With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also ‘a pivotal time for climate action’, marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.
UN chief: Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’
Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country’s aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a “disturbing trend”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
Australia to start powerful public inquiry into aged-care sector
“This drought has really hit our family hard,” said Longreach farmer Jody Brown. “Climate change is making the droughts more severe.”
Australian drought-stricken farmers challenge government’s climate change stance in TV ad
Europe should hold an annual car-free day in a bid to ease air pollution, the mayors of Paris and Brussels said.
Paris, Brussels call for car-free day in Europe
In the fight against climate change, government and industry traditionally have been adversaries, as regulators try to force polluters to take costly steps to cut planet-warming emissions.
Companies pledge to tackle climate change
A US Border Patrol agent was arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four women.
US 'serial killer' border agent arrested in Texas
A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster.
Study: Expect more intense hurricanes
Surging worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional wheat and sunflower fields with almond orchards, transforming the landscape in the south of the country.
Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms
In the fight against climate change, government and industry traditionally have been adversaries, as regulators try to force polluters to take costly steps to cut planet-warming emissions.
Companies pledge to tackle climate change

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