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Ice traps tourists

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More than 100 penguin-loving tourists are trapped by ice off Antarctica aboard a Russian ice-breaker cruise ship.


Is it too late to halt global warming?

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U/S. President Barack Obama and leaders from the rest of the world's top economic powers acknowledged Monday NZT that there is no hope of a major breakthrough over climate change by the end of the year.

Are world leaders taking climate change seriously?


'Significant' water found on moon: NASA

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NASA has discovered water on our moon, opening "a new chapter" that could allow for the development of a lunar space station.

The discovery was announced by project scientist Anthony Colaprete at a midday news conference on Saturday NZT.

"I'm here today to tell you that indeed, yes, we found water. And we didn't find just a little bit; we found a significant amount" -- about a dozen, two-gallon bucketfuls, he said, holding up several white plastic containers.


Former hurricane slams eastern USA

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Governors in three Eastern Seaboard states have called on National Guard troops to help evacuate people from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.

Strong winds and rain from the powerful storm have left thousands without power across the eastern United States, reports CNN.


Landslide kills 20 in Tanzania

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Four days of heavy rains triggered a landslide that killed 12 children and eight adults near Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, authorities said Friday.


NASA finds 'significant' water on the moon

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NASA calls discovery of water on the moon "a new chapter."


Global warming: Regions at risk

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Bangladesh People living in the flood-prone delta nation are feeling the full force of climate change. Frequent flooding wipes out crops, spreads disease and destroys homes.

Sudan Rising temperatures are causing the Sahara Desert to expand, eating into the farmland on the edge of the wastelands and causing immense pressure for food.


Ida weakens

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Some Gulf Coast residents in the USA hunkered down at home and in shelters today, while others ventured outside to watch the approach of a rare late-season tropical storm that brought the potential for high winds, flooding and up to 200mm of rain in some places.


Kilimanjaro and the thaw

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The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa - may soon be falling on bare ground following a study showing that its ice cap is destined to disappear within 20 years, due largely to climate change.


Emergency in place for Ida

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A state of emergency has been declared in Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.