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Climate change and conflict are fueling poverty and food prices, UN chief says

Climate change and conflict are fueling poverty and food prices, UN chief says ROME (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a driver of poverty, income inequality and food pr...

Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren’t ready for climate change

Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren’t ready for climate change (CNN)Cars stranded in streets turned to rivers. Bus passengers rescued by raft. Train stations submerged, sparking travel chaos. The now-familiar scenes of a city inundated b...

Q&A: What role does climate change play in recent extreme weather events?

Q&A: What role does climate change play in recent extreme weather events? From blistering heatwaves to unprecedented flooding – it’s already proving to be a summer of extremes We are experiencing a summer of weather extremes encapsulating heatwaves, wi...

Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change’s toll on US infrastructure

Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change’s toll on US infrastructure Washington (CNN)America’s infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather events in recent weeks spurred by climate change, raising concerns among officials ...

Surfside’s Collapse Highlights The Dangers Of ‘Solutions-Aversion,’ Like Ignoring Climate Change

Surfside’s Collapse Highlights The Dangers Of ‘Solutions-Aversion,’ Like Ignoring Climate Change We are conditioned to think about a 30-year mortgage as a great deal, and when experts suggest we budget for maintenance costs, we tend to think about things...

Mass. Senate urged to act now on climate change

Mass. Senate urged to act now on climate change BOSTON – Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides on Monday pressed state senators to begin investing immediately in infrastructure and ecological restoration that will prepare Massachuse...

Buildings are a bigger contributor to climate change than cars ? these start-ups are trying to help

Buildings are a bigger contributor to climate change than cars — these start-ups are trying to help This June was the hottest in American history. The 116-degree heat melted power cables in Portland, Oregon, and smashed previous temperature records. Seattle ...

As Jeff Bezos stresses climate change, Amazon promotes books saying it’s fake

As Jeff Bezos stresses climate change, Amazon promotes books saying it’s fake Soon after Jeff Bezos returned from the edge of space, the billionaire-turned-astronaut delivered a warning to everyone he’d briefly left behind on Earth. “We live on this beau...

As wildfires worsen, firefighters are on the front lines of climate change

As wildfires worsen, firefighters are on the front lines of climate change (CNN)Firefighters in the West have witnessed loss beyond measure and are yet again gearing up for another devastating fire season, especially in California. Jesse Alexander, the chief f...

Climate change and toxic pollution: Which countries are most at risk?

Climate change and toxic pollution: Which countries are most at risk? In a new study, researchers have demonstrated a “strong correlation” between toxic pollution, which directly damages human health, and nontoxic pollution, which contributes to global hea...

Action on climate change can provide a shot in the arm for the global economy, economist says

Action on climate change can provide a shot in the arm for the global economy, economist says Ramping up investment in policies and technologies to tackle climate change could play a significant role in the global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pand...

Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts

Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts July 26 (Reuters) – As scientists gather online to finalize a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need ...

5 Ways You Can Help Kenya and These East African Countries Facing Starvation

5 Ways You Can Help Kenya and These East African Countries Facing Starvation Millions of people in East Africa are on the brink of famine, but you can help change that. Food insecurity is undoubtedly increasing around the world as most global resources have be...

Funding hurdles emerge as climate change unfolds in Africa

Funding hurdles emerge as climate change unfolds in Africa Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sunbaked mass of land littered with dry tree stumps stretch as far as the eyes can see, showing despondence. It is apparent that there is no sign of life on the land whose sur...

Brazil drought crisis linked to global climate change, minister says

Brazil drought crisis linked to global climate change, minister says BRASILIA, July 8 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on Thursday the country’s current drought crisis is part of extreme dryness in many pa...

Climate change is top emerging risk for banks in Asia-Pacific: survey

Climate change is top emerging risk for banks in Asia-Pacific: survey FOR the first time, climate change has topped the list of both long and short-term risks for banks in the Asia-Pacific, an annual survey by EY and the Institute of International Finance show...

99 of the World’s 100 Most Environmentally At Risk Cities Are in Asia

99 of the World’s 100 Most Environmentally At Risk Cities Are in Asia It’s clear that cities everywhere are uniquely threatened by the environment. Not just climate change, but other issues, such as air quality, water pollution and resource restrictions ar...

Africa in the news: COVID-19 spreads, Jacob Zuma sentenced, and climate change mitigation efforts enhanced

Africa in the news: COVID-19 spreads, Jacob Zuma sentenced, and climate change mitigation efforts enhanced COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE WHILE COUNTRIES DOUBLE DOWN ON EXPANDING VACCINE CAPACITY Reported COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Africa, increasing...

15 million in Asia’s cities can be affected by sea-level rise by 2030: Greenpeace

15 million in Asia’s cities can be affected by sea-level rise by 2030: Greenpeace $724 billion in Gross Domestic Product could be impacted due to extreme sea-level rise and coastal flooding by 2030 As many as 15 million people and 1,829 square kilometres lan...

Could This Revolutionary Idea Pay Our Climate Change Debt And Supercharge CO2 Reductions?

Could This Revolutionary Idea Pay Our Climate Change Debt And Supercharge CO2 Reductions? What if we could accelerate decarbonization and the removal of carbon dioxide from the air, achieving global climate targets, all without saddling future generations with...

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