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Man allowed to stay in France because pollution could kill him

A French court overturned a man's deportation order after acknowledging the air in Bangladesh could fatally worsen his asthma. The decision is likely the first of its kind.
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Extreme droughts may hit 2X as many people by century's end

Global land area and the number of people suffering from the effects of extreme drought could more than double by the late 21st century, experts warn.

Man saved from deportation after pollution plea in French legal 'first'

A Bangladeshi man with asthma has avoided deportation from France after his lawyer argued that he risked a severe deterioration in his condition, and possibly premature death, due to the dangerous levels of pollution in his homeland.

As climate change drives migration to N.H., towns face tension and opportunity

Studies show that climate change could prompt millions of Americans to relocate in the coming decades, resulting in unplanned population growth in New Hampshire and northern New England.

How city roads trap migrating fish

Globally, the numbers of monitored migratory fish species have declined by an average of 76% since 1970. Culverts have contributed to this by disrupting the access of these species to food and spawning areas.

Climate-smart farming eases migration pressure in western Nepal

Farmers are getting help to irrigate their land and protect crops from pests and extreme weather, enabling them to earn more and reducing the need to seek work in India.


Is Pakistan prepared to deal with climate migration?

Environmentalists have expressed concern over a massive climate-induced migration in various parts of Pakistan and the government's apathy toward tackling a serious problem.

Climate change is devastating Central American coffee farms - and spurring migration

With coffee production in other countries driving down prices and droughts and storms wreaking havoc, coffee farmers in Central America have had to make tough choices in recent years.

As climate change destroys their habitats, these animals are on the move

As natural disasters continue to batter America's coasts and devastate crops, animals are in danger of losing their natural habitats. But there is hope - land on the banks of the Mississippi river is acting as a sanctuary for animals fleeing the effects of climate change.

Costa Rica warns Biden that pandemic, climate change will increase migration

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, asked US President-elect Joe Biden to lead multilateral action to face the economic impacts of Covid-19 and climate change.


Battered by back-to-back hurricanes, Honduras braces for a long recovery

Weeks after the one-two punch of Eta and Iota, tens of thousands remain displaced. The impoverished country is appealing to the international community.

As Hurricane Iota nears Central America, experts predict more climate-linked migration

Hurricane Iota is rapidly gathering strength as it barrels toward Central America, a region still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Eta, and experts predict this year's unprecedented storm season will force more people to migrate.

Climate change will make parts of the U.S. uninhabitable. Americans are still moving there

Instead of moving away from areas in climate crisis, Americans are flocking to them. As land in places like Phoenix, Houston and Miami becomes less habitable, the country’s migration patterns will be forced to change.

Climate change, migration and urbanization: patterns in sub-Saharan Africa

Changing climatic conditions and ecological hazards are an important migration driver in sub-Saharan Africa.
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