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Why Iran's Lake Urmia disappeared — and may be coming back

Tucked in the northwest corner of Iran, Lake Urmia was once the second-largest saltwater lake in the world. At its peak, the lake once covered a surface area of 5,000 square kilometers (2,000 square miles), reports Iran’s Radio Farda. Its…

Albertan Counterprotesters Tear Down Anti-Pipeline Barricade

Counterprotesters tore down a barricade Wednesday in front of Canadian National (CN) railway tracks near Edmonton, Alberta, after environmental activists erected it. The activists who blocked the tracks are opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia. But the…

An Unusual New York City Election Tests Whether Global Warming Can Win A Local Race – HuffPost

RIDGEWOOD, N.Y. ― In a past life, during the halcyon days before hipsters colonized New York City’s outer boroughs, Costa Constantinides sold toys here in this working-class, immigrant neighborhood in central Queens.  It was a time when the city had…

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Rajendra Pachauri, 79, Dies; Led Nobel-Winning Climate Agency – The New York Times

Rajendra K. Pachauri, a charismatic voice on the risks of global warming who led the United Nations’ climate science agency when it won the Nobel Peace Prize, but whose career ended amid accusations of sexual harassment, died on Thursday at…

Why flying at lower or higher altitudes might reduce the climate impact of air travel

Air travel is growing around the globe, and so is its contribution to climate change. The climate cost of flying has drawn more public attention in recent years, even leading to a social stigma in some places, especially for local…

BoJo Admits He ‘Doesn’t Get’ Climate Change, Says Fired Adviser

Boris Johnson admitted he “doesn’t really get” climate change, the former president of a United Nations environmental summit being hosted by Britain said in a blistering attack today. Claire O’Neill, who was fired by No 10 last week, was scathing…

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Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’ – ScienceAlert

Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water –…

Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’ – ScienceAlert

Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water –…