Mount Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupted suddenly on Saturday, sending huge clouds of ash and smoke miles into the sky. The falling ash has covered several nearby villages. Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes and at least 14 people have died.
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Last week, Iran's government cracked down suddenly on people protesting over a lack of water in the city of Isfahan. Farmers there have been protesting for over two weeks because the nearby Zayanderoud River has run completely dry, making farming impossible.
Last Thursday, the world's first self-driving, electric container ship made its first trip to Oslo, Norway. The ship's owners aim to cut pollution by moving large amounts of products by water on the southern coast of Norway instead of by truck.
In today's news roundup, Sudan's military cracks down on people protesting against the recent coup, northwest Canada & US struggle to recover from widespread flooding, and heavy rains in southern Egypt lead to over 500 people being stung by scorpions.
Every year in late fall, heavy pollution makes the air in India's capital, New Delhi dangerous to breathe. New Delhi's government has closed schools for the week, and paused building activities. Now judges have told the city to call a pollution lockdown.
On Saturday, people representing nearly 200 countries agreed to a new climate deal called the Glasgow Climate Pact. The deal shows more progress than many people expected, but it's still not strong enough to avoid the worst effects of global warming.
In today's news roundup, Nicaragua's president wins an election that's widely seen as unfair, toxic foam covers a river being used in a religious festival in India, and four astronauts have to wear diapers because of a broken toilet in their return capsule.
The winner of this year's Children's Climate Prize was announced on Monday. Fifteen-year-old Reshma Kosaraju was chosen from among the finalists for her project, which uses artificial intelligence to predict forest fires.
Tens of thousands of people protested in Glasgow, Scotland and other cities around the world on Saturday. The protesters think the leaders at COP26 - the United Nations climate meeting - aren't taking the climate crisis seriously enough.
In today's news roundup, France and the United Kingdom calm down after a disagreement about fishing rights, the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros to win the 2021 World Series, and the winner of New Zealand's Bird of the Year contest is a bat.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has announced that a huge new section will be added to the protected area of ocean around the Galapagos islands. The move will make one of the world's largest marine reserves almost 50% larger.