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Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week.

Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

The loss of oxygen from the ocean due to climate change risks ‘dire effects’ on sea life, fisheries and coastal communities, a global conservation body said Saturday.

Greta Thunberg arrives in Portugal ahead of climate summit

Greta Thunberg arrives in Portugal ahead of climate summit

Swedish teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic in a catamaran to attend a UN climate change summit in Madrid.

European Parliament declares 'climate emergency' in symbolic act

European Parliament declares 'climate emergency' in symbolic act

A clear majority of lawmakers in the European Parliament voted to declare a ‘climate and environmental emergency’ in Europe on Thursday, a symbolic act to put EU policymakers ...

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gases levels in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit a record high last year, the UN said Monday, calling for action to safeguard ‘the future welfare of mankind’.

Arctic adventurers struggle as climate change thins ice

Arctic adventurers struggle as climate change thins ice

Two men trying to cross the Arctic Ocean on skis have run into difficulty as unusually thin ice has lengthened their journey and cut into their rations, their team said Saturday.

Greta Thunberg bound for Europe as new adventures await

Greta Thunberg bound for Europe as new adventures await

‘Extremely educational’ is how Greta Thunberg sums up her North American sojourn as she prepares to cross the Atlantic once more, this time bound back for Europe.

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its ‘addiction’ to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels across the region.

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned.

Qatar participates in global policy dialogue on climate in Seoul

Qatar participates in global policy dialogue on climate in Seoul

Qatar participated in the Global Policy Dialogue on Climate Governance, held in Seoul, South Korea, on the occasion of the Global Green Growth Week organised by the Global Green Growth Institute.

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice

Russia's navy said Tuesday it had discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic.

Hundreds of arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests

Hundreds of arrests as London climate-change activists vow more protests

London police have made nearly 500 arrests as climate-change protesters, labelled ‘uncooperative crusties’ by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, continue two weeks of civil disobedience to push for more ...