Environment

World ‘at a crossroads’ as droughts increase nearly a third in a generation

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A mother carries her child past the carcasses of livestock that died as a result of...

Climate: World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years, and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO...

Extreme heat impacting millions across India and Pakistan

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An elderly woman has her lunch in the sun at Adibasi Sahi, India. The extreme heat...

More than one disaster a day looming without action on risk reduction, UN warns

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Improved urban planning and construction can help to mitigate natural disasters...