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Global warming is making hurricanes stronger, study suggests

Human-caused global warming has strengthened the wind speeds of hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones around the globe, a new study released Monday said.
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Greta Thunberg brings climate change activism to new Pearl Jam video

The 'Retrograde' video, featuring Greta Thunberg, paints a grim picture of what's ahead for the environment if drastic changes aren't made.
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Meatpacking industry hits grim milestone of 10,000 coronavirus cases

At least 170 plants in 29 states have had one or more workers test positive for the coronavirus. Some of those workers also have infected others, which is included in the count. At least 45 workers have died.

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Global warming: 2020 expected to be warmest year on record, NOAA said

Federal scientists announced Thursday that 2020 has nearly a 75% chance of being the warmest year on record for the planet Earth.
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In East Africa, Kenya, locust plague can't be fought amid coronavirus

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.

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Climate change: World is 'way off track' in dealing with global warming

The planet is "way off track" in dealing with climate change, a new United Nations report says, and experts declared that climate change is a far greater threat than the coronavirus.

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Australian wildfires worsened by climate change, study finds

Researchers found that climate change increased the chances of Australia experiencing extreme fire weather by at least 30% – and likely much more.
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Arctic sea ice: Summers could be ice-free in as few as 15 years

Climate change is taking its toll on one of the world's coldest places. A study suggests that the Arctic "may be essentially ice-free during summer within 15 years."

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Climate change: Fossil fuels emit more methane gas than once thought

The amount of methane that comes from burning fossil fuels is much higher than previously thought – as much as 40% higher, a new study suggests.

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Trump admin. sued over green sea turtle protection from climate change

Several environmental groups filed the lawsuit Wednesday claiming the administration didn't meet requirements of the Endangered Species Act.
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Climate change in the Northeast US: Temperatures are warming faster

Maps show the Northeast’s coastal states and counties are warming faster than their inland neighbors. A warming Atlantic Ocean may be a contributor.
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Were the predictions made about climate change in 2000 correct?

Did scientists accurately predict in 2000 what would be happening now? Here's a look at how we've fared on weather disasters, rising temps and more.
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