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Biden's new border policy endangers climate migrants in severe heat

Biden's new border policy endangers climate migrants in severe heat

Amid extreme heat in the southwest, President Biden's recent border policy endangers asylum seekers fleeing climate disasters.

Ayurella Horn-Muller reports for Grist.

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COP28: El Niño in South America is a preview of a world under climate change

Dengue, drought, and floods are hammering Peru and Bolivia this year. At the UN climate talks, they’re seeking justice.
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Bird flu raced through South America. Antarctica could be next

More than 100 million birds breed in the region, and many are likely to be vulnerable to the virus, scientists warned.
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Winter heatwave in Andes is sign of things to come, scientists warn

Exceptional winter heat in the Andean mountains of South America has surged to 37C, prompting local scientists to warn the worst may be yet to come as human-caused climate disruption and El Niño cause havoc across the region.

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What would happen if South America forms an OPEC for lithium

What would happen if South America forms an OPEC for lithium

Leaders in the region hope the crucial energy transition mineral can deliver a big pay day.

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Galapagos Islands will be a cool refuge in a warming world

The Galapagos Islands will be a cool refuge in a warming world

A geological coincidence placed the Galapagos Islands in the line of an icy current that provides food and shelter in a warming ocean. The good news might not last for long.
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South American presidents launch appeal for Amazon

The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela on Tuesday launched a call at the COP27 climate summit for a wide-ranging alliance to protect the Amazon, the planet’s biggest tropical forest.

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