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Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

The UN weather agency has warned that the number of people who need international humanitarian help could increase sharply as a result of climate...

David Attenborough appointed a Knight Grand Cross by the British Queen

David Attenborough has been given a new honour from the Queen. The beloved broadcaster, who was knighted in 1985, has been appointed a Knight Grand...

12 global cities make pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Ten cities around the world have joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to...

More than 600 arrested during five days of climate protests in London

More than 600 people have been arrested during five days of climate change protests in central London, police have said. Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion...

Unilever to replace carbon from non-renewable fossil fuels in cleaning products

Consumer goods giant Unilever will replace 100% of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry products with renewable or recycled...

Lockdown had ‘negligible’ impact on climate change study finds

The global lockdown will have a “negligible” impact on rising temperatures but a green recovery could avert dangerous climate change, a study has said. Lockdowns...

World has 20% chance of exceeding 1.5C in next five years – climate forecast

There is a one-in-five chance annual global temperatures will be at least 1.5C warmer than in pre-industrial times in the next five years, experts...

India forced to deal with heatwave and plague of locusts as it battles Covid-19

As if Covid-19 was not enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end...

David Attenborough warns climate change ‘swept off front pages’ by Covid-19

David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has swept the problem of climate change from the front pages. The broadcaster and naturalist, who celebrated his...

Locusts, Covid-19 and flooding pose ‘triple threat’ in Africa

Locusts, Covid-19 and deadly flooding pose a “triple threat” to millions of people across East Africa, officials have warned. The warning came as the World...

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Protests flare in Philadelphia after police kill black man

More than a dozen people have been arrested and more than 30 officers were injured in protests stemming from the fatal police shooting of...

Macron announces new national lockdown in France

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced a second lockdown in France from Friday, to try to combat a strong resurgence of the coronavirus. With over...

Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of President Erdogan

Turkish officials have railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over a cover page cartoon mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing it of...

Spanish doctors stage walkout over ‘weakened’ health system

Spanish doctors are staging their first national walkout in 25 years in protest over what they say are poor working conditions and the weakened...

Hurricane warning for Louisiana as powerful storm swirls over Mexico

The US state of Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning as a powerful storm swirled across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path...
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