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From global pandemic to greener world? Experts see opportunity

Geopolitical turmoil threatens chance to solve climate and other crises

Each year, billions of pounds of trash and other pollutants enter the ocean, creating scenes like this one in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. (Photo by Robert Bociaga)

SINGAPORE -- Carbon emissions reduced by the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown are at risk of increasing again as countries slowly rumble back to life. But rather than just accept that, some scientists suggest the world has an opportunity.

We could rethink policies to better address problems like climate change, threats to biodiversity and future new viruses.

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