A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London shows that, on average, wildlife numbers have dropped sharply since 1970. The main cause of the drop is human activity. The report is alarming, but there are some signs of hope.
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People in Bangladesh and India are struggling as they face serious flooding caused by early heavy rains. The floods have covered roads, bridges, and entire villages. Millions of people have been left isolated by the flood waters.
The Western United States has been struggling with a serious drought for years. A new study shows that this "megadrought" is the most serious dry period to hit the area in 1,200 years. The report makes it clear that climate change has made the drought worse.
Much of the United States is locked in the grip of an unusually large and extremely cold winter storm. The storm has brought bad weather, super-cold temperatures, power cuts, and transportation problems. About half of all Americans are affected.
There's new hope for corals in areas of the Great Barrier Reef damaged by warmer waters caused by climate change. Experts are using robots and clever methods to deliver millions of new baby corals.
Four years ago, the countries of the world promised to cut pollution in order to fight climate change. Now the United Nations (UN) is warning that instead of going down, global pollution levels are going up.
In today's news roundup, climate change is named a health emergency for children, Zimbabwe prints its first new money in 10 years, and a group scans faces to encourage a new law against face scanning.
In today's news roundup, floods have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in East Africa, Italian schools will begin teaching climate change next year, and movie star James Dean, who died in 1955, will make a new movie.
Scientists from 19 countries are part of a huge science experiment that will freeze a research ship into the Arctic ice for a year to study the effects of global heating on the polar ice.
Huge amounts of Brazil's unique rainforest are being destroyed quickly under the country's new president, Jair Bolsonaro. Since he became president in January, more forest is being cut down and less is being done about it.
In today's news roundup, the G20 meets, Republican lawmakers run away to avoid a climate crisis vote, pro US baseball teams play their first game in Europe, and a slug takes out one of Japan's high-speed train lines.