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EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments

EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments

The European Union's executive unveiled plans on Tuesday to leverage up to 1 trillion euros (1.11 trillion dollars) in the next decade to support its ambitious climate goals ...

Climate activists escape punishment over London train protest

Climate activists escape punishment over London train protest

Three Extinction Rebellion climate activists who disrupted commuters by glueing themselves to a train or climbing on its roof in a central London business hub ...

UN climate talks a 'lost opportunity', says Guterres

UN climate talks a 'lost opportunity', says Guterres

A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to lament a ‘lost opportunity’ to act.

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Time magazine's naming of Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year, saying the Swedish teen climate activist should ‘chill’ and go see a movie.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

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.