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Climate change may leave more than 140 million people displaced, warns World Bank report

The study said people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America will become 'climate migrants' by 2050. Climate change will force more than 140 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America to become internal "climate migrants" within their countries' boundaries by 2

SCROLL.IN - 2018-03-20 09:07:15

Canada's Outdoor Rinks Are Melting.

WATERLOO, Ontario -Jack Williams and his sister, Cara, sat in their kitchen watching their backyard rink melt. "Dad calls it a big birdbath," said Jack, who is 12. Their father, Ian, lovingly rebuilds the rink every year. He shovels it clear after each snowfall, and occasionally finishes the 24-foo

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-20 09:00:11

Labor vows to block 'largest removal of marine area from conservation, ever'

Labor has attacked the government's proposed changes to Australia's marine parks, particularly in the Coral Sea. Photograph: Reuters Labor says it will move to disallow new marine park management plans proposed by the Turnbull government, branding the change the "largest removal of marine area fro

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 08:53:02

Shoestring expedition returns with wild photos of Sumatra

A shoestring expedition to one of the remotest places in Sumatra has returned with stunning photos of tigers, tapirs, clouded leopards among other rare species, large and small. Will they find orangutans next? This young bird had fallen out of its nest, but Haray Sam Munthe, an expedition leader,

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 08:50:34

Exclusive: Faced with Delhi's pollution, India's federal agencies bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data. The purchases came as Modi faced c

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 08:17:52

Climate expert warns of more extreme weather like Beast from the East

A polar scientist has warned of more weather events like the Beast From the East as climate change worsens saying with the world's current carbon emissions, humans will struggle to produce food and clean water within the next half-century. Professor Martin Siegert, a glaciologist Imperial College L

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2018-03-20 08:46:00

Do you want to cut carbon with that? McDonald's sets climate target

McDonald's is announcing today its first-ever target addressing climate change, seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions of its restaurants and offices by 36% in the next 12 years. Why it matters: As one of the most recognizable brands on Earth, what McDonald's does matters more than most. The fact

AXIOS.COM - 2018-03-20 08:01:19

Last male northern white rhino is put down

The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, leaving only two females with which conservationists hope to save the species from extinction. Sudan, the "gentle giant" who lived in the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday after the pain from a degenerative illness became too gre

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 08:00:48

VW says headquarters searched again by prosecutors in emissions case

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said on Tuesday that its global headquarters were searched again by German prosecutors in early March as part of an investigation into its diesel emissions scandal, confirming a magazine report. WirtschaftsWoche reported earlier on Tuesday that state prosecutors had st

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 09:16:47

More of Antarctica's Totten Glacier found to be floating, posing rising sea level threat

More of one of Antarctica's largest and most important glaciers is floating on top of the ocean than previously thought, researchers say, which could have a significant impact on the rise of global sea levels. The new research from the Australian Antarctic Program has found the Totten Glacier, locat

ABC ONLINE - 2018-03-20 07:30:33

China electric car execs call for policy support, end to protectionism

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Delegates to China's annual meeting of parliament have urged the state to provide more policy clarity for the electric car industry and overhaul a local government subsidy program they say has distorted the market. China is aggressively pushing new energy vehicles (NEVs) not on

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 07:12:04

Fish and chips to curry: UK's favourite dishes at risk from climate change, research shows

Earth Hour campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact global warming could have on food supplies, from cod stocks to the rice and tomatoes used to make chicken tikka masala Cod and chips could be replaced by 'anchovies and chips' as soon as 2050, warn environmentalists. Photograph: Clive Street

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 06:30:32

World's last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The world's last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world. Ol Pejeta Conservancy said in a statement it had made the decision with wildlife officials and his previous carers t

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 06:43:57

Country diary: a landscape coming in from the cold

'A landscape so monochromatic that it was hard to distinguish photographs taken in black and white from those in colour.' Photograph: Mark Cocker Even now there are several roadside heaps of it where the snowdrifts had been so high that we were entirely cut off for three days. These vestiges hardl

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 05:30:30

Turnbull knows better than to deny fire weather link to climate change

Raising the issue of the role of climate change in extreme weather events is always a delicate matter for families and emergency service teams battling grief over lost homes or managing the aftermath. But that doesn't mean the rest of us can't have a discussion about the issues. If not now, when? Ma

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - 2018-03-20 05:19:53

Can climate litigation save the world?

Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing Those bringing climate litigation hope to force governments to act and companies to pay damages for their role in causi

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 06:00:31

Marine heatwave set off 'carbon bomb' in world's largest seagrass meadow

22% of seagrass in Western Australia's Shark Bay was lost after 2010-11 heatwave, causing release of up to 9m tonnes of carbon Over the last century, about 29% of the world's seagrass has been destroyed and it is estimated it is releasing carbon at a rate similar to the emissions of Australia and t

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-20 05:08:33

Brain-eating parasite among the dangers of unsafe rural water says professor battling complacency

Photo: Adjunct Professor Peter Waterman says all Australians should have adequate and safe domestic water. (ABC News: Sofie Wainwright) A professor working to make drinking water safer in Australia's rural and remote regions believes he is making slow but worthwhile progress to change behaviours. A

ABC ONLINE - 2018-03-20 05:07:05

Climate change and protectionism could harm efforts to feed the world: report

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising protectionist and anti-trade sentiments threaten efforts to curb malnutrition even as more people go hungry and climate pressures rise, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Tuesday. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) noted the benefits of

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 04:05:02

Climate change could force millions of people to move within countries

While conflict and economic reasons are often the biggest factors for people moving within countries, climate change will soon have its own part to play. By 2050, 140 million people could be forced to migrate internally as the effects of global warming exacerbate problems like water scarcity, crop f

MASHABLE - 2018-03-20 03:52:22