Day: October 6, 2019

5 young climate activists to follow beyond Greta Thunberg

Teen climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor during the School Strike for Climate in May 2019. Image: Pacific Press / Getty Images By Siobhan Neela-Stock2019-09-28 13:00:00 UTC By now, you probably know who 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is. From the brilliant shade she threw at President Trump after he mocked her heartfelt speech at the U.N. Climate Action…

Mont Blanc: Glacier in danger of collapse, experts warn

Image copyright Comune Courmayeur Image caption Officials in Courmayeur highlighted in yellow the area of the glacier at risk of collapse Italian authorities have closed roads and evacuated mountain huts after experts warned that part of a glacier on Mont Blanc could collapse.About 250,000 cubic metres of ice are in danger of breaking away from…

Jason Momoa delivers climate change speech at the UN

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Pizol glacier: Swiss hold funeral for ice lost to global warming

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Locals, hikers and environmental campaigners attended the “funeral march” for the Pizol glacier A Swiss glacier lost to global warming has been commemorated at a memorial service in the Alps.Dozens of people took part in Sunday’s “funeral march” to mark the disappearance of the Pizol glacier. The glacier, in…

Greta Thunberg scolds apathetic grown-ups at U.N. Climate Summit

By Mark Kaufman2019-09-23 17:02:45 UTC In front of a hall of seated diplomats, Greta Thunberg delivered a particularly emotive speech at the New York City headquarters of the United Nations on Sept. 23. Though, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist’s address to the U.N. Climate Action Summit was more like a four-minute scolding: Global governments have…

Arctic sea ice plunges to dismal levels

Sea ice in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Image: AP / Shutterstock By Mark Kaufman2019-09-23 21:02:25 UTC After a year of extreme melt, Arctic sea ice ended up dropping to its second-lowest level on record — a mark only surpassed by melting in 2012. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced Monday that the…

Mumbai’s Durga Puja pandals stay eco-friendly

Mumbai’s Durga Puja pandals have always had eco-friendly idols, but this year, almost every pandal in the city has gone a step ahead. Besides being eco-friendly, they have also come out in support of various social causes. Here are a few pandals that have taken the eco-friendly route while keeping the nostalgia and age-old Durga…