Loss and damage: Fight over human harm, huge climate costs

Loss and damage: Fight over human harm, huge climate costs

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — It was a total loss — the type that is usually glossed over in big impersonal statistics like $40 billion in damage from this summer’s Pakistan floods that put one-third of the nation underwater. “We lost everything, our home and our possessions,” said Taj Mai, a mother of seven who … Read more

Crucial illegal road threatens Amazon rainforest

Crucial illegal road threatens Amazon rainforest

An illegal dirt road ripping through protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon is now just a few miles shy of connecting two of the worst areas of deforestation in the region, according to satellite images and accounts from people familiar with the area. If the road is completed it will turn a large area of … Read more

Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across Lachlan River but drought ‘only one failed rain event away’

Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across Lachlan River but drought ‘only one failed rain event away’

Heavy rains across Australia’s east coast are reinvigorating wetland bird species, but conservationists have warned the next drought is just around the corner. Key points: Record wetland bird breeding events have been recorded across NSW’s central west Government agencies say preparations for the next drought have begun to improve water security Researchers say the Lachlan … Read more

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average. Weather stations in Antarctica shattered records Friday as the region near autumn. The two-mile high (3,234 meters) Concordia … Read more