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Climate change education needs review, say experts

Climate change knowledge and the skills to help students tackle it should be embedded in the school curriculum, according to education experts.
Climate change education needs review, say experts
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers worst bleaching on record

The 2,300km (1,429-mile) reef is in its fifth mass bleaching event since 2016 with aerial surveys showing the scale of damage.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers worst bleaching on record
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Coral bleaching: Fourth global mass stress episode underway - US scientists

Coral around the world is turning white and even dying as recent record ocean heat takes a devastating toll.
Coral bleaching: Fourth global mass stress episode underway - US scientists
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Searing heat is back across Southeast Asia and it’s not going away anytime soon

The death of a toddler from extreme heat highlighted the risk of climate-related illnesses across Malaysia. The same week, Vietnam declared a state of emergency after abnormally high temperatures in the south dried up entire rice fields. And in the Philippines, hundreds of schools suspended classes after daily temperatures soared past 107 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius).
Searing heat is back across Southeast Asia and it’s not going away anytime soon
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One of the world’s highest cities starts rationing water for 9 million people

There’s a new meme being shared widely this week across social media accounts in Colombia’s capital Bogotá, as the city grapples with a water crisis.
One of the world’s highest cities starts rationing water for 9 million people
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"Record-shattering" heat wave in Antarctica — yep, climate change is the culprit

As climate change continues to increase global temperatures, scientists are focusing on the most sparsely populated continent on the planet: Antarctica. The largely frozen southern continent has immense amounts of land ice that is gradually melting, causing sea levels to rise all over the world. A recent study revealed the so-called "doomsday" glacier, actually called Thwaites Glacier, began to lose large amounts of ice in the 1940s and is still melting today. If Thwaites collapses ...
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European court rules human rights violated by climate inaction

A group of older Swiss women have won the first ever climate case victory in the European Court of Human Rights.
European court rules human rights violated by climate inaction
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Heat Waves Are Moving Slower and Staying Longer, Study Finds

When heat waves swept across large parts of the planet last summer, in many places the oppressive temperatures loitered for days or weeks at a time. As climate change warms the planet, heat waves are increasingly moving sluggishly and lasting longer, according to a study published Friday.
Heat Waves Are Moving Slower and Staying Longer, Study Finds
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Climate change and polar ice melting could be impacting the length of Earth's day

Humanity is rapidly waking up to the fact that time is running out to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. Ironically, climate change itself, primarily caused by the release of greenhouse gases via the burning of fossil fuels, could help delay a time-related crisis.
Climate change and polar ice melting could be impacting the length of Earth's day
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The Amazon Rain Forest Needs Donald Trump to Lose

A scraping sound reverberated from the hull as our tiny wooden boat once again juddered to a halt, sending us lurching forward. One of our two-man indigenous crew jumped from the stern into the shin-deep, brown water and began to push the boat sideways in time to sudden bursts from the 10-horsepower motor. Eventually, with more grinding noises and much shouting, the boat swung around 90 degrees and floated free.
The Amazon Rain Forest Needs Donald Trump to Lose