A mountain of garbage keeps catching on fire in Delhi — these people live next to it

• Ragpickers dangerously pick through trash in Indian landfills every day. • The same Indian landfills have burst in flames due to heat waves. • These fires can cause extreme damage to locals' lungs. Sign up for our newsletter to receive our top stories based on your reading preferences — delivered daily to your inbox. By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy One of Delhi's larg

An unprecedented year in climate change

• The world saw the devastating effects of the climate crisis in 2021. • Weather-related disasters and extreme temperatures affected communities in every part of the globe. • Unprecedented events are occurring with greater frequency, a "code red for humanity." It was a year of unprecedented climate events, from record-breaking extreme temperatures to hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes. Here's a look back at some of the climate news of 2021.

10 questions about the Omicron variant — including its symptoms and spread — answered by an expert

• Dr. Leana Wen said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than Delta in South Africa. • It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines and therapies less effective. • She urged people to get their booster shots and "stay flexible" about any holiday travel plans. Dr. Leana Wen from George Washington University said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than the Delta variant in South Africa. It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines

VIDEO: NASA launched its first-ever test mission to defend Earth from asteroids

• On November 23, NASA launched a mission to test deflecting an asteroid from colliding with Earth. • The probe, known as DART, is expected to intercept an asteroid 6.8 million miles away in late 2022. • If the mission succeeds, NASA could incorporate DART into its larger planetary-defense strategy. On November 23, NASA launched a mission to test deflecting an asteroid from colliding with Earth. The probe, known as DART, is expected to intercept an asteroid 6.8 million miles away in late 2022.

The daughter of the Russian journalist who won the Nobel Peace Prize told us why the big win is really an honor for their dad's 'dead colleagues'

• The daughter of Dmitry Muratov, one of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, is studying to be a journalist at New York University. • Finley Muratova, 21, sees the honor as a win for the Russian newspaper their father leads, as well as for the journalists killed protecting the freedom of the press. • Among those was investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in 2006. Muratova knew her as a child, and they said she's inspired their career. Russian journalist Dmitry Mu

Facebook Whistleblower Said Company Should Declare ‘Moral Bankruptcy’

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, testified at a Senate hearing on October 5. She said the company has repeatedly and knowingly prioritized its own profits over public safety. Haugen stated Facebook should declare "moral bankruptcy" and work with Congress to find solutions. Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified at a Senate hearing on October 5 about how the company knew the damage it was causing to young people but chose not to act on it.

Lava From La Palma’s Volcano Has Reached The Atlantic Ocean

Red-hot lava is pouring into the Atlantic Ocean from Spain's Cumbre Vieja volcano. The lava is expanding the coastline of La Palma island as it cools down. Nearly 1,000 buildings have been destroyed, and 6,000 people have evacuated. A river of lava is flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain's La Palma island after the north side of the crater collapsed. It's pouring into the ocean and expanding the coastline as it cools.
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