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A woman walks in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 11, 2012. The water level in the canal city rose to 149 cm (59 inches) above normal.

Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to experts

This year saw record-breaking temperatures, catastrophic and bizarre storms, and unprecedented ice melt. That's all likely to get worse.
Don't just give pyjamas this year — give pyjamas made from beechwood trees that come from a sustainable forest.

19 gift ideas that won’t kill the environment

To help you stay sustainable this season, Insider has rounded up 19 gift ideas that go a little easier on our planet.
Man and nature category finalist; 'Help us' by Tom Svensson

Human-like monkeys, jumping bunnies, and teeth-baring lions all feature in this year’s most striking nature photos

Two monkeys acting an awful lot like humans are among the stunning images from this year's Nature Photographer of the Year competition.
A monarch butterfly clings to a plant at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California, December 30, 2014.

More than 50% of insects have disappeared since 1970, an ecologist warns — even more evidence of an ‘insect apocalypse’

A new report reveals that 50% or more of insects have disappeared since 1970 due to habitat loss and pesticide use.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg poses on the La Vagabonde, a 48-foot catamaran, with the group that has offered her a ride across the Atlantic, November 12, 2019.

Greta Thunberg just set sail for Spain with 2 Australian YouTubers, their baby, and a professional skipper

The group has just three weeks to get to Spain in time for COP25 summit, after the UN's last-minute switch left Thunberg stuck on the wrong continent.

Greta Thunberg found a last-minute ride back across the Atlantic thanks to a pair of YouTubers after a crucial UN climate-change summit got moved from...

Thunberg is setting sail with a motley crew: two Youtuber Australians, their 11-month-old son, her dad, and a professional sailor.
A collapsed house, downed trees, and downed power lines are seen in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina in September, 2005.

Hurricanes on the scale of Katrina and Harvey are now 3 times more likely than a century ago: ‘We cannot hope to combat storms’

A new study reveals that extremely damaging hurricanes are becoming more frequent relative to moderate storms, likely due to climate change.

Climate events have cost the US economy more than $500 billion over the last 5 years, Fed official says

Global warming is expected to severely disrupt business operations and economic activity in the coming years.
Tynthia King and Spencer Ingley are among the five people chosen from an applicant pool of 140,000 to travel to Antarctica with Airbnb this December.

Meet the 2 Americans who were chosen from a pool of 140,000 people to spend 10 days on a mini-sabbatical in Antarctica with Airbnb this winter

Tynthia King and Spencer Ingley are among the five people chosen from an applicant pool of 140,000 to travel to Antarctica with Airbnb this December.
A photo of Greta Thunberg watches office workers from behind piles of plastic cups.

Offices are displaying photos of Greta Thunberg’s disapproving stare to guilt people into ditching disposable plastics

Thinking about reaching for a disposable cup or plastic utensil? Greta Thunberg might make you reconsider.