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NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

Greenland contains enough ice to make world sea levels rise by 20 feet if it were all to melt. In a single day this month, it lost a record 13.7 billion tons (12.5 billion metric tons) by one estimate.

Climate change: Water crisis engulfs world’s 'highest' village

Retreating glaciers and inadequate snowfall during peak winter is threatening the livelihoods and food security of people in Himachal Pradesh’s picturesque Spiti mountain valley.

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Russian land of permafrost and mammoths is thawing due to climate change

The thawing of the permafrost — along with other changes triggered by global warming — is reshaping this incredibly remote region sometimes called the Kingdom of Winter. It is one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and huge; Yakutia, if independent, would be the world's eighth-largest country.

Underwater glacial melting much faster than predicted: Study

While the study focused on one tidewater glacier, the new approach should be useful to researchers who study melting at other tidewater glaciers around the world, which would help to improve projections of global sea level rise.

Explained: How global warming could impact jobs in India

By 2030, heat stress will cause loss of 5.8% of working hours in India, equivalent to 34 mn jobs: global study

UN warns India of loss of productivity due to global warming

Because of its large population, India is in absolute terms expected to lose the equivalent of 34 million full-time jobs in 2030 in productivity as a result of heat stress.

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People in Sweden switch to trains to deter global warming

One flight between Sweden's two biggest cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, generates as much carbon dioxide, the gas that contributes the most to global warming, as 40,000 train journeys, according to SJ, the country's biggest train operator.

European heat wave sees Germany put speed curbs on autobahn

Authorities have warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in parts of the continent over the coming days as a plume of dry, hot air moves north from Africa.

Explained: On World Environment Day, here's how air pollution has gripped our planet

Household air pollution causes about 3.8 million premature deaths each year, the vast majority of them in the developing world, and about 60 per cent of those deaths are among women and children.

Companies see climate change hitting their bottom lines in the next 5 years

Under pressure from shareholders and regulators, companies are increasingly disclosing the specific financial effects they could face as the planet warms.

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Greenland residents grapple with global warming

As scientists study the threats posed by a warming climate, some of the immediate effects of climate change have been a double-edged sword for some in and around Tasiilaq.

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Climate change is real and it is making hurricanes worse. Here's how

Rising ocean temperatures have fueled some of the most devastating storms in recent years. Kendra Pierre-Louis, a reporter on The New York Times’s climate team, explains how.

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