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Climate crisis poses an existential threat to humanity: UNHCR

GENEVA - The U.N. Human Rights Council has begun its annual session in Geneva, and in an opening address Monday, U.N. High Commissioner for...

Climate crisis steals limelight after deadly Northeast US floods

Kolkata, India: Climate change was once again in the spotlight after dozens died from hurricane Ida and rare flashfloods razed the northeast US earlier...

Climate crisis triggers spike in lightning strike deaths in India

Jaipur, India: Faizuddin is still traumatized from the lightning strike that killed his three friends as they took selfies atop a 400-year-old fort in...

UN set to unveil landmark climate change report findings

Paris, France: As heart-stopping images of fires and floods dominate news cycles worldwide, the UN's climate science panel will unveil on Monday its much-anticipated...

Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions – now it wants oil firms to pick up the bill

By: Chris McGreal, in Gold Hill, Colorado More than a decade after the Fourmile Canyon blaze drove even the firefighters out of Gold Hill, blackened...

Mexico announces new plan to protect near-extinct porpoise

Mexico City, Mexico: The Mexican government on Wednesday announced new measures that it said were aimed at saving the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, the...

Climate crisis the next great threat for war-scarred Iraq

Basra, Iraq: As Iraq bakes in the blistering summer heat, its hardscrabble farmers and livestock herders are battling severe water shortages that are killing...

Big oil scientists who predicted climate crisis long ago

Written by: Emma Pattee As early as 1958, the oil industry was hiring scientists and engineers to research the role that burning fossil fuel plays...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...
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New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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