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Così il climate change rischia di far esplodere l’Africa e il Sahel -

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 05:17:00 +0200ilSole24ore (it)

(Afp) 5' di lettura. Ougadougou (Burkina Faso) - «Piove sempre meno. Servirebbero i fertilizzanti, ma costano troppo. È per quello che la gente se ne vorrebbe andare». Kafando Mouni è un operatore che lavora per il ministero della Salute del Burkina Faso a a Ziniaré, meno di 40 chilometri a nord della capitale Ouagadougou.

World: Finding Our Way in the Age of Climate Change and Migration

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:48:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

By António Vitorino, IOM Director General. New York – Global migration dynamics constantly shift and often baffle but one thing is certain: the adverse impacts of climate change are shaping migration patterns everywhere. Millions of people are being displaced by natural disasters and extreme climate....

Finding Our Way in the Age of Climate Change and Migration

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:52:00 +0200iom (en)

By António Vitorino, IOM Director General. New York – Global migration dynamics constantly shift and often baffle but one thing is certain: the adverse impacts of climate change are shaping migration patterns everywhere. Millions of people are being displaced by natural disasters and extreme climate....

Finding Our Way in the Age of Climate Change and Migration

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:49:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

By António Vitorino, IOM Director General. New York – Global migration dynamics constantly shift and often baffle but one thing is certain: the adverse impacts of climate change are shaping migration patterns everywhere. Millions of people are being displaced by natural disasters and extreme climate....

Millones de jóvenes participan en protesta mundial por el clima

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:28:00 +0200televisa (es)

Millones de jóvenes, inspirados por la ambientalista sueca Greta Thunberg, iniciaron este viernes en las calles de varias ciudades del planeta la Semana Mundial de Acción por el Clim a, a fin de aumentar la presión a los gobiernos y exigirles acciones contra la crisis climática.

Senegal: Senegal to Get $22m Drought Pay-Out From AU Agency

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:59:00 +0200allafrica (en)

Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC). ARC, in a press release, said the pay-out will cover losses from crop failures caused by the severe rainfall deficits in the 2019 agricultural season.

Senegal to get $22m drought pay-out from AU agency

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0200EastAfrican (en)

Withered maize crop. Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. A consortium of international NGOs that collaborates with the government, would receive the balance of $10 million.

Senegal to receive USD22m drought pay-out from AU agency

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:56:00 +0200nation-ke (en)

Withered maize crop. Senegal will receive at least USD22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP In Summary. A consortium of international NGOs that collaborates with the government, would receive the balance of USD10 million.

MIL-OSI Global: We built an app to detect areas most vulnerable to life-threatening haze

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:10:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By Tianjia Liu, PhD Candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart and respiratory diseases, leading to premature deaths.

Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:20:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Following are statements by Commissioners and the Managing Partners: High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Today, climate crisis affects countless lives and the enjoyment of a range of human rights. Ultimately, it threatens human survival.

Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:13:00 +0200wri (en)

Following are statements by Commissioners and the Managing Partners: High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Today, climate crisis affects countless lives and the enjoyment of a range of human rights. Ultimately, it threatens human survival.

Commentary: Droughts and dams are drying up the Mekong river

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 01:07:00 +0200channelnewsasia (en)

CANBERRA: It has been a bad year for the Mekong. An unusually long period of drought brought water levels to some of the lowest measurements in recent years. Advertisement. There are fears that the drought will have a particularly negative effect on the Tonle Sap River, connecting the Mekong to....

Aussies fear climate impact on food supply

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:09:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Most Australians believe climate change is already occurring and fear the impacts on crop production and food supply as a result, a new report reveals. The latest Climate of the Nation report shows Australians are increasingly worried about the impacts of climate change, from extreme weather events,....

Trump mixes nuclear weapons and climate change

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:58:00 +0200bangordailynews (en)

We have no shortage of serious global issues to worry about, but nearly all of them are made more threatening by the ominous, double-edged backdrop against which they play themselves out: nuclear weapons and climate change. India and Pakistan are not the first two countries to maintain a long-standing territorial dispute.

MIL-OSI United Nations: Deputy Secretary-General’s opening remarks at UNCCD COP 14 High-level Session [as prepared for delivery]

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:44:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

My thanks to the Government of India for hosting this conference and to the Executive Secretary for this opportunity to highlight the unprecedented expectations on your work here. At any other time, I would be here to merely say congratulations on your 25th Anniversary or that securing the Delhi....

La Amazonia en llamas y el azote del huracán Dorian: ¿de verdad estamos ante una catástrofe climática?

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:24:00 +0200boliviaentusmanos (es)

Según la NASA, el área que los incendios forestales arrasan cada año en todo el mundo ha caído desde 2003 un 24 %. Con la Amazonia en llamas y el calentamiento global de la Tierra, podría pensarse que "los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis del cambio climático están llamando a nuestra puerta", escribe el experto Graham Dockery para RT.

Clima, Costa annuncia sostegno a ‘grande muraglia verde’ contro desertificazione

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:07:00 +0200teleambiente (it)

Clima. L’Italia darà il suo sostegno al progetto visionario “la grande muraglia verde”, un’opera unica composta da tanti progetti con l’obiettivo di fermare la desertificazione e di riportare alla vita terre e territori. Lo annuncia sulla sua pagina Facebook, il ministro dell’Ambiente, Sergio Costa,....

Incendi boschivi: i resti di vegetazione carbonizzata aiutano a ridurre le emissioni complessive

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:11:00 +0200greenreport (it)

Gli incendi nell’Artico – i più vasti mai registrati nell’area – e in Amazzonia e le enormi quantità di CO2 che stanno emettendo stanno causando forti preoccupazioni. Decenni di osservazioni satellitari dimostrano che, mediamente, in un anno gli incendi in tutto il mondo bruciano un’area enorme....

Marshall Islands travel advice

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:03:00 +0200gov-uk (en)

Health section and Summary - the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands has declared a state of health emergency due to an outbreak of Dengue fever; a number of travel restrictions are in place; you should follow advice from the Ministry of Health and Human Services.

UNCCD COP14 HIGHLIGHTS: India will put an end to single-use plastic in the coming years, says PM Modi

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:46:00 +0200expressindia (en)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a high-level segment meeting of the ongoing COP14 to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Monday. (Source: ANI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a high-level segment meeting at the gathering at the Conference of Parties (COP14)....

Amazonia en llamas y huracán Dorian: ¿estamos ante una catástrofe climática?

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:21:00 +0200mdzol (es)

Con la Amazonia en llamas y el calentamiento global de la Tierra, podría pensarse que "los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis del cambio climático están llamando a nuestra puerta", escribe el experto Graham Dockery para RT. Durante las últimas semanas, cerca de 80.

India will say goodbye to single-use plastic, and restore degraded land, says Narendra Modi at UNCCD COP14 conference in NCR

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:59:00 +0200firstpost (en)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a meeting at the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Monday. India is hosting the UNCCD COP14 conference this year from 2 September to 13 September .

UNCCD COP14 LIVE Updates: India will put an end to single-use plastic in the coming years, says PM Modi

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:42:00 +0200expressindia (en)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a high-level segment meeting of the ongoing COP14 to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Monday. (Source: ANI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a high-level segment meeting at the gathering at the Conference of Parties (COP14)....

UNCCD COP14 LIVE Updates: India will put an end to single-use plastic in the coming years, says PM Modi

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:19:00 +0200news-yahoo-in (en)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a high-level segment meeting at the gathering at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Monday and said that climate change was leading to land degradation of various kinds.

Senegal to get US$22m payout for drought

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:36:00 +0200standardmedia (en)

08th Sep 2019 18:18:36 GMT +0300 This is in line with an existing policy signed with Senegal for early and expedited response in the event of a drought. Senegal will receive a minimum payout of US$22m from African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover losses from crop failure following poor rainfall.

Senegal to receive $22 million pay out for drought

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 16:50:00 +0200standardmedia (en)

Food security: Senegal to receive $22 million pay out for drought. 08th Sep 2019 17:32:17 GMT +0300 The money will cover losses from crop failure following poor rainfall. [File, Reuters] Senegal will receive a minimum payout of US$22m from African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover losses from crop failure following poor rainfall.

Extreme weather can be bad for your peace of mind

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 16:51:00 +0200thehealthsite (en)

It is strange to hear that weather can disturb a person’s mental health. But it is true. According to a study published in the journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, extreme weather can have a negative impact on the mental health of an individual.

Amazon deforestation and development heighten Amazon fire risk: study

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 19:37:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Forest fires burn out of control in the municipality of Colniza, Mato Grosso state, Brazil in 2019. Image by Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace. As of August 24, there were 41,858 fires reported this year in the Brazilian Amazon — the highest number since 2010, when 58,476 were recorded by that date. Likewise, the U.

Government of Canada invests in protecting residents of the Lower Laurentians from the impacts of flooding

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:52:00 +0200finanzen-ch (en)

DEUX-MONTAGNES, QC Sept. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Last spring's flooding had dramatic consequences for numerous communities and their residents across Quebec . This is why it's essential to support them in adapting to more and more frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change.

How Texas Prairies Could Help Combat Climate Change

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:46:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The Amazon rainforest has been burning particularly intensely this year—so much so that the smoke from the fires obscures the last hours of daylight in São Paulo. While forest fires aren’t unusual in this heavily wooded region of Brazil, many of the fires this time were started intentionally, to clear the land for agricultural pastures.

Are forest fires as bad as they seem?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:23:00 +0200bbc (en)

And we have concluded that although fires this year have wrought significant damage to the environment, they have been worse in the past. Amazon ablaze. Around 60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil. The number of fires between January and August 2019 is double that of the same period last year,....

Good rainfall forecast cheers parched SADC region

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:50:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

September 6, 2019. Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor. The latest regional rainfall forecast for the 2019-2020 cropping season shows that most SADC countries are likely to receive normal to above normal rainfall, bringing hope and cheer to farmers still reeling from a drought that ravaged most parts in the previous season.

Doctors bring prescription for climate change to Barrie meeting

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:07:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The birds and the bees, the sun and the trees might have more to do with our health than we previously thought. A group of Barrie doctors is bringing their wisdom to an information night about the looming climate-change crisis Sept. 18. “Barrie Doctors on Climate Solutions (DOCS) will inform the....

Climate change: is it real ?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:05:00 +0200moi-gov-mm (en)

Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place. The numbers of those deniers are quite small, but the problem is: they include people who....

In just 12 days of August, 1,000 extreme rain events

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 02:52:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

The increase in extreme rainfall events links up with land degradation because one of its major causes is soil erosion. Soil aridity is also increasing in India with rise in land temperature, experts said. (Photo by Ragul Krishnan/ HT PHOTO)(HT PHOTO) There were 1,000 “extreme rain events” in the....

Doctors bring prescription for climate change to Barrie meeting

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:26:00 +0200simcoe (en)

The birds and the bees, the sun and the trees might have more to do with our health than we previously thought. A group of Barrie doctors is bringing their wisdom to an information night about the looming climate-change crisis Sept. 18. “Barrie Doctors on Climate Solutions (DOCS) will inform the....

Climate change: is it real ? 2019/09/06 by Global New Light of Myanmar

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:47:00 +0200globalnewlightofmyanmar (en)

Climate change is an emergency around the world. Graphic Image : BT. Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place.

Amazon fires: what will happen if they keep burning?

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:05:00 +0200europesun (en)

There have been a lot of fires in Brazil this year - about 76% more than there were during the same period last year. And just 48 hours after Brazil's government put a ban on burning and land clearing, to help stop the fires spreading, satellite data found that 2,000 more fires started in the Amazon alone.

Amazon fires: what will happen if they keep burning?

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 17:19:00 +0200polandsun (en)

There have been a lot of fires in Brazil this year - about 76% more than there were during the same period last year. And just 48 hours after Brazil's government put a ban on burning and land clearing, to help stop the fires spreading, satellite data found that 2,000 more fires started in the Amazon alone.

Amazon fires: what will happen if they keep burning?

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:48:00 +0200irishsun (en)

The Conversation 06 Sep 2019, 00:27 GMT+10 There have been a lot of fires in Brazil this year - about 76% more than there were during the same period last year. And just 48 hours after Brazil's government put a ban on burning and land clearing, to help stop the fires spreading, satellite data....

MIL-OSI Global: Amazon fires: what will happen if they keep burning?

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:28:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

There have been a lot of fires in Brazil this year – about 76% more than there were during the same period last year. And just 48 hours after Brazil’s government put a ban on burning and land clearing, to help stop the fires spreading, satellite data found that 2,000 more fires started in the Amazon alone.

Allarme anche in America per il declino delle popolazioni di insetti

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:46:00 +0200greenreport (it)

Anche in America Latina cresce la preoccupazione per il declino delle popolazioni di insetti sembra venire più dal cambiamento climatico e dalle sue conseguenze sugli ecosistemi. A dirlo è lo studio “Climate-driven declines in arthropod abundance restructure a rainforest food web pubblicato su PNAS....

Frolic in the floods

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 05:17:00 +0200inquirer (en)

My sister shared video clips of young and adults alike frolicking in flooded areas in Cebu City last Sunday, the 1 st day of September. There was fun in the air. No one seemed concerned about drowning, contracting leptospirosis and other forms of ailments or wondering why a tropical depression can cause such a huge inundation of waters.

Sturdy as they are, giant trees are particularly susceptible to these three killers

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:01:00 +0200sciencemag (en)

Sep. 4, 2019 , 4:30 PM. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY— The biggest trees, standing tall through storms and harsh winters, may look invincible. But a series of recent studies analyzing the effects of lightning, drought, and invasive pests on forests indicates that for trees, size is not strength, and forest giants are disproportionately vulnerable.

Yang says the first thing he'd do to combat climate change is rejoin the Paris accords

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:50:00 +0200cnn (en)

Julián Castro would not commit to a federal ban on fracking after being asked about the practice at a CNN town hall on Wednesday. Castro supported fracking, which produces natural gas and often leaks methane into the atmosphere, when he was mayor of San Antonio, saying on Wednesday he believed there....

Castro calls for civil rights action to help victims of climate crisis

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:42:00 +0200cnn (en)

Julián Castro said that “new civil rights legislation” to address environmental racism -- minority communities facing the brunt of the climate crisis -- is part of his plan to combat global warming. The former Housing and Urban Development secretary and Democratic presidential candidate said....

Julián Castro pitches fines for big polluters

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:27:00 +0200cnn (en)

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro outlined his plans to combat the climate crisis on Wednesday, kicking off his town hall by touting a plan that would lead to $10 trillion in spending. “My first executive order that afternoon will be to rejoin the Paris climate accord so that we lead....

Senegal: Government of Senegal to Receive a minimum of US$22m from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited for Drought [EN/FR]

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:58:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

““The vision of African Union in establishing ARC was to present a powerful value proposition that will help Member States better understand their disaster risk profiles, access viable early warning tools, and develop a preparedness plan for protecting livelihoods of their vulnerable population from predictable natural disasters.

Democratic candidates to take the stage in CNN's climate crisis town hall

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:33:00 +0200cnn (en)

More people will die: Absent mitigation, "an additional 200 to 550 premature deaths in the region per year by 2050. These account for almost half of the total projected deaths due to the climate-related increase in ground-level ozone nationwide and may cost an estimated $4.7 billion (in 2015 dollars).

India’s climate score: high on vulnerability, low on resilience

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:52:00 +0200thehindu (en)

HSBC’s 2018 assessment of India being the country the most vulnerable to climate change is of great significance. However, against scientific warnings, carbon emissions continue to rise in China, the U.S. and India, three of the biggest emitters. Brazil, under its President Jair Bolsonaro, is....

Want to Avoid Climate-Related Disasters? Try Moving

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 19:20:00 +0200homelandsecuritynewswire (en)

The response to catastrophes — Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Michael — tended to be a defiant vow to rebuild, turn loss into lesson by making protective seawalls higher and stronger to hold back floods, or raising homes onto stilts to stay clear of the encroaching waves. To this, experts say, “Enough.

'Drones to plant seeds in inaccessible areas can help combat land desertification'

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 17:04:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Innovations like drones to plant seeds in inaccessible areas can make a huge difference, an official of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates from various countries at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP 14) to UNCCD at Greater Noida,....

Sadc must be well prepared to cope with natural disasters

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 08:45:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

September 4, 2019. Kizito Sikuka Correspondent The establishment of vibrant disaster risk strategies is a priority for southern Africa. This is in response to the need to cope and address the effects of climate change — a natural phenomenon that is not only here to stay — but getting worse.

Rural farmers turn to technology to manage climate change

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 08:06:00 +0200jamaica-gleaner (en)

KINGSTON (CMC): Small farmers in Jamaica are turning to technology to mitigate the impact of climate change on their livelihoods. With the country now in the grip of a prolonged drought, over the past few months, farmers have also been struggling with record temperatures and increased bush fires.

Julian Castro unveils $10 trillion environmental plan

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 23:22:00 +0200upi (en)

Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro unveiled Tuesday a $10 trillion plan to fight for environmental justice, resilience and jobs amid climate change. The former San Antonio mayor and Housing and Urban Development secretary released the plan titled "People and Planet First....

Teens raise environmental concerns at UNCCD CoP 14

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:52:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Teenagers from several Delhi-based schools thronged the 14th Conference of Parties (CoP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) here on Tuesday, voicing their worries over depleting natural resources due to land degradation and climate change.

How to create a desert, or not

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:58:00 +0200farmindustrynews (en)

Most of us think of desert as an arid country with sand dunes, but that's not really accurate. The truth is that deserts include sizable areas of oceans, lakes, rivers and creeks. The term could also be applied to most crop fields in North America, and to pine forests and many orchards.

Fresno meeting to discuss California's water future

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:58:00 +0200farmindustrynews (en)

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a public comment session on California’s Water Future on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Fresno. The meeting will be held from Noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Fresno County Farm Bureau, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., Fresno, CA 93728.

Fire, Vol. 2, Pages 50: Forest Fire Susceptibility and Risk Mapping Using Social/Infrastructural Vulnerability and Environmental Variables

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:39:00 +0200mdpi (en)

Forests fires in northern Iran have always been common, but the number of forest fires has been growing over the last decade. It is believed, but not proven, that this growth can be attributed to the increasing temperatures and droughts. In general, the vulnerability to forest fire depends on....

Javadekar opens COP on land desertification, says positive action can restore balance of nature

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:34:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Positive action can restore the balance of nature which has been disturbed by human activities, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday while kickstarting the 14th conference of parties on land desertification at Greater Noida. The 11-day conference is being held with delegates from 196 countries.

ENV-LAND DESERTIFICATION-JAVADEKAR - Javadekar opens COP on land desertification, says positive action can restore balance of na

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 18:03:00 +0200nampa (en)

. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. New Delhi, Sep 2 (PTI) Positive action can restore the balance of nature which has been disturbed by human activities, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday while kickstarting the 14th conference of parties on land desertification at Greater Noida.

Mega UN summit to combat desertification kicks off at Greater Noida

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:42:00 +0200expressindia (en)

Around 196 countries and 94 environment ministers are taking part in the mega event, which is being hosted by India. (Representational Image) A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration....

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what started it, how bad is it and has it stopped? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:37:00 +0200thesun (en)

Police and firefighters work to put out a fire in the Chiquitania forest on the outskirts of Robore, Bolivia Credit: AP:Associated Press. Instead, Bolsonaro has blamed environmentalists and non-government organisations for starting the fires over "budget cuts". He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions.

Mega UN summit to combat desertification kick off at Greater Noida

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:28:00 +0200business-standard (en)

A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration and agree on measures to address emerging threats including sand and dust storms and droughts.

ENV-DESERTIFICATION - Mega UN summit to combat desertification kick off at Greater Noida

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:04:00 +0200nampa (en)

. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. New Delhi, Sep 2 (PTI) A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration and agree on measures to address emerging threats including sand and dust storms and droughts.

As India hosts desertification meet, 30% of its land is already degraded

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 07:24:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Even as it prepares to host a global conference on rising desertification, India faces a growing crisis of land degradation: Nearly 30% of its land area, as much as the area of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra put together, has been degraded through deforestation, over-cultivation, soil erosion and depletion of wetlands.

India facing dilemma of development

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 22:28:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

India is hosting the 14th Conference of Parties on the Convention to Combat Desertification today onwards. A key focus is on using land sustainably, also the focus of a recent IPCC report. Globally, the learnings are that every square foot of land has to be treated in ways that are ecologically sound for that location and the local people.

Massive wildfires are flaring up all over the world

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0200earth (en)

Massive wildfires are the new normal. Whether they’re deliberately set – like the flames burning through the Amazon rainforest – or sparked by accident or natural events like lightning strikes, enormous wildfires have become a part of yearly life. In 2018, four wildfires in California burned more....

Can the plants in the Amazon survive a fire?

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 20:24:00 +0200dhakatribune (en)

Being rooted in one place gives plants the stability they need to grow and thrive. But as the Amazon fires show, that can quickly turn into a deadly disadvantage. Without any means of escape, it would seem that plants are powerless against the approaching flames. But while they can’t run from the fire, that doesn’t necessarily mean certain death.

Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Drought and Flash Floods EPoA update n° 2 Emergency Appeal n° MDRAF005

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 10:44:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Summary of current operation and revision made to emergency plan of action: This operation update is issued to inform two and half-month progress on operation activities under emergency appeal. This operations update no. 2 informs on the activities accomplished as per reporting period for the....

Marn advierte 11 días sin lluvia en el oriente del país Las autoridades monitorean una baja presión, efecto del huracán Dorian, que nos podría traer lluvias este fin de semana.

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:55:00 +0200elmundo-sv (es)

El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Marn) ha informado de un nuevo periodo de sequía al oriente del país que inició desde el 20 de agosto y que hasta ayer ya acumulaba 11 días sin lluvia. Principalmente, la sequía afecta los departamentos de La Unión, en su zona central; el sur de....

Transportation system upgrades increase resiliency of communities in eastern New Brunswick

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 02:10:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

SHEDIAC, NB Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ -Â Investing in transportation infrastructure is key to connecting communities, helping businesses compete, and creating a strong economy and middle class. Ensuring infrastructure can withstand extreme weather events brought on by climate change is critical to keeping....

Transportation system upgrades increase resiliency of communities in eastern New Brunswick

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 01:31:00 +0200finanzen-at (en)

SHEDIAC, NB Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ -Â Investing in transportation infrastructure is key to connecting communities, helping businesses compete, and creating a strong economy and middle class. Ensuring infrastructure can withstand extreme weather events brought on by climate change is critical to keeping....

Transportation system upgrades increase resiliency of communities in eastern New Brunswick

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 01:29:00 +0200finanzen-ch (en)

SHEDIAC, NB Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Investing in transportation infrastructure is key to connecting communities, helping businesses compete, and creating a strong economy and middle class. Ensuring infrastructure can withstand extreme weather events brought on by climate change is critical to keeping....

Malaysia: Malaysia: Disaster Management Reference Handbook (June 2019)

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 23:01:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Executive Summary. Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia bordering Thailand, Brunei, and Indonesia and consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories.Geographically, it is in a stable region, outside the Ring of Fire and south of major typhoon paths. However, Malaysia is often affected by other....

Toronto residents to be better protected against flood damage

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:05:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

TORONTO Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy and the middle class.

Toronto residents to be better protected against flood damage

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:41:00 +0200finanzen-ch (en)

TORONTO Aug. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy and the middle class.

The ethics of stopping hurricanes: 3 questions

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:27:00 +0200csmonitor (en)

Hurricane Dorian mostly missed Puerto Rico, but forecasters say it may be a Category 3 hurricane when it reaches Florida late Sunday or Monday. President Donald Trump reportedly suggested we should destroy a hurricane using a nuclear bomb . He’s not the first.

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what started it, how bad is it and will it stop?

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:14:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what started it, how bad is it and will it stop? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:44:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

Three questions: The ethics of stopping hurricanes

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:24:00 +0200csmonitor (en)

Tropical Storm Dorian was expected to cross Puerto Rico late Wednesday and forecasters say it may be a hurricane when it reaches Florida this weekend. President Donald Trump reportedly suggested we should destroy a hurricane using a nuclear bomb . He’s not the first.

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 3146: Time-Series Study of Associations between Rates of People Affected by Disasters and the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 17:45:00 +0200mdpi (en)

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a major driver of climatic variability that can have far reaching consequences for public health globally. We explored whether global, regional and country-level rates of people affected by natural disasters (PAD) are linked to ENSO.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fires, how bad is it and will it stop? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:41:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

China: China steps up disaster control amid wetter flood season

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:28:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

BEIJING — Heavy floods have hit many parts of China since the start of the flood season due to severe rainfall this year, and preparations should be made for flood control in autumn, an official said on Aug 27. A total of 585 rivers in 25 provincial-level regions were struck by floods above the....

Thailand approves budget for drought, flooding prevention

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:26:00 +0200vietnambreakingnews (en)

A road is flooded after heavy rains in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 7 (Photo: AFP/VNA) Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai Cabinet on August 27 approved a 15.8 billion baht budget to resolve drought and flooding issues in 76 provinces, government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat announced.

Bangladesh: New Drought Monitoring System Will Reduce Climate Risks for South Asian Farmers

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:52:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

To mitigate the food security and economic risks of South Asia’s frequent and intense droughts, scientists and policymakers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ( ICIMOD ) and the International Maize and Wheat....

Brazilian president blames NGOs for Amazon fire

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:55:00 +0200standardmedia (en)

How did the Amazon rainforest fire start? Brazilian president blames NGOs for blaze. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) could be to blame for the massive fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. In a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Bolsonaro said,....

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire? BRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, - but how did...

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:33:00 +0200express (en)

The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. The Brazilian Army has been deployed to help tackle the vicious fires after the nation's government faced mounting international pressure to take more action to tackle them.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 04:54:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation has stoked the turbulent infernos as they make their....

Why is the Arctic on fire?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 02:08:00 +0200bbc-future (en)

as the rest of the planet due to climate change, largely due to changes in albedo the loss of sunlight-reflecting ice and snow, replaced by sunlight-absorbing ocean and soil. This is driving a dangerous positive feedback cycle where heating spirals into more heating. And, now, the Arctic isn’t only losing its ice.

Fires intensify in the Amazon, the Chiquitanía and the Pantanal

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 18:59:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, August 25, 2019 - A change in the winds during the last day has caused the fires in the Amazon to intensify. New fire points have been registered in the Chiquitanía, in Bolivia, and the Pantanal, in Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. The amount of heat points in the Amazon is already more than 80% higher than in 2018.

The case for post-flood rehabilitation Both large and low-intensity floods have two stages. At the...

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 18:15:00 +0200thefinancialexpress (en)

Both large and low-intensity floods have two stages. At the onset of the calamity, the victims in the rural areas are made to flee their flooded homesteads. They helplessly watch their crop fields go under water. As the flood water continues to rise to dangerous levels, they start deserting their....

Canada invests in protecting the Gaspésie against erosion and restoring railway transportation

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 17:02:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

PABOS MILLS, QC Aug. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy.

Agroforestry Only Way Forward to Avert Recurrent Droughts & Floods in Tamil Nadu

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 14:38:00 +0200news18 (en)

In the last few years, we have seen Tamil Nadu facing two diametrically opposite problems. In December 2015, there were large-scale floods in the state. But in the last couple of months, we hear about Chennai running out of water. Even in 2016, Tamil Nadu faced drought.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fires, how bad is it and will it stop? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:43:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fires, how bad is it and will it stop?

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:42:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

Ministry to issue guideline on natural disaster management

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 06:41:00 +0200thehimalayantimes (en)

Kathmandu, August 25. The Ministry of Health and Population is coming up with guideline for health emergency and disaster management in Nepal. The guideline will help in overall planning, co-ordination, facilitation, guidance and management, before, during and after a natural disaster.

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire?

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:25:00 +0200express (en)

The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. The Brazilian Army could be deployed to help tackle the vicious fires after the nation's government faced mounting international pressure to take more action to tackle them.

Amazon rainforest fires turn São Paulo's sky black

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:54:00 +0200eco-business (en)

Forest fires have dramatically increased in the Brazilian Amazon this year in the wake of soaring deforestation rates, raising concerns among environmentalists about the fate of the planet’s largest tropical forest. The number of active fires amounted to 74,155 between January 1 and August 20, a....

Bolivia, like neighbour Brazil, battles intense wildfires

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 05:01:00 +0200euronews-en (en)

Bolivian authorities warned this week that 70% of the department of Santa Cruz where more than a quarter of the country's population lives is under "extreme risk" from forest fires. According to the government, nearly 500,000 hectares of forest have now been turned into ashes.

Brazil: South America: Forest Fires: Information Bulletin no. 1

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:47:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

The situation. In recent years, forest fires have become an emerging and continuous danger in South America. These fires cause damage to the ecosystem, biodiversity, livelihoods with a strong impact on communities in these areas and others affected by the effects.

The Amazon fires: What’s causing them and what the impacts could be

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:47:00 +0200twincities (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world’s largest rainforest is often called the “lungs of the earth.” Here’s a look at what’s happening: WHAT’S BURNING? Brazil’s National Space....

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0200dailymail (en)

Meanwhile, large fires also have been burning in neighboring countries such as Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. WHAT'S CAUSING THE FIRES? Paulo Moutinho, co-founder of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute, said this week that "it is very difficult to have natural fires in the Amazon; it happens but the majority come from the hand of humans.

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire? BRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, - but how did...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:37:00 +0200express (en)

The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. The Brazilian Army could be deployed to help tackle the vicious fires after the nation's government faced mounting international pressure to take more action to tackle them.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:38:00 +0200missoulian (en)

Virgin jungle stands next to an area that was burnt recently near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:32:00 +0200ChinaPost (en)

Fire consumes an area near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018. Brazil contains about 60% of the Amazon rainforest, whose degradation could have....

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:13:00 +0200muscatinejournal (en)

Virgin jungle stands next to an area that was burnt recently near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

As Fires Devastate the Amazon Rainforest, NASA Satellites Capture Grim Images

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:02:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Often referred to as "the planet's lungs" because it provides 20% of the world's oxygen, the Amazon rainforest has been ablaze for weeks. NASA has captured satellite images of the billowing smoke from the catastrophic fires, which continue to spread. As of today (Aug.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:47:00 +0200siouxcityjournal (en)

Virgin jungle stands next to an area that was burnt recently near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

Forest fires in Bolivia: half a million hectares, 1.700 fighters and a Super tanker

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:53:00 +0200mercopress (en)

Bolivian authorities warned this week that 70% of the department of Santa Cruz where more than a quarter of the country's population lives is under “extreme risk” from forest fires. According to the government, nearly 500,000 hectares of forest have now been turned into ashes.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fire? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:36:00 +0200thesun (en)

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said it has detected 72,843 wildfires in the Amazon rainforest Credit: Alamy Live News What started the massive fire in the Amazon rainforest? Wildfires are common in the dry season, but are also deliberately set by farmers illegally deforesting land for cattle ranching.

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’ Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’ WILDFIRES in the Amazon rainforest are tearing across Brazil at a record rate, a space...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:14:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are burning across the globe with one of the most terrifying being in the Amazon. Brazil’s record heat during its summer months earlier this year, droughts and deforestation are acting as kindling for the wildfire which is raging across the country.

Bolivia, like neighbour Brazil, battles intense wildfires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:38:00 +0200euronews-en (en)

Bolivian authorities warned this week that 70% of the department of Santa Cruz where more than a quarter of the country's population lives is under "extreme risk" from forest fires. The three Latin American countries have been battling raging wildfires in the Amazon rainforest.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires?

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:14:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation has stoked the turbulent infernos as they make their....

How Did the Amazon Rainforest Fires Start?

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 04:51:00 +0200newsweek-USA (en)

Wildfires are currently burning across large tracts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, amid international outcry over inaction on the part of Brazil has experienced a record number of wildfires this year , more than half of which occurred in the Amazon region.

The Amazon rainforest is on fire: How it started? Newsweek

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:55:00 +0200msn-uk (en)

Video by FOX News Wildfires are currently burning across large tracts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, amid international outcry over inaction on the part of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration. © Mario Tama/Getty Images A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin on November 22, 2014 in Ze Doca, Brazil.

Amazon rainforests burning for more than two weeks now

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:19:00 +0200financialexpress (en)

Earlier this week, a wildfire in the Canary Islands, Spain, caused more than 8,000 people to flee and, the week before, Alaska witnessed serious wildfires. Around 21,000 square miles of forest faced wildfires in Siberia this month, and Denmark had to send firefighters to Greenland to tackle wildfires that were approaching inhabited areas.

Amazon rainforest fire: How to spot the FAKE photos as Twitter reacts to devastation

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:07:00 +0200express (en)

As news of the devastation across the Amazon rainforest broke, many took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to share their horror at the extent of fires in the region. The hashtag #AmazonRainforest was trending on Wednesday and into Thursday on Twitter, with many sharing images of the burning forest.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:46:00 +0200fox5atlanta (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Greenpeace reactive on Amazon forest fires

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:43:00 +0200yubanet (en)

São Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2019 – Over the past days, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region. The number of fire outbreaks recorded in the Amazon in 2019 is one of the largest in recent years. Between January and August 20, the number of fires has increased 145% compared to the same period in 2018.

NGOs may be starting fires: Bolsonaro

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:52:00 +0200taipeitimes (en)

Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said that non-governmental organizations (NGO) could be setting them to make him look bad. The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, a federal....

13 Photos That Explain The Damage To The Amazon Rainforest:

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:42:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

They call it the "lungs of the planet." The vast Amazon rainforest, home to some of the most unusual plant and animal species on the planet, produces 20% of the world's oxygen and is crucial to making Earth a habitable place. But the lush tropical forest that absorbs much of humanity's greenhouse....

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:29:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:51:00 +0200pattayatoday (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Brazil's president suggests NGOs are setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:39:00 +0200startribune (en)

Purchase: Order Reprint RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

World Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Associated Press 9:52 AM, Aug 22, 2019

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:31:00 +0200abcactionnews (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Satellite images show devastating Amazon rainforest fire

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:54:00 +0200geospatialworld (en)

The ‘Lungs of the Earth’ are on fire. The Amazon rainforest , which produces 20% of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere and is home to 10% of the Earth’s diversities, has been burning for the last three weeks at an unprecedented rate. This year, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research has....

World Without proof, Brazil president suggests NGOs set fires The Associated Press 6:51 AM, Aug 22, 2019

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:24:00 +0200thedenverchannel (en)

ZE DOCA, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 23: A fire burns along a highway in a deforested section of the Amazon basin on November 23, 2014 in Ze Doca, Brazil. Fires are often set by ranchers to clear shrubs and forest for grazing land in the Amazon basin. The non-governmental group Imazon recently warned that....

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:07:00 +0200wsvn (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:49:00 +0200sunstar (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, August 21, 2019 without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

L’invisibile crisi dell’acqua: economica, sanitaria e ambientale (VIDEO)

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:05:00 +0200greenreport (it)

Banca Mondiale: «In alcuni Paesi, il deterioramento della qualità dell’acqua riduce di un terzo la crescita economica» [22 Agosto 2019] «Il mondo è di fronte a una crisi invisibile della qualità dell’acqua che riduce di un terzo la potenziale crescita economica di zone fortemente inquinate e minaccia il benessere umano e ambientale».

Britain faces coastal erosion timebomb

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:04:00 +0200thenational (en)

As Britain prepares for its first climate refugees, experts reveal the nation is facing a ticking timebomb as its coastal defences are reaching the end of their natural life. With the fastest eroding coastline in Europe, the east of England is losing two metres of land to the sea every year.

Brazil president suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:50:00 +0200680news (en)

Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, a....

Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmars Natural Disaster Preparedness

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:25:00 +0200myanmarnews (en)

By San Yamin Aung 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paung Township, in southern Myanmar’s Mon State. The tragic landslide that struck on the morning of Aug.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:22:00 +0200wsoctv (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Four million homes across France at risk of damage from droughts

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:19:00 +0200thelocal-fr (en)

The consequences of the multiple heatwaves that have hit France over the past few years go beyond the obvious. After wildlife and farmers, home owners are now suffering from drought-related problems. Following several years of scorching summers and water restrictions, thousands of owners could see....

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - how the fire start and the affect it has on the world

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:50:00 +0200thesun (en)

SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fires stopping any time soon. But what caused the powerful inferno to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said it has detected....

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - how and when did the fire start and how big is it?

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:49:00 +0200thesun (en)

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said it has detected 72,843 wildfires in the Amazon rain forest Credit: Reuters How did the fire start? More than 72,000 fires have been recorded this year, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Amazon fires set by NGOs, suggests Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:05:00 +0200expressindia (en)

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airao, Amazonas state, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly. Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without....

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Source: AP

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:47:00 +0200wftv (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Source: AP

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:33:00 +0200actionnewsjax (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Source: AP

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:01:00 +0200fox13memphis (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:01:00 +0200whig (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Source: AP

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:58:00 +0200kiro7 (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:55:00 +0200daytondailynews (en)

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Bolsonaro took office on Jan. 1.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:13:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:08:00 +0200thenewstribune (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:56:00 +0200apnews (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:48:00 +0200khaosodenglish (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Vox Sentences: The Amazon is burning

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:16:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

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Brazil's Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 02:00:00 +0200europesun (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Ottawa to help fund Montreal's Great West Park

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:31:00 +0200barrie (en)

The City of Montreal's project to develop the "Great West Park," which would be the largest urban park in the country, will receive a $50 million investment from the federal government which sees it as a way of protecting the island against floods. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joined by Mayor....

Brazil's Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:57:00 +0200irishsun (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - how and when did the fire start and how big is it?

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:20:00 +0200thesun (en)

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said it has detected 72,843 wildfires in the Amazon rain forest Credit: Reuters How did the fire start? More than 72,000 fires have been recorded this year, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:17:00 +0200TorontoStar (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:11:00 +0200polandsun (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Brazil's Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:11:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:55:00 +0200voanews (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:49:00 +0200kswo (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:37:00 +0200newschannel6now (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad.

The Brazilian Amazon is on fire—here’s why that’s bad news for the planet

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:10:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Forest fires have soared in the Brazilian Amazon this year, sharpening concerns about rising deforestation and climate emissions under the nation’s new far-right president. The news: have broken out throughout the rain forest so far this year, the largest number in at least five years and a more....

New investments to protect Montréal against floods and help create the largest urban park in Canada

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:50:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians are seeing firsthand the consequences of the climate crisis. Year after year, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe, threatening our health, safety, and local economies. Having gone through two major floods since the spring of....

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:17:00 +0200thespec (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 2,700 kilometres away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day this week, the sky above Sao Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:38:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Soils linked to climate change

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:33:00 +0200nature-Earth-and-Environmental-Sciences (en)

Boreal forests are key players in the global carbon cycle, because they store 30–40% of terrestrial carbon . They have been considered to be carbon sinks, mainly because they accumulate large amounts of carbon in the form of organic soils . Their net carbon balance is driven by natural wildfires (Fig.

The Brazilian Amazon is on fire—here’s why that’s bad news for the planet

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:25:00 +0200technologyreview (en)

Forest fires have soared in the Brazilian Amazon this year, sharpening concerns about rising deforestation and climate emissions under the nation’s new far-right president. The news: have broken out throughout the rainforest so far this year, the largest number in at least five years and a more than....

How did the Amazon rainforest fire start? Brazilian president blames NGOs for blaze

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:03:00 +0200themirror (en)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) could be to blame for the massive fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. In a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Bolsonaro said "everything indicates" that NGOs are setting fire to the forest to bring shame on his government, after he cut their funding.

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0200suntimes (en)

In the middle of the day Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region. The smoke resulting from some of the wildfires in the Amazon was captured in satellite images released by NASA last week. Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke....

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:12:00 +0200TorontoStar (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in Brazil’s largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above Sao Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:45:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Smoke from Amazon wildfires plunges Sao Paulo into darkness in middle of day

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:28:00 +0200foxnews (en)

The largest city in was plunged into darkness in the middle of the day on Monday after billowing smoke from ongoing wildfires in the Amazon region combined with a weather pattern, creating an ominous, dark blanket over the metropolis. The thick, black clouds moved over Sao Paulo around 3 p.m. and stayed over the area for more than an hour.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires? INTIMIDATING wildfires which are so intense they can be seen from space are tearing a...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:38:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation has stoked the turbulent infernos as they make their....

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE: Devastating fires revealed as São Paulo PLUNGED into darkness

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:12:00 +0200express (en)

2.40pm update: Almost one million square miles affected by fires. An estimated measure done by Express.co.uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil.

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:12:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are burning across the globe with one of the most terrifying being in the Amazon. Brazil’s record heat during its summer months earlier this year, droughts and deforestation act as kindling for the wildfire which is raging across the country.

Irregular Sonoran monsoon highlights danger of always blaming climate change

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:47:00 +0200earth (en)

The Sonoran Desert in the United States is home to the large cities of Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. On June 26, 1990, Phoenix had its hottest day on record , a sweltering 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Although California’s Death Valley has reached hotter temperatures, Phoenix is consistently one of the....

Shock NASA video captures apocalyptic Amazon fires from space as nation ravaged by flames NASA has released dramatic footage of the destructive wildfires ripping through the Amazon...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:31:00 +0200express (en)

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year as the devastation continues. According To the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), satellite data showed an 83 percent increase in the same period in 2018. The space agency has reported its satellite data has detected more than 72,000 fires since January 2019.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space Smoke from record wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest blanketed São Paulo on Monday and could be seen from space. Nation Now 7 hours ago

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:29:00 +0200guampdn (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE updates: State of emergency declared - fires hit record number

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:17:00 +0200express (en)

Thousands of acres have been burned and destroyed by the numerous wildfires sweeping Brazil; Shocking maps show the true extent of the blaze, which have coated more than half of Brazil in smoke; San Paolo turned dark and stormy today when thick smoke from the fires descended on the busy city; Since....

European mega-heatwaves linked to drought

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:37:00 +0200wageningenur (en)

Heatwaves in Europe have become increasingly frequent and intense in recent years. This summer, Western Europe has already been hit by two severe heatwaves. Researchers from Ghent University and Wageningen University & Research have found a common ingredient of such European mega-heatwaves: drought conditions in the regions the wind blows from.

Amazon fires map: How much of the Amazon Rainforest has been LOST by ravaging wildfires? INTIMIDATING wildfires which are so intense they can be seen from space are tearing a...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are raging across Brazil at a record rate according to Brazil’s space agency with more than 70,000 fires detected in the region this year alone. Brazil’s characteristic intense heat, severe droughts and skyrocketing deforestation has stoked the turbulent infernos as they make their....

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’ Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’ WILDFIRES in the Amazon rainforest are tearing across Brazil at a record rate, a space...

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are burning across the globe with one of the most terrifying being in the Amazon. Brazil’s record heat, droughts and deforestation act as kindling for the wildfire which is raging across the country. Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a surge in fires this year, according to new research....

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what caused the fire and when did it start? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:28:00 +0200thesun (en)

SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fires stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful inferno to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest. What caused the fire? More than 72,000 fires have been recorded this year, according to Brazil’s space research agency.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:36:00 +0200wausaudailyherald (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:32:00 +0200cincinnati (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0200tcpalm (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:19:00 +0200courier-journal (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:18:00 +0200desmoinesregister (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:07:00 +0200indystar (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:07:00 +0200lancastereaglegazette (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:59:00 +0200tennessean (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:55:00 +0200azcentral (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:50:00 +0200delawareonline (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:47:00 +0200montgomeryadvertiser (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:39:00 +0200commercialappeal (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Amazon fires satellite image: Devastating Brazil rainforest fire burning at ‘record rate’

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:43:00 +0200express (en)

Wildfires are burning across the globe with one of the most terrifying being in the Amazon. Brazil’s record heat, droughts and deforestation act as kindling for the wildfire which is raging across the country. Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has seen a surge in fires this year, according to new research....

Myanmar: Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Preparedness

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:21:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

By SAN YAMIN AUNG 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paung Township, in southern Myanmar’s Mon State. The tragic landslide that struck on the morning of Aug.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:01:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Preparedness

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:34:00 +0200irrawaddy.com (en)

By San Yamin Aung 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paung Township, in southern Myanmar’s Mon State. The tragic landslide that struck on the morning of Aug.

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:51:00 +0200montgomeryadvertiser (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:50:00 +0200wausaudailyherald (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:47:00 +0200desmoinesregister (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:45:00 +0200indystar (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:45:00 +0200lancastereaglegazette (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Amazon rainforest fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:33:00 +0200usaToday (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:04:00 +0200azcentral (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:49:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above SãoPaulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports .

Sudden darkness over Sao Paulo baffles thousands

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:42:00 +0200startribune (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO Around midday on Monday, the sky suddenly blackened, and day became night in Sao Paulo. Sure, smog is bad in the Western Hemisphere’s largest city, where traffic jams can stretch for dozens of miles. But not this bad. What was going on? Was the end near? “Apocalypse!” one person cried on Twitter.

Record Number of Wildfires in Brazil Will Have Global Consequences

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:28:00 +0200inverse (en)

Bolsonaro was elected in 2018 and endorsed by Brazil’s farming lobby . For decades, Brazil’s farmers have argued that the laws prohibiting land development in the Amazon, including lands that are reserved for indigenous people, are too restrictive. Accordingly, deforestation is increasing in part....

Egypt declares water emergency as precaution

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:17:00 +0200al-monitor (en)

CAIRO Though water-scarce Egypt is on the verge of flood season, Cairo has declared a state of emergency due to a decline in water flow from last year. Yet water experts say the country is in good enough shape because of its reserves and water conservation measures.

Climate change could cost the US 10.5% of its GDP by 2100, study warns

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:27:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Plastic pollution found in the world’s oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively. And while there may have been some hope that certain countries could escape the brunt of the impact, a new....

Fatal Landslide Raises Alarms Over Myanmar’s Natural Disaster Preparedness

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:38:00 +0200irrawaddy (en)

By San Yamin Aung 20 August 2019. YANGON— In the blink of an eye, a massive landslide washed it all away: homes, vehicles, people—all buried deep beneath the mud at the base of a mountain in the Thae Phyu Kone village tract of Mottama, Paung Township, in southern Myanmar’s Mon State. The tragic landslide that struck on the morning of Aug.

'Ripe to burn': Northern Alberta farmers face down wildfire threat

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:16:00 +0200CBC (en)

The sky was black with smoke as Joe Peters watched his neighbours turn his planted canola field back to dirt. It was around 3 p.m. on June 17, at what should have been the height of Mackenzie County's growing season. Instead, a group of farmers worked hastily in the dark, trying to improvise fire breaks.

Environment Agency – Research at EA

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:46:00 +0200gov-uk (en)

This includes improving the quality of the environment and reducing the impact of hazards such as: pollution; floods; droughts; climate change. Our research provides the understanding, tools and techniques needed to achieve these outcomes. The Research team’s work includes: providing expert....

India Environment Floods after drought: India reels from extremes India has fallen into cycles in which severe drought and flooding follow each other By Aritry Das

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:35:00 +0200asiatimes (en)

Climate change and bad policies have pushed India into a recurring cycle of floods and droughts which is threatening the country’s economic stability and environmental wellbeing. The current floods have so far killed around 250 people and displaced at least a million across four states in southern and western India.

Lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:13:00 +0200journalstar (en)

Lincoln, NE (68508) Today. Partly cloudy skies early followed by scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low 74F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.. Tonight. Partly cloudy skies early followed by scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low 74F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Toronto and feds pledge $30M to rehabilitate city's shorelines, tree canopy

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:50:00 +0200citynews-ca (en)

The federal government is helping out Toronto in its fight against climate change by pitching in $12 million toward a total joint investment of $30 million to protect against future flooding and storm events. The funding announced Monday will come through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund....

Climate change will shrink 'virtually all' economies around the globe by 2100, study warns

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:30:00 +0200foxnews (en)

And while there may have been some hope that certain countries could escape the brunt of the impact, a new study suggests that "virtually all" nations will be negatively affected by The study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research , suggests that countries that are warm, cold, rich....

Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Way

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:28:00 +0200myanmarnews (en)

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Monsoon downpours that set off flooding and a landslide in Myanmar late last week have killed at least 51 people and left dozens more missing, the authorities said, in the deadliest natural disaster to strike a part of the nation’s southeast in decades.

Climate Change To Shrink Economies Of Rich, Poor, Hot And Cold Countries Alike Unless Paris Agreement Holds

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0200eurasiareview (en)

However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests that virtually all countries – whether rich or poor, hot or cold – will suffer economically by 2100 if the current trajectory of carbon emissions is maintained. In fact, the research published by the National....

Under a “business as usual” carbon emissions scenario, the U.S. would lose 10.5% of its GDP by 2100

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:11:00 +0200yubanet (en)

Aug. 19, 2019 – Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures. However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University....

MIL-OSI Canada: Government of Canada and City of Toronto invest in Toronto’s tree canopy...

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:54:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding and wildfires is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy and the middle class.

Government of Canada and City of Toronto invest in Toronto's tree canopy and waterfront shoreline to protect against future flooding and storm events

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:32:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

TORONTO Aug. 19, 2019 /CNW/ -Â Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding and wildfires is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local....

Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:38:00 +0200sciencedaily (en)

However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests that virtually all countries -- whether rich or poor, hot or cold -- will suffer economically by 2100 if the current trajectory of carbon emissions is maintained.

Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:54:00 +0200alphagalileo (en)

Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures. However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge....

Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:41:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

Prevailing economic research anticipates the burden of climate change falling on hot or poor nations. Some predict that cooler or wealthier economies will be unaffected or even see benefits from higher temperatures. However, a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Cambridge....

Call for more investment to cope with extreme weather in Pacific

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:39:00 +0200rnzi (en)

The Samoa meeting brought together directors from the international development agency - the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS), donor and funding agencies as well as the private sector to strengthen climate and weather services in the Pacific.

Lawmaker: Humans not changing climate but must prepare

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:26:00 +0200siouxcityjournal (en)

The Legislature's Agriculture Committee will look for changes to state law that might help farmers recover more quickly from such storms, which killed livestock and left farmland flooded for weeks. The review comes at the request of the committee's chairman, Sen. Steve Halloran, a former farmer from Hastings.

David Suzuki: Amid climate crisis, we must change the way we look at land

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:06:00 +0200timescolonist (en)

Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, land use — including agriculture and forestry — accounts for 23 per cent of human greenhouse gas emissions, while “natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide....

Up to 30% of total food produced worldwide is lost or wasted

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:17:00 +0200brusselstimes (en)

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being including the....

MIL-OSI USA: LaMalfa Pushes for Responsible Forest Management at Lake Tahoe Forestry Tour

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 02:43:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

(Lake Tahoe, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after joining the Congressional Western Caucus, the U.S. Forest Service, and California Farm Bureau Second Vice President Shaun Crook to tour forests in Lake Tahoe, CA and advocate for responsible forest management policies.

Freak weather events spiked this year: Data

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:23:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

India has already experienced more “extreme rainfall periods” in 2019 as compared to 2018, but there are also large pockets of the country affected by drought-like conditions due to the unequal distribution of rainfall, according to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that provides....

Sri Lanka: Government of Sri Lanka, KOICA and WFP renew partnership to help rural communities withstand climate change

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:29:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Monaragala – The Government of Sri Lanka, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), today launched a three-year, LKR 106 billion (US$ 6 million) project to build resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters.

New report on how climate change threatens food security

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:54:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a summary for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being....

New report on how climate change threatens food...

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:08:00 +0200brusselstimes (en)

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a summary for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being....

Regular droughts, floods prove climate change is...

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:01:00 +0200khaleejtimes (en)

THESE ARE DAYS of nature's fury in many parts of India. Intense rain, followed by floods, has ravaged many districts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. Less known are similar stories from the southern districts of Chhattisgarh where life has been thrown into disarray.

MIL-OSI Canada: Better flood protection for Fredericton residents and businesses

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:06:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

The climate crisis is driving extreme weather events in communities from coast to coast to coast. As these events become more frequent, more severe, and more damaging, they threaten our health and safety and disrupt local economies. With three major floods over the past 11 years, residents in....

MIL-OSI Canada: Canada’s ClimateData.ca portal

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:06:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Backgrounder. Canada’s climate continues to change at a rapid pace. As referenced in Canada’s Changing Climate Report, this warmer climate could intensify and increase extreme weather events such as wildfires, urban floods, droughts and heatwaves.

Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia - Democracy Now!

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:16:00 +0200myanmarnews (en)

In India, massive floods and landslides have killed an estimated 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, as days of torrential monsoon downpours hit several southern and western states. In Kerala, a mudslide killed at least 50 people Sunday. This is a Kerala resident who was rescued.

Flooding and Landslides Kill Hundreds throughout South and Southeast Asia

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:05:00 +0200periodico26 (en)

In India, massive floods and landslides have killed an estimated 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, as days of torrential monsoon downpours hit several southern and western states. In Kerala, a mudslide killed at least 50 people last weekend. New Delhi.

Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Way

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:27:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Monsoon downpours that set off flooding and a landslide in Myanmar late last week have killed at least 51 people and left dozens more missing, authorities said, in the deadliest natural disaster to strike a part of the nation’s southeast in decades.

IPCC report and Nepal’s food security

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:51:00 +0200nepalitimes (en)

T he Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its Special Report on land last week in Geneva that has an important warning for Nepal’s food security and how the country’s agriculture should adapt to the climate emergency. Nearly 80% of Nepal’s farms are rain-fed and were already....

13th August, 2019

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:03:00 +0200nepalitimes (en)

T he Nepal government’s response to the climate emergency often seems too little too late, and the scope of the global crisis is such that one country by itself cannot tackle it . But the federal government should be investing to adapt and mitigate the climate crisis and its impacts, says a new report called the Nepal Citizen’s Climate Budget.

TOTAL MELT Huge Iceland glacier has VANISHED as shock photos reveal impact of 'Arctic bake' SHOCKING images of Iceland's first "dead glacier" reveal the ongoing damage of soaring temperatures in the Arctic. The large Okjökull glacier is now completely gone, despite once measuring 16 square kilometres.

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:55:00 +0200thesun (en)

A 2019 image released by Nasa shows the disappearance of the Ok glacier, and the significant reduction in the size a nearby glacier, now surrounded by blue meltwater after the 2019 heatwave Credit: EPA. Okjökull was part of the iconic Langjökull group of glaciers.

Sri Lanka: Support for rural areas to withstand climate change

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:13:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

The Sri Lankan government, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), yesterday launched a three-year project to build resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters at a cost of Rs. 1.

Weatherwatch: how flood water can be captured to help ride out storms

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:44:00 +0200guardian (en)

Residents wade through flood water from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas in 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters. O ne minute we’re suffering from a summer drought; the next minute an intense storm rolls in and a month’s worth of rain falls in a day.

Weatherwatch / Weatherwatch: how flood water can be captured to help ride out storms

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:33:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Residents wade through flood water from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas in 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters. O ne minute we’re suffering from a summer drought; the next minute an intense storm rolls in and a month’s worth of rain falls in a day.

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3527: Long-Term Spatiotemporal Variations in Soil Moisture in North East China Based on 1-km Resolution Downscaled Passive Microwave Soil Moisture Products

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:11:00 +0200mdpi (en)

Abstract It is very important to analyze and monitor agricultural drought to obtain high temporal-spatial resolution soil moisture products. To overcome the deficiencies of passive microwave soil moisture products with low resolution, we construct a spatial fusion downscaling model (SFDM) using....

Siccità, California in ginocchio

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:42:00 +0200interris (it)

l cambiamento climatico, un impegno formalmente scritto nell'agenda di molti Paesi, sta diventando un problema serio in California. Lo stato americano sta, infatti, attraversando la siccità più forte che la storia ricordi. A lanciare l'sos non sono i giovani impegnati nelle piazze del Vecchio Continente, ma gli stessi contadini della West Coast .

Map shows how Climate Change affects extreme weather around the world

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:15:00 +0200geospatialworld (en)

The Carbon Brief interactive map is updated periodically to serve as a real-time tracker of how Climate Change affects extreme weather around the world This image of western Greenland clicked on August 1 by ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-3 shows as an active wildfire burning on the left of the island’s ice sheet.

Land is a Critical Resource, according to latest IPPC special report

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:23:00 +0200impel (en)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPPC) report on climate change and land use makes for alarming reading. It states how land is being degraded by climate change, which in turn is made worse by poor land management practices. Governments must urgently improve land management practices....

Gli allevamenti intensivi di gamberetti minacciano l'ecosistema dell'Honduras

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:16:00 +0200agi (it)

Tutta colpa dei gamberetti. È per far spazio alle coltivazioni industriali degli appetitosi crostacei che l’Honduras, di fatto sta affondando e le piccole comunità di pescatori che vivono sulle coste sono costantemente minacciati dall’innalzamento delle acque.

Support for rural areas to withstand climate change

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 02:16:00 +0200dailynews-lk (en)

The project being launched by the representatives from the United Nations World Food Programme and the Korea International Cooperation Agency, yesterday. The Sri Lankan government, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA),....

US$ 6 Mn project launched to help Lankan communities face natural disasters

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:16:00 +0200island (en)

August 11, 2019, 10:02 pm The agreement to launch three-year project to build resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters being signed by the representatives from the United Nations World Food Programme and the Korea International Cooperation Agency on Friday.

Opinion: Mekong Region Needs to Overcome Drought Together

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:44:00 +0200pattayatoday (en)

Key points: Thailand and other countries in the Mekong Region have been suffering more and more severe droughts for the past five decades. Not only do they need a long-term plan to cope with the ongoing crisis, but also require regional cooperation as well. By Dr. Liu Hui , China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research.

Landslide Kills at Least 51 in Myanmar, With More Heavy Rain on the Way

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 12:48:00 +0200nytimes (en)

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Monsoon downpours that set off flooding and a landslide in Myanmar late last week have killed at least 51 people and left dozens more missing, the authorities said, in the deadliest natural disaster to strike this part of the nation’s southeast in decades.

Support for rural areas to withstand climate change

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:25:00 +0200news-lk (en)

The Sri Lankan government, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), yesterday launched a three-year project to build resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters at a cost of Rs. 1.

Climate Change Is Already Changing The Environment, A Study Says

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:24:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

A new report from the United Nations’ body in charge of monitoring climate change details how global warming is already playing out on land to negative effect: magnifying heat waves and droughts and contributing to desertification and declining crop yields.

UN climate change report: farming and eating habits must change to save on land and water

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:06:00 +0200mercopress (en)

The way the world manages land produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said. The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns have caused unprecedented rates of land and water use.

Support for rural areas to withstand climate change

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 02:08:00 +0200dailynews-lk (en)

The Sri Lankan government, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), yesterday launched a three-year project to build resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters at a cost of Rs. 1.

NASA gauges plant stress in Costa Rican drought

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 23:41:00 +0200terradaily (en)

NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) has imaged the stress on Costa Rican vegetation caused by a massive regional drought that led the Central American nation's government to declare a state of emergency on July 23.

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 19:01:00 +0200reuters-in (en)

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly....

UN Flags Need To Cut Meat To Curb Land Use Impact On Global Warming

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:42:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free, it....

Sri Lanka, KOICA and WFP launch Rs. 1.06 billion project to help rural communities withstand climate change

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:01:00 +0200colombopage (en)

Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 07:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Aug 09, Monaragala: The Government of Sri Lanka, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), today launched a three-year, Rs. 1.

Sri Lanka, KOICA and WFP launch Rs. 1.06 billion project to help rural communities withstand climate change:

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:56:00 +0200slmuslims (en)

Sri Lanka, KOICA and WFP launch Rs. 1.06 billion project to help rural communities withstand climate change Fri, Aug 9, 2019, 07:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Aug 09, Monaragala: The Government of Sri Lanka, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korea....

NASA Gauges Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:49:00 +0200technology (en)

NASA’s ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) has imaged the stress on Costa Rican vegetation caused by a massive regional drought that led the Central American nation’s government to declare a state of emergency on July 23.

Government Of Sri Lanka, Koica And WFP Renew Partnership

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:47:00 +0200srilankaguardian (en)

“The damages caused by the current dry spell and the preceding years of cycles of floods and droughts, clearly demonstrate the need to build capacities of rural farming families against climate shocks,” said Brenda Barton, WFP Country Director. “We are very grateful for the Government’s leadership....

Una foresta delle dimensioni della Grecia è bruciata in Siberia. E ti dovrebbe terrorizzare.

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:08:00 +0200247libero (it)

L’Artico sta bruciando e a nessuno interessa. Potrebbe sembrare il titolo allarmistico di un giornale online in cerca di click, ma è proprio quello che sta succedendo, con conseguenze che colpiranno l’intero Pianeta. In Jacuzia, nella Siberia orientale, stanno bruciando 4,3 milioni di ettari di foresta, stando ai dati forniti da Greenpeace.

Climate change is going to upset global food supplies and make Dust Bowl summers look tame

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:48:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released another report that spells out, in minute, devastating detail, what terrible shape Earth is in. Previously , they showed how human activities had wreaked havoc on the planet's species diversity.

UN flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 05:34:00 +0200thedailyherald (en)

LONDON/GENEVA--Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going....

Mental illness and suicides

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 05:18:00 +0200inquirer (en)

There seems to be an epidemic that is more deadly than dengue. We do not hear much about it, not as much as we should considering its potential impact on society (although there is more mention of it lately). I refer to the general ailment of mental illness, not the usual visible ones we know that....

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 05:14:00 +0200reuters (en)

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly....

Farming and eating need to change: UN

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 04:19:00 +0200bdnews24 (en)

Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free, it called for big changes to farming and eating habits to limit the impact of population growth and changing consumption patterns on stretched land and water resources. Plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food....

UN flags need to cut meat to curb global warming impact

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 02:52:00 +0200kuwaittimes (en)

Climate change will exacerbate food security risks. LONDON: Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded.

UN Urges Switch to Sustainable Diet to Fight Climate Crisis

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 02:03:00 +0200laht (en)

GENEVA – The target of keeping global warming below 2 degrees will not be possible without changes in land use paired with new food consumption habits, a United Nations report warned Thursday. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will inform negotiations at the UN’s annual....

The Irish Times view on the UN climate report: A global emergency

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 01:40:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Left unchecked, global warming will erode the capacity of land to support human life and impair food production across the planet, the UN has declared in its latest evaluation of climate disruption. While the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) advocates switching to a....

Major climate report emphasizes collective and individual action necessary to avert crisis

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:24:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

A much-anticipated international climate report summary out Thursday carries a critical warning for people and corporations alike: Both individual and collective action will be required in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The sweeping report from the United Nations....

Cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming: UN

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:24:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Report stops short of advocating going meat-free, but says dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up land and cut emissions. * Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change. * "Unprecedented rates" of land and freshwater use-IPCC.

UN flags need to cut on eating meat to curb land-use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 17:10:00 +0200abs-cbnnews (en)

LONDON/GENEVAGlobal meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going....

Plant-based diet can help fight climate change: UN report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:42:00 +0200channelnewsasia (en)

GENEVA: The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday (Aug 8). The report said global population growth and changes in....

The food supply is at dire risk, U.N. experts say

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:16:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which, combined with climate change, is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself. The report, prepared by more than 100 experts from 52 countries and released....

The food supply is at dire risk, U.N. experts say

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:10:00 +0200seattletimes (en)

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which, combined with climate change, is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself. The report, prepared by more than 100 experts from 52 countries and released....

UN flags need to curb land use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:08:00 +0200middle-east-online_en (en)

GENEVA - Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat....

Opinion: Mekong Region Needs to Overcome Drought Together

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:31:00 +0200khaosodenglish (en)

Key points: Thailand and other countries in the Mekong Region have been suffering more and more severe droughts for the past five decades. Not only do they need a long-term plan to cope with the ongoing crisis, but also require regional cooperation as well. By Dr. Liu Hui , China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research.

Cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming: UN

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:08:00 +0200trust (en)

Report stops short of advocating going meat-free, but says dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up land and cut emissions. * Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change. * "Unprecedented rates" of land and freshwater use-IPCC.

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:28:00 +0200reuters-in (en)

Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free, it called for big changes to farming and eating habits to limit the impact of population growth and changing consumption patterns on stretched land and water resources. Plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food....

Dietary changes could cut up to eight gigatonnes a year of CO2 equivalent

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:15:00 +0200businessday (en)

London/Geneva — The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. The report said global population growth and changes in....

Update 1-UN flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:12:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

* Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change. * "Unprecedented rates" of land and freshwater use-IPCC. * Climate change will exacerbate food security risks (Adds comments from press conference, more detail) By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay.

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:12:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free, it called for big changes to farming and eating habits to limit the impact of population growth and changing consumption patterns on stretched land and water resources. Plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food....

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay. LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded.

UPDATE 1-UN flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

* Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change. * "Unprecedented rates" of land and freshwater use-IPCC. * Climate change will exacerbate food security risks (Adds comments from press conference, more detail) By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay.

Clima, l’ONU lancia l’allarme: aumentano piogge estreme, guerre e migrazioni

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:56:00 +0200teleambiente (it)

Il riscaldamento globale causato dall’uomo farà aumentare la siccità e le piogge estreme in tutto il mondo, pregiudicando la produzione agricola e la sicurezza delle forniture alimentari. A pagarne le conseguenze saranno soprattutto le popolazioni più povere di Africa e Asia, con guerre e migrazioni.

UN report: Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:26:00 +0200themalaymailonline (en)

Dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up several million square kilometres of land by 2050 and potentially cut 0.7-8.0 gigatonnes a year of carbon dioxide equivalent, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in the report.

Farming And Eating Need To Change To Curb Global Warming: UN

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:09:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns....

UN report: Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:51:00 +0200malaymail (en)

Dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up several million square kilometres of land by 2050 and potentially cut 0.7-8.0 gigatonnes a year of carbon dioxide equivalent, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in the report.

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming, UN report says

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:36:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. The report said global population growth and changes in....

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming: U.N. report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:11:00 +0200reuters-in (en)

The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns have caused unprecedented rates of land and water use. It called for big changes to farming and eating habits, but stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free. Dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and....

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming - U.N. report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:06:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns have caused unprecedented rates of land and water use. It called for big changes to farming and eating habits, but stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free. Dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and....

Climate Change is triggering more heat waves, droughts, and crop yield declines, study says

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:06:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

A new report from the United Nations’ body in charge of monitoring climate change details how global warming is already playing out on land to negative effect: magnifying heat waves and droughts, and contributing to desertification and declining crop yields.

Farming, eating need to change to curb global warming: UN report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:03:00 +0200trust (en)

Report stops short of advocating going meat-free, but says dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up land and cut emissions. * Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change. * "Unprecedented rates" of land and freshwater use-IPCC. * Climate change will exacerbate food security risks.

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming, UN report says

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:57:00 +0200CBC (en)

The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. The report said global population growth and changes in....

Ipcc: il cambiamento del clima aumenterà fame e migrazioni

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:54:00 +0200247libero (it)

Il riscaldamento globale causato dall'uomo farà aumentare la siccità e le piogge estreme in tutto il mondo, pregiudicando la produzione agricola e la sicurezza delle forniture alimentari. A pagarne le conseguenze saranno soprattutto le popolazioni più povere di Africa e Asia, con guerre e migrazioni.

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming – UN report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:47:00 +0200cyprus-mail (en)

The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns....

Full Article: Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming: U.N. report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:43:00 +0200wsau (en)

By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay. LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a U.N. report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday.

Ipcc: il cambiamento del clima aumenterà fame e migrazioni

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:35:00 +0200repubblica (it)

Il riscaldamento globale causato dall'uomo farà aumentare la siccità e le piogge estreme in tutto il mondo, pregiudicando la produzione agricola e la sicurezza delle forniture alimentari. A pagarne le conseguenze saranno soprattutto le popolazioni più povere di Africa e Asia, con guerre e migrazioni.

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:25:00 +0200yenisafak-en (en)

The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a U.N. report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns....

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming: U.N. report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:10:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay. LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a U.N. report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday.

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming-UN report

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:10:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

* Report most comprehensive yet on land and climate change. * "Unprecedented rates" of land and freshwater use-IPCC. * Climate change will exacerbate food security risks. By Nina Chestney and Stephanie Nebehay. LONDON/GENEVA, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The way the world manages land, produces and eats food....

News : 'Fight for our lives': Fiji calls world leaders 'selfish' as it lays out climate crisis blueprint [06/08/2019 - Fiji]

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 04:44:00 +0200pina (en)

Fiji will introduce one of the world’s most ambitious legislative programmes to tackle the climate crisis, and has labelled the global community’s decision to set aside the call for global heating to be capped at 1.5C “grossly irresponsible and selfish”.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 22:25:00 +0200climatecentral (en)

Research brief by Climate Central. In April 1970, Americans celebrated the first Earth Day, an event meant to heighten public awareness of of environmental protection. Since then, humanity has dumped an enormous amount of heat-trapping gas into the atmosphere.

Climate change may bring northern Europe warmer, even wetter summers

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:15:00 +0200earth (en)

As global temperatures continue to rise, many parts of the world are experiencing unprecedented climate extremes, , droughts, and wildfires. Given the current state of our climate, it’s easy to assume that climate change will lead to hotter and drier summers worldwide.

Natural disasters in July cause great loss in China

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 09:57:00 +0200xinhuanet_en (en)

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters have caused great loss of life and property across China in July, leaving 154 dead and 31 missing, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. A total of 25.02 million people were affected by the disasters, and over 1.3 million were relocated, data from the ministry showed.

'Fight for our lives': Fiji calls world leaders 'selfish' as it lays out climate crisis blueprint

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 02:16:00 +0200guardian (en)

will introduce one of the world’s most ambitious legislative programs to tackle the climate crisis, and has labelled the global community’s decision to set aside the call for global heating to be capped at 1.5 degrees “grossly irresponsible and selfish”.

Una cattiva gestione dell’acqua sta aggravando siccità e caldo in Europa

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:21:00 +0200buongiornoslovacchia (it)

Mentre in tutta Europa si sta abbattendo una nuova ondata di caldo che potrebbe ancora una volta battere diversi record delle temperature, mentre diversi governi nazionali adottano misure di emergenza per affrontare la siccità, il Wwf ha pubblicato il “Good water management: The heart of Eurpe’s....

Luglio 2019 è il mese più caldo mai registrato

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:00:00 +0200repubblica (it)

L’ondata di calore Si è abbattuta soprattutto sull’Europa occidentale, l’ondata di calore intenso che ha fatto registrare temperature record come in Francia , e ha contribuito al primato per questo mese secondo il rapporto del Climate change service dell’Unione europea.

Twelve Centuries of European Summer Droughts

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:21:00 +0200enn (en)

An international team of researchers have published a study exploring the association between summer temperature and drought across Europe placing recent drought in the context of the past 12 centuries. An international team of researchers have published a study exploring the association between....

Why Okavango Delta is drying - experts speak

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 05:02:00 +0200mmegi (en)

Exactly 100 years since Batawana’s first relocation after settling in Ngamiland, Maun is staring at the worst drought in recent history. It is not just Maun. The entire south western part of the Okavango Delta is as dry as a bone. The annual flood from the Okavango’s catchment was at its lowest levels this year.

Fire risks rise in previously too-wet-to-burn US Northwest

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:31:00 +0200missoulian (en)

In this photo taken July 24, 2019, a block of houses are carved into a forest along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the Cascade foothills of North Bend, Wash. Experts say global warming is changing the region’s seasons, bringing higher temperatures, lower humidity and longer stretches of drought.

Fire risks rise in previously too-wet-to-burn US Northwest

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:15:00 +0200siouxcityjournal (en)

In this photo taken July 24, 2019, a block of houses are carved into a forest along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the Cascade foothills of North Bend, Wash. Experts say global warming is changing the region’s seasons, bringing higher temperatures, lower humidity and longer stretches of drought.

36 photos show how extreme weather and natural disasters have gotten more intense over the years

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:14:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

Jason Weingart/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images. Source: Smithsonian Magazine One example of this is rising sea levels. Climate change is linked to glaciers melting, which results an increase in sea levels. While rising sea levels are not a natural disaster on their own, they can lead to natural disasters, such as flooding.

Fire risks rise in previously too-wet-to-burn US Northwest

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:08:00 +0200wcfcourier (en)

In this photo taken July 24, 2019, a block of houses are carved into a forest along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River in the Cascade foothills of North Bend, Wash. Experts say global warming is changing the region’s seasons, bringing higher temperatures, lower humidity and longer stretches of drought.

MIL-OSI Translation: MDR-it recognizes the situation of emergency in seven counties

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 21:07:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: the Republic-of-Brazil-2. The last notíciasCidades in the states of Amazonas, Ceará and Santa Catarina, have been hit hard by droughts, floods, heavy rains, and secaBrasília (DF), 05/08/2019 THE department for Regional Development (MDR), published in the edition of Monday, Monday (5) in the....

Twelve centuries of European summer droughts

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:39:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

IMAGE: These are maps showing decadal correlation during the 20th century between instrumental measurements of temperature and precipitation (left), tree-ring reconstructed temperature and drought (middle), and model-simulated temperature and precipitation (right)... Credit: Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist.

Così il Commonwealth aiuta i paesi più vulnerabili ad affrontare i cambiamenti climatici

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 15:39:00 +0200lastampa (it)

Sono passati quasi due anni da quando ero seduta su un aereo che sorvolava il territorio un tempo familiare, ma poi quasi irriconoscibile, della Dominica, il mio paese natale. Stavo arrivando da Barbuda, dove l'uragano Irma aveva provocato distruzioni inimmaginabili, costringendo a una completa evacuazione dell'isola.

editorial Support Meteorological Services to save lives in times of disaster By Alexander Rheeney, 08/05/2019

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:15:00 +0200samoaobserver (en)

The 5th Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-5) gets underway this morning in Apia for five-days of deliberations. The conference – brings together PMC members, senior government officials from SPREP member countries and development partners, CROP, United Nations agencies and various....

The Artic is burning: how will it affect us?

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 11:31:00 +0200moi-gov-mm (en)

I HAVEN’T written about the climate change for quite sometime now. The reason is: there are conflicting ideas emerging from those who believe the climate change is really taking place and from those who are denying it. Those conflicting ideas made the situations very confusing.

Twelve centuries of European summer droughts

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 07:21:00 +0200alphagalileo (en)

An international team of researchers have published a study exploring the association between summer temperature and drought across Europe placing recent drought in the context of the past 12 centuries. The study reveals that, throughout history, northern Europe has tended to get wetter and southern Europe to get drier during warmer periods.

Global warming brings wildfire risk to rainy US Northwest

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 04:02:00 +0200bostonglobe (en)

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Nestled in the Cascade Mountains foothills, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires. The region, famous for its rainfall, has long escaped major burns. But according to specialists, previously too-wet-to-burn parts of the....

Here are 20 places where weather is getting worse because of climate change

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 16:16:00 +0200azcentral (en)

2. Arctic Ocean: Alaska. In 2016, the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska experienced its most intense marine heat wave – defined as at least five-day periods in which sea surface temperatures are extremely high for the region – since at least 1982, when satellite temperature records began.

Indonesia: 150 areas likely to suffer from natural disasters

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 13:18:00 +0200vietnambreakingnews (en)

Illustrative image (Photo: AFP/VNA) Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has called on local authorities to map out plans to deal with effects of unusual weather this year. BNPB’s head Lieutenant General Doni Monardo said that every year, some areas of Indonesia....

Severe drought threatens delicate ecosystem in Gujarat

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 09:56:00 +0200aljazeera-en (en)

Kutch district, Gujarat, India - Over the past few days, dark monsoon clouds have enveloped the small desert town of Bhuj, in the Indian state of Gujarat, with rainfall finally bringing relief to the distressed region. A severe heatwave has hit India this summer.

Water, Vol. 11, Pages 1602: Impact of Climate Change and Land-Use on the Propagation from Meteorological Drought to Hydrological Drought in the Eastern Qilian Mountains

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:28:00 +0200mdpi (en)

Abstract As one of the most destructive and costly natural disasters, drought has far-reaching negative effects on agriculture, water resources, the environment, and human life. Scientific understanding of propagation from meteorological to hydrological drought is of great significance for accurate....

Europe’s heat waves will be back

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:52:00 +0200politico-eu (en)

“That in itself has helped prevention efforts in the years since, as health warnings are now reaching a receptive public that is not so quick to shrug off the threat,” said Richard Keller, a professor at the University of Wisconsin who wrote a book on the 2003 heat wave.

Hakan Agro on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agriculture Industry

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:28:00 +0200PraguePost (en)

The impact of climate change is being felt worldwide. The global temperature has risen 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit since the year 1880. While this may not seem like a significant rise, climate scientists warn of the irreversible As the earth’s temperature rises, climate and weather patterns are changing rapidly.

Drought Hits the Caribbean

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:55:00 +0200environmental-expert (en)

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has warned that, due in part to a weak El Niño, drought conditions will likely continue in many Caribbean nations through July and into September. The ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao — along with Belize and the....

Bangladesh flood 2019: The role of Warm Pool El Niño

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:33:00 +0200thefinancialexpress (en)

Currently we are facing a weak El Niño year. The traditional meaning of El Niño has been limited to dry (or drought) conditions in the South-Asian countries, which means that Bangladesh and the greater Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin systems will receive lower-than-normal rainfall.

Better flood protection for Gatineau residents

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:35:00 +0200markets-businessinsider (en)

GATINEAU , QC, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy.

Annual Reports

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 12:58:00 +0200oxfam (en)

At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help. As a global movement of people working together to end....

Changes in climate impact tree crops

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:06:00 +0200farmindustrynews (en)

Global warming or not, when the weather changes, farmers are often challenged to adjust the way they farm. During extended periods of dry, hot weather or drought farmers often change their irrigation schedules or switch to drought-resistant varieties of their crop of choice.

Nearly 50 million Indonesians threatened by extreme drought

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:11:00 +0200antaranews-en (en)

An El Niño-induced severe dry spell has cast a pall over 100 districts and cities in Indonesia’s provinces of Aceh, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara. Most parts of Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara have not received rains for nearly 60 days.

Ethiopia tackles climate crisis — plants 350m trees in a day

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:21:00 +0200digitaljournal (en)

The Monday planting was part of the country's larger "Green Legacy" initiative that aims to plant 4 billion indigenous tree seedlings during the "rainy season" that occurs between May and October, according to CNN News Citizens had been encouraged to plant 200 million seedlings on Monday, but Ahmed....

Opinion: Brazilians’ Diffident Attitude towards Climate Change

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:29:00 +0200riotimesonline (en)

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – A recent DataFolha poll indicates that some 85 percent of Brazilians believe in global warming, and some 72 percent believe that humans contribute to warming. But of those who believe in climate change, only 28 percent said they were well informed on the subject.

Siccità: gestire meglio le risorse idriche potrebbe anche fermare i cambiamenti climatici. Lo studio

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:16:00 +0200greenme (it)

La siccità è un fenomeno naturale e ricorrente, ma in Europa le ondate di completa aridità sono destinate a diventare tre volte più frequenti entro la fine del secolo. Il motivo? La carenza d’acqua sarà sempre di più il risultato dello sfruttamento eccessivo e della cattiva gestione di ecosistemi....

Una cattiva gestione dell’acqua sta aggravando siccità e caldo in Europa

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:13:00 +0200greenreport (it)

. Rapporto Wwf: siccità, caldo e inondazioni stanno rapidamente diventando la "nuova normalità" europea. [23 Luglio 2019] Mentre in tutta Europa si sta abbattendo una nuova ondata di caldo che potrebbe ancora una volta battere diversi record delle temperature, mentre diversi governi nazionali....

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