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Extinction Rebellion activists occupy Paris mall

The protest comes ahead of planned disruption to 60 cities around the world.

Never give up, Greta Thunberg tells Iowa climate activists

The 16-year-old tells hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the rally that ‘no matter what, we need to continue.’

Parents backing child climate activists gives them hope

Parents’ support has given space for youths to voice their fears on climate change.

Climate movement ‘too loud to handle’ for critics, says Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg says she will continue to march ‘until they listen’.

Haze-related illnesses up by 40%, says health chief

More cases of conjunctivitis, asthma and skin rashes, but the national disaster centre says easterly winds are expected today or tomorrow to blow away transboundary haze.

Activists get down and dirty clearing rubbish on mass cleanup day

World Cleanup Day is an initiative that has got millions into the streets and cleaning up litter across the globe.

Nasa looks into melting ocean ice above Greenland glaciers

Nasa scientists are dropping probes to collect data on how oceans contribute to the rapid melt of Greenland's ice.

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

The purpose of the monument is to acknowledge that the world is aware of what is happening and what needs to be done.

Looters cash in on storm chaos at trading stalls

Cash and goods disappear after storm brings down tents at Dataran 350 in Kangar.

Merkel says Greta Thunberg ‘drove us’ to move on climate change

Merkle says her cabinet plans to decide on key steps for a new climate law in September.

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Qu a biologist by training receives the most votes beating out candidates from France and Georgia.

Britain sets deadline for carbon neutrality by 2050

Britain's top advisory body on climate change this year says the target could be achieved within a budget of 1-2% of gross domestic product by 2050.

Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

The work is punishing and the incomes unstable, subject to seesawing demand swayed by foreign imports, and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns.

Researchers calculate decades of ‘scary’ Greenland ice melting

Measuring melting ice is a fairly precise business in 2019 – thanks to satellites, weather stations and sophisticated climate models.

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble

Global coal consumption in 2018 rose only in Asia, especially China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Drought will persist until May, says Xavier

Water minister calls for controlled distribution of water to meet daily needs and for industrial and agricultural use.

Shell eyes limit to how clean oil output can be in...

Europe’s biggest oil company says it plans to reduce its net carbon footprint by half by 2050.

Thousands of UK kids skip school for climate protests

Children clambered onto statues in the shadow of Big Ben to call for action, and to raise awareness.

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

Even if the "most ambitious" Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is achieved, one-third of the glaciers would go.

UN Security Council divided on climate-security link

More than 80 people were expected to air their views about the impact of climate-related disasters on peace and security.

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Scientists warn that as climate change causes Himalayan glaciers to melt at an alarming rate, lakes could swell further and eventually collapse.

UN climate talks run into overtime, but deal ‘in reach’

The schedule for the closing plenary has been repeatedly pushed back to later in the day - a sign a more diplomacy work needs to be done.

Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

CO2 emissions must drop a quarter within 12 years to stay under 2C, and by nearly half to cap warming at 1.5C, seen as a safer guardrail against catastrophic extreme weather.

Thousands march for climate in Paris despite ‘yellow vest’ unrest

Green activists urged people to find solutions for both environmental problems and the financial struggles of France's poorest.