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For Poland’s mining region, coal remains a way of life For Poland’s mining region, coal remains a way of life

Defying the danger to life and limb of descending into the mine on a daily basis, Poland's coal miners still pass down the job from father to son


Polluters in the room: big energy ‘undermining’ UN climate talks Polluters in the room: big energy ‘undermining’ UN climate talks

Under the Paris Agreement, the world’s nations agreed to limit global warming to “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)


ADB promotes climate-smart projects in Bangladesh ADB promotes climate-smart projects in Bangladesh

Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members – 48 from the region. In 2017, the ADB operations totaled US$ 32.2 billion, including US$ 11.9 billion


European Union sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050 EU sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050

Delegations from more than 200 countries are due in Poland next week for the latest COP24 climate summit


Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit

The protesting climbers “have the appropriate equipment to spend the night in difficult conditions”


CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

The emissions gap report says that economic growth is responsible for a rise in 2017 while national efforts to cut carbon have faltered


Receding Malawi lake lays bare cost of climate change Receding Malawi lake lays bare cost of climate change

Environmental scientist professor Sosten Chiotha, who has studied the lake for 27 years, estimates it is now 60 percent dry


California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

The so-called Camp Fire, which broke out on November 8, is so far known to have killed 87 people although another 249 people remain unaccounted for


145 pilot whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach 145 pilot whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach

The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the southern coast of the South Island


Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study

Oceans cover more than two thirds of the planet's surface and play a vital role in sustaining life on Earth


Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction Dead sturgeon fish halt China eco project

A bridge in Hubei province was being built close to a farm on the Yangtze river which was breeding the long-living fish


No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit

Guterres issues the call to arms ahead of next month’s COP24 climate talks in the southern Polish city of Katowice


Fossil records from “Cradle of Humankind” give picture of early climate change Fossil records from “Cradle of Humankind” give picture of early climate change

However up until now scientists have struggled to create a clear timeline for the fossils due to a lack of suitable dating methods available


Char people adapt to adverse impacts of climate change Char people adapt to adverse impacts of climate change

Thousands of people living in riverine char areas have successfully adapted themselves to adverse impacts…


Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic' Whale had ingested '6kg of plastic'

The carcass of the 9.5m (31ft) mammal was found in waters near Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park late on Monday


Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Meanwhile, only 4 of 31 wild birds in a forest in the western town of Maricao survived, along with 75 out of 134 wild parrots


Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic

All four offshore facilities in the area were shut down temporarily as a safety precaution due to stormy weather in the area over the weekend


Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study

Over the oceans, global warming creates larger superstorms whose destructive power is enhanced by rising seas


Thousands evacuated as Guatemala Fuego volcano erupts again Guatemala Fuego volcano erupts again

Memories are still fresh of the volcano's eruption in June which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing


Climate change protests block London bridges Climate change protests block London bridges

Sit-down demonstrators blocked five bridges over the River Thames in the city centre, including Westminster Bridge next to the Houses of Parliament


Vale ordered to pay tribes $26.8 mn over river contamination Vale ordered to pay tribes $26.8 mn over river contamination

In a statement, the prosecutors’ office said the contamination affected food availability and the Xikrin tribe’s drinking water


San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage

More than 600 people have been reported missing since the inferno erupted 8 November


Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

The broad whaling ban had allowed the fin whale's global population to roughly double since the 1970s to around 100,000 mature individuals


Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’ Two thirds of African cities face ‘extreme climate risk’

It found Bangui in the Central African Republic, Liberia’s capital Monrovia and the Congolese city of Mbuji-Mayi to be the three most at-risk cities


Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns Modest warming risks ‘irreversible’ ice sheet loss, study warns

The 2015 Paris Agreement limits nations to temperature rises “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)


UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation

This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process


Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in very poor category at 381


Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse

In the last 20 years, California and southern Europe have seen several droughts of a magnitude that used to occur only once a century


Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna

Three years ago, ICCAT introduced a 65,000-tonne catch limit for the seven largest fishers of bigeye, and a moratorium in certain areas of ocean


Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi Air pollution level continues to worsen in New Delhi

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall air quality index (AQI) remained in severe category at 426


Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy

Commuters donned masks as visibility on major roads was reduced to barely 50 metres (160 feet)


Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting

Once numbering in the tens of thousands, the northern whale’s population — hovering around 450 today — climbed slowly from 1990


Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study

Wind is the fastest-growing renewable energy sector, supplying around four percent of global electricity demand


World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked: study World’s rarest plants, vital crops can’t be banked: study

Scientists working in several seed banks around the world currently conserve seeds by drying them before freezing


Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs Palau to ban sunscreen to save coral reefs

The government has signed a law that restricts the sale and use of sunscreen and skincare products that contain a list of ten different chemicals


Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness Handful of states hold fate of world’s vanishing wilderness

New research found that nearly three quarters of the wilderness that’s left belongs to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and the US


Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds Myanmar's sea turtles fight against the odds

Poachers are the first danger, even at this conservation site dedicated to the marine reptiles


Earth’s wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF Earth’s wild animal population plummets 60 percent in 44 years: WWF

From 1970 to 2014, 60 percent of all animals with a backbone — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals — were wiped out


Climate change may stand in the way of SDGs: Experts Climate change may stand in the way of SDGs: Experts

They also says it is extremely important to keep the average global temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius

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