The vast expanse of sea ice around Antarctica has suffered a ‘precipitous’ fall since 2014, satellite data shows, and fell at a faster rate than seen in the Arctic.
'Precipitous' fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed
The Iranian government passed a law to cancel visa formality for Chinese nationals enabling Chinese tourists to visit Iran visa-free, drawing a share of the total 129 million Chinese tourists, said the deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) for tourism affairs on Monday.
Iran expected to host part of 129m Chinese tourists
Sea-Watch 3 skipper Carola Rakete, who risks jail time for forcing her way into Italy's Lampedusa Port with 40 rescued migrants, defended her act of "disobedience", saying she was compelled to avert a human tragedy.
Sea-Watch captain defends 'disobedience' as backers raise €1m
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said his country is to blame for the death of a father and daughter who drowned while trying to reach the US.
El Salvador takes blame for Rio Grande drowning
Activists welcomed a goal set by the Group of 20 major economies’ to reduce additional plastic trash leaking into the ocean to zero by 2050, but said it avoided getting at the heart of the problem — slashing the output of wasteful, single-use plastics in the first place.
G20 plastic trash reduction goal doesn't address 'excessive' production: Activists
The record-breaking temperatures recorded in France last week may have fizzled but the cars that were banned from Paris during the heatwave will remain off the road under new measures to banish smog.
Paris clamps down on older diesel cars
Five small ships sailed out of harbor on Monday in Japan’s first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales.
Ships set off in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than 30 years
UN chief Antonio Guterres said climate-related devastation was striking the planet on a weekly basis and warned Sunday that urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe.
UN chief urges action to avert climate change 'catastrophe'
China debuts one of the world's strictest standards for automobile emissions on Monday to reduce the country's notorious air pollution, a move some say also is designed to curb the runaway expansion of its automaking sector.
China's new emission rules take scalpel to bloated auto industry

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