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Previsioni Meteo per la prossima settimana, nuovo violento ciclone in arrivo al Sud? Le mappe del modello ECMWF

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 21:55:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Il ciclone ancora stazionario sul mar Jonio nel prossimo weekend, tra Sabato 4 e Domenica 5 Aprile. – Un nuovo violento ciclone potrebbe scatenare forte al Sud Italia la prossima settimana: lo ipotizza il modello europeo ECMWF come possiamo osservare dalle mappe sinottiche che pubblichiamo nella gallery a corredo dell’articolo.

piaga continentale

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 05:01:00 +0100ilSole24ore (it)

Proprio quando la prima ondata si stava esaurendo, un secondo ciclone ha spazzato la costa meridionale della penisola arabica, innescando una nuova stagione di riproduzione: invece di aumentare di 400 volte, come di consueto, nel giro di un anno le locuste del deserto sono aumentate di 8.000 volte.

The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:52:00 +0100economist (en)

T HE MOST commonly cited risks of climate change are natural disasters: fiercer wildfires and hurricanes, bigger floods and longer droughts. But one of the most striking recent effects of global warming has been unusually mild weather in many parts of the world.

L'Africa sotto l'incubo delle locuste: a rischio 25 milioni di persone

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:26:00 +0100247libero (it)

Proprio quando la prima ondata si stava esaurendo, un secondo ciclone ha spazzato la costa meridionale della penisola arabica, innescando una nuova stagione di riproduzione: invece di aumentare di 400 volte, come di consueto, nel giro di un anno le locuste del deserto sono aumentate di 8.000 volte.

We Need a Unified Military Command for Disaster Response

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:48:00 +0100nytimes (en)

President Trump has finally called in the military in the nation’s war against the coronavirus. But precious time was lost in the weeks since he was warned about the dangers the virus poses. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Creating a disaster response command within the military....

United States: Furloughs And Other Temporary Responses To Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disruptions - Littler Mendelson

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:52:00 +0100mondaq (en)

NOTE: This article was updated on March 19, 2020. Because the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, with new governmental measures each day, employers should consult with counsel for the latest developments and updated guidance on this topic. Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the....

World Meteorological Day

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:35:00 +0100moi-gov-mm (en)

THE date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 23 March 1950 has been named World Meteorological Day. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries.

By 2040, almost 1 in 4 children will live in areas of extremely high water stress

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 01:08:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

New York [USA], Mar 23 (ANI): Water and climate change are inextricably linked. When climate change and water scarcity affect communities, children are among the most vulnerable. By 2040, almost one in four children will live in areas of extremely high water stress.

World Meteorological Day

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 20:26:00 +0100globalnewlightofmyanmar (en)

By Kyaw Lwin Oo (Moe Zala) The date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on 23 March 1950 has been named World Meteorological Day. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries.

Ross Michael Pink and Luthfi Dhofier: Climate change impacts water security in Egypt, India, Indonesia and Australia

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 23:19:00 +0100vancouversun (en)

Globally, 98 per cent of water is salt and two per cent is fresh. In 2020, 800 million global citizens have no clean water source in their home, village or community. That number is expected to reach two billion by 2050. Four countries are particularly struck by water insecurity and climate change: Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Australia.

Ross Michael Pink and Luthfi Dhofier: Climate change impacts water security in Egypt, India, Indonesia and Australia

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:12:00 +0100vancouversun (en)

Globally, 98 per cent of water is salt and two per cent is fresh. In 2020, 800 million global citizens have no clean water source in their home, village or community. That number is expected to reach two billion by 2050. Four countries are particularly struck by water insecurity and climate change: Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Australia.

The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:32:00 +0100ecowatch (en)

Along with the refreshing shade they provide on hot days, trees of course also store carbon, and they'll suck it right out of our fragile atmosphere as they grow. Who could argue with more trees, more forests — more shade! — in a warming world? Nary a soul, one suspects, whether of conventional....

Covid, 10 idee per la Calabria: “trarre progresso dall’emergenza. Recuperando risorse”

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:14:00 +0100cn24tv (it)

Il Movimento 10 idee per la Calabria per mezzo del suo componente Domenico Gattudo offre una nuova prospettiva di progresso anche in un momento delicato come quello dell’epidemia in corso. “La storia insegna che molte spinte al progresso nella vita dei popoli sono nate in occasione di crisi rovinose....

Rain, More Than Wind, Led to Massive Toppling of Trees in Hurricane Maria

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:20:00 +0100claimsjournal (en)

A new study says that hurricanes Irma and Maria combined in 2017 to knock down a quarter of the biomass contained in Puerto Rico’s trees — and that massive rainfall, more than wind, was a previously unsuspected key factor. The surprising finding suggests that future hurricanes stoked by warming....

Coronavirus: The havoc wrought upon us

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 11:27:00 +0100gulfnews (en)

And, wait. Experts tracking the spread of the virus predict that soon — sooner than we care to imagine — we all will face a surge in its global onslaught, leading to locked down countries replicating Italy, where a nation of 60 million had already been brought to a standstill.

India: Climate Change: A National Security Threat Multiplier

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 08:27:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Yash Vardhan Singh examines how climate change’s adverse interaction with insurgencies, critical infrastructure and public health could potentially create or exacerbate national security threats. Environmental risks arising from climate change are now considered to be powerful threat multipliers.

Australia, ‘stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change’

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:11:00 +0100ildubbio (it)

Roma, 11 mar. (Adnkronos/Xinhua) – Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Climatologist helps define 'flash drought' phenomenon

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:23:00 +0100farmindustrynews (en)

From late August through early October, drought engulfed much of the Southeast in a way that many don't expect drought to behave — suddenly. Drought throughout the Southeast spiked from covering about 6% of the region to 44% in less than a month. While many droughts embody the common description of....

Drought mitigation in Pakistan: Current status and options for future strategies

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:43:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Citation: Ahmad, Shahid; Hussain, Zahid; Qureshi, Asad Sarwar; Majeed, Rashida; Saleem, Mohammad. 2004. Drought mitigation in Pakistan: current status and options for future strategies Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) vii, 47p. [IWMI Working Paper 85 / IWMI Drought Series: Paper 3] Executive Summary.

Il mostro alle porte: il Coronavirus nel pianeta degli slum

Sun, 15 Mar 2020 17:55:00 +0100247libero (it)

I. Con il Covid-19, il mostro è infine alle porte. I ricercatori stanno lavorando giorno e notte per comprendere il fenomeno ma hanno di fronte tre enormi ostacoli. Primo, la persistente scarsità o non disponibilità di test ha sconfitto le speranze di contenimento.

Extreme El Niño drought, fires contribute to Amazon insect collapse: Study

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:28:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Deltochillum enceladus, the largest dung-roller beetle species in the study area, seen rolling a golf ball-sized morsel of dung within an undisturbed forest in the Santarém region of the Brazilian state of Pará, 2017. Image by Filipe França. Imagine if your local trash collectors stopped showing up for work.

Lessons From Coronavirus For Future Climate Change Public Health Crises

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 02:39:00 +0100forbes (en)

30 January 2020, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart: A woman shows a test for the new 2019-nCov virus during a press tour in a laboratory of the State Health Office. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa (Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images) dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images.

Climate change is making droughts hotter and more intense

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:36:00 +0100earth (en)

Even in the face devastating wildfires sweeping through California , Greece, and even the Arctic Circle, many still refuse to acknowledge the A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California Irvine shows how heat waves and drought are connected, revealing that dry, hot months....

ore 10:48 Australia, 'stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change'

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:54:00 +0100cataniaoggi (it)

#risorse. Roma, 11 mar. (Adnkronos/Xinhua) - Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Aumentan las señales y consecuencias del cambio climático

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:44:00 +0100retema (es)

Indicadores climáticos. Gases de efecto invernadero. En 2018, las fracciones molares de los gases de efecto invernadero alcanzaron nuevos valores máximos: las fracciones molares medias mundiales de dióxido de carbono (CO2) se situaron en 407,8 0,1 partes por millón (ppm), las de metano (CH4), en 1....

Australia, 'stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change'

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 05:23:00 +0100citynews (it)

Roma, 11 mar. (Adnkronos/Xinhua) - Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Government steps up with major drought relief package

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 04:58:00 +0100voxy (en)

The Government is stepping up its investment in drought-hit communities across the North Island with a major new drought relief package, announced today in Kaitaia by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. "The rural sector across the North Island is currently doing it tough with significant and sustained droughts in many areas.

MIL-OSI New Zealand: Government steps up with major drought relief package

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 04:01:00 +0100foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: New Zealand Government. The Government is stepping up its investment in drought-hit communities across the North Island with a major new drought relief package, announced today in Kaitaia by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “The rural sector across the North Island is currently doing it tough....

Australia: rapporto, stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:33:00 +0100corrierequotidiano (it)

Pubblicato il: 11/03/2020 10:48. Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Earth now over halfway to ‘2 degrees warming’ climate crisis point after hottest five years on record

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 14:21:00 +0100thesun (en)

EARTH has officially passed the halfway point to a climate crisis that could see Earth hit by devastating heatwaves and rising sea levels. A report from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has confirmed that global average temperatures in 2019 reached 1.1C above pre-industrial levels.

rapporto, stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:06:00 +0100telenicosia (it)

Pubblicato il: 11/03/2020 10:48. Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Australia, ‘stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change’

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:39:00 +0100padovanews (it)

Roma, 11 mar. (Adnkronos/Xinhua) – Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Australia, 'stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change'

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:23:00 +0100sassarinotizie (it)

Roma, 11 mar. (Adnkronos/Xinhua) - Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Australia: rapporto, stagione incendi alimentata dal climate change

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 11:13:00 +0100adnkronos (it)

Pubblicato il: 11/03/2020 10:48. Gli incendi che hanno devastato lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati i peggiori della storia della regione e indicano che la portata degli incendi potrà solo aumentare nel futuro senza azioni di contrasto al cambiamento climatico.

Climate crisis is disrupting life for millions, a report finds

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 09:24:00 +0100iran-daily (en)

The wide-ranging State of the Climate report outlines the latest science and includes data from a variety of disciplines in order to evaluate the current and future impacts of climate change on everything from heath and global economies to food insecurity and refugee displacements, CNN reported.

Mekong region facing serious drought

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 23:16:00 +0100khmertimes (en)

According to recent Mekong River Commission (MRC) studies, the frequency and severity of droughts across the Mekong basin has increased over the past few decades. The upper reaches of the Mekong are witnessing an unprecedented spectacle when the water level is at its lowest in history, even though it is the rainy season.

Rain, more than wind, led to massive toppling of trees in Hurricane Maria, says study

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:37:00 +0100eurekalert (en)

Credit: Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute. A new study says that hurricanes Irma and Maria combined in 2017 to knock down a quarter of the biomass contained in Puerto Rico's trees -- and that massive rainfall, more than wind, was a previously unsuspected key factor.

Koalas Face Extinction Threat After Wildfires: New Report

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:08:00 +0100ecowatch (en)

The report used witness accounts and satellite imagery to assess the damage to the koala population. It conservatively estimates that nearly 5,000 koalas were killed , which accounts for 12 percent of the population in New South Wales, according to CNN .

G20 finalmente parla di cambiamenti climatici

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:07:00 +0100offertenergia (it)

La capitale Riyad in Arabia Saudita ha ospitato le 20 superpotenze mondiali in un summit sulle principali sfide economiche globali del prossimo periodo. Per la prima volta il G20 sottolinea l’importanza dei cambiamenti climatici all’interno di un comunicato ufficiale, gli Stati Uniti sono stati gli....

Koalas are facing the threat of extinction after Australia’s forest fires, NGO claims

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:20:00 +0100zmescience (en)

The forest fires in Australia have been extinguished and citizens across the country are trying to go back to normal, but the disaster and its consequences for wildlife are far from over. Many animals have been severely affected such as koalas, which are even facing the possibility of extinction, according to a report.

5 Top UK worry? Climate change rises up to challenge Brexit

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:08:00 +0100trust (en)

Survey shows surge in concern, with nearly a quarter of people saying it is the most important issue facing Britain, even though few have been personally affected. By Laurie Goering. LONDON, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is nearly as big a worry for the British public as....

Scientists' ability to predict 'flash droughts' could assist farmers

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:09:00 +0100upi (en)

"The weather will go from a normal state and then suddenly enter a drought within a few weeks, or a mild drought gets much worse very rapidly," lead author Angie Pendergrass, an atmospheric scientist at Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research, told UPI.

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia's record bushfires by 30%, new study finds

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 04:46:00 +0100tvnz (en)

“There is evidence that Australian fire seasons have lengthened and become more intense — and extreme temperatures have played a role in this,” said Sophie Lewis, a climate scientist at the University of New South Wales in Canberra and a co-author of the study.

Hotter climate increased risk of Australia’s record fires by 30%

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 01:53:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia's record fires by 30 per cent

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 01:03:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Climate change raised the chances of Australia's extreme fire season by at least 30 per cent, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global warming....

World Climate change worsened Australia's catastrophic wildfires

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 22:19:00 +0100usaToday (en)

Story Highlights Climate change increased the chances of Australia experiencing extreme fire weather by at least 30%. "Extreme heat is clearly influenced by human-caused climate change, which can influence fire conditions." 2019 was both Australia's driest and hottest year on record since measurements began a century ago.

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia’s record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 21:16:00 +0100thespec (en)

WASHINGTON — Climate change raised the chances of Australia's extreme fire season by at least 30 per cent, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia’s record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:57:00 +0100seattletimes (en)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia’s record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:49:00 +0100therepublic (en)

WASHINGTON Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia’s record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:47:00 +0100dailyjournal (en)

WASHINGTON Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia's record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:28:00 +0100sfgate (en)

WASHINGTON (AP) Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia's record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:22:00 +0100startribune (en)

Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global warming elevated the likelihood of Australia's record-setting fire season by comparing high-resolution computer models of the continent facing varying levels of climate change.

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia’s record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:21:00 +0100TorontoStar (en)

WASHINGTON - Climate change raised the chances of Australia’s extreme fire season by at least 30%, according to a study released Wednesday by climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. Scientists from Australia, Europe and North America calculated just how much human-caused global....

Hotter climate upped risk of Australia's record fires by 30%

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:16:00 +0100ABCnews (en)

Fire burns in the grass near Bumbalong, south of the Australian capital, Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The threat is posed by a blaze on Canberra's southern fringe that has razed more than 21,500 hectares (53,000 acres) since it was sparked by heat from a military helicopter landing light on Monday, the Emergency Services Agency said.

Top UK worry? Climate change rises up to challenge Brexit

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 12:37:00 +0100eco-business (en)

Climate change is nearly as big a worry for the British public as Brexit, a nationwide survey found on Tuesday - even though relatively few people so far see themselves under threat. In the Cardiff University survey, 23 per cent of respondents - selected to match demographics - said climate change....

Australia: dopo più di 240 giorni il Nuovo Galles del Sud è finalmente libero dagli incendi

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 10:38:00 +0100greenme (it)

Finalmente, il Nuovo Galles del Sud in Australia si è liberato degli incendi che l’hanno devastato per 8 lunghi mesi. A confermarlo sono stati i vigili del fuoco dello stato, ufficialmente privo di incendi boschivi per la prima volta dopo oltre 240 giorni.

Il maltempo non finisce, piogge e nevicate fino a sabato

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 10:31:00 +0100ilgiornale (it)

Se oggi una residua instabilità interesserà Triveneto ed il Sud, già domani una nuova perturbazione arriverà dall'Atlantico con il suo carico di piogge e temporali fino a sabato. Tanta altra neve cadrà su Alpi ed Appennini. Le condizioni meteo non guariscono, anzi: altre ondate di maltempo....

Top UK worry? Climate change rises up to challenge Brexit

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 08:14:00 +0100trust (en)

Survey shows surge in concern about climate change, with 23% of people saying it is the most important issue facing Britain, even though few have been personally affected. By Laurie Goering. LONDON, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is nearly as big a worry for the British public....

The Climate Crisis Is Now a Bigger Threat to Humanity Than War

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:43:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Around the world, the number of people displaced by climate crisis-caused disasters—compared to conflicts and violence—is on the rise. According to the 2020 World Migration Report, 2018 saw 28 million new internal displacements across 148 countries and territories. “Sixty one percent (17.

Flash Flood

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 06:18:00 +0100wn (en)

Flash flood. A flash flood is a rapid of low-lying areas: washes, and . It may be caused by heavy associated with a , or meltwater from ice or snow flowing over ice sheets or snowfields. Flash floods may occur after the collapse of a natural or debris dam , or a human structure such as a man-made , as occurred before the Johnstown Flood of 1889.

Locust swarms form dark clouds over South Asia food security

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 05:44:00 +0100nikkei-en (en)

TOKYO/NEW DELHI -- Locust infestations are causing massive damage to farm crops in East Africa, India and Pakistan, prompting the United Nations to warn of a "humanitarian crisis" resulting from the food shortage. About 12 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are coping with a food crisis, reports the U.

Dagli incendi boschivi alla ricomparsa neve, a rischio colture da frutto e nuove leve api

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 04:51:00 +0100ilcorrieredelverbano (it)

Solo lunedì 2 marzo 2020 la pioggia ha interrotto la siccità da settimane dominante anche nel Varesotto. Si è allora allontanato il rischio di altri incendi boschivi dopo i cinque che, da sabato 22 febbraio in poi, sono avvenuti principalmente nelle province di Brescia e Varese.

21% of Australia's forests burnt by fires

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 22:22:00 +0100futuretimeline (en)

3rd March 2020. 21% of Australia's forests burnt by fires. A study of the current Australian bushfire season, published in Nature , finds that over 20% of Australia's forests (excluding Tasmania) have now burnt down, an amount described by the journal as "unprecedented" and "greatly exceed[ing] previous fires both within Australia and globally.

Top UK worry? Climate change rises up to challenge Brexit

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:20:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

LONDON, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is nearly as big a worry for the British public as Brexit, a nationwide survey found on Tuesday - even though relatively few people so far see themselves under threat. In the Cardiff University survey, 23% of respondents - selected to....

Governments need to prepare for rise in climate refugees

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:20:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

If there is one lesson to be learned from the panic-stricken global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, it is how poorly prepared states and international institutions are to cope with anything beyond their routine activities. For, now that COVID-19 has taken over the headlines....

Top UK worry? Climate change rises up to challenge Brexit

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 19:18:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

By Laurie Goering. LONDON, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is nearly as big a worry for the British public as Brexit, a nationwide survey found on Tuesday - even though relatively few people so far see themselves under threat. In the Cardiff University survey, 23% of....

Australia, vigili del Fuoco: "Nel Nuovo Galles del Sud dopo 240 giorni gli incendi sono completamente estinti"

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:48:00 +0100repubblica (it)

SYDNEY - Lo Stato australiano del Nuovo Galles del Sud non brucia più. Tutti i roghi sono ufficialmente spenti. Lo hanno annunciato per la prima volta dopo più di 240 giorni, i vigili del Fuoco locali. Poco meno di un mese fa, il 13 febbraio, quando sull'Australia aveva cominciato a piovere, e con....

Russia supports community resilience in Laos

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 16:10:00 +0100vientianetimes (en)

. As a new partner to the World Food Programme (WFP), the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has provided more than US$1 million to the agency. WFP is using this contribution to buy cooking oil, canned fish and construction materials for distribution to about 27,500 villagers in northern Laos....

Australia, dopo 240 giorni i tremendi roghi nel Nuovo Galles del Sud sono stati finalmente domati

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 14:18:00 +0100businessinsider-it (it)

. Tutti gli incendi boschivi sono stati definitivamente spenti nello stato australiano del New South Wales. Lo hanno dichiarato le autorità locali, sottolineando che i roghi continuavano a bruciare ormai da 240 giorni. In questi mesi gli incendi che hanno devastato l’Australia hanno causato almeno....

Russia Supports Community Resilience in Lao PDR

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:56:00 +0100kpl (en)

KPL) In-kind food contributions from Russia arrived in Laos this week, bound to bridge gaps in food security caused by climate change impacts for communities in the northern provinces of the Lao PDR. The Ambassador of Russia to the Lao PDR Vladimir Kalinin received the food commodities at the World Food Programme’s (WFP) warehouse on March 3, 2020.

What will be the new face of European agriculture in the coming years?

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:31:00 +0100euronews-en (en)

First there was the wave of cold Siberian air that hit olive groves across Italy. Then came the scorching summer, with its extreme temperatures and shortage of rains. October and November followed with floods and excessive rains. According to the professional magazine Olive Oil Times , in 2018,....

TV weather presenters 'have moral obligation' to explain climate crisis

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 02:10:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

The former weather presenter Francis Wilson has said it is now more important than ever for TV forecasters to be serious experts “in a time of floods and fires” caused by global heating. Wilson, who presented forecasts on BBC Breakfast between 1981 until 1992 and at Sky News from 1993 until 2010,....

TV weather presenters 'have moral obligation' to explain climate crisis

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 01:07:00 +0100guardian (en)

The former weather presenter Francis Wilson has said it is now more important than ever for TV forecasters to be serious experts “in a time of floods and fires” caused by global heating. Wilson, who presented forecasts on BBC Breakfast between 1981 until 1992 and at Sky News from 1993 until 2010,....

Summer in Australia to get even hotter and twice as long as winter as bushfires and droughts soar

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 03:53:00 +0100dailymail (en)

The national death toll of Australia's 2019/2020 bushfire season was 33 as of Monday, March 2, with 25 confirmed deaths in New South Wales, three in South Australia and five in Victoria. OCTOBER. New South Wales: Robert Lindsey, 77, and Gwen Hyde, 68, were found in their burned out Coongbar home near Casino on October 9th.

PREVISIONI METEO - La nuova settimana esordisce con PIOGGE e TEMPORALI in ITALIA, ecco dove colpiranno

Sun, 01 Mar 2020 17:05:00 +0100247libero (it)

1° giorno di primavera meteorologica. Con l’avvento del nuovo mese, quello di marzo, è ufficialmente iniziata anche la primavera meteorologica il cui inizio convenzionalmente è assegnato tutti gli anni a questa data, differentemente dalla primavera astronomica il cui inizio coincide con....

PREVISIONI METEO – La...

Sun, 01 Mar 2020 16:45:00 +0100centrometeoitaliano-salute (it)

1° giorno di primavera meteorologica. Con l’avvento del nuovo mese, quello di marzo, è ufficialmente iniziata anche la primavera meteorologica il cui inizio convenzionalmente è assegnato tutti gli anni a questa data, differentemente dalla primavera astronomica il cui inizio coincide con....

Uncooperative China makes it worse as drought hits downstream nations

Sun, 01 Mar 2020 12:19:00 +0100vnexpress (en)

China on average contributes around 14 percent of the Mekong River’s flow, "but an annual average can be misleading," says Brian Eyler, director of the Asia Program at U.S.-based Stimson Center, which describes itself as a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank that aims to enhance international peace....

The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest is now protected

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 23:16:00 +0100mnn (en)

A conservation group has closed a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth, an ancient forest with hundreds of the endangered redwood trees, which can live for 3,000 years and rise nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

Previsioni Meteo Primavera: alta pressione e più caldo della norma in Europa, poche chance di periodi freddi [MAPPE]

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:17:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

– L’inverno meteorologico è ormai agli sgoccioli e una nuova stagione, la primavera, sta per aprire le sue porte. Cosa ci riserverà? L’ inverno ha rispettato ampiamente quanto previsto nelle previsioni a lungo termine: il Nord Atlantico dominato da una pressione minore, mentre Europa, parti....

I migranti climatici sono già tra noi, e sono europei Euronews

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:59:00 +0100msn-it (it)

Nel febbraio 2010 a La Faute-sur-Mer, una sonnolenta cittadina balneare sulla costa atlantica francese, buen retiro di molti pensionati locali, un intero quartiere viene sommerso dalle acque durante una tempesta. Muoiono 29 persone, annegate. Elisabeth, infermiera in pensione, vede il marito affogare davanti ai suoi occhi.

Meteo Italia: nuova serie di PERTURBAZIONI e forte MALTEMPO ad inizio Marzo

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:49:00 +0100247libero (it)

METEO SINO AL 3 MARZO 2020, ANALISI E PREVISIONE. L'atteso impulso perturbato a carattere freddo sta velocemente transitando sull'Italia, dando luogo a rovesci, temporali, vento forte e neve che si sta abbassando drasticamente di quota sui rilievi. Sono quindi gli effetti dell'intrusione improvvisa....

Australia’s Aggressive Bushfires Destroyed Over A Fifth Of The Nation's Forest

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:20:00 +0100iflscience (en)

The unprecedented blazes that swept through Australia during the nation’s summer months were so aggressive they destroyed about a fifth of the nation’s forests. The fires have been linked to climate change, as long-term droughts caused by global warming created the perfect environment for flames to burn.

‘Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest’

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 23:15:00 +0100manilastandard-ph (en)

By Patrick Galey Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which....

Australia's wildfires burned 21 percent of the country's temperate forests

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:10:00 +0100upi (en)

Feb. 25 (UPI) -- New research suggests Australia's devastating wildfires were unprecedented in their scope. Analysis conducted by scientists at Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment showed approximately 21 percent of Australia's temperate forests burned during the summer of 2019-2020.

Incendi in Australia, in fumo 1/5 delle foreste

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:35:00 +0100improntaunika (it)

I devastanti incendi che hanno colpito l’Australia in questa stagione estiva sono “globalmente senza precedenti” e hanno bruciato oltre un quinto delle foreste, nel pieno di una siccità mai registrata prima, legata a sua volta al cambiamento climatico.

Incendi in Australia, in fumo 1/5 delle foreste

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:19:00 +0100247libero (it)

I devastanti incendi che hanno colpito l’Australia in questa stagione estiva sono “globalmente senza precedenti” e hanno bruciato oltre un quinto delle foreste, nel pieno di una siccità mai registrata prima, legata a sua volta al cambiamento climatico.

Australia, gli incendi hanno distrutto un quinto delle foreste del paese

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 13:22:00 +0100fanpage (it)

Gli incendi che hanno colpito l’Australia il mese scorso sono stati “senza precedenti in tutto il mondo” ed hanno distrutto un quinto delle foreste del paese. A dichiararlo una ricerca della Western Sydney University pubblicata in un’edizione speciale della rivista Nature Climate Change. di Davide Falcioni "Senza precedenti in tutto il mondo".

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: Study

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:08:00 +0100AsiaOne (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Incendi “senza precedenti” in Australia: bruciato un quinto delle foreste

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:12:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Secondo una ricerca della Western Sydney University pubblicata in un’edizione speciale della rivista Nature Climate Change, gli incendi che hanno colpito l’ Australia nei mesi scorsi sono “ globalmente senza precedenti ” e hanno incenerito oltre un quinto delle foreste, nel bel mezzo di una siccità....

Bruciato 1/5 delle foreste in Australia, incendi 'senza precedenti'

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:36:00 +0100ansa (it)

SYDNEY - I devastanti incendi che hanno colpito l'Australia in questa stagione estiva sono "globalmente senza precedenti" e hanno bruciato oltre un quinto delle foreste, nel pieno di una siccità mai registrata prima, legata a sua volta al cambiamento climatico.

Oltre un quinto delle foreste australiane devastate dai roghi

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:19:00 +0100cdt (it)

I devastanti incendi che hanno colpito l’Australia in questa stagione estiva sono «globalmente senza precedenti» e hanno bruciato oltre un quinto delle foreste, nel pieno di una siccità mai registrata prima, legata a sua volta al cambiamento climatico.

Study shows bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:24:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Bush fires burned a fifth of Australia's forest, study finds

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:47:00 +0100japantimes (en)

PARIS – Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes “globally unprecedented” following a yearslong drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed....

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest, study shows

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:09:00 +0100malaymail (en)

Smoke billows during bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters pic. PARIS, Feb 25 ― Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes “globally unprecedented” following a....

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest, study shows

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:01:00 +0100themalaymailonline (en)

Smoke billows during bushfires in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, December 30, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters pic. PARIS, Feb 25 ― Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes “globally unprecedented” following a....

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia’s forest: study

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:01:00 +0100bssnews (en)

PARIS, Feb 25, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Australia’s wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country’s forests, making the blazes “globally unprecedented” following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the....

Those Horrific Wildfires in Australia Destroyed a Fifth of The Continent's Forests

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 02:04:00 +0100sciencealert (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Environment and Natural Resource Security How big storms Ciara and Dennis got their names Raising alerts about severe weather can help save lives and limit disruption. To ensure clear communication, weather services name the highest-impact storms. Sean Fleming 24 Feb 2020

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:16:00 +0100agenda.weforum.org (en)

This month, two major Atlantic storms made landfall across Ireland and the United Kingdom: Ciara and Dennis. Other powerful storms are likely on their way in 2020, as warming oceans and a changing climate fuel higher-speed winds. But while we don’t know when the next storms will come, we do know what those storms will be named.

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: Study

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:53:00 +0100JakartaPost (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Bushfires Burned a Fifth of Australia's Forest

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:17:00 +0100naharnet-ar (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Study details decline of Australia's quokkas, 'happiest animal in the world'

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:50:00 +0100upi (en)

Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Australia's quokkas have been called the "happiest animals in the world," but numbers of the friendly, contented marsupials have been declining in recent decades. New research -- conducted by scientists at Vanderbilt University and published recently in the Journal of Zoology --....

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: study

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:01:00 +0100digitaljournal (en)

Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of southeastern Australia, to determine to what extent they can be attributed to rising temperatures. In a special edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, Australian researchers examined several other....

Bushfires Burned A Fifth Of Australia's Forest: Study

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:55:00 +0100ibtimes (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: study

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:39:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

Paris (AFP) - Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which....

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: study

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:16:00 +0100yahoo-au (en)

Australia's wildfires have destroyed more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented" following a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said Monday. Climate scientists are currently examining data from the disaster, which destroyed swathes of....

Ideal US Cities To Survive Climate Change

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:40:00 +0100cleantechnica (en)

February 23rd, 2020 by Climate scientists have shared where they think would be an ideal place to live in the United States in order to avoid natural disasters. An article, published by Business Insider , posed a question to 12 climate scientists and they gave us a few cities that they thought would be safest.

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 04:59:00 +0100southwalesargus (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 04:46:00 +0100newsandstar (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 04:27:00 +0100worcesternews (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 04:26:00 +0100oxfordtimes (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:05:00 +0100yorkpress (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:49:00 +0100eveningtimes (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:34:00 +0100chesterfirst (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:33:00 +0100itv (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:33:00 +0100dailyecho (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:32:00 +0100thecourier (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:30:00 +0100impartialreporter (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:23:00 +0100yourlocalguardian (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:19:00 +0100wandsworthguardian (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:12:00 +0100pressandjournal (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Natural upland flood defence measures tested to protect towns

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 01:08:00 +0100eveningtelegraph (en)

A landscape of moors and woods is being used to test how well upland flood defence measures can protect towns and communities below. The pilot scheme is taking place at the Woodland Trust’s Smithills estate above Bolton to test out the effectiveness of “natural” measures to hold water in the uplands....

Commentary: Rising temperatures, fires and floods highlight importance of understanding climate extremes

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 23:07:00 +0100channelnewsasia (en)

SINGAPORE: The year 2019 concluded a decade of consistently rising global temperatures, rapidly retreating ice sheets, and record sea levels – all driven by greenhouse gases produced for the most part by human activities. Average temperatures for the last five years were the highest on record for most of the planet.

We asked 12 climate scientists where they'd live in the US to avoid future natural disasters. Here's what they said.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 21:12:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

Tulsa Oklahoma. Brian S/Shutterstock. Cities like Miami are likely to see flooding become more intense and frequent, Richard Alley , a climate science professor at Pennsylvania State University, told Business Insider. If the collapses rapidly, he said, global sea levels could increase by 4 to 5 meters in the next 100 years.

Desert locust upsurge across HoA attributed to climate change-induced extreme weather: UN

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:53:00 +0100xinhuanet_en (en)

A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. Extreme weather events due to the climate crisis are becoming the new normal in the Horn of Africa (HoA) as recent heavy rains and cyclonic activity resulted in a desert locust upsurge that has affected....

Bomba nella stratosfera: scoperto nuovo fattore di cambiamento climatico

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 07:36:00 +0100247libero (it)

gli scienziati della Monash University di Melbourne, gli incendi aumentano il rischio di malattie polmonari, asma e infezioni respiratorie. Probabile anche il legame tra gli incendi e l’insorgenza di malattie cardiovascolari e oculari, malattie mentali e complicanze durante il parto.

California drought ‘pretty likely’ by summer as new report shows state growing more dry

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:34:00 +0100eastbaytimes (en)

Following another week without rain — and none forecast through the end of this month across Northern California — the federal government on Thursday announced that unusually dry conditions are expanding across a wider swath of California’s landscape, increasing concerns about summer fire risk and....

California drought ‘pretty likely’ by summer as new report shows state growing more dry

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:25:00 +0100mercurynews (en)

Following another week without rain — and none forecast through the end of this month across Northern California — the federal government on Thursday announced that unusually dry conditions are expanding across a wider swath of California’s landscape, increasing concerns about summer fire risk and....

Una tormenta de invierno que se extiende por todo el sur podría traer condiciones peligrosas para los conductores en partes de EE.UU.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:29:00 +0100cnnespanol (es)

(CNN) — Gran parte del sudeste de Estados Unidos verá lluvia o nieve a medida que las temperaturas frías continúan este jueves. Una tormenta invernal que se extiende desde las Montañas Humeantes en Tennessee hasta partes de Georgia y Carolina del Norte ha dejado a más de 12 millones de personas bajo advertencias o alertas por el invernal.

Tormenta podría poner en riesgo a conductores en EE.UU.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:29:00 +0100cnnMexico (es)

(CNN) — Gran parte del sudeste de Estados Unidos verá lluvia o nieve a medida que las temperaturas frías continúan este jueves. Una tormenta invernal que se extiende desde las Montañas Humeantes en Tennessee hasta partes de Georgia y Carolina del Norte ha dejado a más de 12 millones de personas bajo advertencias o alertas por el invernal.

Desert locust upsurge across HoA attributed to climate change-induced extreme weather: UN

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:31:00 +0100xinhuanet_en (en)

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Extreme weather events due to the climate crisis are becoming the new normal in the Horn of Africa (HoA) as recent heavy rains and cyclonic activity resulted in a desert locust upsurge that has affected countries in the region and beyond, the United Nations Office....

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, UCI study finds

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:28:00 +0100news-uci (en)

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 – Dry months are getting hotter in large parts of the United States, another sign that human-caused climate change is forcing people to encounter new extremes. In a study published today in Science Advances , researchers at the University of California, Irvine report....

Trump expected to tout win for California farmers in decision to divert water

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:23:00 +0100mycentraloregon (en)

Michael Kovac/WireImage/Getty Images (BAKERSFIELD, Calif.) — President Donald Trump is expected to highlight his administration’s efforts to divert more water to farmers in California during his visit to Bakersfield on Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise and raising concerns among environmental....

Ribera quiere mejorar la protección de la biodiversidad, costas y agua y anuncia una Red de Vigilancia Meteorológica

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:58:00 +0100teleprensa (es)

La vicepresidenta cuarta y ministra para la Transición Ecológica y Reto Demográfico, Teresa Ribera, ha manifestado su voluntad de mejorar la protección de la biodiversidad y el patrimonio natural, aprobar dos nuevos Parques Nacionales y la protección del 30 por ciento de la superficie marina,....

Drought to grip Kingdom until new year

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 18:02:00 +0100phnompenhpost (en)

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has warned that severe to extreme droughts are forecast to last until January for countries in the lower Mekong basin. Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand are expected to be the countries worst-hit by the looming drought, the MRC said.

Il koala rischia l’estinzione

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:16:00 +0100corrierequotidiano (it)

Gli ambientalisti australiani hanno rivolto un appello al governo australiano, affinché adotti interventi drastici per salvare la popolazione di koala , dopo la morte di migliaia di esemplari nell’ondata di incendi, che nel culmine di una siccità senza precedenti ha devastato i loro habitat negli ultimi mesi.

Hurricane Harvey most extreme U.S. weather event of last decade

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:22:00 +0100terradaily (en)

Hurricane Harvey was the most extreme weather even to affect the United States during the last decade, according to a new list published this week by the periodical Weatherwise. To compile the top-ten list, retired meteorologist Douglas Le Comte, who previously worked for the NOAA's Climate....

Il koala rischia l'estinzione

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:49:00 +0100improntaunika (it)

Il koala rischia l’estinzione. Gli ambientalisti australiani hanno rivolto un appello al governo australiano, affinché adotti interventi drastici per salvare la popolazione di koala, dopo la morte di migliaia di esemplari nell’ondata di incendi, che nel culmine di una siccità senza precedenti ha devastato i loro habitat negli ultimi mesi.

Hurricane Harvey Was Most Extreme Weather Event to Strike U.S. Past Decade

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:24:00 +0100newsweek-USA (en)

Hurricane Harvey was the worst extreme weather event to affect the United States in the previous decade, according to a report published in the meteorological magazine Weatherwise. Using data from the National Hurricane Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the report ranks....

Hurricane Harvey tops list of decade's ten most extreme U.S. weather events

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:35:00 +0100upi (en)

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hurricane Harvey was the most extreme weather even to affect the United States during the last decade, according to a new list published this week To compile the top-ten list, retired meteorologist Douglas Le Comte, who previously worked for the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center,....

Rain has eased the dry, but more is needed to break the drought

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:16:00 +0100phys (en)

and soil moisture. The Bureau of Meteorology reports on "meteorological drought" – that is, drought considered purely from the perspective of rainfall deficits. Totals in the lowest 10% of historical observations are considered a serious to severe rainfall deficiency.

Hurricane Harvey Was Most Extreme Weather Event to Strike U.S. Last Decade

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:43:00 +0100newsweek-USA (en)

Hurricane Harvey was the worst extreme weather event to affect the United States in the previous decade, according to a report published in the meteorological magazine Weatherwise. Using data from the National Hurricane Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the report ranks....

Hurricane Harvey tops league of most extreme US weather this decade

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 06:46:00 +0100eurekalert (en)

A top ten of record-breaking US weather events of the last decade reveals Hurricane Harvey is the most extreme of the decade, and similar others were among the costliest and deadliest on record, according to magazine Weatherwise. Hurricane Harvey, the 2017 storm that devastated Texas and Louisiana,....

Anne O'Mahony: farmers in the eye of the swarm as locusts descend

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 01:06:00 +0100irishexaminer (en)

Food supplies and livelihoods are under threat from these hugely destructive, migratory pests rampaging through some of the world’s poorest countries, countries already devastated by successive years of droughts, floods, and conflict. Each swarm can contain hundreds of millions of desert locusts and can travel up to 150km a day.

MIL-Evening Report: Rain has eased the dry, but more is needed to break the...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:21:00 +0100foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By David Jones, Climate Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology. After the intensely dry conditions of 2019, January and February have brought much-needed rain. Dams in many cities and towns were replenished and some farmers may be able to grow a crop for the first time in several seasons.

Is climate change responsible for Africa's locust outbreak? National Geographic

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:09:00 +0100msn-uk (en)

© Photograph by Ben Curtis, AP. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, where such numbers haven't been seen in a quarter-century. The insects are decimating farmland, threatening an already vulnerable region.

All of the Fires in Australia's Most Populous State Are 'Now Contained,' Authorities Say

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:22:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

It has been called Australia’s “ black summer ”—nearly six months of devastating bushfires that raged across the country, burning through more than 11 million hectares of land , causing the deaths of at least 33 people, and killing an estimated one billion animals .

All of the Fires in Australia's Most Populous State Are 'Now Contained,' Authorities Say

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:20:00 +0100smithsonianmag (en)

It has been called Australia’s “ black summer ”—nearly six months of devastating bushfires that raged across the country, burning through more than 11 million hectares of land , causing the deaths of at least 33 people, and killing an estimated one billion animals .

Australia, finalmente tutti gli incendi sono sotto il controllo dei vigili del fuoco

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:17:00 +0100teleambiente (it)

Gli incendi nello stato del New South Wales in Australia sono finalmente contenuti per la prima volta da quasi sei mesi . Le forti piogge sono state fondamentali per i pompieri e hanno permesso alle dighe di raggiungere il livello più alto degli ultimi due anni.

Europe’s airports risk watery grave, as ‘cost of inaction’ debate heats up

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:48:00 +0100euractiv-en (en)

More than 20 of Europe’s airports could be underwater by the end of the century if current climate trends continue. The prospect of economic and even security chaos is starting to drive home the message that the cost of doing nothing will outweigh the price of climate action.

Along the Great Lakes, It’s Time to Prepare for Extremes

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:15:00 +0100nytimes (en)

The Great Lakes keep rising. Last year the five lakes that together hold 20 percent of the fresh surface water on the planet broke 10 high-water records, and more are expected to fall this year. The inundation follows a 15-year span from 1999 to 2014 when the so-called upper lakes of Superior,....

Australia: después de los incendios, lluvias torrenciales, inundaciones y hasta un ciclón

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:14:00 +0100clarin (es)

Fueron meses de un infierno incontrolable. Y la noticia de una Australia en llamas dio la vuelta al mundo. Qué pasó. Este jueves, las autoridades anunciaron que todos los incendios en Nueva Gales del Sur, el estado más afectado por la ola de calor, los vientos y los fuegos, ya están controlados.

Australia, per la prima volta dopo mesi gli incendi in Nuovo Galles del Sud sono tutti sotto controllo

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:05:00 +0100greenme (it)

. Dopo mesi di incendi che hanno distrutto circa 3.000 case, danneggiato 1 miliardo di animali e moltissime aree protette come le Blue Mountains e le foreste pluviali del Gondwana, ma anche provocato la morte di una trentina di persone, il Nuovo Galles del Sud può finalmente tirare un sospiro di sollievo.

Heavy rainfall in Australia fills dams, helps contain fires

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:59:00 +0100upi (en)

Feb. 13 (UPI) -- After months of record heat and deadly wildfires in Australia, nearly 28 inches of rain has swamped New South Wales, overwhelming at least one dam, officials said Thursday. The Nepean Dam, south of Sydney, is at 100 percent capacity because of the torrential rain and is spilling over into the Nepean River.

NZ's Big Dry: Five key questions answered

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 05:54:00 +0100nzherald (en)

In the most parched places of the upper North, the soil moisture deficit has been off the scale and the ground is so thirsty that what's called "permanent wilting point" is being approached in Northland, Auckland, and Waikato. That tipping point is effectively the minimum level of water in soil that a plant requires not to wilt or die.

METEO. Ciclone tropicale UESI in movimento dalla Nuova Caledonia all'Australia. Allerta nel Queensland

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:50:00 +01003bmeteo (it)

Ciclone Uesi martedì, nei pressi della Nuova Caledonia. Un ciclone tropicale è in azione sul Pacifico sudoccidentale ed ha appena lambito la Nuova Caledonia transitando poco distante dalla sua estremità occidentale con piogge torrenziali e venti che hanno sfiorato i 200km/h rendendolo di categoria 3 .

How the rest of February is shaping up rainwise with 2 cyclones nearby - WW

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:24:00 +0100voxy (en)

Tropical storms are bubbling up and coming near New Zealand and while the North Island misses out on direct rain, there are some silver linings. The stubborn belt of high pressure is now making drought conditions worse. While Government is very slow to formalise droughts - and so far only Northland....

Los nuevos mapas de inundaciones de la cuenca del Segura no tienen en cuenta los efectos de la DANA de septiembre

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:11:00 +010020minutos (es)

El presidente de la CHS, Mario Urrea, ha avanzado que las modificaciones concretas derivadas de los efectos de la DANA de septiembre se incorporarán en la próxima revisión que se haga de estos documentos, prevista dentro de seis años. En cualquier caso, ha defendido que el mapa que está actualmente....

Los nuevos mapas de inundaciones de la cuenca del Segura no tienen en cuenta los efectos de la DANA de septiembre

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:49:00 +0100europapress (es)

La CHS espera la puesta en marcha "en breve" de la elevación de la rambla del Albujón, pendiente del visto bueno de regantes y de la Comunidad. MURCIA, 12 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) - La Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS) está actualizando los Mapas de Peligrosidad de Inundación en la cuenca, que....

East Africa: Germany Commits Sh221.4 Million to Fight Locust Plague in the Horn Africa

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:22:00 +0100allafrica (en)

Berlin The government of Germany has committed Sh221.4 million to fight the locust invasion currently destroying crops and pastureland in the Horn of Africa. In a statement sent to newsrooms, Germany says it has sent the money for emergency aid to help tackle this infestation that puts the region at the risk of a famine.

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:06:00 +0100terradaily (en)

Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned Tuesday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country's east, with one man missing after his car was swept off a road in....

Arriva nuova perturbazione La Repubblica

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:05:00 +0100msn-it (it)

L'arrivo della tempesta Ciara colpisce anche l'Italia dove per effetto dei cambiamenti climatici sono aumentate del 44% le tempeste di vento nell'ultimo anno e nel sud si soffre la siccità in un inverno bollente segnato dalla mancanza di precipitazioni significative.

Geneva Palais briefing note on the situation of children in Madagascar

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 04:46:00 +0100unicef (en)

GENEVA, 11 February 2020 - " Two weeks ago, torrential rains in Madagascar affected 120,000 people, cutting off roads, destroying 174 schools, forcibly displacing 16,000 people. The floods received little international coverage or funding, and national stakeholders, government and relief agencies in....

'Triple whammy': drought, fires and floods push Australian rivers into crisis

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 04:31:00 +0100guardian (en)

Australia’s rivers are being hit by a “triple whammy” of impacts that will have serious and long-term effects on species and could push some to extinction, according to experts. , bushfires in river catchments and now widespread heavy rain in the east of the country have created a cascade of impacts on fish, invertebrates and platypus.

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 04:21:00 +0100saudigazette (en)

SYDNEY — Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned on Tuesday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country's east, with one man missing after his car was swept off a....

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:05:00 +0100RTERadio (en)

Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists have warned that sustained falls are needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country's east, with one man missing after his car was swept off a road in....

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:06:00 +0100jordantimes (en)

SYDNEY — Heavy rain has given hope to Australia’s drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned on Tuesday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country’s east, with one man missing after his car was swept off a....

‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’, UN appeals for long-term help as emergency worsens

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 21:44:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF Madagascar Deputy Representative Jean Benoit Manhes – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. GENEVA, 11 February 2020 - " Two weeks ago, torrential rains in Madagascar affected 120,000....

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:13:00 +0100newvision (en)

WEATHER ENVIRONMENT FLOODS DROUGHT Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned Tuesday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country's east, with one man missing after....

MIL-OSI NGOs: Geneva Palais briefing note on the situation of children in Madagascar

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 16:18:00 +0100foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: UNICEF – GENEVA, 11 February 2020 – “ Two weeks ago, torrential rains in Madagascar affected 120,000 people, cutting off roads, destroying 174 schools, forcibly displacing 16,000 people. The floods received little international coverage or funding, and national stakeholders, government and....

El Niño e la scomparsa degli scarabei stercorari nell’Amazzonia sempre più modificata dall’uomo

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:24:00 +0100greenreport (it)

“El Niño impacts on human-modified tropical forests: consequences for dung beetle diversity and associated ecological processes”, pubblicato su Biotropica d a un team di ricercatori brasiliani, britannici e neozelandesi «Gli eventi più caldi e più asciutti di El Niño stanno avendo un effetto....

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:32:00 +0100rappler (en)

RAIN. Cattle graze as it rains on the outskirts of Nowra in Australia's New South Wales state on January 16, 2020. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP. SYDNEY, Australia – Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned Tuesday, February 11, sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell.

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:34:00 +0100channelnewsasia (en)

SYDNEY: Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned Tuesday (Feb 11) sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country's east, with one man missing after his car was swept....

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:30:00 +0100malaymail (en)

A car stands on a flooded street in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, February 7, 2020. — Ballina Surf/social media screenshot via Reuters. SYDNEY, Feb 11 — Heavy rain has given hope to Australia’s drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned today sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell.

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0100themalaymailonline (en)

A car stands on a flooded street in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, February 7, 2020. — Ballina Surf/social media screenshot via Reuters. SYDNEY, Feb 11 — Heavy rain has given hope to Australia’s drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned today sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell.

Floods fail to end Australia's years-long drought

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:56:00 +0100AsiaOne (en)

SYDNEY - Heavy rain has given hope to Australia's drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned on Tuesday (Feb 11) that sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country's east, with one man missing after his car was....

L’invasione biblica delle locuste del deserto nel Corno d’Africa, Onu: «Agire ora per prevenire la catastrofe»

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:21:00 +0100greenreport (it)

L’Onu ha lanciato un nuovo pressante allarme per una nuova sfida umanitaria che assume sempre più l’aspetto di una piaga biblica: «Con l’avvicinarsi della stagione delle piogge, nei Paesi del Corno d’Africa è corsa contro il tempo per affrontare un’invasione di locuste del deserto».

2019 was the second warmest year on record—here’s what this means for our future

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 04:22:00 +0100popsci (en)

Last year was a scorcher of epic—but not surprising—proportions, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The agencies reported on January 15 that 2019 was the second warmest year on record, closing out the warmest five-year period and the toastiest decade ever recorded.

Study: El Niño events contribute to insect loss in Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:04:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

Climate change strikes again: Hotter, drier El Niño events are stripping biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. A new study revealed that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño weather phenomenon—combined with human disturbance—have wiped out more than half of the local dung beetle population.

Incendi in Australia

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:15:00 +0100qds (it)

Gli incendi che divampano dallo scorso settembre, provocati perlopiù da fulmini, hanno bruciato circa nove milioni di ettari di territorio, oltre due volte la superficie dell’intero Belgio, il quadruplo della Lombardia. “In sole quattro annate negli ultimi 50 anni la superficie bruciata nel Nuovo....

New research shows that El Nino contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:02:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño climate phenomenon, combined with human disturbance, led to beetle numbers falling by more than half—with effects lasting for at least two years.

El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:02:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño climate phenomenon, combined with human disturbance, led to beetle numbers falling by more than half -- with effects lasting for at least two years.

New Research Shows That El Niño Contributes to Insect Collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:42:00 +0100enn (en)

Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show. Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a....

Study: El Niño Events Contribute to Insect Loss in Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:51:00 +0100geek (en)

Climate change strikes again: Hotter, drier El Niño events are stripping biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. A new study revealed that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño weather phenomenon—combined with human disturbance—have wiped out more than half of the local dung beetle population.

L’Europa vulnerabile agli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici: Venezia tra le aree più a rischio

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:31:00 +0100meteoweb (it)

Secondo un nuovo report dell’ Agenzia Europea dell’Ambiente AEA ), molte aree nei prossimi decenni dovranno affrontare un peggioramento degli impatti dei cambiamenti climatici : siccità, piogge intense, inondazioni, incendi boschivi e innalzamento del livello del mare potrebbero colpire alcune....

El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:09:00 +0100sciencedaily (en)

A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño climate phenomenon, combined with human disturbance, led to beetle numbers falling by more than half -- with effects lasting for at least two years.

EU agency warns of floods, droughts, fires due to climate change

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:12:00 +0100vanguardngr (en)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) on Monday warned of increasing floods, droughts and forest fires across the continent over the coming decades, stressing the need for countries to adapt. Efforts to limit climate change could help avert the worst impact, the EEA said.

Australia finally gets downpours after three-year drought and devastating fires

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:07:00 +0100metro-uk (en)

Australia deluge brings end to three-year drought (Picture: Getty/EPA) Huge downpours in eastern Australia have drenched deadly wildfires and helped ease crippling droughts. But the wettest four-day stretch in 30-years has also caused damage, flooding and power outages as the country battles new weather concerns after months of devastating blazes.

New research shows that El Nino contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:14:00 +0100phys (en)

A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time that intense droughts and wildfires during the last El Niño climate phenomenon, combined with human disturbance, led to beetle numbers falling by more than half—with effects lasting for at least two years.

WATER-SMART FARMING PRACTICES; THE TECHNOLOGIES FOR FARMING IN DRY SEASONS

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:04:00 +0100redpepper (en)

However, this month, there are significant changes and signs indicative of drought. For that reason, with hotter and drier conditions on the cards, it is important farmers implement water conservation strategies on-farm to maintain production, as much of the Region’s agriculture is rain-fed.

New research shows that El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 08:50:00 +0100technology (en)

Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show. A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time that intense droughts....

WHY DOES EUROPE NEED TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPT TO ITS IMPACTS?

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 03:14:00 +0100agenparl (en)

(AGENPARL) – Copenhagen (Denmark), lun 10 febbraio 2020. The increased exposure to climate related hazards will differ from region to region across Europe, according to the EEA story map . The background briefing shows examples of selected risks across Europe.

New research shows that El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 02:47:00 +0100eurekalert (en)

Credit: Filipe França. Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest and further add to a disturbing global insect collapse, scientists show. A new study focusing on the humble, but ecologically key, dung beetle has revealed for the first time....

Why Bolt says climate sceptics (like him) need to face facts

Sun, 09 Feb 2020 22:45:00 +0100qt (en)

We sceptics can't go on like this. These bushfires demand we all stop pretending and face the facts. And, yes, it starts with me. So I admit: the planet has warmed. I admit: this warming could affect a lot of people. I admit: man's emissions probably play some role. I admit: the Liberals' response has been hopeless and MUST change.

Torrential downpours threaten to flood Sydney as drought-stricken farmers rejoice

Sun, 09 Feb 2020 18:27:00 +0100dailymail (en)

The two sides of the rain bomb: Farming families rejoice as deluge finally falls on their drought-hit properties - while torrential downpours threaten to flood Sydney A rain bomb battering Australia's east coast has extinguished dozens of fires; Farmers in drought-stricken areas also rejoiced as the....

Torrential downpours threaten to flood Sydney as drought-stricken farmers rejoice

Sat, 08 Feb 2020 04:32:00 +0100dailymail (en)

After months of devastating drought, farmers were struggling to make a living on parched lands covered in dying crops. But rural families rejoiced on Saturday as they were greeted with torrential downpours - as Australia's coast was battered with 300mm of rain in just 24 hours.

ICRC.org: Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 22:03:00 +0100dehai (en)

Today, these communities face yet another threat: locusts. Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing their worst locust outbreak in decades. Millions of locusts are moving from community to community, devouring hundreds of kilometres of vegetation. For farmers who already lost their crops to droughts....

Ethiopia: Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:21:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

People in the Horn of Africa are increasingly caught between extremes. In 2019 the region see-sawed between crippling drought and devastating floods, eroding already-fragile livelihoods and forcing people to abandon their homes. Many of them were already displaced from their homes by violence.

Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:08:00 +0100redCross (en)

Today, these communities face yet another threat: locusts. Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing their worst locust outbreak in decades. Millions of locusts are moving from community to community, devouring hundreds of kilometres of vegetation. For farmers who already lost their crops to droughts....

Environmental Disaster

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 07:40:00 +0100wn (en)

Environmental disaster. An environmental disaster is a to the natural environment due to human activity, which distinguishes it from the concept of a natural disaster . It is also distinct from intentional acts of war such as nuclear bombings. In this case, the impact of humans' alteration of the....

MIL-OSI New Zealand: Agriculture Minister declares adverse event in Southland

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 05:58:00 +0100foreignaffairs-nz (en)

Source: New Zealand Government. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has declared an adverse event for the Southland and Otago regions unlocking Government support for farmers and growers. “Widespread flooding has resulted in severe disruption, with many people evacuated from their homes and many farms being affected by flood waters .

Airport Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports (Maps)

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 05:43:00 +0100cleantechnica (en)

“While global climate-related threats like droughts, wildfires and biodiversity loss get a lot of attention (and rightfully so), one problem is quietly creeping up on us, and it could have disastrous consequences,” Mansie Hough at the World Resources Institute (WRI) recently wrote in an email to CleanTechnica.

World: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller – Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW): Opening Remarks for UNDAC Advisory Board Meeting, 4 February 2020

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:38:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

International Conference Centre, Geneva, 4 February 2020. As delivered. Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to open the 2020 United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Advisory Board Annual Meeting. It is my third time I am here at this event and I am happy to see so many familiar and new faces.

Article How Can a Drought Be Controlled?

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:40:00 +0100thoughtco (en)

Every year as summer approaches, areas around the world grow concerned about seasonal drought. Throughout the winter, many places monitor precipitation and the snowpack to prepare for what the warmer, drier months may bring. In addition, there are areas where drought is a regular year to year occurrence that lasts longer than just the summer.

Clima, il prezzo più caro lo stanno pagando oceani e ghiacci National Geographic Un'ora fa

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:59:00 +0100msn-it (it)

L'impatto, dice il rapporto, è già ben visibile. Dalla vetta delle montagne più alte ai fondali oceanici. Ed è tangibile per ogni essere umano. Lo studio sottolinea come i problemi non siano teorici ma che siano già qui, adesso. E dice che gli oceani, le calotte di ghiaccio polari e i ghiacciai di....

We know, yet another warning: Our most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

Sun, 02 Feb 2020 07:17:00 +0100innovationtoronto (en)

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study, published today, mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected....

Drilling for half a million years of history under the Dead Sea

Sat, 01 Feb 2020 10:29:00 +0100earthtimes (en)

There is little doubt in scientific minds that the world is getting warmer. This is particularly evident in the Middle East, but one important question is whether this is something new or whether it is part of some larger cyclical pattern. The answer to this question is one of the hoped for results....

Stanthorpe is in the grip of a horror drought, yet the show goes on

Sat, 01 Feb 2020 00:38:00 +0100abc-au (en)

Drought was the reason the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society was first created in 1875 and it is the same reason the show continues to thrive in 2020. The show was created 145 years ago in one of the worst droughts ever experienced in a bid to bring people together and lift spirits.

Mathematicians turn weather forecasters with new rainfall study

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 22:14:00 +0100earthtimes (en)

New light has been shone on extreme weather events by a team of engineering and mathematics experts. The researchers from Columbia Engineering, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, and Rutgers University have tried to explain the relationship between water on the earth's surface and atmospheric conditions.

Soothsaying the Amazon's fires

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 20:35:00 +0100earthtimes (en)

A deforestation fire in Mato Grosso, Brazil during the 2006 fire season. (Photo credit: Guido van der Werf) [Image © Science/AAAS] The last decade has been a tumultuous one for the Amazon rainforest , the green lung of the planet. On the one hand, the hand that wields the ax has been stayed somewhat....

Locusts swarm East Africa with worst plague in decades

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:36:00 +0100mnn (en)

Clouds of locusts are swarming through East Africa in historic numbers, forming a potentially catastrophic plague unlike anything some areas have seen in generations. The insatiable insects, which seem to be capitalizing on a mix of environmental conditions favored by climate change, pose a....

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:33:00 +0100bbc (en)

Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia. Although recent cooler conditions and rain have brought some respite, more than 50 fires are still burning in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Govt deploys planes for spraying locusts

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 10:46:00 +0100ippmedia-en (en)

Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Agriculture Minister Japhet Hasinga said the step has been taken in preparedness should the massive waves of pests cross over to Tanzania. “One litre of the pesticide is enough to spray one hector of land invested by locusts,” the minister said, noting that the....

Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 02:27:00 +0100yubanet (en)

January 29, 2020 – A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, shows. © Adam Ronan and Nick Graham. The study, published today, mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests....

How Medicare for All Could Help Fight Pandemics

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 23:14:00 +0100newrepublic (en)

Consider the life of someone with the misfortune of contracting coronavirus in the United States. Let’s call her Mary, and let’s say she works at an airport as a baggage agent, helping travelers locate their lost belongings. At work one day she starts feeling run down and develops a dry cough. It’s just a cold, she thinks.

Tropical forests and coral reefs are buckling under interacting threats

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:31:00 +0100zmescience (en)

Climate change, extreme weather, and human pressure are causing ecosystems across the tropics to collapse, a new study reports. Image via Stokpic. The authors analyzed over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts, fires, and other types of extreme climate.

Australia's Droughts and Fires Present New Dangers to the Platypus

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:34:00 +0100smithsonianmag (en)

With webbed feet, beaver-like tails, duck bills, water-resistant coats and venom-secreting spurs on their hind legs, platypuses might be Australia’s most mysterious and charismatic monotreme, or primitive egg-laying mammals. But like so much of Australia's unique wildlife, these semiaquatic creatures face a mix of threats.

The Pacific Islands are drowning under rising sea levels. These stunning photos show their precarious way of life.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:56:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

Young villagers play in the Pacific Ocean in the village of Waisisi on December 03, 2019 in Tanna, Vanuatu. Mario Tama / Getty Pacific Island nations, like Tuvalu and Vanuatu, experience climate change every day. Warmer waters, coral bleaching, flooding, erosion, and changing weather patterns are changing their way of life.

The Pacific Islands are drowning under rising sea levels. These stunning photos show their precarious way of life.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:08:00 +0100markets-businessinsider (en)

Mario Tama / Getty. Pacific Island nations, like Tuvalu and Vanuatu, experience climate change every day. Warmer waters, coral bleaching, flooding, erosion, and changing weather patterns are changing their way of life. In 2018, Vanuatu's foreign minister Ralph Regenvanu announced the nation was....

Perfect Storm Causing a Collapse in Global Biodiversity

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:33:00 +0100scitechdaily (en)

Earth’s Most Biodiverse Ecosystems Face a Perfect Storm. A combination of climate change, extreme weather, and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study , published on January 27, 2020, mapped over....

Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:57:00 +0100technology (en)

shows. The study mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires. It provides an overview of how these very diverse ecosystems are being threatened by a combination of ongoing climate....

The Spin | Drought in southern Africa means cricket must look hard in the mirror

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:06:00 +0100guardian (en)

E van Flint has his feet up, at last. It is day four of the final Test between England and South Africa and, as chief groundsman, all he can do is watch as Rassie van der Dussen and Dean Elgar grind out the beginnings Flint has been at the Wanderers since last spring, lured north after 10 and a half....

Gli ecosistemi più biodiversi della Terra stanno affrontando la tempesta perfetta

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:50:00 +0100greenreport (it)

“Climatic and local stressor interactions threaten tropical forests and coral reefs”, pubblicato su Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society da 11 scienziati di 8 università e istituti di ricerca di Brasile, Regno Unito e Nuova Zelanda, dimostra che «una combinazione di cambiamenti climatici,....

Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:35:00 +0100sciencedaily (en)

The study, published today, mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires. It provides an overview of how these very diverse ecosystems are being threatened by a combination of ongoing....

Tropical regions face a 'perfect storm' of droughts, hurricanes and floods created by climate change

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:43:00 +0100dailymail (en)

El Niño is caused by a shift in the distribution of warm water in the Pacific Ocean around the equator. Usually the wind blows strongly from east to west, due to the rotation of the Earth, causing water to pile up in the western part of the Pacific. This pulls up colder water from the deep ocean in the eastern Pacific.

Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 01:34:00 +0100eurekalert (en)

Credit: Nick Graham. A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study, published today, mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral....

Australian wildfires strike home for ex-pat living in Victoria

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:10:00 +0100timescolonist (en)

“It’s absolutely devastating waking up at two in the morning and just looking at the map and seeing the whole country on fire — it’s just so sad,” said Aston, who moved to Victoria two and a half years ago. “This is huge.” When a notice went out saying it was too late to evacuate the area where his....

Alertar sobre las “fake news”, tarea en emergencias

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:33:00 +0100yucatan (es)

Actividades que se realizaron en reciente taller sobre brigadas de emergencia que organizó el Procivy. Nuevo reto en protección civil. “Contamos con una sociedad que ya tiene un avance en la cuestión de la cultura de Protección Civil, que ya confían en las autoridades, los alertamientos y que....

This map shows where people on the coasts will flee to once sea levels rise

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:32:00 +0100fastcompany (en)

“We realized that while existing research has studied the effects of sea-level rise on coastal populations, it hasn’t considered the farther-reaching effects,” says lead author Caleb Robinson, a doctoral scholar at Georgia Tech who is currently doing research at USC.

2018's Four Corners drought directly linked to human-caused climate change

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:50:00 +0100sciencedaily (en)

The 2018 Four Corners drought -- centered on the junction between Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico -- put the region deep in the red. An abnormally hot spring and summer indicated that climate change was clearly at work, but that was about as much as most people could say of the situation at the time.

Uganda: ECHO Factsheet – Uganda (Last updated 20/01/2020)

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:44:00 +0100reliefWeb (en)

Introduction. Uganda hosts the largest refugee population in Africa. Around 62% of the refugees in the country are from South Sudan . The sheer number of refugee arrivals since 2017 has put Uganda’s progressive refugee policy under pressure. The European Union provides life-saving humanitarian assistance to refugees.

Climate hazard scientists connect 2018's Four Corners drought directly to human-caused climate change

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:25:00 +0100phys (en)

appear in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 's annual issue dedicated to explaining extreme weather events during the previous year. The team found that 60 to 80% of the region's increased potential for evaporation stemmed from human-induced warming alone, which caused additional warming of 2 degrees Celsius.

Unep: i 10 devastanti impatti dei mega-incendi boschivi australiani

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:47:00 +0100greenreport (it)

Secondo il Wwf, «Nei devastanti incendi che stanno colpendo l’Australia, a bruciare sono stati milioni di ettari di territorio, tra cui anche molte aree naturali di parchi nazionali e altre aree protette, che custodiscono ecosistemi unici e alcune tra le specie animali e vegetali più rare del pianeta.

First Two Nature-Based Water Retention Measures are Operational in Hungary

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:28:00 +0100enn (en)

Increasingly extreme temperature, hydrology, or other meteorological phenomena are some of the most widely predicted impacts of climate change. Increasingly extreme temperature, hydrology, or other meteorological phenomena are some of the most widely predicted impacts of climate change.

Aquarium of the Pacific’s climate panel urges action from state leaders

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:14:00 +0100dailybreeze (en)

By Nancy Kaufman, contributing writer. A panel of experts including Dr. Jerry Schubel, president and CEO of Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, gave California a grade of “A” for its environmental good intentions — but just a middling “C” for its overall efforts to combat climate change.

Is Climate Change Having an Impact on Manufacturing?

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:28:00 +0100altenergymag (en)

Climate change is a topic that's on everyone's mind. You can't turn on the news or take a trip to the grocery store without hearing someone talking about sustainability and the impact that climate change is having on the world around us. Everyone is thinking about what they can do to shrink their....

Incendi in Australia, nuovo maxi rogo a Canberra: “Fiamme fuori controllo, restate a casa”

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:20:00 +0100fanpage (it)

L’emergenza incendi torna a mettere in ginocchio l’Australia. Un rogo è scoppiato nei pressi dell’aeroporto di Canberra, costringendo gli abitanti a rifugiarsi nelle loro case su indicazione delle autorità. Linee ferroviarie e alcune strade sono state chiuse: “Le persone che si trovano nell’area....

Climate change is likely to pose significant threats to 'vulnerable' county - environmental leader

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:18:00 +0100bathchronicle (en)

by Steve Mewes, Policy and Campaigns Manager of Somerset Wildlife Trust and part of the Adapting The Levels Team. The damaging consequences of climate change are now being felt around the world, most recently in the Australian fires and Indonesian floods.

Climate change is already having an impact on Surrey with extreme weather and environmental changes, but without urgent action, the future picture is bleak

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:12:00 +0100surreymirror (en)

Tawny owls and harvest mice could be extinct, some homes could be too hot to live in and parts of the county could be under water. This is the concerning picture of Surrey in 2050 with predictions from scientists, wildlife experts and government agencies showing a bleak window into the near future.

Surrey in 2050: A bleak look into future at how climate change could shape county

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:42:00 +0100getsurrey (en)

Tawny owls and harvest mice could be extinct, some homes could be too hot to live in and parts of the county could be under water. This is the concerning picture of Surrey in 2050 with predictions from scientists, wildlife experts and government agencies showing a bleak window into the near future.

Aquarium’s climate panel urges action from state leaders

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:58:00 +0100dailynews (en)

From left: Dr. Jerry Schubel, Michael Bohn, Lily-House Peters and Seiji Steimetz at the 2020 Climate Change Symposium at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Schubel, president and CEO the aquarium, convened a panel of experts to discuss efforts to combat climate change on Sunday, Jan. 19. Photo: Nancy Kaufman.

Aquarium’s climate panel urges action from state leaders

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:52:00 +0100dailybreeze (en)

From left: Dr. Jerry Schubel, Michael Bohn, Lily-House Peters and Seiji Steimetz at the 2020 Climate Change Symposium at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Schubel, president and CEO the aquarium, convened a panel of experts to discuss efforts to combat climate change on Sunday, Jan. 19. Photo: Nancy Kaufman.

Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfire crisis

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:57:00 +0100bbc (en)

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of homes have been lost, including this property near Buchan in Victoria. Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia. Although recent cooler conditions and rain have....

Surviving bushfires and beyond will depend on our engineers

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:08:00 +0100trust (en)

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. If we are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also better anticipating future climate threats, we need to renew and reinvent, making use of smart engineering and new technology.

Australia, ecco le prime stime assicurative dei danni degli incendi -

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:06:00 +0100ilSole24ore (it)

Anche il clima sta alla base di questi nuovi guai che pesano sempre più sulle tasche dei riassicuratori e degli assicuratori. Il fuoco è uno degli attori che si sta imponendo sulla scena ovviamente dominata dalla potenza degli uragani e delle altre catastrofi naturali che hanno impatti ben più devastanti sulle aree urbane.

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