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In a Summer Extreme of Weather, Climate Costs Remain Mysterious

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 15:52:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

(Bloomberg) -- How much does climate change actually cost? It’s one of the more important questions, and also one of the more difficult ones. The reason often hinges on one word: attribution. It’s one thing for science to conclude that global warming generally leads to more intense hurricanes,....

Día Mundial Lucha contra Desertificación y la Sequía

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0200HoyDigital-DO (es)

Con el propósito de lograr una nueva ola de transformaciones en el país, la Fuerza del Pueblo ha establecido siete pilares, entre los cuales figura la necesidad de proteger el medio ambiente y los recursos naturales. Paíno Abreu, titular de la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente de la Fuerza del Pueblo,....

MRC chief says extreme weather ‘Ominous’ for Mekong region

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 05:34:00 +0200khmertimes (en)

The head of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) says extreme weather is among pressing issues that are “highly critical and urgent” for the region. In a foreword to the MRC’s annual report released Tuesday, chief executive Dr. An Pich Hatda recalled that Mekong water levels last year “reached historic lows not seen for 60 years.

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 04:58:00 +0200vnanet-en (en)

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks from extreme weather events and....

Mekong River Commission Annual Report 2019 - Cambodia

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 15:24:00 +0200thecambodianews (en)

released today. “Flood and drought have hit our region hard lately and require stronger regional collaboration. The countries along the Lower Mekong River need to step up their collective efforts in addressing the problems facing them now and in the future, for example by ensuring transparency,....

“Huge forest fires put our health at risk”

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:58:00 +0200epfl (en)

For weeks, the huge fires that consumed Australia at the beginning of this year were front-page news – and a major cause of global concern. Now, Siberia – Russia’s northernmost region – is experiencing wildfires after record spring heat, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 30 degrees in May and an average of 10 degrees above seasonal standards.

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:48:00 +0200vietnamplus-en (en)

Vientiane (VNA) – Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks from extreme....

MRC Chief Says Extreme Weather ‘Ominous’ for Mekong Region

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:31:00 +0200akp-en (en)

AKP Phnom Penh, June 16, 2020 -- The head of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) says extreme weather is among pressing issues that are “highly critical and urgent” for the region. In a foreword to the MRC’s annual report released Tuesday, chief executive Dr.

Flood and drought remain key challenges for the Mekong: Report

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:24:00 +0200kpl (en)

(KPL) Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River in 2019 and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risk from extreme weather events....

Cambodia: Mekong River Commission Annual Report 2019

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 08:39:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

released today. “Flood and drought have hit our region hard lately and require stronger regional collaboration. The countries along the Lower Mekong River need to step up their collective efforts in addressing the problems facing them now and in the future, for example by ensuring transparency,....

China Limited the Mekongs Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought.

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 09:43:00 +0200thecambodianews (en)

BANGKOK — As China was stricken by the coronavirus in late February, its foreign minister addressed a concerned crowd in Laos, where farmers and fishers across the Mekong River region were contending with the worst drought in living memory. His message: We feel your pain.

Drought 2018: Warm springtime's unwelcome legacy

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:57:00 +0200research-in-germany (en)

Drought 2018: Warm springtime's unwelcome legacy. 15 Jun 2020 | Source: Max Planck Society (MPG) - Press Releases A new study shows that the severe impact of the summer drought that hit Europe in 2018 was partly due to the spring heatwave that preceded it. This triggered an early and rapid plant growth, depleting soil moisture.

Climate change: Warm springtime's unwelcome legacy

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 06:18:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

With lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and ultimately drought, the summer of 2018 was extremely dry in Europe -- particularly Northern and Central Europe. Among the consequences of the lack of precipitation were forest fires and significant harvest losses, which had a considerable economic impact.

Climate change: Warm springtime's unwelcome legacy

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 01:36:00 +0200sciencedaily (en)

With lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and ultimately drought, the summer of 2018 was extremely dry in Europe -- particularly Northern and Central Europe. Among the consequences of the lack of precipitation were forest fires and significant harvest losses, which had a considerable economic impact.

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

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 14:34:00 +0200news-uci (en)

Irvine, Calif., August 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....

Climate crisis to blame for $67bn of Hurricane Harvey damage – study

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:32:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

At least $67bn of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 can be attributed directly to climate breakdown, according to research that could lead to a radical reassessment of the costs of damage from extreme weather. Harvey ripped through the Caribbean and the US states of Texas and Louisiana,....

Climate crisis to blame for $67bn of Hurricane Harvey damage – study

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 07:15:00 +0200guardian (en)

At least $67bn of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 can be attributed directly to climate breakdown, according to research that could lead to a radical reassessment of the costs of damage from extreme weather. Harvey ripped through the Caribbean and the US states of Texas and Louisiana,....

Il Senato approva mozione di maggioranza sulle iniziative per affrontare l’emergenza climatica | Testo completo La mozione impegna l'iniziativa del Governo su 22 punti, tra cui: decarbonizzazione, prevenzione del dissesto idrogeologico, inserimento in Costituzione della tutela della natura, dell'ambiente e dello sviluppo sostenibile, piano nazionale integrato per energia e clima, transizione verso il modello di economia circolare

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:48:00 +0200ecodallecitta (it)

Il Senato, premesso che: il nostro Paese si confronta con sempre maggiore frequenza con eventi climatici estremi, che rappresentano l'effetto dei profondi mutamenti climatici subiti dal pianeta; alluvioni, siccità, ondate di calore, innalzamento del livello del mare ed aumento del cuneo salino si....

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:58:00 +0200climatecentral (en)

By John Upton (Climate Central) | Danielle Venton (KQED) contributed Reporting | KQED Radio Report Teron McGrew stayed home during the past two weeks while others in her hometown of Oakland were protesting systemic racism and police killings of Black people.

The US needs a National Resilience Act

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 20:24:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Americans keep waiting for Godot when it comes to the long-promised Infrastructure bill - a bill that always seems just around the corner but never quite makes an appearance. Voters wait for it, media pundits talk about it, lobbyists try to mold it, and yet it never comes.

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

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:26:00 +0200climatecentral (en)

Research brief by Climate Central In April 1970, Americans celebrated the first Earth Day, an event meant to heighten public awareness of of environmental protection. Since then, humanity has dumped an enormous amount of heat-trapping gas into the atmosphere.

Dopo la siccità e le gelate, mancava la grandine: "Agricoltura romagnola in ginocchio"

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:37:00 +0200cesenatoday (it)

In un anno già difficilissimo per l'agricoltura romagnola, ieri e oggi si sono aggiunti i danni delle grandinate che hanno colpito fortemente numerose aree del territorio. A queste si sono alternate anche piogge violente con picchi fino a 30 mm. “I fenomeni di questi giorni hanno inferto un nuovo....

Spring heatwave intensified the 2018 European drought

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 01:17:00 +0200earth (en)

In a new study led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich (LMU), experts have determined that a spring heatwave contributed to the severity of the summer 2018 drought in Europe. Unusually warm spring temperatures accelerated the timing and rate of plant growth, which depleted soil moisture.

OSU exploring climate change refuges that could act as ‘lifeboats’ for vulnerable species

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:20:00 +0200oregonlive (en)

A pattern of live and dead trees shows "disturbance refugia" as trees survive in some areas but die in others because of an insect outbreak in the eastern Cascades in Oregon. By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive As the climate warms, wildfires have grown in both size and intensity, drought....

Climate change: Warm springtime's unwelcome legacy

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 21:02:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

A new study shows that the severe impact of the summer drought that hit Europe in 2018 was partly due to the spring heatwave that preceded it, which triggered early and rapid plant growth, depleting soil moisture. With lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and ultimately drought, the summer of 2018....

Climate change: Warm springtime’s unwelcome legacy

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 20:09:00 +0200alphagalileo (en)

A new study shows that the severe impact of the summer drought that hit Europe in 2018 was partly due to the spring heatwave that preceded it, which triggered early and rapid plant growth, depleting soil moisture. With lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and ultimately drought, the summer of 2018....

Il maltempo non è finito: nuovi temporali in arrivo. Centro-Nord, prima conta dei danni. Caldo rinviato

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 04:53:00 +0200quotidiano (it)

Roma, 9 giugno 2020 - Il maltempo insiste sull' Italia con nubifragi e temporali che provocano danni e allagamenti . E non è finita, sottolineano gli esperti di previsioni meteo . "Almeno sino a giovedì saremo in compagnia di un vortice di bassa pressione 'incastrato' tra Francia e Italia, con tempo....

Previsioni meteo, il maltempo non è finito. Prima conta dei danni, ma nuovi temporali

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 13:54:00 +0200247libero (it)

Roma, 9 giugno 2020 - Il maltempo insiste sull' Italia con nubifragi e temporali che provocano danni e allagamenti . E non è finita, sottolineano gli esperti di previsioni meteo . "Almeno sino a giovedì saremo in compagnia di un vortice di bassa pressione 'incastrato' tra Francia e Italia, con tempo....

Martedì 9 giugno, alle 12

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 05:17:00 +0200senato.it-website (it)

- Il Senato, premesso che: il nostro Paese si confronta con sempre maggiore frequenza con eventi climatici estremi, che rappresentano l'effetto dei profondi mutamenti climatici subiti dal pianeta; alluvioni, siccità, ondate di calore, innalzamento del livello del mare ed aumento del cuneo salino si....

Harvesting Clouds Combats Desertification in Southern Morocco

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 04:40:00 +0200moroccoworldnews (en)

If you walk through the hill country around Mt. Boutmezguida in southern Morocco, you are bound to notice something unusual: Twenty tall mesh nets of 30 square meters each sparkling with water droplets. This is the image of harvesting clouds to combat desertification.

Rita’s sunflowers offer hope as communities adapt to climate change in Bangladesh

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:43:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

, Bangladesh is ranked sixth in the world and the most affected by extreme weather. Climate change has made natural disasters such as cyclones, storm surges, and flooding more frequent and intense in the country. Coastal communities are particularly suffering amid increasing salinity intrusion, in....

Martedì 9 giugno, alle 12

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:16:00 +0200senato.it-website (it)

- Il Senato, premesso che: il virus SARS-CoV-2 è un virus a RNA appartenente alla famiglia dei coronavirus (CoVs) che causa la malattia denominata COVID-19, dichiarata dall'OMS emergenza sanitaria il 30 gennaio 2020 e pandemia l'11 marzo 2020; al fine di identificare precocemente i soggetti positivi....

ECHO Factsheet – Somalia – May 2020

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:54:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

**Introduction**** Somalia has suffered for decades from prolonged conflict combined with extreme weather, especially recurrent droughts and floods. Against a background of widespread poverty, it is now also facing the worst desert locust infestation in 25 years and a rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak.

dry spell

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:30:00 +0200palestinewater (en)

Drought. A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages its waters supply, whether atmospheric, or ground water . A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the and agriculture of the affected region.

Cuba fortalece medidas ante nueva temporada ciclónica

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:57:00 +0200escambray (es)

La presente temporada ciclónica se ve acentuada por la situación epidemiológica de la mayor de las Antillas. (Foto: Cubahora) La necesidad de revisar los planes de reducción del riesgo de desastres y tomar desde ahora las medidas a partir de los pronósticos y apreciaciones, adelantarse a los....

Atención al clima sin descuidar la salud

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:52:00 +0200juventudrebelde (es)

NUEVA GERONA, Isla de la Juventud. El pueblo pinero, ahora ocupado en las tareas de enfrentamiento a la COVID-19, también se prepara para encarar la cercana temporada ciclónica 2020. Ante la imposibilidad de realizar el habitual ejercicio Meteoro debido a las medidas de aislamiento, el Consejo de....

The forest is changing

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:55:00 +0200research-in-germany (en)

The forest is changing. 02 Jun 2020 | Source: Technische Universität München New study shows dire outlook for the future of forests Globally, forests are increasingly under pressure. Climatic extremes such as heat and drought are major stress factors for them.

Micronesia: Assisting Yap State manage water supply through the current drought

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:05:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Residents of Yap State, the westernmost state of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), are experiencing their fourth month of extreme drought, and face critical challenges in maintaining a safe water supply for their communities. The Pacific Community (SPC) is now working with public water....

Climate change making old forests younger and shorter

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:49:00 +0200gulf-times (en)

It is not surprising but indeed sad that we, humans, are partially responsible for contributing to a process through which the Earth’s forests have become substantially shorter and younger on average than they were a century ago. A new study, published in the journal Science, has determined that....

Climate change making old forests younger and shorter

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:47:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

It is not surprising but indeed sad that we, humans, are partially responsible for contributing to a process through which the Earth’s forests have become substantially shorter and younger on average than they were a century ago. A new study, published in the journal Science, has determined that....

Climate Change Driving Forests To Smaller And Younger Trees

Sun, 31 May 2020 18:40:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Most climate models have trees growing more because of the CO2 fertilization but they don’t capture the increase in tree death that occurs at the same time. Globally, forest dynamics are changing. Environmental disturbances over time have negatively impacted forests, causing a deforestation loop....

Climate Change Driving Forests To Smaller And Younger Trees

Sun, 31 May 2020 17:56:00 +0200forbes (en)

Most climate models have trees growing more because of the CO2 fertilization but they don’t capture the increase in tree death that occurs at the same time. Globally, forest dynamics are changing. Environmental disturbances over time have negatively impacted forests, causing a deforestation loop....

Trees Are Getting Shorter, Younger Trees – Conditions Started Decades Ago

Sat, 30 May 2020 20:21:00 +0200scitechdaily (en)

PNNL-led researchers: Conditions that started decades ago are changing forests and are likely to continue. Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.

The World’s Forests Are Getting Younger and Shorter, Research Finds

Sat, 30 May 2020 00:49:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Climate change is altering the age and structure of the world’s forests, driving an increase in younger and shorter trees over the last century, according to a . Since 1900, the world has lost more than a third of its old-growth forests. The changes in forest composition are the result of rising....

Humanity is making trees grow less and live shorter lives

Fri, 29 May 2020 18:18:00 +0200zmescience (en)

Forests around the world are feeling the shifts in global climate and atmospheric chemistry, a new paper reports. Trees are growing shorter, and there are fewer and fewer older ones around, as tree mortality is on the rise due to a conflux of factors. Image credits Ilona Ilyés.

Global Environmental Changes are Resulting in Shorter and Younger Trees

Fri, 29 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200azocleantech (en)

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say. In a global study published in the May 29 issue of the journal Science , researchers led by the U.S.

Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees - CNBC

Fri, 29 May 2020 14:26:00 +0200google-top-stories-innovatie (en)

In a new report published in Science magazine, researchers warn that climate change is accelerating the death of trees, stunting their growth and making forests across the world younger and shorter. Forests now not only have less capacity to store carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels but....

Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees - CNBC

Fri, 29 May 2020 14:20:00 +0200google-top-stories (en)

In a new report published in Science magazine, researchers warn that climate change is accelerating the death of trees, stunting their growth and making forests across the world younger and shorter. Forests now not only have less capacity to store carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels but....

NERC invests £500k to scope a national Floods and Droughts Research Infrastructure

Fri, 29 May 2020 12:08:00 +0200nerc (en)

A consortium led by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) began a 15-month study in May 2020 to scope the requirements for a new national NERC Floods and Droughts Research Infrastructure. This 500k investment seeks to understand the data that are required to improve the prediction and....

World's grand old trees are dying leaving forests younger National Geographic

Fri, 29 May 2020 02:16:00 +0200msn-uk (en)

© Photograph by Norbert Rosing, Nat Geo Image Collection. These oak trees in western Germany are approximately 1,000 years old. Old trees like these are dying at much faster rates than young trees, a new study finds. California’s giant sequoias can live for more than 3,000 years, their trunks....

Global environmental changes leading to shorter, younger trees

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:45:00 +0200sciencedaily (en)

In a global study published in the May 29 issue of the journal Science , researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that rising temperatures and carbon dioxide have been altering the world's forests through increased stress and carbon dioxide....

Huracanes llegarán a un Caribe agotado y pobre tras COVID-19

Thu, 28 May 2020 22:46:00 +0200diariolibre-en (es)

En esta foto de archivo del 13 de septiembre de 2019, las gotas de lluvia cubren el protector de la ventana de un automóvil antes de la llegada de una nueva depresión tropical, que se convirtió en la tormenta tropical Humberto, después del huracán Dorian en camino a Mclean's Town, Gran Bahama, Bahamas.

Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:52:00 +0200cnbc (en)

In a new report published in Science magazine, researchers warn that climate change is accelerating the death of trees, stunting their growth and making forests across the world younger and shorter. Forests now not only have less capacity to store carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels but....

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees -- new study

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:52:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say. In a global study published in the 29 May 2020 issue of Science magazine, researchers including experts at the University of Birmingham,....

Global environmental changes leading to shorter, younger trees

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:52:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

RICHLAND, Wash. - Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say. In a global study published in the May 29 issue of the journal Science , researchers led by the U.S.

Earth’s forests are getting shorter and younger as the climate shifts

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:29:00 +0200newatlas (en)

A new study has determined that Earth’s forests are transforming in response to a combination of human actions and natural processes such as wildfires, causing them to lose their oldest trees and grow shorter. Sadly, this trend is likely to continue as the climate grows ever hotter thanks to human-led climate change.

Huracanes llegarán a un Caribe agotado y pobre tras COVID-19

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:19:00 +0200diariolibre (es)

ARCHIVO: En esta foto de archivo del 13 de septiembre de 2019, las gotas de lluvia cubren el protector de la ventana de un automóvil antes de la llegada de una nueva depresión tropical, que se convirtió en la tormenta tropical Humberto, después del huracán Dorian en camino a Mclean's Town, Gran Bahama, Bahamas.

Regno Unito: commissione infrastrutture, reti energetiche a rischio per cambiamento climatico

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:35:00 +0200agenzianova (it)

Londra, 28 mag 10:03 - (Agenzia Nova) - La commissione nazionale per le infrastrutture del Regno Unito ha dichiarato che le reti energetiche e altri servizi fondamentali sono a rischio a causa del cambiamento climatico. Secondo il nuovo studio pubblicato dalla commissione britannica, citato dal....

Massive Arctic heatwave reignites Siberian forest fires

Thu, 28 May 2020 04:51:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

"Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but is already bringing about a new reality for many," Robert Rohde, lead scientist at Berkeley Earth, tweeted on May, 19, reports Newsweek. Russia has experienced the warmest winter ever recorded. Average temperatures in Russia from January to April....

Massive Arctic heatwave reignites Siberian forest fires

Thu, 28 May 2020 02:21:00 +0200digitaljournal (en)

"Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but is already bringing about a new reality for many," Robert Rohde, lead scientist at Berkeley Earth, tweeted on May, 19, reports Newsweek. Russia has experienced the warmest winter ever recorded. Average temperatures in Russia from January to April....

Earth’s Soil Fast Vanishing – OpEd

Thu, 28 May 2020 02:00:00 +0200eurasiareview (en)

The pedosphere as a whole, is especially important ecologically, because the soil functions as unique habitat for a great diversity of life forms, links geological and biological substances circulating in the terrestrial ecosystems and the biosphere; and, provides soil fertility in agriculture and biological productivity.

Siberian heatwave points to a longer wildfire season

Wed, 27 May 2020 13:25:00 +0200expressindia (en)

Damage after a fire in Moshkovo District, Novosibirsk Region, south Siberia on April 23. Photographer: Kirill Kukhmar/TASS via Getty Images. After the hottest winter on record in Russia, spring has brought with it a heatwave to Siberia. The region has witnessed unusually warm weather this month,....

Lluvias y un tornado ocasionan inundaciones y daños en el centro de Cuba

Mon, 25 May 2020 22:35:00 +0200elnuevodiario-DO (es)

EL NUEVO DIARIO, LA HABANA.- Un temporal de fuertes lluvias y un tornado reportados este lunes en las provincias de Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara y Cienfuegos, en el centro de Cuba, han ocasionado daños a viviendas y al servicio eléctrico, informaron este lunes medios estatales de la isla.

Climate Change Is A Health Crisis, And Doctors Aren't Prepared

Sat, 23 May 2020 14:11:00 +0200huffingtonpost-us-en (en)

Stanford physician-scientist Kari Nadeau, who focuses on allergies and asthma, discussed young patients she’s treated whose symptoms may be linked to climate stresses. She talked about a 12-year-old whose depression, insulin resistance and asthma seemed to be getting worse as a result of air pollution and extreme heat.

insufficiente con la siccità degli ultimi anni, potenziare i canali agricoli per risparmiare acqua.

Sat, 23 May 2020 09:17:00 +0200parmatoday (it)

Si è letto nei giorni scorsi di nuovi investimenti per circa 15 milioni di euro che la bonifica Parmense prospetta nei territori pianeggianti tra Parma e Colorno per potenziamento dei canali irrigui. Trattasi di piccoli canali e tubazioni a servizio delle aziende agricole.

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2020 #4

Fri, 22 May 2020 21:38:00 +0200jdsupra (en)

Focus Federal court rejects attempt to toss endangered species lawsuit The Hill May 19. On Monday, Judge Jon Tigar, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by California and 16 other states, and the City....

GIEWS Country Brief: Somalia 22-May-2020

Fri, 22 May 2020 18:55:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Production of 2020 “Gu” main season cereals forecast at 15-25 percent below average due to floods, locusts and insecurity; Unfavourable weather conditions affecting cereal production in 2019; Despite localized pasture losses due to locusts, above‑average rangeland conditions....

Ecco come sarà l'estate: ci saranno nuovi record Il Giornale

Fri, 22 May 2020 08:15:00 +0200msn-it (it)

Se è vero che le proiezioni meteo stagionali vanno prese con le molle perché non si tratta di "previsioni" ma sono una linea di tendenza, aiutano comunque a prepararsi psicologicamente. Ebbene, l'estate 2020 sarà più calda del normale, forse addirittura troppo, tant'è che potrebbero cadere alcuni record storici.

El ojo del huracán llega a la región con dos meses de encierro argentino y la economía en el piso

Fri, 22 May 2020 02:52:00 +0200clarin (es)

del coronavirus encadenó un vertiginoso recorrido por Asia, Europa y América del Norte y en los últimos días, según marcan las estadísticas, viró hacia América del Sur. Brasil está a punto de convertirse en el país en todo el mundo con más casos nuevos de contagio por día y el fin de semana....

Ecco come sarà l'estate: ci saranno nuovi record Il Giornale

Thu, 21 May 2020 20:48:00 +0200msn-it (it)

© Fornito da Il Giornale Pixabay. Se è vero che le proiezioni meteo stagionali vanno prese con le molle perché non si tratta di "previsioni" ma sono una linea di tendenza, aiutano comunque a prepararsi psicologicamente. Ebbene, l'estate 2020 sarà più calda del normale, forse addirittura troppo, tant'è che potrebbero cadere alcuni record storici.

New ideas needed to supply winter crops as drought grip continues

Thu, 21 May 2020 00:07:00 +0200Stuff (en)

A Waikato dairy farmer plans to lobby state-owned Pāmu (Landcorp) to start growing winter crops as an alternative feed source for animals struggling in the lingering nationwide drought. Ben Moore said farmers are used to planning through difficult weather patterns but this year mother nature had thrown "a curve ball at us".

Previsioni Meteo Estate, la tendenza di AccuWeather: stagione calda e secca in Italia con rischio di oltre +40°C al Nord, maltempo estremo nel cuore dell’Europa

Wed, 20 May 2020 18:47:00 +0200meteoweb (it)

– Manca solo un mese all’inizio dell’ estate e i meteorologi di AccuWeather , autorevole centro meteorologico statunitense, hanno pubblicato le loro previsioni per la stagione in Europa. L’estate inizierà ufficialmente il 20 giugno: per parte del Vecchio Continente, la nuova stagione porterà un....

Environmental Security May News Update

Wed, 20 May 2020 18:39:00 +0200stimson (en)

Cyclone Harold, which hit the Pacific in last month, demonstrated the difficulties for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in combating the twin threat posed by hurricanes and COVID-19. The category five storm made landfall in Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Fiji , killing dozens of people, flooding towns, and leaving many homeless.

Atención al clima sin descuidar la COVID-19

Tue, 19 May 2020 20:23:00 +0200juventudrebelde (es)

Edgardo Soler, especialista Meteorología en Isla de la Juventud Autor: Roberto Díaz Martorell Publicado: 19/05/2020 | 02:21 pm. NUEVA GERONA, Isla de la Juventud. El pueblo pinero, ahora ocupado en tareas de enfrentamiento a la COVID-19, también se prepara para encarar la cercana temporada ciclónica 2020.

How China Is Weaponizing Water

Tue, 19 May 2020 15:52:00 +0200qrius (en)

China’s unprecedented dam-building program is destroying the environment and enabling it to subdue its neighbors.

Climate change: Planting trees in Pakistan during the lockdown

Mon, 18 May 2020 04:22:00 +0200brusselstimes (en)

Pakistan, a country with a population of 220 million, has been less hit by the coronavirus pandemic than other countries and fears more the negative impacts of climate change. To keep laid off workers in work, Pakistan restarted a reforestation programme during the crisis.

Damage from climate change will be widespread and sometimes surprising

Sun, 17 May 2020 00:06:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

O N NOVEMBER 21ST 2016, a line of thunderstorms passed through the Australian state of Victoria. By the end of the following day, it had sent 3,000 people to hospital. Storms typically hurt people by blowing down buildings, flooding streets or setting fires. In this case, though, the casualties were caused by asthma.

Damage from climate change will be widespread and sometimes surprising

Sat, 16 May 2020 22:56:00 +0200economist (en)

O N NOVEMBER 21ST 2016, a line of thunderstorms passed through the Australian state of Victoria. By the end of the following day, it had sent 3,000 people to hospital. Storms typically hurt people by blowing down buildings, flooding streets or setting fires. In this case, though, the casualties were caused by asthma.

California’s budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 04:29:00 +0200ChinaPost (en)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration’s weakening of federal protections.

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 02:57:00 +0200eagletribune (en)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections.

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 02:32:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections.

California’s budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 02:19:00 +0200seattletimes (en)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration’s weakening of federal protections.

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 02:09:00 +0200newsok (en)

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look....

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 01:52:00 +0200sfgate (en)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections.

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 01:39:00 +0200ABCnews (en)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environment al advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections.

California's budget cuts threaten environmental spending

Sat, 16 May 2020 01:29:00 +0200startribune (en)

In January, Newsom proposed a $12 billion "climate budget" that, over the next five years, would offer incentives for companies to convert to electric vehicles, give low-interest loans to businesses to clean up their practices and spend billions on projects preparing for floods, droughts and wildfires.

Greenpeace asks gov’t to put climate action, vulnerable sectors at core of COVID-19 recovery plans

Fri, 15 May 2020 11:47:00 +0200philstar (en)

MANILA, Philippines The government must put climate action and the vulnerable sectors at the center of its plans for social and economic recovery from the novel coronavirus pandemic, an environmental group said Friday. The call of the Greenpeace Philippines comes as the threat of COVID-19 overlaps....

21,000 years after, El Niño may recur on Indian Ocean as Earth gets hotter: Study

Mon, 11 May 2020 10:42:00 +0200ibtimes-sg (en)

A team of researchers warned that an ancient El Niño system is in danger of returning due to the increasing temperatures caused by global warming. They believe this severe weather system could form over the Indian Ocean. El Niño is a weather system associated with warm waters in the Pacific Ocean.

Coronavirus, disastro economico alle porte: in Italia sono migliaia i nuovi poveri

Thu, 07 May 2020 12:44:00 +0200bresciatoday (it)

L’emergenza economica dopo quella sanitaria. Il Coronavirus non ha solo fatto schizzare i tassi di mortalità di tutte le nazioni colpite, ma ha aumentato vertiginosamente il numero delle persone sull’orlo della fame. Una fisiologica conseguenza del lungo lockdown deciso in Europa, negli Stati Uniti, in Cina e in Giappone.

Simulations forecast nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events in the U.S.

Wed, 06 May 2020 18:41:00 +0200yubanet (en)

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 6, 2020 — By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can lead to greater risks for human health, ecosystem stability and regional economies.

Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Wed, 06 May 2020 17:33:00 +0200tribtown (en)

NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s government says at least 194 people have been killed in the last three weeks by flooding caused by heavy rains. Minister Eugene Wamalwa said Wednesday that over 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Kenya is in its first rainy season of the year.

Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Wed, 06 May 2020 17:15:00 +0200business-standard (en)

Kenya's government says at least 194 people have been killed in the last three weeks by flooding caused by heavy rains. Minister Eugene Wamalwa said Wednesday that over 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Kenya is in its first rainy season of the year.

Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Wed, 06 May 2020 17:12:00 +0200dailyjournal (en)

NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s government says at least 194 people have been killed in the last three weeks by flooding caused by heavy rains. Minister Eugene Wamalwa said Wednesday that over 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Kenya is in its first rainy season of the year.

Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Wed, 06 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200startribune (en)

Minister Eugene Wamalwa said Wednesday that over 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Kenya is in its first rainy season of the year. Its second rainy season late last year saw unusually high rainfall after droughts in previous years. More than 120 people died from flooding and mudslides.

Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Wed, 06 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200ABCnews (en)

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's government says at least 194 people have been killed in the last three weeks by flooding caused by heavy rains. Minister Eugene Wamalwa said Wednesday that over 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Kenya is in its first rainy season of the year.

Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Wed, 06 May 2020 15:58:00 +0200TorontoStar (en)

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AGU: New Study Predicts Doubling Of United States Population Exposed To Extreme Climate Events By 2050

Wed, 06 May 2020 15:11:00 +0200ladailypost (en)

The map displays projected changes in human exposure to extreme climate events at a 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) scale from 2010 to 2050, which range from minor decreases in rural and suburban areas to moderate and major increases in densely populated urban centers. Courtesy/Adam Malin/ORNL, DOE. AGU News: WASHINGTON, D.

Study Predicts the US will be Exposed to Larger Number of Extreme Climate Events

Wed, 06 May 2020 10:08:00 +0200azocleantech (en)

By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can lead to greater risks for human health, ecosystem stability and regional economies.

Simulations forecast US nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events

Tue, 05 May 2020 19:22:00 +0200sciencedaily (en)

This potential future was the conclusion that a team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Istanbul Technical University, Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research reached by using ORNL's now-decommissioned Titan supercomputer to....

Simulations forecast nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events

Tue, 05 May 2020 18:41:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

Credit: Adam Malin/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy. OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 5, 2020 -- By 2050, the United States will likely be exposed to a larger number of extreme climate events, including more frequent heat waves, longer droughts and more intense floods, which can lead to....

MIL-OSI Global: It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, and communities aren’t ready for both coronavirus and...

Tue, 05 May 2020 14:45:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

In New Jersey, where Hurricane Sandy is still fresh in many minds and coronavirus infections are now widespread , social distancing will be important, but it’s not simple to do during a disaster. Emergency shelters have little room for personal distance, and storm preparations and cleanup often involve close contact with others.

Covid-19 provides turning point for Zimbabwe: VP

Mon, 04 May 2020 10:45:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

VPKM: Thanks very much Dr Chirume for creating the platform for this exchange. I must say that upon assuming the chairmanship of the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Covid-19, I couldn’t help, but associate myself with the riveting dynamics captured in Michael Foucault’s book, “Discipline and Punish”.

Covid-19 provides turning point for Zimbabwe: VP

Mon, 04 May 2020 00:55:00 +0200herald (en)

The following is a conversation between Vice President Kembo Mohadi (VPKM) , who is the chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Covid-19, and his personal assistant, Dr Clever Chirume (CC). The interview covers a range of issues and personal opinion about the pandemic.

Droughts in the land of rivers An overview of water management in Hungary. Nieuwsbericht | 01-05-2020 | 20:51

Fri, 01 May 2020 20:56:00 +0200agroberichtenbuitenland (en)

While spring frosts and weather extremes continue to be an issue for agriculture – to the point where wind storms, dust storms or even smaller tornadoes can develop over the Great Plains – environmental water issues have a dual nature: With the spring and summer season, agricultural producers are....

Coronavirus fight: Pakistan hires the unemployed to plant trees

Fri, 01 May 2020 03:55:00 +0200thenews-pk (en)

ISLAMABAD: When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan's coronavirus lockdown, his choices looked stark: resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option: Join tens of thousands of other out-of-work labourers in....

Can Your Community Handle a Natural Disaster and Coronavirus at the Same Time?

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 17:43:00 +0200discovermagazine (en)

Editor's Note: We’ve removed our paywall from this article so you can access vital coronavirus content. Find all our coverage here . To support our science journalism, The tornadoes that swept across the Southeast this spring were a warning to communities nationwide: Disasters can happen at any....

MIL-OSI Global: Can your community handle a natural disaster and coronavirus at the same time?

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:48:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By Mark Abkowitz, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, Vanderbilt University. The tornadoes that swept across the Southeast this spring were a warning to communities nationwide: Disasters can happen at any....

Coronavirus: As a ‘green stimulus’, Pakistan sets unemployed to work planting trees

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:23:00 +0200TheFrontierPost-en (en)

When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan’s coronavirus lockdown, his choices looked stark: resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option: Join tens of thousands of other out-of-work labourers in planting....

Pakistan's virus-idled workers hired to plant trees

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:28:00 +0200aljazeera-en (en)

When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan's coronavirus lockdown , his choices looked stark - resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option: Join tens of thousands of other out-of-work labourers in planting....

As a 'green stimulus' Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:33:00 +0200yenisafak-en (en)

When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan's coronavirus lockdown, his choices looked stark: resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option: Join tens of thousands of other out-of-work labourers in planting....

Coronavirus: As a 'green stimulus', Pakistan sets ...

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 01:24:00 +0200khaleejtimes (en)

When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan's coronavirus lockdown, his choices looked stark: resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option: Join tens of thousands of other out-of-work labourers in planting....

Green stimulus: Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:58:00 +0200trust (en)

The effort shows how funds to help families during the pandemic could also help prepare for the next big threat: climate change. Coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways. Subscribe here for a daily briefing on how this global crisis is affecting cities, technology, approaches to climate change, and the lives of vulnerable people.

FEATURE-As a 'green stimulus' Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 22:03:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

By Rina Saeed Khan. ISLAMABAD, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan's coronavirus lockdown, his choices looked stark: resort to begging on the streets or let his family go hungry. But the government has now given him a better option:....

Climate fears as 2020 predicted to be ‘hottest year since records began’ – after year of wildfires around the world

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:09:00 +0200thesun (en)

The Arctic has seen record temperatures this year Credit: Alamy. Lockdowns all over the world have been dubbed as helping to clear the skies and reduce pollution. However, it's thought that this hasn't done anything to cool the climate. Heat records actually began to be broken from January this year.

The world to end in 30 years ?

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 05:18:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

By The story is that a man used to walk up and down London’s glamorous Oxford Street with a placard proclaiming “the end is nigh.” The idea was to encourage people to repent their sins and prepare for the imminent apocalypse. What was only a spiritual note of caution then has now acquired real-life validity, thanks to the coronavirus.

The world to end in 30 years ?

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 05:13:00 +0200newindianexpress (en)

By The story is that a man used to walk up and down London’s glamorous Oxford Street with a placard proclaiming “the end is nigh.” The idea was to encourage people to repent their sins and prepare for the imminent apocalypse. What was only a spiritual note of caution then has now acquired real-life validity, thanks to the coronavirus.

China’s dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Sat, 25 Apr 2020 15:24:00 +0200aljazeera-en (en)

Southeast Asian countries would have likely experienced a much less severe drought last year if it were not for China's dams , a new study says, prompting a pushback from the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC). The 4,000-km (2,485-mile) Mekong is one of the world's longest rivers -....

E’ il giorno del Global Digital Strike: i 7 punti per il ritorno al futuro di Friday for Future (VIDEO)

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:33:00 +0200greenreport (it)

«Le crisi sono due. Ma la soluzione è una sola. Usciti da questa pandemia dobbiamo ricostruire un mondo nuovo» [24 Aprile 2020] La quarantena non può fermare il desiderio di migliaia di ragazze e ragazzi in tutto il mondo di difendere il loro futuro e oggi in tutto il mondo tornano a chiedere....

Earth Day: Hotter, wetter, drought, fires – using satellite imagery to see climate change’s impact on global agriculture

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 23:08:00 +0200agfundernews (en)

Editor’s Note: Emily Negrin is director of global communications & marketing for Geosys , the satellite imagery analytics business. For Earth Day, we asked her to provide an overview of how climate change has impacted agriculture industries all over the world using data from the company’s 2019 Climate & Crop Report .

Fighting Covid-19 Q & A – Part 9

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:08:00 +0200manilatimes (en)

Investment in transportation infrastructure to GDP ration Source: OECD Library. The third is improvement in resource mobilization and coordination capacity from years of experience with dealing with public emergencies. China is one of the countries that are most heavily impacted by natural disasters.

Coronavirus required mass deaths for governments to act with urgency. What will it take for climate change? | Opinion

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:22:00 +0200philly (en)

The coronavirus has put millions of lives at risk and plunged the global economy into a nosedive. Climate projections for the world and region are grimmer. Storms, floods, and fires will cause trillions in damage to infrastructure and properties. Heat waves and unpredictable precipitation patterns....

A Second Dust Bowl Would Affect Entire World’s Food Supply, Researchers Say

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 18:12:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Haboob dust storm in Arizona desert. (© mdesigner125 - stock.adobe.com) A Second Dust Bowl Would Affect Entire World’s Food Supply, Researchers Say. NEW YORK — From wildfires to the coronavirus pandemic , even local natural disasters can have a global impact in the 21st century.

Climate-Driven Megadrought Is Emerging In Western US

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:01:00 +0200eurasiareview (en)

A new study says the time has arrived: a megadrought as bad or worse than anything even from known prehistory is very likely in progress, and warming climate is playing a key role. The study, based on modern weather observations, 1,200 years of tree-ring data and dozens of climate models, appears this week in the leading journal Science.

MIL-OSI Global: Yes, climate change can affect extreme weather – but there is still a lot to learn

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 17:53:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By Friederike Otto, Acting Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. The fact that the climate has warmed by about 1℃ is hard for humans to actually experience first hand, and we certainly can’t see carbon in the air with our own eyes.

Yes, climate change can affect extreme weather – but there is still a lot to learn

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 17:30:00 +0200theconversation-uk (en)

The fact that the climate has warmed by about 1℃ is hard for humans to actually experience first hand, and we certainly can’t see carbon in the air with our own eyes. For most of us, climate change manifests itself and affects our lives through heatwaves, storms, wildfires, floods and droughts.

It's time to create a Climate-Preparedness Corps

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:40:00 +0200thehill (en)

Of the many lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to heed expert warnings and prepare for devastating outcomes is near the top. It is a lesson we ignore at mounting peril when it comes to the cascade of consequences coming from the heating of the planet — from intensifying....

Climate-Driven Megadrought Is Emerging in Western U.S., Says Study

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:37:00 +0200yubanet (en)

April 20, 2020 – With the western United States and northern Mexico suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years starting in 2000, scientists have been warning for some time that climate change may be pushing the region toward an extreme long-term drought worse than any in recorded history.

California weather warning: Worst drought in recorded history may be on its way CALIFORNIA could be set for the worst drought in recorded history, and experts warn it may have...

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:44:00 +0200express (en)

California and the southwest of North America (SWNA) is no stranger to droughts, but scientists warn it could be braced for the worst drought scientists have ever experienced. By analysing precipitation levels since the turn of the current century and cross-referencing them with soil moisture levels....

Climate-driven 'megadrought' is emerging in Western US, study says

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 00:14:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Using 1,200 years of tree ring data, modern weather observations and 31 advanced climate models, scientists like the study's lead author A. Park Williams concluded they had enough proof to say that America is "on the same trajectory as the worst prehistoric droughts.

Climate-driven 'megadrought' is emerging in Western US, study says

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 23:16:00 +0200foxnews (en)

Using 1,200 years of tree ring data, modern weather observations and 31 advanced climate models, scientists like the study's lead author A. Park Williams concluded they had enough proof to say that America is "on the same trajectory as the worst prehistoric droughts.

Western U.S. experiencing historic drought, study finds

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 12:02:00 +0200xinhuanet_en (en)

DENVER, the United States, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Scientists on Thursday released a study showing America's West is experiencing its worst drought in more than 1,000 years. "Global warming has pushed what would've been a moderate drought in southwestern North America into mega-drought territory,"....

Western U.S. experiencing historic drought, study finds

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 11:57:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

DENVER, the United States, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Scientists on Thursday released a study showing America's West is experiencing its worst drought in more than 1,000 years. "Global warming has pushed what would've been a moderate drought in southwestern North America into mega-drought territory,"....

Climate change has helped fuel a megadrought in western US

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 11:10:00 +0200iran-daily (en)

A study published this week in the journal Science investigates the occurrence of megadroughts in western North America over the last 1,200 years. While a megadrought has no strict scientific definition, most studies classify them as severe droughts typically lasting a couple of decades at least....

'Megadrought' emerging in the western US might be worse than any in 1,200 years

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 05:54:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

published Thursday suggests. In fact, the nearly-20-year drought is almost as bad or worse than any in the past 1,200 years, scientists say. Megadroughts – defined as intense droughts that last for decades or longer – once plagued the Desert Southwest.

Climate-driven megadrought is emerging in western US, says study: Warming may be triggering era worse than any in recorded history - Science Daily

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 04:46:00 +0200google-top-stories-innovatie (en)

"Earlier studies were largely model projections of the future," said lead author Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. "We're no longer looking at projections, but at where we are now. We now have enough observations of current drought and....

New Evidence: How China Turned Off the Tap on the Mekong River

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 04:30:00 +0200stimson (en)

In the 1990s when China built the first dam on the upper Mekong, many speculated that China could use its dams to restrict water from the Mekong downstream, effectively turning off the tap for the countries which rely on the Mekong’s provisions for economic stability and security.

Climate experts say the past 19 years qualify as a megadrought for western U.S. - Yahoo News

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 03:13:00 +0200google-top-stories-innovatie (en)

In the Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona, forests struggle to keep up with recent increases in drought and wildfire activity, which are expected to continue due to human-caused climate change. (Park Williams / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) A comparison of weather records since 2000 with....

Climate experts say the past 19 years qualify as a megadrought for western U.S. - Yahoo News

Sat, 18 Apr 2020 01:03:00 +0200google-top-stories (en)

In the Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona, forests struggle to keep up with recent increases in drought and wildfire activity, which are expected to continue due to human-caused climate change. (Park Williams / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) A comparison of weather records since 2000 with....

Climate change has helped fuel a megadrought in the southwest

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:36:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

A “megadrought” gripping the western United States is the worst one in 500 years, scientists say. And it’s the first to be influenced by human-caused climate change. A study published this week in the journal Science investigates the occurrence of megadroughts in western North America over the last 1,200 years.

Climate Change Has Helped Fuel a Megadrought in the Southwest

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:11:00 +0200scientificamerican (en)

A “megadrought” gripping the western United States is the worst one in 500 years, scientists say. And it’s the first to be influenced by human-caused climate change. A study published this week in the journal Science investigates the occurrence of megadroughts in western North America over the last 1,200 years.

Study: Climate-Driven Megadrought Is Emerging in Western US

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:18:00 +0200labmanager (en)

With the western United States and northern Mexico suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years starting in 2000, scientists have been warning for some time that climate change may be pushing the region toward an extreme long-term drought worse than any in recorded history.

Human-caused climate change to blame for megadrought emerging across Western U.S.

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:16:00 +0200upi (en)

April 17 (UPI) -- Across much of the Western United States, a megadrought is underway. And according to a study published this week in the journal Science , anthropogenic climate change is at least partially to blame. "Global warming has pushed what would have been a moderate drought in southwestern....

AUDA-NEPAD to develop a model and new tools for resilience

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:21:00 +0200ippmedia-en (en)

Namibia is recovering from what has been described as the worst drought in more than six decades. The drought resulted in widespread crop failure, with the harvest of staple crops - maize and mahangu (millet) only reaching 2% of the annual average. More than 80 000 cattle valued at about $25 Million died due to lack of grazing and water scarcity.

A graceful way to study daily water storage on land

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:59:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

A Graceful Way to Study Daily Water Storage on Land A new analysis technique could help scientists improve the temporal resolution of satellite gravity data and see trends in terrestrial water storage and movement in near real time. Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth Lakes and....

Climate change: US megadrought 'already under way'

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:39:00 +0200yahoo-au (en)

A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making the drought more severe.

Climate change: US megadrought 'already under way'

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:36:00 +0200vietnamnet-vn-en (en)

A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making the drought more severe.

Diverse forests are essential for the future

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:28:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

announced a new EU Forest Strategy to include effective afforestation, while the January 2020 pledge for 1 trillion trees at the World Economic Forum signals an important boost to tree-planting and reforestation globally. Trees play an essential role in a greener future, but reforestation should not....

Megadrought emerging in western US, says study

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:27:00 +0200terradaily (en)

With the western United States and northern Mexico suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years starting in 2000, scientists have been warning for some time that climate change may be pushing the region toward an extreme long-term drought worse than any in recorded history.

Megadrought in West could be the worst in 1,200 years

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 05:35:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Catastrophic wildfires, decreasing snowpack and dwindling water resources have become a normal part of life for residents in the western U.S. And, as a result of climate change , this may be just the beginning. A new study from Columbia University says the region has now entered into a....

US megadrought is being made more intense by effects of climate change

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 04:57:00 +0200newscientist (en)

Climate change caused by humans transformed an otherwise moderate drought in the United States and Mexico into one of the driest periods in more than a millennium. South-western North America’s emerging megadrought over the past two decades has wrought devastating wildfires, hit the region’s farmers....

The Southwest is locked in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought, study finds

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 04:43:00 +0200philly (en)

The study, published in the journal Science on Thursday, compares modern soil moisture data with historical records gleaned from tree rings, and finds that when compared with all droughts seen since 800 CE across western North America, the 19-year drought that began in 2000 and continued through....

Climate experts say the past 19 years qualify as a megadrought for western U.S.

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 03:57:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

In the Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona, forests struggle to keep up with recent increases in drought and wildfire activity, which are expected to continue due to human-caused climate change. (Park Williams / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) A comparison of weather records since 2000 with....

Megadrought in US may be 'worse than any in 1,200 years' USA TODAY

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 03:25:00 +0200msn-uk (en)

Fueled in part by human-caused climate change, a “megadrought” appears to be emerging in the western U.S., a study published Thursday suggests. In fact, the nearly-20-year drought is almost as bad or worse than any in the past 1,200 years, scientists say.

Climate-driven megadrought is emerging in western US, says study

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 02:49:00 +0200sciencedaily (en)

"Earlier studies were largely model projections of the future," said lead author Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. "We're no longer looking at projections, but at where we are now. We now have enough observations of current drought and....

Megadrought in West could be the worst in 1,200 years

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 02:27:00 +0200CBSnews (en)

Catastrophic wildfires, decreasing snowpack and dwindling water resources have become a normal part of life for residents in the western U.S. And, as a result of climate change , this may be just the beginning. A new study from Columbia University says the region has now entered into a....

Climate-driven megadrought is emerging in western US, says study

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 00:30:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Credit: Adapted from Williams et al., Science, 2020. With the western United States and northern Mexico suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years starting in 2000, scientists have been warning for some time that climate change may be pushing the region toward an extreme long-term drought worse than any in recorded history.

The Southwest is locked in the grips of the first human-caused megadrought, study finds

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 22:35:00 +0200seattletimes (en)

A vast region of the western United States, extending from California, Arizona and New Mexico north to Oregon and Idaho, is in the grips of the first climate change-induced megadrought observed in the past 1,200 years, a new study shows. The finding means the phenomenon is no longer a threat for....

Nation 'Megadrought' emerging in western U.S. And it might be worse than any in 1,200 years.

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 22:02:00 +0200usaToday (en)

published Thursday suggests. In fact, the nearly-20-year drought is almost as bad or worse than any in the past 1,200 years, scientists say. Megadroughts – defined as intense droughts that last for decades or longer – once plagued the Desert Southwest.

US megadrought is being made more intense by effects of climate change

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:59:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Climate change caused by humans transformed an otherwise moderate drought in the United States and Mexico into one of the driest periods in more than a millennium. South-western North America’s emerging megadrought over the past two decades has wrought devastating wildfires, hit the region’s farmers....

'Megadrought' emerging in the western U.S. And it might be worse than any in 1,200 years.

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:43:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

published Thursday suggests. In fact, the nearly-20-year drought is almost as bad or worse than any in the past 1,200 years, scientists say. Megadroughts – defined as intense droughts that last for decades or longer – once plagued the Desert Southwest.

'Megadrought' emerging in the western U.S. And it might be worse than any in 1,200 years.

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:35:00 +0200azcentral (en)

published Thursday suggests. In fact, the nearly-20-year drought is almost as bad or worse than any in the past 1,200 years, scientists say. Megadroughts – defined as intense droughts that last for decades or longer – once plagued the Desert Southwest.

US megadrought 'already underway'

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:57:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Image copyright Getty Images. A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already underway, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing.

Worst megadrought in centuries emerging in U.S., scientists warn

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:55:00 +0200haaretz (en)

Climatologists have been predicting megadrought in the western United States and northern Mexico but it seems to have already begun, scientists suggest in Science on Thursday. While the combination of natural circumstances could have caused a megadrought at this time anyway, this one exacerbated by....

Climate change: US megadrought 'already underway'

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:39:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

drought. A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already underway, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making the drought more severe.

Climate change: US megadrought 'already underway'

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:33:00 +0200yahoo-au (en)

A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already underway, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making the drought more severe.

Climate-driven megadrought is emerging in western US, says study

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:31:00 +0200eurekalert (en)

Credit: Adapted from Williams et al., Science, 2020. With the western United States and northern Mexico suffering an ever-lengthening string of dry years starting in 2000, scientists have been warning for some time that climate change may be pushing the region toward an extreme long-term drought worse than any in recorded history.

Climate change: US megadrought 'already underway'

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:26:00 +0200bbc (en)

Image copyright Getty Images. A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already underway, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing.

Shrewd water use helped South America’s first empire thrive. So why did a drought destroy it?

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:09:00 +0200sciencemag (en)

Apr. 16, 2020 , 12:55 PM. When Wari colonists arrived in the Moquegua Valley of southern Peru some 1400 years ago, people already living there were likely nervous. The Wari state, with its capital city of Huari high in the Andes near what is now Ayacucho, Peru, had been expanding its reach.

Fresh water? Dire warning for New Zealand's lakes, rivers and streams

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 02:11:00 +0200nzherald (en)

The way freshwater is used and treated has also had a dramatic impact on freshwater species, with 76 per cent of our native freshwater fish (39 of 51 species) either threatened with or at risk of extinction. "This report makes clear that New Zealand urgently needs a major transition away from old....

WARNing for Employers: Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act during COVID–19 Pandemic

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:21:00 +0200jdsupra (en)

Guidance on Compliance with the WARN Act. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) protects workers, their families and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide notification sixty (60) calendar days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs.

Mekong Delta drought was triggered by China's engineers damming the river's flow, shows new research

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 18:19:00 +0200news-yahoo-in (en)

Bangkok: As China was stricken by the coronavirus in late February, its foreign minister addressed a concerned crowd in Laos, where farmers and fishers across the Mekong river region were contending with the worst drought in living memory. His message: We feel your pain.

Coronavirus, 10 mila boscaioli da oggi di nuovo al lavoro in tutta la regione

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:46:00 +0200parmaonline (it)

BOLOGNA – Sono oltre diecimila i boscaioli che tornano al lavoro con la ripartenza delle attività forestali e della prima lavorazione del legno in tutta Italia ma è di nuovo operativa anche la filiera della cura e manutenzione del verde nelle città per scongiurare i gravi pericoli determinati dalla....

Coronavirus, 10 mila boscaioli da oggi di nuovo al lavoro in tutta la regione

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:10:00 +0200reggionline (it)

BOLOGNA – Sono oltre diecimila i boscaioli che tornano al lavoro con la ripartenza delle attività forestali e della prima lavorazione del legno in tutta Italia ma è di nuovo operativa anche la filiera della cura e manutenzione del verde nelle città per scongiurare i gravi pericoli determinati dalla....

Mekong Delta drought was triggered by China's engineers damming the river's flow, shows new research

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 07:51:00 +0200firstpost (en)

Bangkok: As China was stricken by the coronavirus in late February, its foreign minister addressed a concerned crowd in Laos, where farmers and fishers across the Mekong river region were contending with the worst drought in living memory. His message: We feel your pain.

How China Turned Off the Tap on the Mekong River

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 04:22:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

For three decades, China has been building dams on the upper Basin of the Mekong River, worrying countries downstream that China could one day turn off the tap. New data shows that for six months in 2019, while China received uncommonly high levels of precipitation, its dams held back more water....

Selvicoltura tra le attività essenziali: Coldiretti accoglie nuovo decreto ministeriale

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 20:41:00 +0200cn24tv (it)

La gestione forestale delle imprese della filiera bosco-legno può ripartire e, quindi, iniziare di nuovo a lavorare. Di questo ne trae giovamento la montagna e serve, con l’arrivo delle alte temperature, anche a combattere gli incendi”. Questo quanto afferma la Coldiretti Calabria che accoglie con....

Le imprese boschive tornano al lavoro: "Ora la Regione sblocchi l'esbosco di materiale legnoso"

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 16:26:00 +0200247libero (it)

Questo quanto afferma la Coldiretti Calabria che accoglie con favore l’inserimento, nel nuovo Dpcm, della selvicoltura e la manutenzione delle aree forestali tra le attività essenziali che possono continuare ad essere svolte durante l’emergenza coronavirus.

Le imprese boschive tornano al lavoro: “Ora la Regione sblocchi l’esbosco di materiale legnoso”

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 15:27:00 +0200ilmeridio (it)

Questo quanto afferma la Coldiretti Calabria che accoglie con favore l’inserimento, nel nuovo Dpcm, della selvicoltura e la manutenzione delle aree forestali tra le attività essenziali che possono continuare ad essere svolte durante l’emergenza coronavirus.

Unpacking IMF’s SMP on Zim

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 04:44:00 +0200theindependent (en)

Victor Bhoroma. The SMP was designed to support the Zimbabwean government’s reform agenda following successive years of budget deficits (averaging US$2,26 billion from 2016 to 2018), monetary instability, growing public debt (US$17,69 billion as of September 2018) and various structural distortions that negatively impacted on economic growth.

Locusts swarm East Africa, Middle East with worst plague in decades

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:34:00 +0200mnn (en)

Clouds of locusts are swarming from East Africa to the Persian Gulf 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....

Continue reading “Drought and desertification: How robots might help”

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 21:00:00 +0200robohub (en)

A NYTimes article published April 2nd, Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. , leads off with an animated map supplied by the National Drought Mitigation Center , which shows the spread of drought conditions across the contiguous 48 states since late fall, 2014.

Natural disaster response plans incorporate COVID-19 precautions

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:16:00 +0200moi-gov-mm (en)

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held a video conference with Nay Pyi Taw and state/regional natural disaster management heads concerning prevention of COVID-19 in disaster preparation, emergency response and rehabilitation.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Afforestation Challenge

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:54:00 +0200allafrica (en)

Bulawayo "I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farmers who are blamed by local conservationists for turning the country's forests into deserts and dust bowls.

Is the coronavirus a sign Mother Nature is at a catastrophic tipping point?

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:25:00 +0200alternet (en)

As the coronavirus sweeps across the planet, leaving death and mayhem in its wake, many theories are being expounded to explain its ferocity. One, widely circulated within right-wing conspiracy circles, is that it originated as a biological weapon developed at a secret Chinese military lab in the....

Clima, il prezzo più alto National Geographic

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:54:00 +0200msn-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....

Rethinking Our Relationship to the Natural World After Covid-19

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:46:00 +0200thenation (en)

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the planet, leaving death and mayhem in its wake, many theories are being expounded to explain its ferocity. One, widely circulated within right-wing conspiracy circles, is that it originated as a biological weapon developed at a secret Chinese military lab in....

Tomgram: Michael Klare, What Planet Are We On?

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:51:00 +0200opednews (en)

Avenger Planet Is the Covid-19 Pandemic Mother Nature's Response to Human Transgression? By Michael T. Klare As the coronavirus sweeps across the planet, leaving death and mayhem in its wake, many theories are being expounded to explain its ferocity. One, widely circulated within right-wing....

Science Underestimated Climate Impacts On Everyday Heat And Weather, Stanford Scientist Says

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:29:00 +0200forbes (en)

Climate change is likely to cause more extreme heat and rainfall than climate scientists have predicted, according to Stanford University climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh. Getty. The heating climate will likely have greater impacts on extreme heat and weather than history suggests or science has....

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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