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8 Aug
Russia's Yakutia region, which has a border with the Arctic Ocean and sits atop permafrost on a territory nearly five times the size of France, is a canary in the coal mine for the global climate crisis. And with this summer being Yakutia's driest in 150 years, according to local officials, the region became a tinderbox that has seen wildfires tear through more than 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres) of its swampy taiga forest.
3 Jan 2021
The ten costliest weather disasters worldwide this year saw insured damages worth $150 billion, according to a report published on Monday. The same disasters claimed at least 3,500 lives and displaced more than 13.5 million people. From Australia's out-of-control wildfires in January to a record number of Atlantic hurricanes through November, the true cost of the year's climate-enhanced calamities was in fact far higher because most losses were uninsured.
25 Sep 2020
With the increasing pressure on natural resources due to Covid-19, climate change, and overpopulation, small-scale agriculture has become one of the best tools to ensure global food security.
12 Sep 2020
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10 Sep 2020
Global utility companies have been slow to go green, undermining efforts to tackle climate change, a new report says. But that may be changing.
30 Aug 2020
German cities and towns are struggling with water shortages. Climate change is making it more difficult for municipalities to reach the groundwater they rely on.
17 Mar 2020
EU carbon pricing policies and the decommissioning of coal-powered plants are helping reduce emissions in Germany, a new government report says. But the trend did not apply to heating in homes and car use.
13 Feb 2020
Global warming is the long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system. It is a major aspect of climate change and has been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements and by measurements of various effects of warming.
21 Dec 2019
In the coastal city of Guayaquil, in southwestern Ecuador, two young environmental engineers fight against climate change by creating green walls, green roofs and sustainable buildings.
20 Dec 2019
Researchers say a seawall found off the Israeli coast is the oldest evidence of a civilization tackling rising sea levels.
15 Dec 2019
Belgian citizens have been raising awareness for a greener planet in a demo named "United for Climate." Demonstrators encircled both the federal parliament and the Royal Palace.
6 Dec 2019
Climate change is the most serious environmental threat facing farmers worldwide, it affects agriculture in several ways including its direct impact on food production. TVC news correspondent Ibrahim Isa paid a visit to some farmlands in Kano and reports on how farmers are adapting to the effect of climate change in the state

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