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International court rules Switzerland violated human rights in landmark climate case brought by 2,000 women

International court rules Switzerland violated human rights in landmark climate case brought by 2,000 women

CNN  —  An international court in France on Tuesday ruled Switzerland’s failure to adequately tackle the climate crisis was in…
You don’t have to admit there’s a climate crisis to be fighting climate change

You don’t have to admit there’s a climate crisis to be fighting climate change

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How a warming climate is setting the stage for fast-spreading, destructive wildfires

How a warming climate is setting the stage for fast-spreading, destructive wildfires

CNN  —  Texas is no stranger to winter wildfires, but the ferocity of the Smokehouse Creek fire — the state’s…
Global carbon pollution hits record high even as renewables surge

Global carbon pollution hits record high even as renewables surge

CNN  —  Global carbon pollution from energy hit a record high last year, driven partly by increased fossil fuel use…
China, the world’s biggest polluter, at risk of missing climate targets, new report finds

China, the world’s biggest polluter, at risk of missing climate targets, new report finds

CNN  —  China, the world’s top carbon polluter, is at risk of falling short on its climate targets after approving…
The world just marked a year above a critical climate limit scientists have warned about

The world just marked a year above a critical climate limit scientists have warned about

CNN  —  Global warming surpassed 1.5 degrees Celsius over the past 12 months for the first time on record, new…
Groundwater levels are rapidly declining around the world — with a few notable exceptions

Groundwater levels are rapidly declining around the world — with a few notable exceptions

CNN  —  Many parts of the world are experiencing a rapid depletion in the subterranean reserves of water that billions…
The 1.5-degree climate goal may be ‘deader than a doornail,’ and scientists are bitterly divided over it

The 1.5-degree climate goal may be ‘deader than a doornail,’ and scientists are bitterly divided over it

CNN  —  For years, the fight against climate change has been symbolized by one number: 1.5. Ever since countries agreed…
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