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global leaders at Paris Agreement

UNFINISHED BUSINESS  Plans to curb climate change announced in advance of the December 2015 Paris Agreement aren’t nearly ambitious enough to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, new research shows.

balloons

HEFTY HELIUM  A reservoir of more than a trillion liters of helium gas are stashed away beneath Tanzania, enough to fulfill global helium demand for everything from party balloons to MRI machines for years.

coral in American Samoa

WHITE FRIGHT  Warming ocean temperatures threaten reefs around the globe, like this one in American Samoa; the prolonged heat can lead to coral bleaching. 

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