Some 60 world leaders gather at UN for a "climate emergency" summit aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history.
The teenager, who is taking a year off from high school, received a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University in the US capital where the ceremony was held.
Blazes have been raging on Sumatra and Borneo islands with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters and thousands of security forces to tackle them. In recent days, fires sent toxic smog floating over Malaysia triggering a diplomatic row.
The protesters who took over the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival for several hours demand action to fight climate change and a ban on cruise ships entering the city.
This June was the hottest on record, beating out June 2016 — so far the hottest year ever.
Climate activists evade police to enter an open-cast mine run by energy giant RWE, two days after EU leaders failed to agree on a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050.
Researchers have built a database with over 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas that would allow them to correctly identify individual animals.
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