A huge snowstorm is hammering the east coast of the US, knocking out power to more than half a million people, shutting down roads and forcing people to stay home. As much as a meter of snow could fall before it ends.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has accepted a petition from environmentalists to protect the Arctic against climate change. At the same time, latest figures show ice in the Arctic sea continues to melt.
A new storm has plowed into the eastern US. The current bout of snow, wind and ice has triggered widespread road accidents and flight cancellations and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
A powerful winter storm pummeling the northeastern US has turned deadly, according to local authorities. Temperatures are expected to drop to below -10F (-23C) in some areas overnight.
Nick Nuttall, spokesperson for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, tells DW how religious groups are increasingly fighting climate change and how that might have a bigger impact than you'd think.
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