like planetarian — how tiny tweaks to your dinner can help save the planet

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Eating less meat and dairy is one of the ways we can have a positive impact on the future of the planet, as multiple studies on climate change have demonstrated. But as anyone who is holding on to an unused gym mem...

Greg Gutfeld: Media the most egocentric fools on the planet

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In fact, some reporters won’t even return to the building and others are in therapy.  One long-time reporter, meaning he’s old, had to retire soon after the attack, and others can’t sleep. Maybe they saw their rating...

The RealReal CEO: Fashion is polluting our planet. We need regulation to make it stop

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Julie Wainwright is CEO of TheRealReal. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. .leftside-floating-image { width:100%; display:block; margin:0 auto 1.5rem; } @me...

NASA discovers first possible planet outside our galaxy

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Scientists may have detected signs of a planet transiting a star outs...

What is the healthiest fish to eat? The best choices for you and the planet

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We're all trying to make healthier choices, but when it comes to fish, is one type truly better than another? Nutritionally, there's no wrong choice when it comes to seafood as a food group. "As an animal source, it...

Scientists are potty-training cows in a bid to help save the planet

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If you can potty-train a child, you can potty-train a cow. At least, that was the theory a group of researchers in Germany decided to test, in a bid to find a solution to the environmental damage caused by livestock...

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink satellites. Their goal is to blanket the planet in high-speed broadband

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched Sunday morning, sending 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. Falcon 9 took off from the 39 launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at around 6 a.m., SpaceX...

David Attenborough offers his ‘witness statement,’ and a warning, in ‘A Life on Our Planet’

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At 93, Sir David Attenborough has spent a lifetime studying the natural world, and been knighted for his efforts. So when he asks that people heed his "witness statement" about the peril humans collectively face, as...

Hurricanes are maintaining their strength farther inland as the planet warms, study finds

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Over the years, scientists have found lots of evidence that hurricanes are becoming more dangerous as the planet heats up. They are rapidly intensifying more often, dumping higher rainfall totals and even moving sl...

You can see every planet in our solar system this week

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It might be time to break out that telescope. This week, there will be some not so familiar sights in the sky: all seven of the planets that make up our solar system will be visible at various points throughout the ...

Observations of our closest neighboring star dampen hopes of a potentially habitable planet

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One of the planets that orbits around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, had been thought to exist within what astronomers call the habitable zone. While Proxima b is 20 times closer to its star than Ear...

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