Latest news on the spread of coronavirus around the world

WNM | Mar 29, 2020 at 8:17 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his stay-at-home guidelines until the end of April, dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by mid-April after a top medical adviser said more than 100,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus outbreak.

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common – and costly

WNM | Mar 29, 2020 at 12:20 AM

The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, hiking economic losses and health costs, scientists have warned.

Coronavirus redraws battle lines on airline emissions

WNM | Mar 28, 2020 at 12:10 AM

European airlines crippled by the coronavirus have demanded lasting relief from environmental taxes – in a move that pits their immediate survival against longer-term emissions goals.

Poland says virus fallout makes it tough to hit EU climate goal

WNM | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Poland, which relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, will find it even more difficult to achieve the European Union’s climate goals because of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the economy and companies, the government said.

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As coronavirus forces lockdowns, parks lift spirits in cities

WNM | Mar 25, 2020 at 12:20 AM

As the coronavirus outbreak shutters gyms, malls and swimming pools, residents from Los Angeles to Bangkok are heading to parks and open spaces during lockdowns, highlighting their vital role in protecting health and wellbeing, urban experts said.

Water is an under-used weapon in climate change fight

WNM | Mar 24, 2020 at 12:10 AM

Using water more efficiently in everything from daily life to agriculture and industry would help reduce planet-warming emissions and curb climate change – a potential benefit that has yet to be widely recognised, the United Nations said.