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Chaotic climate, chaotic cities fuel Brazil flood toll

Violent rain has killed scores of people and forced thousands from their homes this year in Brazil's most populous states, a disaster experts blame on climate upheaval but also rampant urbanization.

An employee works at the assembly line of jerked beef at a plant in Santana de Parnaiba, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

'Rainforests losing ability to absorb carbon'

The world's tropical forests are rapidly losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions, with the Amazon rainforest at risk of turning from carbon sink to source within ...

Amazon forest. AFP file photo

Half of world's beaches could vanish by 2100

Climate change and sea level rise are currently on track to wipe out half the world's sandy beaches by 2100, researchers warned Monday.

Half of world's beaches could vanish by 2100

Australia bushfires put carbon emissions in spotlight

As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, ...

Australia bushfires put carbon emissions in spotlight

Record temperatures spark fresh concern for Antarctic ice

As Antarctica became the latest place on Earth to smash its high temperature record, new studies are alerting humanity to the risks of continuing to warm the continent that is home to enough frozen ...

Record temperatures spark fresh concern for Antarctic ice

In fire-hit Australia, climate debate burns deep

Returning from a morning feeding his sheep, Jeff McCole, a 70-year-old farmer, paused to take in the bittersweet scene – a few droplets of rain falling onto the remains of his fire-ravaged ...

In fire-hit Australia, climate debate burns deep

Permafrost collapse speeding climate change, warn researchers

Permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia is abruptly crumbling in ways that could release large stores of greenhouse gases more quickly than anticipated, researchers have warned.Scientists have long ...

Permafrost collapse speeding climate change, warn researchers

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg on Friday said activists' calls on the corporate and political elite at Davos to seriously fight climate change had been "completely ignored", but vowed not to be ...

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Australia's platypus faces extinction for climate change: Researchers

Prolonged drought and other effects of climate change are pushing Australia's unique platypus population towards extinction, scientists warned in a study published Monday.The river-dwelling animal ...

Australia's platypus faces extinction for climate change: Researchers

UK looks to offshore wind for green energy transition

Britain, a global leader in offshore wind energy, plans to make the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality in the coming decades.The country aims to quadruple its offshore ...

UK looks to offshore wind for green energy transition
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