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A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef

Report launched with youth activists including Greta Thunberg paints ‘unimaginably dire’ picture

Brazil city district slipping into sea after river diverted

The Paraiba do Sul River, which originates in neighboring Sao Paulo state, brings sediment and sand to Atafona where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its flow was mostly diverted in the 1950s to provide water to the growing capital, which weakened Atafona’s natural barrier to the ocean.

Billionaire Kraft’s paper mill causes pollution crisis in South Carolina

A South Carolina paper mill, whose foul smell has triggered more than 30,000 complaints, has become one of the dirtiest polluters in the United States since being acquired by an investment group led by Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots football team.

Bottled water is 3,500 times worse for the environment than tap water, say scientists

Tap water is thousands of times better for the environment than bottled water, according to scientists. In fact, it takes three times as much water to produce a plastic bottle as it can hold.

The Ocean Cleanup Deploys Full-Scale System to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup has deployed its first full-scale system designed to clean-up ocean plastics to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Hawaii’s Big Island Is Burning With its Biggest Wildfire Ever

Firefighters have gained more control over a Hawaii wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island

What to Watch on Waterbear This Week

Waterber Network is a free online film-streaming service, which has partnered with more than 80 charities and NGOs around the world — will shine a spotlight on the most critical issues facing the planet today.

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano spews ash, hot clouds

 A rumbling volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday shot billowing columns of ash and hot clouds down its slopes

As Drought cuts Hay Crop, Cattle Ranchers face Culling Herds

With his cattle ranch threatened by a deepening drought, Jim Stanko isn’t cheered by the coming storm signaled by the sound of thunder.

Italy Bans Cruise Liners from Venice, after Years of Hesitation

Italy on Tuesday banned cruise liners from Venice lagoon to defend its ecosystem and heritage, moving to end years of hesitation and putting the demands of residents and culture bodies above those of the tourist industry.

Once its strength, water now threatens Germany

July’s floods are set to be Germany’s costliest ever, according to the German Insurance Association, which estimated claims alone at up to 5 billion euros.

California Couple Charged in Deadly Fire Sparked by Their Gender Reveal

A California couple has been criminally charged for their role in igniting last year’s destructive El Dorado wildfire after they used a pyrotechnic device during a gender-reveal party