International/Environment


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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'

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An aerial view shows residents walking past destroyed houses in the village of Pilar, Abuyog town, Leyte province, in the Philippines on April 14, 2022.

Philippines: 148 killed in tropical storm Megi fallout

The region is regularly ravaged by storms, which are becoming stronger due to climate change

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A blue rectangular piece of microplastic on the finger of a researcher collected from the Thea Foss Waterway, in Washington, United States, on May 19, 2010.

Microplastics found deep in lungs of living people for first time

Microplastics are omnipresent across the world, and human exposure is unavoidable

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An activist lights a candle that is part of a design marking Earth Hour in La Paz, Bolivia, March 26, 2022.

UN climate report says ‘now or never’ to avert disaster

'Without immediate and deep emissions reductions,' limiting global warming 'will be impossible'

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press conference at the end of his visit to crisis-struck Lebanon, in the capital Beirut, on December 21, 2021.

UN chief says states, firms are ‘lying’ on climate efforts

'Some government and business leaders are saying one thing - but doing another'

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Greenpeace climate activists stage a protest at a Shell refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 4, 2021.

Talks on new UN climate report ‘far from finished’

Oil exporter Saudi Arabia also argues that phasing out fossil fuels too quickly could hurt the world's poorest

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Zeus and Hera, a couple of white lions brought to Cyprus eight years ago, approach the fence in their enclave at a zoo in the western coastal city of Paphos, Cyprus, on May 8, 2020.

Cyprus probes dumping of dead zoo animals in landfill

'The dumping of innocent dead animals from Limassol Zoo in the garbage is a great scandal'

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Stephen Mudoga, the son of a farmer, chases away a swarm of locusts on his farm in Elburgon of Nakuru County, Kenya, on March 17, 2021.

Qatar, Gates Foundation to spend $200m on climate-adaptive agriculture

'We are trying to help those communities grapple with the reality of climate change'

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A general view of the municipality of Velas is seen on Sao Jorge island in Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, on March 26, 2022.

Scientists investigate after thousands of tremors strike Sao Jorge

'One of the possible scenarios on the table is that we see something similar to what happened in La Palma'

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Visitors walking along a series of bridges suspended some 100 feet in the air over the treetops in Kakum National Park, Ghana, August 24, 2008.

Study: Forests 'are key' in tackling climate crisis

'Without the forest cover we have now, the planet would be hotter and the weather more extreme'

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The Hardy Reef of the Great Barrier Reef is viewed from the air near the Whitsunday Islands, Australia, on June 22, 2014.

Australia declares 'mass bleaching' at Great Barrier Reef

This is the fourth mass bleaching event since 2016

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A boat sails past the Umm Qasr port near Iraq's southern port city of Basra on February 11, 2022.

Study: Rich countries must abandon oil, gas production by 2034

'There are huge differences in the ability of countries to end oil and gas production'

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A plane approaches Mehrabad airport as rays of sunlight shine through clouds over the capital Tehran, Iran, January 5, 2022.

No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021

Some regions even saw a rebound in smog after Covid-related dips

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Khanysia, a five-month-old albino elephant, at the Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development center in Hoedspruit, South Africa, February 11, 2020.

World Wildlife Conference will focus on iconic African animals

'There is a new... engagement to combat the illegal trade of endangered species of wild animals and plants'

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press conference at the end of his visit to crisis-ridden Lebanon, in the capital Beirut on December 21, 2021.

Nations vet climate solutions as world 'sleepwalks' to catastrophe

Nearly 200 countries gather to work on next IPCC report

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An iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in eastern Greenland, July 19, 2007.

Melting poles: Extreme heat in Antarctica, Arctic

'You don’t see the north and the south (poles) both melting at the same time... it's pretty stunning'

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The Hardy Reef of the Great Barrier Reef is viewed from the air near the Whitsunday Islands, Australia, on June 22, 2014.

Great Barrier Reef bleached from intense heat

'Only urgent action on climate change will give the reef a chance to survive'