International Car-Free Day: History, signficance and all you need to know

Seen as a great opportunity to reduce air pollution, International Car-Free Day promotes walking and cycling along with a safer environment as its benefits

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Tropical storm Peter forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Peter has formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean. This is the 16th named storm of the 2021 season. It is about 470 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and is…

via The New York Times
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Since 1950s, coral cover reduced by half in world, finds report  

Since 1950s, the world’s coral reef cover has reduced by half. From Great Barrier Reef to Saya de Malha Bank, the reef population has been ravaged by global heating, overfishing, etc. The study…

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Hurricane Ida: Missing Louisiana man may have been eaten by alligator

An alligator "weighing a startling 504 pounds" was caught on Monday in a trap set by two Louisiana Department of Wildlife licensed nuisance hunters

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Canada arrests over 850 anti-logging protesters since April 2021

Over 850 anti-logging protesters have been arrested in Canada since April 2021. Several trees have been logged. The protesters look to preserve the remaining ones. These trees, which are hundreds…

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IUCN’s Red List puts focus back on world's endangered species

With an update of the wildlife Red List, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has warned several species in the world are in acute danger due to numerous reasons. The list…

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Overlapping disasters expose harsh climate reality: the US is not ready

Disasters cascading across the country this summer have exposed a harsh reality: The United States is not ready for the extreme weather that is now becoming frequent as a result of a warming…

via The New York Times
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Climate change: US extreme weather conditions associated to Arctic warming

The Arctic region has experienced the largest impact of climate change on Earth over the last three decades

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UN report: Despite a decline in deaths from weather-related events, the economic cost rises

Over the last 50 years, climate change, weather, and water extremes have caused the death of 115 people and the loss of $202 million each day

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Heatwave causes unprecedented glacial ice melt in Canadian Rocky Mountains

 

According to Sanford, 300 glaciers disappeared from the Rocky Mountains between 1920 and 2005

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New research estimates that 30% of the world's tree species face extinction

It is estimated that there are 17,500 species of threatened trees, far more than threatened mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles combined

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Four dead, multiple injured in sweltering aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, had weakened to a tropical depression by as it churned over Mississippi, where the system brought heavy rains overnight

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To save the environment, Berlin universities go 'almost' meatless

While the menu will include meat, but only one meat option, and that too four days a week

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Destroying stereotypes: Study finds that older adults support govt efforts to tackle climate change

In this study that challenges stereotypes about older generations' attitudes towards climate change, only a minority of respondents claimed to be unconcerned by it  

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‘World’s northernmost island’ discovered off coast of Greenland by scientists 

The world’s northernmost point of land, which is a new island off the coast of Greenland, seems to have been discovered by scientists. It was revealed after the shifting of the ice

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Heatwave causes unprecedented glacial ice melt in Canadian Rocky Mountains

 

According to Sanford, 300 glaciers disappeared from the Rocky Mountains between 1920 and 2005

Read Article

New research estimates that 30% of the world's tree species face extinction

It is estimated that there are 17,500 species of threatened trees, far more than threatened mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles combined

Read Article

Four dead, multiple injured in sweltering aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, had weakened to a tropical depression by as it churned over Mississippi, where the system brought heavy rains overnight

Read Article

To save the environment, Berlin universities go 'almost' meatless

While the menu will include meat, but only one meat option, and that too four days a week

Read Article

Destroying stereotypes: Study finds that older adults support govt efforts to tackle climate change

In this study that challenges stereotypes about older generations' attitudes towards climate change, only a minority of respondents claimed to be unconcerned by it  

Read Article

‘World’s northernmost island’ discovered off coast of Greenland by scientists 

The world’s northernmost point of land, which is a new island off the coast of Greenland, seems to have been discovered by scientists. It was revealed after the shifting of the ice

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Study says ocean surface climates may disappear by 2100

Ocean surface climates, defined by surface water temperature, acidity, and the concentration of the mineral aragonite, which many marine animals use to form bones and shell, support the vast…

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African mountain forests store two-thirds more carbon than previously believed: Study

Africa's montane forests have an average carbon content of 149.4 tons per hectare, more than two-thirds higher than the IPCC estimate of 89.3 tonnes per hectare

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Greece scientists look to name heatwaves in line with storms

Troubled with rising temperatures, the calls for naming of the heatwaves are rising among the scientists in Greece. The scientists of the country have begun discussing the need to name and rank…

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UNICEF report finds that virtually no child will escape the impact of global warming

This report highlights the necessity of involving young people in negotiations and decisions on climate 

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World Humanitarian Day 2021: History, significance, challenges and all you need to know

The UN General Assembly in 2008 declared August 19 World Humanitarian Day as a way to mark the 22 UN and aid agency workers, including Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq,…

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Climate change for real? Glacier melts, makes Swedish peak shrink by 2 metres in a year

Owing to rising temperatures driven by climate change, the only remaining…

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Humans pushing planet towards 'tipping point'; Global citizens concerned

Most respondents believe that nature has been damaged enough to no longer be able to meet human demands  

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'We don't know how the story is going to end': Melting glaciers, climate change alarm scientists

As a result of climate change, global temperatures are rising faster than ever before, which increases the glacier's tendency to melt into the historical record, disappearing forever

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Japan floods: Scientists warn climate change may cause erratic rain patterns worldwide

Scientists warn that climate change increases the chances of heavy rains, Japan's Meteorological Agency has described recent rainfall levels as 'unprecedented'

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Putin says natural disasters in Russia are "unprecedented"

Russia's Vladimir Putin urged the concerned authorities to quickly ready their plans for the evacuation of locals living in the fire-affected areas

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Several areas in Japan issue evacuation alert after floods and landslides

The reason behind 14 rivers bursting their banks and 14 landslides is climate change, scientists have claimed

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates offers $1.5 billion in climate help if US takes legislative action

A $1.2 trillion infrastructure package passed by the US Senate this week would funnel billions of dollars to the Department of Energy for projects battling climate change

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Climate change is a ‘hammer hitting us on the head,’ developing nations say

In unequivocal terms, the new UN report said that the world has been so slow to cut emissions, it was certain to miss one of its basic goals to limit warming

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International Youth Day: History, significance and this year's theme

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999 that August 12 be declared International Youth Day…

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Humanity has to 'grow up', tackle climate change, UK PM wants to tell leaders at UNGA 2021

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to tell world leaders at UNGA 2021 that humanity has to 'grow up' and tackle climate change. The leader wants to say that humans need to stop trashing the…

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International Car-Free Day: History, signficance and all you need to know

Seen as a great opportunity to reduce air pollution, International Car-Free Day promotes walking and cycling along with a safer environment as its benefits

Read Article

Tropical storm Peter forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Peter has formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean. This is the 16th named storm of the 2021 season. It is about 470 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and is…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Since 1950s, coral cover reduced by half in world, finds report  

Since 1950s, the world’s coral reef cover has reduced by half. From Great Barrier Reef to Saya de Malha Bank, the reef population has been ravaged by global heating, overfishing, etc. The study…

Read Article

Hurricane Ida: Missing Louisiana man may have been eaten by alligator

An alligator "weighing a startling 504 pounds" was caught on Monday in a trap set by two Louisiana Department of Wildlife licensed nuisance hunters

Read Article

Canada arrests over 850 anti-logging protesters since April 2021

Over 850 anti-logging protesters have been arrested in Canada since April 2021. Several trees have been logged. The protesters look to preserve the remaining ones. These trees, which are hundreds…

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Is it a wakeup call? Wildfires, hurricanes become a regular misery

Climate change is taking a heavy toll on the world as it has led to a spate…

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To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, scientists look to ‘potty-train’ cows

The scientists seem to be trying to “potty-train” cows as it may pave way for environmentally-friendly farms. Several earlier attempts in this endeavour have been unsuccessful. Using method called…

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Leave 60% global oil, gas reserves unused to curb warming to 1.5 degrees: Study

The most of the planet’s fossil fuel reserves need to stay unused to help the world meet the climate targets, a new study, which was published in the journal ‘Nature’, has found. It said 60 per…

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Experts warn first-ever rain in Greenland ice sheet shows risks of climate change

According to climate experts, if Greenland continues to melt at its current rate, tens of millions of people worldwide might risk annual floods and displacement by 2030. 

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Hurricane Larry to bring heavy snow to Greenland

Hurricane Larry is moving north toward Greenland after it caused havoc in Canada as a Category 1 storm. It had also led to widespread power outages in Newfoundland. Forecasters have said the storm…

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UN chief calls for action on COVID-19, climate

Speaking ahead the UN General Assembly that kicks off in New York on September 21, Guterres lamented that vaccine-manufacturing nations have been unable to ramp up production toward the goal of…

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India and US to launch Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue

As part of America's efforts to engage with international counterparts on actions to address the climate crisis, the State Department said Kerry will meet with Indian counterparts and private…

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Greenpeace accuses UK of ditching climate pledge to secure trade deal with Australia

Britain in June unveiled the major free trade agreement with Australia, after similar deals with Japan and the European Union following London's divorce with Brussels

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20 dairy, meat firms emit more greenhouse gas than France, Britain or Germany: Report  

If reports are to be believed, around 20 livestock companies seem to be responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than either Germany, Britain or France. These firms are also receiving…

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To achieve a zero carbon future, international shipping industry proposes levy

According to the proposal, money collected would be put into a climate fund that would be used to install bunkering infrastructure in ports around the world to supply cleaner fuels, such as…

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IUCN’s Red List puts focus back on world's endangered species

With an update of the wildlife Red List, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has warned several species in the world are in acute danger due to numerous reasons. The list…

Read Article

Overlapping disasters expose harsh climate reality: the US is not ready

Disasters cascading across the country this summer have exposed a harsh reality: The United States is not ready for the extreme weather that is now becoming frequent as a result of a warming…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Climate change: US extreme weather conditions associated to Arctic warming

The Arctic region has experienced the largest impact of climate change on Earth over the last three decades

Read Article

UN report: Despite a decline in deaths from weather-related events, the economic cost rises

Over the last 50 years, climate change, weather, and water extremes have caused the death of 115 people and the loss of $202 million each day

Read Article

Sixth day of Greek fires: Blaze ravages Evia island 'like a horror movie'

Thousands of people have fled their homes on the Greek island of Evia as wildfires burned uncontrolled for a sixth day on Sunday, and ferries were on standby for more evacuations after taking many

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Debris mounts up after Germany's historic floods

Near the villages devastated by historic floods in Germany last month, waste centres are struggling to sort a pile equivalent to a whole year's worth of refuse

(Text: AFP)

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Best places to survive amid global societal collapse

What would you do if there is a global collapse of society as we know it, or more importantly where would you go in such a scenario?

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'World is on fire': Australian school children skip school to protest against climate change

While the Australian government claims the new projects are for the betterment of locals, Australian schoolchildren have taken to the streets to voice their opinion on climate change

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Cyclone Tauktae: Amid pandemic, India's western states brace for storm

Covid-battered India braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades named 'Cyclone Tauktae'.

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Load of s**t! Activists dump crap outside White House to protest climate change

As Joe Biden and other world leaders gathered virtually to discuss policies on climate change, young activists showed their disappointment in their government's actions

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Extinction Rebellion activists smash HSBC bank windows in London’s Canary Warf

Female activists from the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion, on Thursday shattered 19 windows of the HSBC’s headquarters in Canary Wharf, London.

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Top 10 environment-friendly countries in the world

Expats recently rated countries based on environment, and policy surrounding its protection.

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Five countries where environmental activism could get you killed

212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record, watchdog group Global Witness reported Wednesday.

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Harsh weather conditions creating menace in times of coronavirus

From floods to storms, countries across the world are facing extreme weather conditions while coronavirus pandemic continues to remain a widespread menace.

Let's take a look:

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In latest sign of climate change, Antarctica snow turns blood-red

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine have posted several pictures of the red and pink streaks slashing across the edges of glaciers and puddlings on the frosty plains.

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