In today's news roundup, Iraq is hit with dangerous sand and dust storms, US Soccer reaches an agreement to pay men and women equally, and a painting that was once traded for cheese sandwiches sells for roughly $270,000.
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In today's news roundup, New Mexico fights massive wildfires, New Zealand reopens to tourists after more than two years, and a company uses satellites to spot cow burps from space.
India and Pakistan are struggling as they face an intense early heat wave. After the hottest March ever recorded, temperatures in late April again set records. The heat is causing health problems, and has led to fires, energy shortages, and damaged crops.
Today marks 52 years since Earth Day was first celebrated. This year, Earth Day organizers have lists of events taking place all around the world. NFK also takes a brief look at "climate anxiety" and steps that could help calm worries over the climate crisis.
As the world tries to quit fossil fuels, there's a lot of focus on renewable energy sources like wind and solar. But one very promising source of energy comes from deep inside the Earth. And old oil wells could help greatly in developing this power.
Since early April, climate protesters have blocked roads, buildings, and oil storage areas. The protests are meant to bring attention to the climate crisis. The protests have made the news, but it's not clear if they're changing people's minds.
One of the challenges facing the world as it fights the climate crisis is how to remove pollution from the air, and store it so that it's harmless. Today, NFK looks at the promise and challenges of "capturing carbon".
In early April, a United Nations climate group released a 3,000 page report on climate change. The report details actions that must be taken quickly to avoid the worst effects of the crisis. As one of the report's authors put it, "It's now or never."
Flying airplanes costs a lot of money. So you might expect airlines to make sure their flights are as full as possible. But airlines have been making tens of thousands of "ghost flights" in and out of European airports with few passengers, or none at all.
The group in charge of caring for Australia's Great Barrier Reef reports that the reef appears to be going through another widespread coral "bleaching" event. Once again, rising ocean temperatures are threatening this massive underwater treasure.