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Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low

A type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10 per cent of its population last year, a group of scientists and ocean life advocates said. The North Atlantic right whale numbered only 366 in 2019, and its population fell to 336 in 2020.

UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short

The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers Monday that the social media giant stokes online hate and extremism, fails to protect children from harmful content and lacks any incentive to fix the problems, providing strong momentum for efforts by European governments working on stricter regulation of tech giants.