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'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.

High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice

High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice

Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland's coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe into the water beneath them.

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria on Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an ‘environmental tragedy’.

'Toxic' Italian steel plant clean-up is a towering task

'Toxic' Italian steel plant clean-up is a towering task

Rock climbers scale a giant canopy in Taranto to build the world's biggest iron-ore park cover as steel giant ArcelorMittal strives to clean up and turn around Italy's most polluting plant.

Lebanon newspaper goes black to raise alarm over political crisis

Lebanon newspaper goes black to raise alarm over political crisis

A prominent Lebanese daily Thursday appeared on newsstands with a black front page in the second such protest by a local paper in less than a year over the country's lingering political crisis.

Endangered Malaysian elephant killed on highway

Endangered Malaysian elephant killed on highway

An elephant died after being hit by a truck on a Malaysian highway, police said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to be killed as their habitats are destroyed.