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Australia must prepare for worst as fires return after La Niña summers

Black Friday, Ash Wednesday, Black Saturday … the dire epithets litter Australian lives, reminders only of loss and suffering, and the cruel reality that bushfire is an existential threat that never goes away. Three years after the catastrophic Black Summer, experts warn the fires are poised to return. Further, they believe Australia is nowhere near […]

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Wildfire threatens homes, cabins near Idaho’s Alturas Lake

BOISE, Idaho — Roughly 200 people were told to evacuate and sheriff’s deputies were trying to track down campers and other recreationists after a wildfire exploded in Idaho’s scenic Sawtooth National Forest over the long holiday weekend. Lightning sparked the Ross Fork Fire in central Idaho on Aug. 14, but Sunday’s hot, dry weather and

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Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief

António Guterres tells governments ‘half of humanity is in danger zone’, as countries battle extreme heat Wildfires and heatwaves wreaking havoc across swathes of the globe show humanity facing “collective suicide”, the UN secretary general has warned, as governments around the world scramble to protect people from the impacts of extreme heat. António Guterres told

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New report highlights the steep costs of climate inaction

Unchecked climate change would be a major impediment to economic growth during the next 50 years, costing an estimated $178 trillion in net present value terms during the 2021-2070 period, a new study concludes. The big picture: The study from the Deloitte Center for Sustainable Progress models the impacts of a 3°C increase in global

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Talks on new UN climate report going down to the wire

BERLIN — Negotiations between scientists and governments over a key United Nations climate report were going down to the wire Sunday, as officials from major emerging economies insisted that it should recognize their right to development. The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N.-backed science body, is meant to show the

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Argentine: Massive Fire Devastation in Corrientes

According to authorities, fires in the province of Corrientes were reduced by 70 percent. The scarce rainfall in the last few hours and the firefighters deployed on the ground are insufficient to stop the numerous active outbreaks in the province, declared an environmental disaster. The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, noted that all forces had

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