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One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.

Climate, conflicts set to plunge millions into food crisis

Climate, conflicts set to plunge millions into food crisis

Food crises will affect tens of millions of people across the world this year, researchers warned on Tuesday, after war, extreme weather and economic woes in 2018 left more than 113 million in dire need of help.

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia continued a string of ‘hottest ever’ months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away.

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity.

Swedish student Greta's climate 'school strike' goes global

Swedish student Greta's climate 'school strike' goes global

Students around the world are expected to skip school on March 15 in order to demonstrate against climate change, taking their cue from Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg ...

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.

Where's winter? Western Europe basks in record temperatures

Where's winter? Western Europe basks in record temperatures

As western Europe enjoys record highs for winter temperatures, southern parts of the continent are being hit with snow flurries.

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen ...

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

QFC focuses on key issues in international trade, climate at WEF

QFC focuses on key issues in international trade, climate at WEF

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world’s leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, recently addressed key issues in international trade and climate in Davos, Switzerland.

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Forest fires are becoming increasingly likely because of climate change and costing insurers more than ever, with the deadly fire that ravaged northern California the single most expensive natural disaster in 2018 ...

Ten worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85 bn in damage

Ten worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85 bn in damage

From floods to extreme heat, 10 of the worst climate-linked disasters in 2018 caused at least $84.8 billion worth of damage, said a study released by the charity Christian Aid on Thursday.