The most powerful U.S. earthquake in half a century left Alaska mostly unscathed, thanks to the remote location and depth of the epicenter, officials said on Thursday.
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Alaska lucky to escape unscathed after massive Pacific earthquake
Japan checking tsunami risk after Alaska quake-NHK
Japan Meteorological Agency is checking if there is a possibility of a tsunami hitting Japan after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
Queen secretly lobbied Scottish ministers for climate law exemption
Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'
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New Zealand would be the best place to escape to in the event of societal collapse, new study finds
UK and Ireland among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, study suggests
Researchers say a worldwide breakdown could happen "within a few decades" and have identified five countries most likely to withstand future threats.
New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse
Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience
UK summer temperatures may hit 40C even if global warming is limited to 1.5C, scientist have warned
A new report from the Met Office has revealed that 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest year on record.
Britain's climate getting warmer, sunnier and wetter - Met Office
Recent decades in Britain have been warmer, wetter and sunnier than in the last century, with last year the third warmest on record, a report by climate scientists said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan compromise on infrastructure cuts in half President Joe Biden’s call for $15 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging outlets, raising the stakes as the administration seeks to win auto industry cooperation on anti-pollution rules to curb climate change.
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The White House’s 2030 goal for electric vehicle sales could fall short of what experts say is needed to meet U.S. climate goals.
At Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border, the water line has dropped to a historic low, taking a heavy toll on the local industry
Lake Powell hits lowest level on record in climate change-fueled water crisis
Plagued by climate change-fueled drought and increasing demand for water, Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the United States, has fallen to its lowest level on record since it was first filled more than 50 years ago.
Water levels at Great Salt Lake hit historic low
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The water levels at the Great Salt Lake have hit a historic low, a grim milestone for the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River that comes as a megadrought grips the region.
Andy Parsons: You could power a wind turbine with all Boris Johnson and Allegra Stratton’s hot air on the climate crisis
Stratton has trivialised an important issue – yes, she is proving to be the perfect spokesperson for the prime minister
Join the Green Party to save planet, says Boris Johnson’s climate spokesperson
‘There’s lots of ways they can get involved in politics,’ says COP26 summit spokesperson
COP26 summit: UK launches new initiative marking 100 days until climate conference in Glasgow
The government's spokesperson for the conference said the UK has done a "huge amount" to tackle climate change - but was unable to answer questions over plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria.
Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in California's Klamath River river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped the Sacramento River.
Warming rivers in U.S. West killing fish and imperiling industry
Blistering heat waves and extended drought are raising water temperatures and killing off fish from Idaho to California.
Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S.
The gathering was called to help prepare for a UN food systems summit to be held in September in New York.
Together, we must tackle growing hunger, urges Guterres
Inefficient global food production is at the root of a huge rise in hunger as well as one-third of all emissions and 80 per cent of biodiversity loss, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned, in a call to all countries to transform food systems to speed up sustainable development.
UN chief: World hunger worsened by climate change, conflict
ROME (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a driver of poverty, income inequality and food prices. Guterres also told a meeting in Rome that the world’s food system generates a third of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Negotiations began on Monday to approve a UN physical science report, which will anchor high level summits later this year, charged with boosting climate action worldwide.
'COVID is a warning that much worse lies in store': Alarm raised ahead of biggest climate report since 2013
Following a spate of deadly wildfires, floods and famine, IPCC researchers begin finalising the most comprehensive assessment of global warming of its kind since 2013.
Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report
A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday issued an emergency declaration in 23 counties from Portland to southern Oregon and in central and eastern parts of the state because of heat.
Southeast Europe heat wave set to be among worst in decades
A heat wave scorched southeast Europe on Thursday, intensifying wildfires and sending residents flocking to the coast, public fountains and air-conditioned locations to find some relief.
Scorching heat waves may become more likely with climate change, study warns
“Record-shattering” heat waves could become two to seven times more frequent in the world than in the last 30 years, scientists report in a study published Monday.
The mayor of the Norwegian capital argues that the ‘moral’ duty to cut emissions from burning waste can be met by carbon capture
Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists are wary
Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest say the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change.
Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical.
Power companies are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.
PG&E will spend at least $15 billion burying power lines
Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation.
PG&E plans a 10-year effort to put power lines underground to reduce fire risk.
The California utility said the work would involve about 10,000 miles of its network, a project potentially costing tens of billions of dollars.
The successful campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off Unesco’s ‘in danger’ list has been greeted with dismay – and gloom about the reef’s chance of recovery. Graham Readfearn explains the fierce global effort to deny the impact of the climate crisis on a prized natural asset. This episode includes explicit language
Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Friday garnered enough international support to defer for two years an attempt by the United Nations’ cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of damage caused by climate change.
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GORNY ULUS, Russia (AP) — The little domed tents of the volunteer firefighters in the clearing of a Siberian forest can be hard to see — even from only a few steps away — because of the choking smoke.
Record Heat Fuels 'Unprecedented' Siberian Wildfires, Melting Permafrost
Climate change is mixing with neglect of fire safety rules, arson and other factors to spur a nightmarish fire season in Russia.
EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia's 'unprecedented' fires?
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. Northeastern Siberia has experienced particularly massive fires this summer amid record-setting heat.
The Dixie fire in Butte County merged with another, smaller fire overnight, swelling to 190,625 acres by Sunday as it burned through area neighborhoods.
California wildfires force more evacuations as crews rush to make progress before weather shift
Crews were continuing to battle two massive wildfires in Northern California on Saturday — Dixie and Tamarack — with more residents ordered to flee.
Wildfires prompt evacuations along the West Coast and hazy conditions as far as the East Coast
Extreme heat and dry conditions are fueling raging wildfires in the western US, charring more than a million acres, requiring evacuations and creating smoky conditions visible from space.
Kerry warns ‘time is running out’ at London summit
John Kerry "not confident" enough is being done to prevent worst damages of climate change
President Biden's special envoy for climate tells CBS News in an exclusive interview the extreme weather being seen around the world this summer is a "direct impact of the climate crisis."
Amid summer of fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action
Yet another scorching summer has brought more unmistakable reminders that climate change is intensifying and altering everyday life. What will it take for leaders to finally act?
China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.
Summer of disaster: Extreme weather wreaks havoc worldwide as climate change bears down
Climate change is making the world more prone to floods like those in China and Europe and to heat waves and fires like those in the U.S. and Russia.
Underground train fills with water as part of China suffers 'heaviest rain in 1,000 years'
More than 20cm of rain falls in an hour on the city of Zhengzhou - more water than fell on the hardest-hit parts of Germany over three days in the recent European floods.
We can’t go on like this: Angela Merkel says more must be done to tackle climate change after floods
The German Chancellor was speaking in Berlin
Merkel defends legacy on gender, climate, with some regrets
BERLIN (AP) — With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her efforts to promote gender equality and curb climate change but expressed regret that some decisions, in hindsight, were made too late.
Belgium holds day of mourning in wake of deadly flooding
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium held a day of mourning Tuesday for the victims of last week’s devastating floods, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her second visit to the region worst hit by the disaster that left nearly 200 people dead in the two nations.
Even when the sexes spend the same amount of money, men spend more on cars and fuel, which hurts the environment.
Men are bigger polluters than women, study shows
When it comes to climate emissions, men outdrive women, a new Swedish study has found.
Men's spending responsible for more climate-heating emissions than women's, study finds
Shifting spending on food, holidays, and furnishings to greener alternatives with a similar price tag could lower greenhouse gas emissions for men and women by almost 40%, Swedish analysis finds.
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Jeff Bezos on future of spaceflight: "We can move all heavy industry and all polluting industry off of Earth"
The Blue Origin founder said it will take decades to get there, but it can be done.
Jeff Bezos vows to fight climate change, but space tourism could do more harm, critics say.
Mr. Bezos says space tourism is a first step toward moving people (and heavy industry) into space to avert an energy crisis on Earth.
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