International/Environment


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A helicopter launches water as a wildfire advances near a residential area in Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga, Spain, on July 16, 2022.

Firefighters struggle to contain ‘monster’ wildfires in western Europe

Heatwaves, floods, and crumbling glaciers are increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather

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Bioplastics are made at the Danimer Scientific plant in Kentucky, the United States, on August 3, 2022.

Billions of dollars pouring into degradable, compostable bioplastics

Estimates indicate the bioplastics market will surge from $10.5 billion in 2021 to $29 billion by 2028

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Jesse Moore cools off in the Salmon Street Springs fountain in Portland, Oregon, the United States, on July 26, 2022.

US cities at risk of Middle Eastern temperatures by 2100

'These sort of heatwaves will become normal... It can quickly go from uncomfortable to dangerous'

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A volunteer uses a tree branch trying to prevent a forest fire from reaching houses in the village of Casal da Quinta, outside Leiria, central Portugal, on July 12, 2022.

Heatwave: Thousands dead in Europe as heat heads north

Heatwaves are becoming more frequent, more intense, and lasting longer due to human-induced climate change

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A man fills up a water bottle at a water hose in Cologne, western Germany, on July 18, 2022 as many parts of Europe experience a heatwave.

UN chief says humanity faces 'collective suicide' over extreme heat

46% of the EU's territory is currently at risk of drought due to the heatwaves

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A tree burned by a wildfire in Tarascon, southeastern France, on July 15, 2022.

Heatwave scorches Europe

Temperatures in Portugal are expected to soon top 104°F as firefighters tackle 17 wildfires

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi presents his national statement as part of the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021.

Egypt calls for 'reality check' in UN climate talks

Ambassador Mohamed Nasr says more action is needed ahead of November's summit in Sharm el-Sheikh

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Swimmers gather in the waters off Saint-Jean de Luz beach, south-western France, on June 18, 2022, as heatwave conditions sweep across France and western Europe.

Europe hit with forest fires, soaring temperature amid record heatwave

Parts of Spain, France surpass 109 degrees Fahrenheit

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A man rides a bicycle along a street amid smoggy conditions in New Delhi, India, on December 2, 2021.

Air pollution cuts global life expectancy by over two years - research

The impact of PM2.5 pollution is comparable to smoking tobacco

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People shelter during Hurricane Eta in La Lima Honduras, on November 4, 2020.

Study: Disabled people ‘ignored’ in fight against climate change

'These are some of the people who are most marginalized in our societies'

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Flames lick up a tree in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest, California, the United States, on September 19, 2021.

UN says La Nina climate cycle could last into 2023

'More intense heat and drought... wildfires – as well as record-breaking deluges of rainfall and flooding'

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A Volkswagen (VW) ID.4 electric car hangs on the assembly line during the launch of its production in Emden, Germany, on May 20, 2022.

EU lawmakers vote to ban gas car sales by 2035

The measure aims to speed up Europe’s shift to electric vehicles

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A gauge measuring water levels on the Rio Nambe River amid extreme drought conditions in New Mexico, the United States, on June 3, 2022.

UN climate talks: Action must not be delayed by global crises

'Climate change is moving exponentially. We can no longer afford to make just incremental progress'

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A dolphin swims in the Bosphorus strait, Turkey, on April 26, 2020.

War in Ukraine leads to mass dolphin deaths in the Black Sea – ecologists

Dolphins lose hearing and orientation in the water

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A replica of human skeleton smoking cigarette is seen during an awareness rally on occasion of the "World No-Tobacco Day", in Chennai, India, on May 31, 2019.

WHO: Big tobacco's environmental impact is 'devastating'

'The tobacco industry dumps toxic waste into communities and depletes natural resources'

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is seen through the windscreen of a car as rain pours on the city of Sydney, Australia, on February 28, 2022.

Israeli-led study shows reality of climate change worse than expected

Trends pose 'a real and significant threat to societies in the Southern Hemisphere in the next decades'

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Bluefin tuna fish swim in a purse seine at Balfego fishing company's aquaculture facility on the open sea off the coast of L'Atmella de Mar, Spain, on July 9, 2021

World’s oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns

'The heat trapped by human-induced greenhouse gases will warm the planet for many generations to come'

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AN aerial view of deforestation in the Western Amazon region of Brazil, on September 22, 2017.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation nearly doubles previous peak

Preservation of the Amazon is vital to stopping catastrophic climate change

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A member of an Echinometra sea urchin species is pictured.

Study finds many sea urchin species survived mass extinction

Study carries 'great significance for the study of evolution in general, not just for that of sea urchins'

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School children cover themselves with a scarf as protection from the sun in Prayagraj of the Uttar Pradesh state, India, on April 21, 2022.

Pakistan, India reeling under intense heatwave

The record-breaking heatwave 'continues to leave the people gasping in whatever shade they find'

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Recycling material at the Waste Management Material Recovery Facility in Maryland, the United States, June 28, 2018.

US: California probes 'Big Oil' over plastic pollution

'Enough is enough. The truth is: The vast majority of plastic cannot be recycled'

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Plumes of smoke rise from a pair of growing wildfires in northeast New Mexico, the United States, on April 22, 2022.

Fierce winds drive wildfires in US southwest

'There's going to be a lot of homes, buildings impacted, it's a very chaotic situation'

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A firefighting helicopter operates in the village of Villa, northwestern Athens, Greece, on August 18, 2021.

A year of extremes: Europe lashed by climate crisis in 2021

The hottest summer in Europe, heatwaves in the Mediterranean, and in western Europe flooding and droughts

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A resident at the Quarry road informal settlement outside Durban, South Africa, on April 18, 2022.

South Africa declares national state of disaster from flooding

'The tragedy currently unfolding in our province is one of the worst natural disasters in history'