Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon hits record in April

The level for March was also higher than 12 months earlier, and followed two months of decline in the rainy season when logging activity decreases

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NASA's new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing 

In his first interview since becoming NASA's top official this week, former Sen Bill Nelson said on Friday that tracking climate change is a top issue

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Melting of Antarctic ice sheet could raise sea levels by 20%, new study finds

On multiple occasions, scientists have warned of the dangers posed by expedited melting of ice caps and sheets which could drown towns and cities across the world.  But the potential threat of the…

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Here are some climate engineering schemes that can act as 'Plan B' for Earth

UN's top climate science body has made it clear that slashing carbon pollution won't be enough to keep Earth from overheating

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Biden administration applauds India for stepping up its climate change commitment

At the Leaders Summit on Climate on Thursday, the two countries launched a new high-level US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership to create stronger bilateral cooperation on…

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Polar bears forced to forage eggs as warming shrinks hunting grounds

The climate change threat to polar bears is well known, driven by the extraordinary pace of change in the Arctic, which is warming twice as fast as the planet as a whole

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Tropical forest destruction accelerated in 2020

Worldwide, loss of primary old-growth tropical forest, which plays a critical role in keeping carbon out of the atmosphere and in maintaining biodiversity, increased by 12% in 2020 from 2019

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Global warming fundamentally altering structure of world's oceans

Climate change has disrupted ocean mixing, a process that helps store away most of the world's excess heat and a significant proportion of CO2

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More than 10 million displaced by climate disasters in last six months: Report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said about 2.3 million others were displaced by conflict in the same period, indicating the vast majority of internal…

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Climate change caused 1,500 deaths in UK during heatwaves, study claims

A new study reveals that at least 1,500 heatwave deaths that occurred in the United Kingdom can be attributed to climate change and the crises triggered by it

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Boris Johnson calls UN Security Council meet for climate change's impact on world peace

The impact of climate change on world peace is an issue on which the majority of the 15 members have divergent opinions

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Scientists unravel mysteries of massive holes forming in Siberian permafrost

The giant crater named C17 in the geoinformation system 'The Arctic and the World Ocean' was created by the Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Researchers close in to find drilling spot of Antarctic ice core 1.5 mn years old

After about 10 years of work, scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division are close to finding a place to drill an ice core as deep as almost 3,000 metres

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Boris Johnson and Joe Biden vow to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change

Johnson used his first phone call with the US president to welcome Biden's announcements that the United States would rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate and the World Health Organization,…

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Signed, sealed and delivered: Climate activist Greta Thunberg features on Swedish postage stamp

Thunberg will join a hall of fame of Swedish personalities, from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Greta Garbo, who have been depicted on the country's postage stamps

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Global warming fundamentally altering structure of world's oceans

Climate change has disrupted ocean mixing, a process that helps store away most of the world's excess heat and a significant proportion of CO2

Read Article

More than 10 million displaced by climate disasters in last six months: Report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said about 2.3 million others were displaced by conflict in the same period, indicating the vast majority of internal…

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Climate change caused 1,500 deaths in UK during heatwaves, study claims

A new study reveals that at least 1,500 heatwave deaths that occurred in the United Kingdom can be attributed to climate change and the crises triggered by it

Read Article

Boris Johnson calls UN Security Council meet for climate change's impact on world peace

The impact of climate change on world peace is an issue on which the majority of the 15 members have divergent opinions

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Scientists unravel mysteries of massive holes forming in Siberian permafrost

The giant crater named C17 in the geoinformation system 'The Arctic and the World Ocean' was created by the Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Researchers close in to find drilling spot of Antarctic ice core 1.5 mn years old

After about 10 years of work, scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division are close to finding a place to drill an ice core as deep as almost 3,000 metres

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Boris Johnson and Joe Biden vow to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change

Johnson used his first phone call with the US president to welcome Biden's announcements that the United States would rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate and the World Health Organization,…

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Signed, sealed and delivered: Climate activist Greta Thunberg features on Swedish postage stamp

Thunberg will join a hall of fame of Swedish personalities, from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Greta Garbo, who have been depicted on the country's postage stamps

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Omanis revive memory of village swallowed by desert

Deserts are expanding all over the world, pushed on by climate change, and affected populations have few weapons to fight back

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Air pollution in India led to 1.7 million deaths in 2019: Study

The findings in this analysis show that while 40 per cent of the disease burden due to air pollution is from lung diseases, the remaining 60 per cent is from ischemic heart disease, stroke,…

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Deadly brain-eating amoeba is spreading in US, scientists issue warning

Naegleria fowleri is typically found in living, breathing people of freshwater, including lakes and streams

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China's biodegradable plastics 'failing to tackle pollution crisis'

China, the world's biggest maker of plastic waste, presented boycotts recently on a few kinds of non-degradable single-use plastics, inciting makers to increase the creation of biodegradable…

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2020 on course to become hottest year in the history of mankind

2020 is on course to become one of three hottest years ever recorded in human history, the United Nations said on Wednesday

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More than 3 billion people affected by water shortages: Report

A report titled 'The State of Food and Agriculture 2020:Overcoming water challenges in agriculture' by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations published on Thursday shows fresh…

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93% Brazilians, 91% Indians perceive climate change as severe, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed which country feels more concerned by climate change. Brazilians came at the helm of perceiving climate change as a “catastrophic risk”, when compared to people living in…

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Would you give up 0.25% of your savings to help save the planet?

The global returns project aims to use a small percentage of people’s savings to help groups fighting climate change.

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Global warming makes September, 2020 the world's hottest month ever

September, 2020 was the hottest month ever!

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40% of plant species facing risk of extinction: Report

The assessment of the state of the world's plants and fungi is based on research from more than 200 scientists in 42 countries

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Brazil: Bolsonaro's government triggers alarm after revoking mangrove protections

It is the latest in a series of environmental controversies for the far-right president, who has presided over a surge in deforestation and fires in the Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands…

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'Our planet is dying soon': Meet India's youngest climate change activist

An 8-year-old climate change activist from India, Licypriya Kangujam is trying to single-handedly save the planet before we reach a point of no return

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David Attenborough named COP26 People’s Advocate ahead of key climate summit 

Attenborough, 95, the world's most influential wildlife broadcaster, will exhort leaders at events over the next six months to put climate and the protection of nature at the top of their agenda,…

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Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon hits record in April

The level for March was also higher than 12 months earlier, and followed two months of decline in the rainy season when logging activity decreases

Read Article

NASA's new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing 

In his first interview since becoming NASA's top official this week, former Sen Bill Nelson said on Friday that tracking climate change is a top issue

Read Article

Melting of Antarctic ice sheet could raise sea levels by 20%, new study finds

On multiple occasions, scientists have warned of the dangers posed by expedited melting of ice caps and sheets which could drown towns and cities across the world.  But the potential threat of the…

Read Article

Here are some climate engineering schemes that can act as 'Plan B' for Earth

UN's top climate science body has made it clear that slashing carbon pollution won't be enough to keep Earth from overheating

Read Article

Biden administration applauds India for stepping up its climate change commitment

At the Leaders Summit on Climate on Thursday, the two countries launched a new high-level US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership to create stronger bilateral cooperation on…

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Greta Thunberg blasts politicians for 'ignoring' climate crisis

As leaders like China's President Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi of India and Russia's Vladimir Putin expressed commitments to reduce emissions, Thunberg said global action was still far short of where…

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Dalai Lama, 100 other Nobel laureates urge stop on fossil fuel expansion

The letter also points out that the Paris agreement has no mention of the coal, gas, and oil industry, which seems to be rapidly expanding

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Earth Day 2021: History, significance and all you need to know

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on March 21, 1970, the first day of…

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Once known as world's largest iceberg, A68 has now completely melted

A68 broke off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in 2017 and measured upto 6,000 square kilometres

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EU clinches deal on climate law, tougher 2030 emissions goal

The European Union clinched a deal in the early hours of Wednesday on a landmark law to make its climate-change goals legally binding, including a target to slash its net greenhouse gas emissions …

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend virtual climate summit called by Biden

Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the climate summit, part of his effort to make the fight against global warming a top priority

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CO2 emissions to witness second-biggest surge ever, warns UN agency ahead of global climate summit

In effect, this would reverse the decline seen last year when lockdowns were imposed across the globe to stop the spread of COVID-19

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NASA-built instrument will help to spot greenhouse gas super-emitters

The data collected by the instrument will help to find super-emitters, the small percentage of individual sources that are responsible for a significant fraction of global emissions of methane and…

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China needs to halve power sector emissions by 2030 to meet climate goals: Study

To half emissions, the world's biggest producer of climate-warming greenhouse gas must shut, retrofit or put into reserve capacity as much as 364 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power by 2030, around…

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Greta Thunberg to skip COP26 over unfair vaccine rollouts

The 18-year-old activist deplored that by November richer countries would be vaccinating young healthy people 'very often at the expense of people in risk groups in other parts of the world'

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Polar bears forced to forage eggs as warming shrinks hunting grounds

The climate change threat to polar bears is well known, driven by the extraordinary pace of change in the Arctic, which is warming twice as fast as the planet as a whole

Read Article

Tropical forest destruction accelerated in 2020

Worldwide, loss of primary old-growth tropical forest, which plays a critical role in keeping carbon out of the atmosphere and in maintaining biodiversity, increased by 12% in 2020 from 2019

via The New York Times
Read Article

Global warming fundamentally altering structure of world's oceans

Climate change has disrupted ocean mixing, a process that helps store away most of the world's excess heat and a significant proportion of CO2

Read Article

More than 10 million displaced by climate disasters in last six months: Report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said about 2.3 million others were displaced by conflict in the same period, indicating the vast majority of internal…

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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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