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In 1989, amidst mounting scientific evidence, dozens of nations joined forces to sign a treaty aimed at halting the expansion of a massive hole in Earth's ozone layer. Nearly 30 years later, the Montreal Protocol has done just that. But it has also done something its architects never intended. It has become one of America's most effective tools in the fight against climate change.

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When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.

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The list of countries that have mounted successful missions to Mars is not exactly long: the US and Russia, as you'd expect, and more recently India. But now the United Arab Emirates has an ambitious plan to enter the race as soon as 2020.