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Student-led climate rally envelops the globe

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Mar 16, 2019

Student-led climate rally envelops the globe

A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicked off in Australia and New Zealand on Friday. Thousands of young people marched in Wellington carrying placards reading "Time's Melting Away" ...

California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

World Mar 15, 2019

California totally free of drought for the first time in seven years

California was declared totally drought-free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government's weekly report on U.S. drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor's latest survey reflected an astonishing turnaround — ...

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Business Mar 14, 2019

Climate protesters ejected from Houston energy conference

Protesters tried to interrupt the biggest U.S. energy conference, holding signs and using a microphone to shout "Climate Change is Genocide." It's the first time in recent memory that environmental activists have made their presence felt at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, ...

'Do something': Thousands attend climate march in Dutch capital

World / Social Issues Mar 11, 2019

'Do something': Thousands attend climate march in Dutch capital

Thousands of people, many warding off rain under umbrellas, have packed a central square in Amsterdam to march for more progressive climate policies in the Netherlands. Organizers estimated that 30,000 people were attending Sunday's march. One carried a banner with the simple appeal: "Do something." In January, ...

India's Kerala to give workers a siesta to help beat the heat

Asia Pacific Mar 6, 2019

India's Kerala to give workers a siesta to help beat the heat

Workers in India's Kerala state are now getting a three-hour afternoon siesta as part of a series of benefits aimed at combating soaring temperatures and improving labor conditions, government officials said on Wednesday. Kerala, which suffered its worst floods in a century last year, is ...