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Climate change is a threat to Africa’s transport systems: What must be done

Climate change is a threat to Africa’s transport systems: What must be done Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events—such as flooding, sea level ri...

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Climate Change and Melting Glaciers Have Widely Varied Impacts on Asian Water Supplies

Climate Change and Melting Glaciers Have Widely Varied Impacts on Asian Water Supplies Climate change is causing mountain snow to melt more rapidly and glaciers to shrink, but this is making a widely varied impact on water supplies in Asia, a new paper by PSI ...

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The climate crisis, migration, and refugees

The climate crisis, migration, and refugees On March 14, 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the southeast coast of Mozambique. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reported that 1.85 million people needed assistance. 146,000 people were internally displaced...

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Yle fact-checks statements by politicians on immigration, climate change

Yle fact-checks statements by politicians on immigration, climate change Members of the public asked Yle to check statements made by political leaders in the run up to June’s local elections. Yle has received dozens of requests from members of the public...

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Why Canada needs to think about accepting climate change refugees

Why Canada needs to think about accepting climate change refugees As countries around the world wrestle with the growing impacts of global warming — including fires, droughts and rising sea levels — there’s one that critics say Canada is failing to p...

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Despite Worsening Climate Change, Clean Energy Technology is Emerging

Despite Worsening Climate Change, Clean Energy Technology is Emerging The comprehensive discussion at the forthcoming Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November will probably focus on how the world has deviated from the track to fulfill the Paris Agreement...

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Prince Charles urges G7 action on climate change: ‘Do it for planet as well as pandemic’

Prince Charles urges G7 action on climate change: ‘Do it for planet as well as pandemic’ In the UK the environment took centre stage at the G7 summit in Cornwall as the Queen hosted world leaders at the Eden Project, an exhibition showcasing the wo...

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Pressure builds for schools to put climate change study on curriculum

Pressure builds for schools to put climate change study on curriculum International bodies and pressure groups are calling for climate change studies to become a standard part of the school curriculum worldwide, saying the step is vital to reach targets on cut...

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Climate change protesters in Vancouver block intersection, call for end to old-growth logging

Climate change protesters in Vancouver block intersection, call for end to old-growth logging Extinction Rebellion demonstrators occupied Broadway at Cambie for about 3 hours About 60 protesters from the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion marched from...

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Vassar College awarded $1.1 million to combat climate change

Vassar College awarded $1.1 million to combat climate change Governor Andrew Cuomo announced four colleges and universities across New York state were awarded more than $5 million as part of the “Energy To Lead” competition aimed at achieving energy saving...

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Analysis: With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat

Analysis: With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat If the U.S. military were a nation state, it would be the world’s 47th largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases, a 2019 study found. Though the British universities of Lancaster and Durham...

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Bill Gates: Stop shutting down nuclear reactors and build new nuclear power plants to fight climate change

Bill Gates: Stop shutting down nuclear reactors and build new nuclear power plants to fight climate change As some nuclear power companies continue to shut down nuclear reactors for reasons ranging from economic woes to safety concerns, Bill Gates is bullish o...

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COVID-19, climate change, China: Biden reaffirms America’s global role at the G7

COVID-19, climate change, China: Biden reaffirms America’s global role at the G7 President Joe Biden made his first foreign trip as president to the U.K. for the G-7 summit where he was welcomed by world leaders amid talk of “shared values.” In a bid to ...

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Climate change: Wales ‘needs to do twice as much’ in next decade

Climate change: Wales ‘needs to do twice as much’ in next decade Julie James said it was “stretching an ambitious target” but that it would be possible to reach it. All road schemes in Wales are set to be reviewed and a new law to tackl...

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Pandemic parallels climate change

Pandemic parallels climate change I never understood climate change denial until COVID-19 hit. As COVID-19 began to spread in early 2020, I was skeptical. The early news reports seemed conclusive. The reactions of governments seemed drastic. And I didn’t wan...

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Will climate change cause another dust bowl?

Will climate change cause another dust bowl? Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald of springtime. The snowbanks piled along roads, once white or gray, would turn black. The culprit was windblown dust, stirred from barren...

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Poland faces first citizen lawsuits over climate change

Poland faces first citizen lawsuits over climate change Five individuals in Poland are taking the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them from the impact of climate change, the first such litigation in the coal-reliant country, legal chari...

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Investors holding $41 trillion demand action on climate ? now

Investors holding $41 trillion demand action on climate — now New York (CNN Business)Investors managing more than $41 trillion in assets are loudly calling on world leaders to immediately step up their climate game if they don’t want to miss out on a w...

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Pasig River world’s top plastic polluter

Pasig River world’s top plastic polluter The Pasig River as well as 18 other rivers in the Philippines were identified as among the top 50 polluting rivers in the world, a study released by the Rotterdam-based Ocean Cleanup said. Ocean Cleanup is a nonpr...

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Middle East heatwave: Temperatures top 50C in several countries

Middle East heatwave: Temperatures top 50C in several countries Oman, Iran, Kuwait and the UAE all affected, as extreme temperatures recorded across the region Four countries in the Middle East saw temperatures surpass 50C at the weekend amid a continuing patt...

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