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A killer whale jumps out of water in the sea near Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, July 1, 2019. Picture taken July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterLONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The world’s wildlife may be in more trouble than scientists have so far reported, new research published on Thursday suggests.While scientists have assessed the status of more than 147,000 plant and animals, there are thousands of species considered too “data deficient” for a full assessment. As a result, those species haven’t been included in the listing of threatened or endangered species, updated each year by…

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Much of Europe suffering record-breaking temperaturesScientists warn of unhealthy levels of ozone pollutionHigher ozone pollution linked to higher mortality ratesIncreased wildfires also pose major health risksLONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Air pollution is spiking across Britain, France, and southern Europe amid record-breaking temperatures and scorching wildfires.Scientists with the EU Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) warned on Tuesday of unhealthy levels of ozone pollution across southern and western Europe which could soon affect northwestern regions.The World Health Organization has set an eight-hour surface-level ozone exposure limit of 100 micrograms per cubic meter. Southeast England, northern France, and the Benelux region are…

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