People wade through high water to evacuate a flooded home in LaPlace, La., after Hurricane Ida struck.
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The most vulnerable communities are being pushed deeper into poverty with each climate-related disaster. Part of the problem is that government aid helps the wealthiest people most.
Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil.
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Most carbon dioxide captured in the U.S. today is used to extract more oil. Two scholars point to another way: biological sequestration.
Alok Sharma, COP26 president at the climate summit in Glasgow.
Experts from around the world react to the COP26 Glasgow climate summit. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
John Kerry, the U.S. presidential special envoy for climate, surrounded by other negotiators during COP26.
The world promised progress at the Glasgow climate conference. Now it has to turn those promises into reality. A former senior UN official describes what to watch for in the coming year.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Congress has asked many questions of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg but has done little to regulate Facebook.
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Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
Countries facing existential risks from climate change, like the Maldives, are demanding faster action and financing to help them survive.
The press releases sound promising, but the negotiations have a long way to go. Here’s what’s ahead at the midpoint of the COP26 climate talks.
Aging U.S. infrastructure: Rust on the underside of the Norwalk River Railroad Bridge, built in 1896 in Norwalk, Conn., and scheduled for replacement starting in 2022.
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What will the US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pay for? Here are some of the things it will help build, fix or remove.
Disturbing the habitats of horseshoe bats, like these in Borneo, increases the risk of virus spillover.
How can nations prevent more pandemics like COVID-19? One priority is reducing the risk of diseases’ jumping from animals to humans. And that means understanding how human actions fuel that risk.
United Nations Security Council.
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The UN Security Council resolution adopted to address the Yemeni crisis ended up constraining its efforts to bring peace.
President Joe Biden wanted to have a clear plan before the U.N. climate conference starting Oct. 31 in Scotland.
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President Joe Biden needed a Plan B, one that Congress could approve, to take to the UN climate conference. But his new strategy is unlikely to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals for 2030.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at a COP26 session in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The world isn’t on track to avoid dangerous climate change, and this year’s climate conference, COP26, is crucial, a former senior UN official writes.
Bir, anggur, dan minuman keras menyebabkan hampir 100.000 kematian dalam setahun di As.
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Konsumsi alkohol berkaitan dengan risiko kecelakaan dan penyakit jantung, hati, dan bahkan ganggua otak. Tetapi pelarangan penjualan bir, anggur, dan minuman keras tetap gagal dilakukan.
Former Nigerian president General Olusegun Obasanjo.
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The AU’s choice of Olusegun Obasanjo as chief mediator raises even more questions about its partiality in Ethiopian conflict.
New Delhi has had days with air pollution levels nearly 30 times the old World Health Organization guidelines.
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It’s the World Health Organization’s first update of global air quality guidelines since 2005. We know far more today about the serious risks these pollutants pose to human health.
North Korea’s testing of two long-range cruise missiles was a provocative act – but a predictable one, too.
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North Korea has tended to ratchet up tensions when the U.S. is seen to be weak and when it feels it can yield greater concessions, a scholar explains.
Small-scale farmers use oxen to plough their farm in Kericho County, Kenya.
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Research questions the idea that getting commercial seeds and fertilisers to smallholder farmers will double yields and incomes.
Apple has developed the means to scan images on your phone. Can you trust the company to protect your privacy?
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Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
Interstate 980 cuts off West Oakland, Calif., at top, from other Oakland neighborhoods.
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Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
A man walks past a makeshift memorial for medical workers who died from COVID-19 in Saint Petersburg on May 11, 2020.
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Another wave of COVID-19 in Russia is undermining public health and threatens economic recovery. But widespread mistrust of institutions will stymie the country’s efforts to move past the pandemic.