Gloria Dickie
Relations between Russia and Western nations have been in the deep freeze since Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, but Norway has been keen to keep some limited cooperation alive through the Arctic Council.
WORLD / Politics
May 15, 2024
West and Russia manage limited cooperation in Arctic despite chill in ties
Norway has been keen to keep some limited cooperation between Russia and the West alive.
Children hold cork sheets to cover them from the sun while walking along a street during a countrywide heat wave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 1, 2024
Extreme heat is closing schools, widening learning gaps worldwide
Many countries experiencing heat waves are torn between closing schools or leaving them open, both of which negatively affect children's learning.
Coral reefs bleach in the Great Barrier Reef as scientists conduct in-water monitoring during marine heat in Moore Reef, Australia, on Feb. 27.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 16, 2024
Coral reefs suffer fourth global bleaching event, NOAA says
At least 54 countries and territories have experienced mass bleaching among their reefs since February 2023.
Anne Mahrer and Rosmarie Wyder-Walti talk to journalists after the verdict of the court in the climate case at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday.
Apr 9, 2024
Swiss climate policy shortcomings violated human rights, top court rules
The European court's decision on the case, brought by more than 2,000 Swiss women, could have a ripple effect across Europe and beyond.
Supporters of the Senior Women for Climate Protection association outside the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, on March 29, 2023
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Apr 8, 2024
How three European human rights cases could shape climate litigation
The verdicts will set a precedent for future litigation on how rising temperatures affect people's right to a livable planet.
A flare burns at a gas plant near Orla, Texas. Production and use of fossil fuels put more than 120 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere last year, a slight rise from 2022.
Mar 14, 2024
Methane emissions from energy sector rose in 2023 despite pledges
Production and use of fossil fuels put more than 120 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere last year.
A lenticular cloud is seen over a mountain at sunset in a clear sky, due to an anticyclone during a prolonged drought with warming temperatures and lack of rain in winter, in Ronda, Spain, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Feb 9, 2024
Climate change drives world to first 12-month spell over 1.5 C
Human-caused climate change and El Nino pushed temperatures higher.
Firefighters tackle a fire in a field in San Buenaventura in the Bolivian Amazon in November.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 15, 2023
Despite COP28 deal on fossil fuels, 1.5 C goal likely out of reach
The "UAE Consensus" does not commit the world to phasing out oil and gas, nor to near-term timelines for transitioning away from fossil fuels.
Cracks run through the partially dried-up river bed of the Gan River during a regional drought in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China, in August last year.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Nov 3, 2023
Global warming will reach 1.5 C threshold this decade, report says
The new paper adds to evidence suggesting that the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 C is already out of reach.
Air conditioners on display during an event in Guangzhou
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Oct 20, 2023
Countries asked to slash cooling emissions by 68% by 2050
The Global Cooling Pledge represents a tough request given the cooling industry is only expected to grow.
Heat haze permeates the skyline of Manama, Bahrain.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 10, 2023
How is climate change driving dangerous 'wet-bulb' temperatures?
Dubai, for example, is forecast to see air temperatures hover around 43 degrees Celsius. But climate experts say air temperature alone can be misleading.
A camp of informal gold miners in Los Amigos, in the Madre de Dios region, Peru. The Peruvian government estimates that illegal miners dump about 180 metric tons of mercury in Madre de Dios annually.
Aug 7, 2023
Gold mining in the Amazon poisoning scores of threatened species
Miners in southeast Peru use mercury to find gold — inadvertently contaminating hundreds of species native to the area.
Pedestrians hold umbrellas for protection from the sun during a heat wave in New York on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2023
July set to be world's hottest month on record
We may have to go back thousands if not tens of thousands of years to find similarly warm conditions on our planet.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
61,000 Europeans may have died in last summer's heat waves, experts say
Study estimates that more than 61,600 people died from heat-related causes across 35 European countries from late May to early September 2022, during Europe's hottest summer on record.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 20, 2023
Himalayan glaciers could lose up to 75% of ice by 2100, report says
The melt is expected to cause dangerous flooding and water shortages for the 240 million people who live in the mountainous region.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2023
How El Nino could impact the world's weather this year and next
Meteorologists expect that this El Nino, coupled with excess warming from climate change, will see the world grapple with record-high temperatures.
Japan Times
Jun 7, 2023
Destruction of Kakhovka dam takes Ukraine war into uncharted territory
Kyiv and Moscow have blamed each other for the collapse of the dam, which sent floodwaters gushing toward surrounding towns and farmland and forced hundreds of civilians to flee.
Japan Times
May 21, 2023
Heat insurance offers climate change lifeline to poor workers
This form of disaster assistance is on the rise across the developing world, as vulnerable communities are hammered by worsening drought, storms and heat waves.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 19, 2023
More than half of the world's large lakes are drying up
Report shows the world's most important freshwater sources lost water at a cumulative rate of around 22 gigatons per year for nearly three decades.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 18, 2023
Next five years to be hottest ever, likely crossing 1.5 C for a year, says WMO
Report marks the first time the agency has forecast warming beyond the 1.5 C threshold for at least twelve months as the most likely scenario.


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