WHY WORLD'S CLIMATE RESPONSE 'WILL BE WON OR LOST IN CITIES'...

A Metrocable to transport residents of hillside slums is one project that has helped transform the city of in Medellin, Colombia. A core goal for the UN's Habitat III conference in Ecuador this week is for the world's cities to improve the environment together with improving lives of impoverished residents. Sara Miller Llana/The Christian Science Monitor/File

In Quito, Ecuador, a UN conference on cities reveals global momentum to seek lower-carbon urban living patterns. But blending emission cuts with economic growth is a daunting challenge, especially in the Global South...

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HOW CLIMATE CHANGE TRIGGERS EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMIS AND VOLCANOES...

A tsunami floods over a breakwater in the city of Miyako, Japan, following a powerful earthquake in March 2011. Photograph: Tomohiko Kano/AP

 

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet...

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CLIMATE CHANGE COULD PUSH 100M INTO EXTREME POVERTY...

Slumdwellers often tolerate flood risk in order to access jobs, schools and healthcare, the World Bank found (Flickr/Shabbir Siraj)

 

World Bank warns of human impact by 2030 if development doesn’t protect the most vulnerable from extreme weather...

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MOST FARMERS STILL DOUBT THEY HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE...

Floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew surround homes in Lumberton, North Carolina, on Wednesday. The flooding has had a huge impact on the agriculture-heavy state. Credit: Chuck Burton/AP

Devastation from extreme weather events like Hurricane Matthew isn’t changing their minds, either...

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WHAT AN ANCIENT COMET COLLISION TEACHES US ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING...

This rock, heated by cosmic crash 56 million years ago that set off massive global warming, may hold clues for understanding present climate change. Rensselaer Polytechnic/AP

A comet impact 56 million years ago on Earth contributed to global warming, say scientists after studying tiny glass spheres, or microtektites, found in ancient sediment from a period of massive climate change...

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DEVASTATING HURRICANES COULD BE NEW YORK’S NEW NORM...

Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 31, 2012. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

 

Researchers predict that Sandy-like superstorms could hit the region 17 times more often by 2100...

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WE CANNOT BREATHE:' A POOR ALABAMA TOWN HAS LIVED WITH THE ROTTEN EGG STENCH OF GAS FOR 8 YEARS...

Markell Williams, 11, has been hospitalized five times this year for seizures, which his mother believes are linked to a chemical spill near his hometown of Eight Mile, Ala. (Meggan Haller / For The Times)

 

When methane started leaking out of a well at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility outside Los Angeles last October, noxious fumes blanketed the nearby Porter Ranch neighborhood for months. Residents complained of nausea, nosebleeds and vomiting; more than 8,000 families were forced out of their homes by the stench of the chemical odorant added to natural gas to help detect leaks...

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ANTARCTICA: SCIENCE AT THE END OF THE EARTH...

Professor Craig Cary

 

With global models drawing an ever-clearer picture of unchecked warming, there has never been a more urgent time to answer the big questions about climate change's vast, frozen elephant in the room: Antarctica. As top Kiwi scientists fly south for New Zealand's 60th research season on the ice, science reporter Jamie Morton takes a look at some of the fascinating studies planned for this summer...

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FIVE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS...

 

These five megatrends present major global threats for planet Earth - problems that must be solved if the world is to remain a supportive habitat for humans and other species. DW looks at causes and possible solutions...

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THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS NOT ACTUALLY DEAD...

 

(CNN)There is a big difference between dead and dying...

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