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Extreme Weather Continues in 2018 – a Continuing Call to Climate Action

Global temperatures for the first five months of the year have been the highest on record for a La Niña year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Higher temperatures lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts. Extreme temperatures, for instance, affect human health in

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UN Launches New Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change

The UN has launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came together for the initiative. At the launch of the coalition last week

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High-impact weather continues in April

April 2018 was the third warmest on record, continuing the trend of above-average temperatures that has persisted for most of this century, according to data from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts’ Copernicus Climate Change Service. There were also notable developments in long-term climate change indicators, including carbon dioxide levels

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