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The planet is on a catastrophic path amid increased global emissions, UN report

Planet Earth is racing towards 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels according to a report on global emissions targets by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Scientists have said that the planet needs to slash 45% of its emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. But under current emissions commitments from countries […]

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Oil companies sue governments $18 billion as climate change action threatens profits

Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world for more than $18 billion after action against climate change has threatened their profits, according to research conducted by campaign group Global Justice Now. Five energy companies are using a legal process that allows commercial entities to sue governments under international laws governing trade agreements and […]

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Kim Jong-un calls for urgent action to combat ‘danger’ of climate change

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has highlighted the danger of climate change as the country faces a severe food shortage. Typhoons last year badly impacted vital crops, while weeks of drought followed by heavy monsoon rains have damaged them this year as well. He said measures to overcome “abnormal climate” were needed, and also […]

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Weather disasters increase five folds in past 50 years; killed over 2 million people, cost $3.6 trillion: UN

The number of weather disasters driven by climate change has increased fivefold during the past 50 years, killing more than two million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a UN agency says. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said its “Atlas”, released on Wednesday, is the most comprehensive review of mortality and economic losses […]

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One in three tree species face extension in the wild, report concludes

At least thirty percent – one in three – world’s tree species face extinction in the wild, according to a new assessment. They range from well-known oaks and magnolias to tropical timber trees. Experts say 17,500 tree species are at risk. Conservation groups are calling for urgent protection efforts amid threats such as deforestation, logging and climate […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban pledges to help the world tackle climate change

The Taliban has pledged to help the world tackle climate change as hundreds of environmental activists fear of persecution under Taliban’s rule. Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a member of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission, told the Newsweek during an interview that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wants to work with the global community. “We hope not only […]

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Greenland receives rain for the first time instead of snow

Greenland situated near the north pole received precipitation at the summit not in the form of snow but as rain — for the first time in recorded history. This shows that rising temperatures have drastically changed the weather patterns in the otherwise cold region. According to a press release by the National Snow and Ice […]

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‘Code Red For Humanity’: UN report sounds alarm over irreversible climate impact

The United Nations scientific panel on Monday released the world’s largest, in-depth report into climate change, setting out a stark reality of the state of our Earth. The report was compiled by 234 experts from 66 countries and is the most comprehensive to be released by the UN panel since 2013. The alarming report called […]

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More than 70 wildfires swamp Turkey; 4 dead, thousands evacuate

The death toll from wildfires on Turkey’s southern coast has risen to four as firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels. More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland […]

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Just 25 mega cities emit 52% of the world’s greenhouse gas, and 23 of them are in China

Over half of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions take place from just 25 mega cities, 23 of which are located in China, a study has found. The cities that emit the most greenhouse gases include Handan, Suzhou, Dalian, Beijing and Tianjin in China, but also Tokyo, Japan, and Moscow, Russia. China’s President Xi Jinping […]

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Climate scientists cover Italy’s Presena glacier with strips of cloth to save it from melting

To save Italy’s Presena glacier from further shrinking, climate experts are covering it with long strips of cloth which will reflect the sun’s rays and prevent the snow beneath from melting. They say about 70% of the snow can be saved over the summer with the protective covering which works in the same way as […]

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‘Billion sea creatures killed’: Canada heat wave cooked mussels, clams and other animals alive on beaches

The heat wave ravaging British Columbia last week is being blamed for mass death of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada. Christopher Harley, a professor in the zoology department at The University of British Columbia, found countless dead mussels popped open and rotting in their shells on […]