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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 […]

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North America heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without climate change, study finds

The heat wave scorching North America — Canada and the United States — at the end of June was “virtually impossible” without climate change, say scientists. In their study, the team of researchers says that the deadly heatwave was a one-in-a-1,000-year event. But this is become more common as the world heats up due to […]

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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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Climate change may double lightning strikes in the Arctic Circle, warming the north pole even further

Scientists from the University of California in Irvine suggests that as the climate warms, lightning strikes will increase more than double, driving more wildfires and warming above the Arctic Circle. In 2019, the first-ever known lightning strike within 300 miles of the North Pole was reported by the National Weather Service, which is a rare […]

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Chinese scientists are using blankets to cover-up glaciers to stop them from melting

Scientists in China are covering up remote glaciers under large sheets to stop them from melting due to global warming. These are  not normal or ordinary blankets, they are expensive and use an advanced geotextile which is also environment-friendly. The blanket acts as a shield between the glacier surface and the sun thereby prohibiting direct […]