Leaders to UN: A warmer world is a more violent one, too

Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.'s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate change.

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Could the financial sector solve climate change as diplomacy stumbles?

The ECB is warning climate change costs could be 5x the cost of transition. As climate risk goes mainstream, could investor concern drive climate action as international diplomacy struggles to reach agreement?
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Rev. Dr. Wayne M. Weathers: A spiritual call to action on climate change

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‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

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What survives the storm

StEER engineers flock into the site of natural disasters to support first responders, and learn from the destruction.
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Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests.

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Tropical Storm Nicholas soaks Houston area as it crawls towards Louisiana

The slow-moving system has knocked out power to half a million home, drenching Texas area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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In Florida, coastal counties fuel population rise—and climate concerns

Growth along the state’s shorelines means more people face risks from rises in sea levels, which threaten to increase the severity of extreme weather and bring storm surges farther inland.
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Texas on alert as Tropical Storm Nicholas upgraded to hurricane

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Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

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Biden approves Gov. Wolf's major disaster declaration for Ida

Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday that President Joe Biden has approved his declaration of a major disaster in Pennsylvania following last week's severe storms.
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Living on Earth: Beyond the headlines

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The quest to find African American graves before they’re lost to climate crisis

As both the climate crisis and development intensify, Black cemeteries are now at a disproportionate risk of being lost, some before they have even been officially found.

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