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Swiss climate policy shortcomings violated human rights, top court rules

Strasbourg, France Reuters Europe’s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change. The European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) decision on the case brought by more than 2,000 elderly Swiss women set a precedent that […]

March marks yet another record in global heat

Brussels, Belgium Reuters The world just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month streak in which every month set a new temperature record, the European Union’s climate change monitoring service said on Tuesday. Each of the last 10 months ranked as the world’s hottest on record, compared with the corresponding month in previous […]

New fish invade the Adriatic Sea, threatening local species

Dubrovnik, Croatia/Kotor, Montenegro Reuters For decades, Croatian fisherman Marko Kristic has cast his nets in the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Now an invasion of the Mediterranean parrotfish is endangering his traditional catch and his livelihood, he says. Due to climate change and increased maritime traffic, the parrotfish, along with around 50 new species, […]

UN sounds ‘Red Alert’ as world smashes heat records in 2023

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters Every major global climate record was broken last year and 2024 could be worse, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday, with its chief voicing particular concern about ocean heat and shrinking sea ice. The UN weather agency said in its annual State of the Global Climate report that average temperatures […]

Early jacaranda bloom sparks debate about climate change in Mexico

Mexico City Reuters Every spring, the streets of Mexico’s capital are painted purple with the flowering of thousands of jacaranda trees. Their spectacular colors not only attract the eyes of residents and tourists, but also birds, bees and butterflies that find food and shelter in them. But this year something changed. A man passes by […]

Chile risks repeat of deadly wildfires because of climate change, report says

Santiago, Chile Reuters Deadly wildfires like those that burned through central Chile and killed at least 133 people this month will become more likely in the South American country as climate change makes the world hotter and drier, according to a report released on Thursday. The fires were Chile’s deadliest natural disaster since a 2010 […]