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U.N. Climate Summit Sets Stage For New National Emissions Promises

Leaders from nearly 200 countries are attending a special United Nations Summit on climate change today as they face increasing pressure from citizens around the world to cut global greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming.

‘It can kill you in seconds’: the deadly algae on Brittany’s beaches

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For decades, potentially lethal green algae have amassed in shallow bays on Brittany’s beautiful north-western coast. Environmentalists say the blossoming of unusually large amounts of green algae are linked to nitrates in fertilisers and waste from the region’s intensive pig, poultry and dairy farming.

Climate change: Impacts ‘accelerating’ as leaders gather for UN talks

The data, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), says the five-year period from 2014 to 2019 is the warmest on record. Sea-level rise has accelerated significantly over the same period, as CO2 emissions have hit new highs.

The sound of the sand from the Dutch shores


Sand, it turns out, has a signature sound of its own, and now scientists have found a way to tune in. In this study, scientists examine sand from the Dutch shores to link its unique acoustic traits to the source of the sand.

Hurricane Nicole sheds light on how storms impact deep ocean


Hurricanes can cause significant damage to human structures on land, and often permanently alter terrestrial landscapes. But these powerful storms also affect the ocean.

How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate.

Friday was a truly historic day for the potent new social movement committed to sounding a global alarm about the climate crisis. The Global Climate Strikes, inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, age 16, may end up being the largest mass protest for action on global warming in history.

Global climate strikes start Friday. Here’s what you should know

On Friday, people all over the world are expected to walk out of their schools and workplaces to demand action to address the global climate crisis.

Actions to save coral reefs could benefit all ecosystems

Scientists say bolder actions to protect the world’s coral reefs will benefit all ecosystems, human livelihoods and improve food security.

Coastal birds can weather the storm, but not the sea


How can birds that weigh less than a AA battery survive the immense power of Atlantic hurricanes?

The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump

Six whistleblowers and ex-government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury climate science – and why they won’t stay quiet…

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