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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.

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages.

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.

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 activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

A French court on Wednesday fined eight activists 500 euros each for stealing official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.

'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike

'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike

Masses of children skipped school to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was ‘only the beginning,’ ahead of a UN youth summit she will participate in Saturday.

EU boosts emergency response as climate change heightens fire risks

EU boosts emergency response as climate change heightens fire risks

European officials on Thursday unveiled the new RescEU emergency response system which will significantly increase the bloc's reserve of fire-fighting aircraft as climate change challenges continue to mount.

World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against destructive climate change impacts already in the pipeline or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission led by former UN head Ban Ki-moon warned ...

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

Tanzanian arrested with tusks from 117 elephants

A Tanzanian man has been arrested after authorities found a stash of ivory buried under his house, estimated to come from around 117 elephants, authorities said Thursday.

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil takes effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

Greta Thunberg's New York arrival could be delayed

Greta Thunberg's New York arrival could be delayed

A racing yacht ferrying Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is rapidly approaching New York, the destination of her transatlantic voyage.