Lawmakers voted 89-55 in favour of a 43 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels.
A newly released study finds that sea levels over the last three decades have increased in some places within the UK at more than double the rate recorded at the start of the 1900s.
Out of control Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park grows into one of the biggest blazes of the year in the western US state, forcing thousands of residents to flee, officials say.
Cooler temperatures have helped firefighting teams gain control over major blazes throughout southwestern Europe and the UK.
Temperatures may remain above normal into the middle of next week, the World Meteorological Organisation says, warning that such events could occur with greater frequency in the future.
More than 1,000 firefighters are trying to bring the fires under control in Gironde region, while over12,200 people had been evacuated from the area.
Research shows that existing climate mitigation scenarios will continue to preserve the Global North’s energy privilege at the expense of the Global South well into the future.
While South Asia's monsoon rains follow natural atmospheric patterns, the rains will become more erratic and torrential as global temperatures continue to climb, scientists say.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese raises the country's emissions reduction target to 43 percent, up from a more modest previous target of 26-28 percent.
The pledge still allows for some "limited" exceptions of fossil-fuel financing so long as they are consistent with the 2015 Paris pact to curb global temperature increases.
A study found that higher temperatures affect sleeping patterns worldwide, and that people in low-income countries, especially the elderly and women are most affected.
"Some two million people have been stranded by floods so far," a senior Bangladeshi official says, adding that at least 10 people have been killed this week.
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