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Pope, closing synod, decries plundering of the Amazon
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Pope, closing synod, decries plundering of the Amazon

Pope Francis called for an end to the plundering of the Amazon basin as he closed an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops who discussed the challenges the Church faces.

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Fewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option

Fewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option

Very high birthrates in places like Niger mean the country's own limited resources must be shared among more people - a particular problem as climate change disrupts farming and herding, threatening food supplies.

Climate change and inequality derailing global goals, scientists tell UN
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Climate change and inequality derailing global goals, scientists tell UN

Growing inequality and climate change will not only derail progress towards global sustainability goals but threaten human existence, leading scientists said at the United Nations on Wednesday.

A new 'climate strike': Opting for no children as climate fears grow

A new 'climate strike': Opting for no children as climate fears grow

German schoolteacher Verena Brunschweiger is part of a growing movement of women and young people who have vowed not to have a families out of concern about a looming climate change crisis.

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Brick by brick: Green homes build cohesion between Syrian refugees and Jordanians

Brick by brick: Green homes build cohesion between Syrian refugees and Jordanians

Jordan Green Building Council and Habitat for Humanity are retrofitting existing homes by adding shading devices, solar-thermal water heaters and rainwater collection tanks, and building new homes using green techniques such as reflective paint and double-block brick walls for better insulation.

As drought keeps men on the road, Mauritania's pastoralist women take charge

As drought keeps men on the road, Mauritania's pastoralist women take charge

Prolonged dry spells in this southern region of Mauritania have depleted grazing land, forcing pastoralists to travel ever longer distances to search for food and water for their herds.

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