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G7 leaders agreed on joint action over Iran to defuse tensions French president Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that G7 leaders had agreed joint action on Iran with the aim of defusing tensions and opening a new negotiation with Tehran. "We agreed on what we wanted to say jointly on Iran," Mr Macron told LCI television.

Snippy Snarkets… Er… Snarky Snippets! There is so much on my mind that needs venting that I didn't know where to start, so you know when that happens I have to unload some of it in a round of snark snippets, yes? He should have been locked in his room… Every time little Donnie is allowed out to play with the other kids, I get nervous.

Fireworks, Bamboo and the Height of Japanese Summer Later, at a local afterparty, one of the former firework makers told me about the origins of this festival. He asked me if I know shintoism. In earlier times, Japanese were scared of nature. To show respect, they hold rituals, of which some of them were about sacrifice.

Electrifying the Bicycle For years, I have diligently worked to commute by bicycle. Unfortunately, our Phoenix summers create a significant obstacle every year. It goes without saying that it is unpleasant to ride a bike when it is over 100 degrees. It can be downright dangerous once the mercury rises above 110 degrees.

David Wallace-Wells: ‘There are many cases of climate hypocrisy’ The journalist and author on the climate crisis.

Third Human Case Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis In Massachusetts - Cbs News BOSTON - The state's Department of Public Health has confirmed a third human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, this one from northern Franklin County. The latest victim is a man older than 60. Massachusetts has not seen a human case of EEE since 2011 until this summer when now-three people contracted the virus.

How Jay Inslee moved the ball on the climate issue in presidential bid, and why he fell short of the goal There are dozens more examples of this. "Second, his strident partisanship - the 'we versus they' attitude - was highly destructive. Our nation can only make real progress on climate change if we work together on it. Governor Inslee alienated folks unnecessarily, questioning their motives and interest in the environment.

Trump officials voice anger at G7 focus on 'niche' issues such as climate change The spark for the fuse appeared to be an impromptu lunch between Trump and Macron, without any aides.

UN Says Climate Genocide Coming. But It's Worse Than That. #auspol #qldpol #ClimateEmergency Demand #ClimateAction Join #ExtinctionRebellion #StopAdan The real meaning of the new IPCC report isn't "climate change is much worse than you think. We knew that. It's "you now have permission to freak out." Just two years ago, amid global fanfare, the Paris climate accords were signed - initiating what seemed, for a brief moment, like the beginning of a planet-saving movement.

Survival of plant species is key to the future of our suburbs Fifty years from now over 70% of our plant species in our suburbs may be gone, according to Dr Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, in conjunction with the Science Festival 2019.

Menindee jujube and grape growers halt season, while citrus hangs on amid #Drought and poor water conditions - ABC Rural #auspol #qldpol #nswpol #Stop Fruit and vegetable growers in Menindee struggle to produce full crops while the drought persists and water from the Darling River stays affected by blue-green algae. Charlie Lombardo checks over some of the few oranges picked from his orchard.

Tropical fish spotted thousands of miles away in northern Canada as climate crisis escalates Colourful tropical fish like butterfly fish and scrawled filefish are being spotted in northern Canadian waters as the climate crisis escalates. Scuba diver and photographer Lloyd Bond – who.

Brazilian troops to fight widespread Amazon fire, after global calls to action On Saturday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro deployed 44,000 army troops and two aircrafts in order to combat wildfires raging across the Amazon rainforest. Earlier this week, Bolsonaro did not have any plans to combat the fire, stating that the government was not capable of responding.

"Crisis is throw your hands up. Emergency is roll your sleeves up." In the Brazilian sector of the Amazon Rain forest deliberate man made fires encouraged by the political regime is sending toxic smoke across cities.

Climate change deniers dominate YouTube searches on warming crisis, study finds The study was conducted by a senior researcher at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and published last month in the journal Frontiers of Communication. The study involved a search for videos on climate change using 10 keywords, including climate change, climate manipulation, and geoengineering.

Democratic National Committee votes against allowing 2020 candidates to participate in climate change debate Democratic National Committee members at their summer meeting on Saturday rejected a resolution that would have confused the Party's stance to bar presidential candidates from participating in single-issue or unsanctioned debates.

The Amazon Forest Fires Are a Form of 'Genocide' #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #StopAdani Demand #ClimateAction Join #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateS When Richard Pearshouse visited indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon in April to investigate illegal deforestation, he heard countless horrors of land grabbers directly threatening and intimidating people.

Prehistoric plants reproduce in UK for first time in 60m years because of climate change A prehistoric palm living on the Isle of Wight has produced male and female cones for the first time in 60 million years, botanists say. The exotic palm – which dominated the planet 280 million.

Macron: ‘All G7 powers must help Brazil fight raging Amazon fires’ French president talks up trade sanctions as world leaders convene and thousands of Brazilians march against Bolsonaro.

Amazon Rainforest The Amazon Rainforest is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse flora and fauna that is on land. It produces 20% of the world's oxygen, and it is home to millions of animals and people. The Amazon Rainforest affects weather patterns, oxygen production, flora and fauna, and agriculture.

Final Leg on the Columbia Lighthouse at Bella Bella. Our first night and days took us along the Canadian coastline, dotted by 1000s of islands. On Saturday we saw 4 whales, a porpoise and birds. Passing Bella Bella, a small Canadian village on a large island, we saw their old lighthouse.

Trump’s bid to buy Greenland shows that the ‘scramble for the Arctic’ is truly upon us World powers are racing to exploit the vast untapped resources of the Arctic as global heating opens up a new frontier.

Opinion - The Peaches Are Sweet, but Growing Them Isn’t An annual picking trip to a California farm has become a window into our daunting climate and work challenges.

Opinion - How Guilty Should You Feel About Your Vacation? And what can you do about it?

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