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Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrives for the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow on November 1, 2021.

Israel to promote its climate tech in 1st COP27 pavilion

The Israeli pavilion will be inaugurated on November 7

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledges applause as he leaves the podium after addressing the 77th session of the General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, on September 20, 2022.

Polluters must pay, says UN chief at General Assembly

'The fossil fuel industry is feasting on hundreds of billions of dollars while our planet burns'

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A group of Russian tourists feed Cuban crocodiles at the breeding center of Cienaga de Zapata, Cuba, on June 14, 2021.

Cuban crocodiles closer to extinction than expected

The critically endangered animal has the smallest living range of any species

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Victims of the unprecedented flooding use a makeshift barge to carry hay for cattle, in Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, on September 5, 2022.

Pakistan struggles to avert danger as floods rise, death toll tops 1,300

Water levels in Pakistan's largest freshwater lake are dangerously high, threatening to burst its banks

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Aerial view of a burning area in the Amazon rainforest, near the Lago do Cunia Extractive Reserve, on the border of the states of Rondonia and Amazonas, northern Brazil, on August 31, 2022.

Number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon hits five-year high in August

'The deforestation rate is very high... The fire season will be even more intense in September'

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Kindston Jayalath fishes on a polluted beach filled with plastic pellets known as 'nurdles' washed ashore from a sunken container ship in Kapungoda, Sri Lanka, on June 4, 2021.

No more nurdles: UN combats plastic building blocks

Nurdles, multicolored pellets, are used as building blocks for plastic products such as bags and bottles

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Boats in Brenets Lake, which acts as a natural border between eastern France and western Switzerland, July 18, 2022.

Europe's drought exposes ancient stones, sunken WWII ships

Europe's worst drought in decades drives home the reality of climate change

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Women from the Kenyan Masai tribe carry firewood on their backs near Lemek town within the Masai-Mara National Reserve ecosystem in Narok county February 27, 2021.

Africa's drought sees the Masai way of life evaporate

'It no longer rains like it used to and when it gets hot, it gets very, very hot'

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A man rows a fishing boat while another beats the water with a tree branch while cruising through the plastic-filled Nile River water off the shore in the Egyptian capital's twin city of Giza on February 13, 2022.

Egyptian activists hold beach cleanup ahead of COP27

Climate activists not waiting for policy decisions at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh this November

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A Miskito indigenous woman arranges firewood for a girl to carry home in the community of Sangnilaya, Puerto Cabezas, North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region of Nicaragua, on September 24, 2020.

Climate change makes life harder for central America's Miskito people

Indigenous group is suffering from stronger and more frequent hurricanes

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Enoch Adams, Lukas Adams and his wife Charlene Adams hunt for caribou from a boat on September 10, 2019 in Kivalina, Alaska, United States.

Arctic lifestyle melts away as world becomes hotter

Climate change threatens indigenous societies in the far north

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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'