A sudden energy shortage following the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased demand for highly polluting fossil fuels. The demand comes at a time when the world's countries are trying hard to cut pollution and slow down the climate crisis.
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In today's news roundup, young people around the world take part in a global climate strike, a US plan sending thousands of migrants back to Haiti upsets many people, and a French athlete takes a walk off the Eiffel Tower, high above the River Seine.
Fire fighters have protected several massive sequoia trees in California by covering their bases with a foil-like wrap to protect them. In spite of the intense wildfires, fire fighters have so far been able to save some of the most famous of these trees.
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
On August 14, it rained at the highest point of Greenland’s ice sheet. This is normally the coldest part of the ice sheet - a place where rain has never been seen before. It's another big weather change that seems to be connected to the climate crisis.
Two weeks ago, a shocking report came out, giving details of the likely future effects of climate change. Though serious effects are already visible around the world, the report offered hope that fast action might still bring the crisis under control.
In today's news roundup, a long, terrible drought in southern Madagascar leaves over a million people in danger of starving, Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its adults in just a week, and scientists discover that a common North American flower eats bugs.
Western Canada and the northwestern United States have been facing record-breaking high temperatures for days. An unusual weather system has created a "heat dome" of trapped hot air in the area. The heat is expected to last for several more days.
This weekend, the "G7", the leaders of several of the world's richest and most powerful countries, met in the United Kingdom. The meeting led to agreements to help poorer countries by offering coronavirus vaccines and money for climate action.
Sea life near Turkey is being threatened by a layer of slimy brown foam on the ocean's surface. The foam, which many people are calling "sea snot", is natural, but it's triggered by pollution and global warming.
Last week was a tough one for fossil fuel businesses. Large oil producing companies in the Netherlands and the United States had some major defeats. The pattern suggests that fossil fuel companies are facing difficult times ahead.