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Deforestation, climate change making outdoor work unsafe: study

A double-blow of forest destruction and climate change has caused temperatures to soar in many tropical locations, making outdoor work unsafe for millions of...

Thunberg denounces COP26 deal, UN chief warns ‘catastrophe’ close

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned of an impending "climate catastrophe", while environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg dismissed Saturday's COP26 climate conference deal as "blah,...

No one left: Extreme weather fuels Guatemalan migration

Lazaro Yat looked on helplessly as his 17-year-old son left the family home in Guatemala and embarked on the perilous journey to the United...

Climate change could cause 216 million to migrate, World Bank warns

Reduced agricultural production, water scarcity, rising sea levels and other adverse effects of climate change could cause up to 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050.

Weather, climate disasters surge fivefold in 50 years: UN

Weather-related disasters have skyrocketed over the past half-century, causing far more damage even as better warning systems have meant fewer deaths, the UN said.

Investments planned to prevent future floods

The Costa Rican government says investments of more than 8 billion colones (about $13 million) will help protect the Caribbean from future flooding.

Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue

The UN is exploring other hosting options.

Animal urine’s contribution to global warming can be reduced by restoring farmland, study says

A study carried out by the International Center of Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) shows that N2O emissions can be significantly reduced by providing healthy pasture for livestock production.

El Niño heat expected to last through May

The coming weeks will bring higher temperatures, thanks to El Niño, before the rainy season sets in.

What Paris climate talks have accomplished

As important as a global accord is, the most influential actors on climate change have been cities and businesses, and leaders in both groups made it clear that they will not wait for an agreement that, if it comes together, won't even take full effect until 2020.

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