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‘No Planet B’: Hundreds of thousands join global climate strike – Al Jazeera English

School students in Sydney join the Global Strike 4 Climate rally; a global day of protest to demand governments take urgent steps to prevent environmental disaster [Steven Saphore/AAP Images via AP Photo] Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them…

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‘Wake up and face facts’ : Greta Thunberg pleads with politicians to lead fight against climate crisis – as it happened

That’s it from the Liveblog for today. Greta Thunberg capped her visit to Capitol Hill with a rallying message, urging action on climate change. “This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced and we need to treat it accordingly.”…

Why Russia is ambivalent about global warming – The Economist

FIRST CAME fires that turned the Siberian skies into a wall of solid smoke stretching for thousands of kilometres. Then came a drought that sucked the Lena river nearly dry, leaving boats marooned in the mud. It has been an…

If you want the health benefits of tomatoes, keep your meatballs away from the spaghetti

So, what’s the forecast for dinner? Spaghetti with a chance of meatballs? Here’s the thing: As yummy as those meatballs — or lentil or what-have-you balls — are, they may actually steal the nutritional thunder of tomatoes. According to a…

Dems Invite Teen Climate ‘Scientist’ Greta Thunberg To Testify Before Congress

When the 115th session of the US Congress finishes, I would be hard-pressed to pick the most insane stunt organized by our illustrious representatives. I’m tempted to pick Impeachment Theater as the most senseless move. But I pick the decision…

No, asteroid 2007 FT3 won’t hit Earth in October

Why is the internet so chock-full of stories about asteroids on a collision course with Earth? At this rate, we should have been obliterated many times over already. Here comes the newest scare story: asteroid 2007 FT3. No, it won’t hit us, either.

City shuts down preschool's farm stand

At Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, the young students do typical preschool things. They work on spelling and draw interesting creations, but they also get to play and learn in an amazing garden. The…

Greta Thunberg to US politicians: ‘Sorry, you’re not trying hard enough’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Greta Thunberg has told US politicians that they’re not doing enough to combat climate change. “I know you are trying, but just not hard enough. Sorry,” said the climate activist, who’s inspired young people across the…

Greta Thunberg to lead youth climate strike in 150 countries on Friday – Vox.com

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday,…