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World News Day: Climate emergency in the Amazon

BRASILIA – Tiny Camargo, a municipality in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state which has about 3,000 inhabitants, has been facing one crisis after another. In February last year, five days after declaring a state of emergency due to drought, the municipality was struck by heavy rain which unroofed 70 houses. Then another state of emergency […]

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John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action

John Topping, whose work to warn the world of the risks of climate change stretched back to the 1980s, and who helped spur the international effort to limit warming, died on March 9 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. He was 77. The cause was gastrointestinal bleeding, his daughter Elizabeth Barrett Topping said. A Rockefeller […]