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For the second year running, business and political leaders think the world’s biggest threat is extreme weather, according to the latest Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) published today...Read more
A winning plan to buttress New York against climate change essentially swathes lower Manhattan in a fortress of storm protection disguised as a smorgasbord of public space.
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Video: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Earth...Though the planet has only warmed by one-degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, climate change's effect on earth has been anything but subtle. Here are some of the most astonishing developments over the past few years.
By 2050 many of the world's major cities will face surface water shortages, spurring regional conflict and competition for scarce resources...Read more
Using your microwave more efficiently and turning it off when not in use can help cut energy consumption. Photograph: Huw Jones/Getty Images
The biggest impact comes from electricity used to power the microwaves, but study also highlights rising environmental cost of our throwaway culture...Read more
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The ocean is suffocating—but not for the first time...Read more
Donald Trump listens to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after announcing his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
In short, from a practical standpoint, as little additional warming as possible...Read more
This photo shows bare sand and dried tree trunks standing out at Theewaterskloof Dam. Rueters.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations...Read more
Last week, the nation’s most populous city sued the five biggest oil companies operating in the United States...Read more
Summers Place Auctions sells first Dodo skeleton in a century for £346,300 Summers Place Auctions announces the sale of a 95% complete composite skeleton of a Dodo the first to come up for sale since the early 20th century. It was part of the fourth Evolution sale at Summers Place Auctions on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 and the hammer went down at £280,000. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images
We are destroying the world’s biodiversity. Yet debate has erupted over just what this means for the planet – and us...Read more
Ski resorts in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and parts of Colorado and California have been facing a winter drought. Fewer than half of the trails at Northstar at Lake Tahoe were open over the weekend. Credit: Steve Jurvetson/CC-BY-2.0
Scientists say snow seasons like the U.S. West is experiencing now will become more common as global temperatures rise, and economic costs will go up, as well...Read more
Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images
Higher temperatures increase the number of people seeking asylum in the EU...Read more
Children play in a river before a backdrop of the Mayon volcano. Three steam-explosions since Saturday have spewed ash into nearby villages and may have caused lava to start to flow out. Photograph: Charism Sayat/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of villagers evacuated after authorities warn ‘hazardous eruption’ is possible within weeks or even days...Read more