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Some previously untouched areas have now suffered 'moderate or severe bleaching,' says the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
'The outbreak proves once again that we fail to learn from our history. This reality is not just limited to armed conflicts, political patterns, or social revolutions; it also applies to the way we treat our environment.'
Pope Francis’s encyclical 'Laudato Si’' points to one undeniable fact: that human behavior is at the root of the ‘ecological crisis,’ and therefore at the heart of solving it
She urges activists to 'join the #DigitalStrike for upcoming Fridays – post a photo of you striking with a sign and use the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline ! #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate'
'Having clean air, water, and soil means that we can become who we have always wanted to be'
Three Filipina changemakers share their inspirational journeys in making it their mission to empower women and provide them with more opportunities in the face of discrimination, violence, and gender inequality
The rate of forest decline varies throughout the world, with the Amazon's absorption ability dropping far faster than the tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa
Greta Thunberg dubs the law a 'surrender' to the threat of climate change
Even if humanity sharply reduces the fossil fuel pollution that drives global warming, more than a third of the planet's sandy shorelines could disappear by then
'Banks financing coal are not only funding the climate crisis, they are also enabling the continued suffering of coal-affected communities,' says Bishop Gerardo Alminaza
Greta Thunberg inspires millions of young people around the world by spearheading a movement since 2018 to demonstrate on Fridays in frustration at government efforts to tackle the issue
Triumphant campaigners call on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to finally cancel the project
The vault holds stocks of the world's agricultural bounty in case of global catastrophe
'This degradation of nature is unprecedented in the history of mankind,' says IPBES executive secretary Anne Larigauderie
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the vast scale of the fires – which killed more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes – requires a new response from the bushfire-prone nation
China's carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million metric tons over the past two weeks, the study says
'Extreme weather events could reduce reliability of power supply by 16%, which can easily lead to blackouts resulting huge economic losses,' says the lead researcher
The second severe storm in a week to hit Britain brings high winds of more than 140 kilometers an hour and more than a month's worth of rain in 48 hours in some places
Days of recent rainfall have extinguished the largest fires and brought those that remain under control
The decline of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, crickets, and dragonflies have consequences far beyond their own demise
One-in-six species of bees have gone regionally extinct somewhere in the world
Research shows that some parts of the world may soon cope with up to 6 extreme weather events at once, from heat waves and wildfires to diluvian rains and deadly storm surges
Are metal straws and tumblers doing more harm than good? Find out what our latest podcast guest has to say!
'We've poured so much CO2 into the atmosphere collectively that our entire planet is swaddled in a great tea cozy of the stuff,' says Prime Minister Boris Johnson
'Australians are quite divided on how to effectively deal with the recurrent bushfires'
The export credit agencies of G20 countries currently provide more than 10 times more state-backed finance to oil, gas, and coal projects abroad than they do to renewable energy schemes
'My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever,' says Thunberg
Demonstrators and environmentalists say the law does too little, too late
'We must act together in the face of climate emergency,' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma
More than 300 workers sign a Medium blog post by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, which is pushing the company to go further in its climate change mitigation plan
'We had a few demands (coming into the World Economic Forum). Of course these demands have been completely ignored. We expected nothing less,' the teenage climate activist said.
The clock ticks down to 100 seconds to midnight, symbolizing the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947
Wealthy nations, the authors note, consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste
Climate risks could generate a 'green swan' – a reference to the concept of an unpredictable and devastating 'black swan' event developed by philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The platypus is one of the world's strangest animals, with the bill of a duck, tail of a beaver, otter-like feet, and a venomous spur on its hind leg
You cannot expect local communities to keep rebuilding disaster after disaster, considering the ones hit the hardest are often among the poorest and most vulnerable
The urgent need for electricity access is hardly considered during preparations against disasters; it is only considered in the wake of disasters when supplies have been cut off
YouTube says it downplays 'borderline' video content while spotlighting authoritative sources and displaying information boxes on searches related to climate change and other topics
Some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-needed aid
Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
Scientists stress the urgent need to do more to counter the warming trend
Oceans last year are by far the hottest ever recorded. The effects of ocean warming are already being felt in the form of more extreme weather, rising sea levels, and damage to marine life.
The first UN 'state of nature' report in two decades finds that one million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction
The 'Joker' star gives a speech during Jane Fonda's climate change protest at the Capitol
In his annual speech to Vatican diplomats, the pontiff says climate change was a 'concern of everyone,' despite a tepid response from the international community
Average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below the 2016 level
(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020
Countries like Costa Rica offer us promising examples of the 'possible'
British charity Christian Aid says if the countries do not reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, people around the world 'will continue to pay the price'