Climate SOS News – the latest from Al Jazeera

Australia

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

New South Wales is suffering the worst drought in more than 50 years, with farmers among the hardest hit.

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

Natural disasters

Raging California fires now worst in state history

Blazes have burned 114,800 hectares of land so far with weeks to go in the hot-and-dry summer season.

Environment

Earth at risk of tipping into hellish 'hothouse' conditions

World could be entering warmer period that would see average temperatures rise by between four and five degrees Celsius.

Earth at risk of tipping into hellish 'hothouse' conditions

Counting the Cost

Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change

Environmental economics expert Sam Fankhauser discusses extreme weather events and says it will become 'the new normal'.

Earthrise

Bug reserve: Inside Britain's brownfield rainforest

earthrise travels to the UK where old industrial sites are being turned into safe havens for insects.

Earthrise

France's plastic revolution

How one European country is taking the plastic bull by the horns and innovating its way to a greener future.

Earthrise

Turning ocean plastic into art and fuel in British Columbia

How a Canadian organisation is setting an example on how to tackle plastic pollution and turn it into an opportunity.

Earthrise

Saving New Zealand's prehistoric giant weta

New Zealand's giant weta managed to outlive the dinosaurs, but now these big insects are on the brink of extinction.

Earthrise

Turning the tide on plastic: Creation and art from waste

earthrise goes to Canada and France to look at ways of dealing with the plastic pollution crisis.

Environment

Climate change produces wetter and slower tropical cyclones

Hurricanes are moving slower than thus last longer in one place. Harvey's flooding of Texas may be a direct result.

Climate change produces wetter and slower tropical cyclones

Climate SOS

Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel

Pope Francis tells oil executives the world must convert to clean fuel, saying 'energy must not destroy civilisation'.

Pope Francis: Climate change a challenge of epochal proportions

Earthrise

Fighting insectageddon: Why bugs matter

earthrise travels to the UK and New Zealand to meet the scientists trying to stop the decline of insect populations.

Earthrise

Antarctic sanctuary: The Weddell Sea quest

We join Greenpeace on their Antarctica expedition as they fight for the creation of the world's largest protected area.

Earthrise

Eco-cremation in India: A climate-friendly death

Earthrise travels to India to see how a local initiative is challenging the centuries-old tradition of cremation.

Eco-cremation in India: A climate-friendly death

Earthrise

Samso: The green island

On the fully sustainable island of Samso, people are living not only greener lives, but also more profitable ones.