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Climate change could ignite a financial crisis, IMF official says

New York (CNN Business) Climate change poses serious risks to the stability of the financial system, a senior International Monetary Fund official told CNN Business.Tobias Adrian, director of the IMF's monetary and capital markets department, said the climate crisis could "absolutely" ignite a financial crisis."The climate crisis is slow in the...

Two-year-old is the youngest American member of Mensa

A Los Angeles toddler has become the youngest American member of Mensa, where membership is strictly limited to those who score at the highest levels in IQ tests. Kashe Quest may be a 2-year-old but her skills include naming all of the elements on the periodic...

The ‘gray divorce’ trend: As the Gates split shows, more older couples are getting divorced. Here’s why

(CNN) After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates have Tweeted out their decision to divorce. Why would two people in a long-standing marriage -- a union that has seen the couple through the making of billions, and the establishment of one of the world's largest...

Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the ‘danger-zone’ for athletes, report warns

(CNN) Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday by the British Association for Sustainable Sport, details the concerns of leading athletes and scientists about the health impacts of...

As restrictive voting bills multiply, GOP signals it won’t bow to corporate pressure

As the backlash to Georgia's restrictive voting law intensified last week with big corporations like Delta and Coca-Cola criticizing the law and Major League Baseball announcing it was moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, the politics of threats and counter threats became so fierce that it was difficult to determine whether...

Fossil fuel air pollution causes almost 1 in 5 deaths globally each year

More than 8 million people around the world die each year as a result of breathing polluted air that contains particles from fossil fuels, a new study has found. Burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil produces greenhouse gases that trap solar radiation in the atmosphere and...