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Black Sea flooding Turkey, 31 dead

Emergency workers battled to relieve flood-hit areas of Turkey’s Black Sea region, as the death toll rose to 31 in the second natural disaster to strike the country this month. Key points: Flooding destroyed bridges, closed roads, cut off electricity to hundreds of villages and tossed heaps of debris About 45 …

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Khamenei okays water protestors violent acts

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iranians protesting over water shortages cannot be blamed, and called on officials to deal with the water problem. Street protests over water shortages spread from the oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province to a nearby area overnight where one youth was shot dead …

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Pope pledges to de-carbonize Vatican by 2050

Pope Francis urged countries on Saturday to work towards net zero carbon emissions and committed Vatican City – the world’s smallest state – to reaching the target by 2050. Francis, who has championed environmental causes since his election in 2013, told a U.N. climate summit the 108-acre (44-hectare) city-state surrounded …

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Refreezing arctic on scientific agenda

If planting more trees can replenish forests and remove carbon dioxidefrom the atmosphere, then could we also repopulate the Arctic with ice? That’s a question posed by a team of Indonesian designers with an eye-catching response to the climate crisis: iceberg-making submarines. The idea, recently named runner-up in an international design competitionappealing …

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DEWA to send off carbon ambassadors to the world

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has organised a training programme for the 4th batch of the ‘Carbon Ambassadors Programme’, that involves young people in national and global issues as well as raise their interest in sustainable energy, climate change, and conservation of natural resources. The programme was launched …

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The impact: Rising seas threaten reclaimed airports

Global airport operators, faced with rising sea levels and more powerful storms as the climate changes, are starting to invest in measures including higher runways, seawalls and better drainage systems to future-proof immovable assets. In early September, a seawall at Japan’s Kansai International Airport built on a reclaimed island near …

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UAE paves way for zero-carbon electric cars

The road to acquiring zero-carbon electric cars just got a little wider and smoother for the general public thanks to new incentives launched by UAE and Dubai Government departments. With the race now on by car manufacturers around the world to provide cleaner, eco-friendly electric vehicles (EVs), consumers in the …

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Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change

The Trump administration released a dire scientific report Friday calling human activity the dominant driver of global warming, a conclusion at odds with White House decisions to withdraw from a key international climate accord, champion fossil fuels and reverse Obama-era climate policies. To the surprise of some scientists, the White House did not …

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Scientists Underestimated How Bad Cow Farts Are

Animal farts and poop are major contributors to global warming. It turns out we might have been underestimating just how much. New research finds that previous estimates of methane emissions from livestock were off by as much as 10%. The new calculations take into account changes in the ways people are …

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The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics …

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Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between …

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