Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

A new study tracking the planet's vital signs has found that many of the key indicators of the global climate crisis are getting worse and either approaching, or exceeding, key tipping points as the Earth heats up.

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Extreme weather events in India bear climate change footprint

Experts warn that we can not ignore the climate change footprint and it is very much going to be a part of our daily routine. Monsoon rains would increase with an increase in the global temperatures.

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Climate

Salmon nearly roasted alive in Pacific north-west heatwave captured on video

Salmon in the Columbia River were nearly roasted to death when water temperatures rose during the Pacific north-west's record-shattering heatwave, according to a conservation group that has documented the disturbing sight.

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Climate

Oh good, now there's an outbreak of wildfire thunderclouds

Huge pyrocumulonimbus clouds just formed over fires in the West. These clouds can then advance across the landscape, sparking new wildfires as they go. Here's why they could become more common on a warmer planet.

Toxics

Arwa Mahdawi: Don’t blame men for the climate crisis – we should point the finger at corporations

While us plebs keep being told we have to change our habits, the masters of the universe have made it abundantly clear that they have no intention of changing theirs.

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Climate

California's water crisis comes for the birds

For years, California rice farmers have aided bird migration by flooding their fields in the off season. But this year, they barely have enough water to grow their crops.
Climate

Coral reefs face disaster from climate change if we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions, report says

To save this underwater ecosystem, researchers argue, we’ll need to reduce global warming, improve local conditions and invest in restoration.
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Justice

A lawyer known for fighting Chevron was found guilty of contempt of court by a federal judge

The ruling is the latest episode in a long legal battle over the alleged dumping of oil in the Amazon region of Ecuador from the 1960s to the 1990s by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001.
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Climate

Wildfires ravage Italy's Sardinia region in 'a disaster without precedent'

A 25-mile swath of vegetation, farms and villages is hit by one of the largest wildfires in decades, devastating the Italian tourist destination.
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Toxics

Floods, heat, then floods again: England is battered by wild weather

Thunderstorms in London flooded hospitals’ emergency rooms and submerged streets for the second time this month.
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Climate

India landslides and floods from monsoon rains kill scores

Every monsoon season poses risks to the country, but this one is shaping up as especially destructive as climate change turbocharges rainfall.
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Climate

Pacific Northwest heat wave study predicts more extreme heat

A study suggests that the world can expect more record-shattering heat waves in the future, unless drastic action is taken to curb climate change.
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