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Plastic’s life-cycle costs overwhelmingly fall on poor countries

A new analysis finds lower-income countries pay 8 times more for plastic’s social and environmental impacts.
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Alex Trembath, Vijaya Ramachandran: The Malthusians are back

Climate activists who worry that the world has too many people are joining an ugly tradition.
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At least 141 die in Congo after floods hit Kinshasa

In Kinshasa, a megacity of 15 million, heavy rain left roads, infrastructure and many neighborhoods underwater or in ruins.
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Tiny Vanuatu uses its 'unimportance' to launch big climate ideas

It wants a top international court to weigh in on whether nations are legally bound to protect against climate risks.
COP27 climate talks in Egypt hit ‘breakdown’ over finance, fossil fuels

COP27 climate talks in Egypt hit ‘breakdown’ over finance, fossil fuels

With time running out for nations to agree on a road map for tackling climate change, the fate of U.N. climate talks in Egypt appeared in jeopardy Thursday as rich and poor nations continued to disagree on an array of issues.
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U.S. isolated on loss and damage

The United States is now seen as the biggest obstacle to what poor countries want most out of these talks — a new fund dedicated to help them bounce back from climate disasters.

‘Life brought me here." Madagascar adapts to a changing climate
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‘Life brought me here." Madagascar adapts to a changing climate

Droughts, cyclones and floods have forced the people of Madagascar, a poor country in the southern Indian Ocean, to find new homes, new livelihoods and even new diets.
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