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Despite lockdowns, pollution pledges, Earth will get more than three degrees warmer by end of 2100
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Despite lockdowns, pollution pledges, Earth will get more than three degrees warmer by end of 2100

With just over 1C of warming since pre-industrial times, Earth is already experiencing stronger and more frequent droughts, wildfires and superstorms rendered deadlier by rising seas.

Eighty three of 252 World Heritage sites severely affected by climate change warns IUCN report
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Eighty three of 252 World Heritage sites severely affected by climate change warns IUCN report

“Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world’s most precious places, and we owe it to future generations to protect them,” IUCN Director-General Bruno Oberle said.

California skies glow orange as firefighters battle wildfires that rage across 25 miles in a day
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California skies glow orange as firefighters battle wildfires that rage across 25 miles in a day

Since the middle of August, fires in California have killed eight people, destroyed more than 3,600 structures, and forced evacuations in communities near the coast, and along the Sierra Nevada

Five killed, thousands forced to flee homes as California wildfires explode in size
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Five killed, thousands forced to flee homes as California wildfires explode in size

Three groups of fires, called complexes, burning north, east and south of San Francisco have together scorched 2,566 square kilometers and destroyed more than 500 structures

Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons
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Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons

The lust for gold has attracted wildcat prospectors, who have destroyed forests, poisoned rivers and brought fatal diseases to the tribe.

Australia Fires: State of emergency lifted in national capital as wildfire threat subsides
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Australia Fires: State of emergency lifted in national capital as wildfire threat subsides

The threat wasn't over yet, and weeks of firefighting might still be needed, said ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

Wildfires aftermath: Drinking water sources contaminated with ash, debris, pollutants
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Wildfires aftermath: Drinking water sources contaminated with ash, debris, pollutants

More than 60 percent of the water supply for the world’s 100 largest cities originates in fire-prone watersheds.

Australia Fires: Aboriginals point to methods of preventing destructive wildfires, cutting emissions
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Australia Fires: Aboriginals point to methods of preventing destructive wildfires, cutting emissions

Using well-timed, low-intensity fires, indigenous people burn their properties periodically to avoid wildfire risk.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Health warning in Melbourne, air quality down to 'hazardous' due to Australia's bushfires
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Health warning in Melbourne, air quality down to 'hazardous' due to Australia's bushfires

Health warnings were issued after a thick haze from the bushfires in Victoria descended on Melbourne.

Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed
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Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed

The Australian government on Monday said it might declare Koalas as an "endangered" species after the population of the cuddly animal suffered an "extraordinary hit" in the unprecedented devastating bushfires, which destroyed 30 percent of their habitat across the country.

Koala mittens and baby bottles: How Australia's animals are being saved from the ravages of wildfires
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Koala mittens and baby bottles: How Australia's animals are being saved from the ravages of wildfires

As wildfires have killed at least 24 people, destroyed more than 1,400 homes and ravaged 15 million acres, they have also inflicted a grievous toll on Australia’s renowned wildlife. Hundreds of millions of animals, many found on no other continent, may have perished, according to some estimates, devastating the country’s unique ecosystems

Australia bushfires: At least 24 people killed, over six mn hectares of land lost; Victoria extends 'state of disaster' as threat intensifies
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Australia bushfires: At least 24 people killed, over six mn hectares of land lost; Victoria extends 'state of disaster' as threat intensifies

In South Australia's Kangaroo Island, the bushfire threat on Thursday was escalated with 'a watch and act warning' issued for a fire near Parndana which according to the Country Fire Service (CFS) was uncontrolled and was burning in a southeasterly direction threatening the safety of people in the area.

Respite from Australian bushfire unlikely as weathermen rule out significant rain; temperatures may soar for few more months
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Respite from Australian bushfire unlikely as weathermen rule out significant rain; temperatures may soar for few more months

Australia’s weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who have warned that only a large downpour will halt bushfires sweeping across the country

Australia Fires: How you can help people, wildlife affected by the wildfire from anywhere in the world
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Australia Fires: How you can help people, wildlife affected by the wildfire from anywhere in the world

The deadly wildfires, fanned by wind and fueled by scorching heat, are raging across the southeast of the country.

Australia Fires: Military deployed to keep deadly fires from spreading further — 'It's an atomic bomb,' say authorities
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Australia Fires: Military deployed to keep deadly fires from spreading further — 'It's an atomic bomb,' say authorities

Authorities claim that the evacuations are likely the largest peacetime maritime rescue operation in Australian history.

Australian authorities deploy military ships, aircraft to reach towns cut off by ‘apocalyptic’ wildfires; seven dead in blazes this week
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Australian authorities deploy military ships, aircraft to reach towns cut off by ‘apocalyptic’ wildfires; seven dead in blazes this week

Australia deployed military ships and aircraft on Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that destroyed homes and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline.

Australia vs New Zealand: Cricket Australia to monitor air quality in Melbourne, Sydney for remaining Tests as wildfires rage on
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Australia vs New Zealand: Cricket Australia to monitor air quality in Melbourne, Sydney for remaining Tests as wildfires rage on

Rampaging wildfires around Australia have put Cricket Australia (CA) and the national Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on high alert ahead of the country’s remaining two Test matches against New Zealand.

Climate change has affected the amount of rainfall in Indonesian islands, study suggests
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Climate change has affected the amount of rainfall in Indonesian islands, study suggests

Researchers think an atmosphere phenomenon affects weather on a weekly-to-monthly time scale, bringing alternate cloudy and sunny periods.

Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert
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Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert

Beni is the second-worst affected area, with nearly 900,000 hectares destroyed so far by the fires so far.