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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 ...

Qatar urges switch to LNG to address climate concerns

Qatar urges switch to LNG to address climate concerns

Qatar has urged energy consumers across the globe to increasingly switch towards liquefied natural gas (LNG), which alone has four key characteristics to tackle environmental challenges.

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns

Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans ...

Climate activists block traffic in US capital, chain themselves to sailboat

Climate activists block traffic in US capital, chain themselves to sailboat

Activists seeking to pressure US politicians to fight climate change blocked major traffic hubs in the US capital on Monday - chaining themselves to a sailboat in one location - as they sought to draw attention ...

Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record: UN

Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record: UN

A damning new UN report published Sunday said the world is falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster as a result of runaway warming, with the five-year period ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever.

'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.