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Air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought, WHO warns

Air pollution is even more dangerous than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. An estimated seven million people die prematurely each year from diseases linked to air pollution, the WHO says. Low- and middle-income countries suffer the most, because of their reliance on fossil fuels for economic development. The WHO puts air […]

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Northern Hemisphere wildfires release record amount of carbon emissions

The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service published Tuesday. Intense blazes, including fires in hotspots in the Mediterranean, North America and Siberia, let off more than 2.7 billion metric tons […]

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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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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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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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Green financing to generate 395 million jobs, become $10 trillion market by 2030

Sustainable or green financing refers to investments made in sustainable development projects catering to a healthier and safer environment. Projects and initiatives such as renewable energy, biodiversity sustainability and conservation, pollution control and prevention and many more fall under this segment. Government funding towards green financing has seen a drastic fall since the pandemic struck […]

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Methane absorbing rocks on ocean beds key to reducing climate change effects, study finds

Global warming has led to warming of the oceans which in turn has threatened the existence of many marine animals. However, a new study has presented a glimmer of hope after it found that microbes found in the ocean floor can absorb methane — a greenhouse gas largely responsible for warming up the Earth. According […]

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Global warming may have passed its irreversible tipping point, scientists warn

Global warming may have already passed its irreversible tipping point, scientists leading the biggest-ever expedition to the Arctic have warned. Presenting the first findings of the world’s largest mission to the North Pole, an expedition involving 300 scientists from 20 countries, Markus Rex said on Tuesday that the researchers had found that Arctic ice is […]