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Climate change: 490 million children in Africa most vulnerable

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:49:00 +0200downtoearth (en)

Around 490 million children under the age of 18 in 35 African countries are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change, warned Save the Children International, a child rights non-profit. Sub-Saharan Africa has 35 of the 45 countries globally at highest climate risk, found the global NGO in an analysis.

Crisi climatica: “Siamo sull’orlo del baratro. Questo è davvero un anno cruciale per il futuro dell’umanità”. Usa, Cina e Russia pronte alla cooperazione?

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:05:00 +0200unita-news (it)

C’è grande attesa per il vertice in streaming con 40 leader nazionali organizzato il 22 e il 23 aprile dal presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden per discutere degli impegni da prendere in vista della Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sul Clima di novembre a Glasgow.

Crisi climatica: “Siamo sull’orlo del baratro. Questo è davvero un anno cruciale per il futuro dell’umanità”. Usa, Cina e Russia pronte alla cooperazione?

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:21:00 +0200valigiablu (it)

C’è grande attesa per il vertice in streaming con 40 leader nazionali organizzato il 22 e il 23 aprile dal presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden per discutere degli impegni da prendere in vista della Conferenza delle Nazioni Unite sul Clima di novembre a Glasgow.

Central American nations closed out of White House climate summit

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:17:00 +0200CBSnews (en)

Invited countries include the 17 that make up the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate a U.S.-led coalition created in 2009 meant to convene the world's economic leaders in climate dialogue that includes China , Brazil and the European Union. These countries produce more than 80% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

Chinese premier stresses flood control, drought relief

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:13:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

Floodwaters inundated much of the Heishuihao village, Suining, Sichuan province, on Aug 16, 2020. LIU CHANGSONG/FOR CHINA DAILY. BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged efforts to step up flood control and drought relief work, as it is closely related to the overall situation of economic and social development.

NYC's Climate Clock Shows How Much Time the Planet Has Left

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:53:00 +0200greenmatters (en)

If you know about climate change, then you probably know that there is something of a time limit attached to the current situation. Climate change is getting worse, and while many of us can witness these changes in real time, many don’t seem to understand the severity of the situation. For those people, there's the Climate Clock in New York City.

“The wind speed has been increasing for a few decades”

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:49:00 +0200explica (en)

04/15/2021 at 4:05 PM CEST. César Azorín Molina (Villena, 1980) is a scientist at the Desertification Research Center (CIDE-CSIC), where he directs a line of research focused on the analysis of the observed changes in wind speed in the context of climate change.

Health implications of hot, humid weather 50 mins ago

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:33:00 +0200guardian-ng (en)

The major public health organisations of the world have said that climate change is a critical public health problem. According to the United States (U.S.) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, climate change makes many existing diseases and conditions worse, and it helps pests and pathogens spread into new regions.

What Is Desertification, and Where Is It Happening?

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:22:00 +0200treehugger (en)

Desertification is a type of land degradation. It occurs when drylands become increasingly arid or desert-like. Desertification doesn’t necessarily mean that these water-scarce regions will transform into desert climates — only that their land’s natural productivity is lost and its surface and groundwater resources are diminished.

Toll of drought in Taiwan not natural: China Daily editorial

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:17:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

China's Taiwan island is suffering its severest drought in 50 years, which has seriously compromised the quality of life for many residents. The water supply is cut for two days a week in some cities, and is rationed in some other localities. Farmers have seen their crops dry up and die, and drinking water has become a luxury for some.

As climate change threatens world peace, Japan must face up to risk

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:13:00 +0200nikkei-en (en)

TOKYO -- Almost a decade ago, then-President Barack Obama's White House cited climate change as a "threat multiplier" to both American and international security. This assertion in the administration's Quadrennial Defense Review was met with skepticism by some in the Japanese government and Self-Defense Forces.

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 04:23:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural disasters during the period, 43....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:12:00 +0200sinacom-en (en)

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural....

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Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:04:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

BEIJING -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural disasters during the....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:43:00 +0200xinhuanet-english (en)

A worker cleans the snow at a park in Hunnan District of Shenyang, northeast China 's Liaoning Province, Jan. 28, 2021. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng) BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:33:00 +0200chinadaily (en)

BEIJING -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural disasters during the....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:20:00 +0200xinhuanet_en (en)

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural....

China reports fewer losses due to natural disasters in Q1

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 16:14:00 +0200china.org.cn (en)

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China registered fewer losses caused by natural disasters in the first quarter of this year (Q1), with a significant drop in the death toll, missing population and economic losses, official data shows. Some 4.09 million people nationwide were affected by natural....

Maltempo Cina: il Paese si prepara alla stagione delle piogge, attese precipitazioni intense e inondazioni

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 15:55:00 +0200meteoweb (it)

Durante la stagione delle piogge 2021 , alcune regioni del Nord della Cina potrebbero essere particolarmente colpite dal maltempo e i bacini fluviali potrebbero esondare provocando gravi inondazioni : è quanto prevede il National Climate Center. Il vice direttore del Centro, Jia Xiaolong ha spiegato....

Indonesia | oltre 40 morti a causa delle piogge torrenziali

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 05:08:00 +0200zazoom-it (it)

Indonesia: oltre 40 morti a causa delle piogge torrenziali (Di lunedì 5 aprile 2021) Gli smottamenti e le inondazioni improvvise causa te dalle piogge torrenziali nell’ Indonesia orientale hanno ucciso almeno 44 persone e provocato migliaia di sfollati.

Experts say extreme weather including droughts will become more common as planet heats - The Frontier Post

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 14:16:00 +0200TheFrontierPost-en (en)

Monitoring Desk. Recent sandstorms that shrouded Beijing in a post-apocalyptic orange haze and intensive droughts in other parts of the country are bringing into stark relief the challenges China faces from rising temperatures induced by the climate crisis.

Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 16:13:00 +0200tehrantimes (en)

TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 09:42:00 +0200guardian (en)

A sandstorm shrouds Beijing in mid-March. The storms were brought about by higher than normal temperatures and low precipitation and snow cover. Photograph: Todd Lee/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock. Recent sandstorms that shrouded Beijing in a post-apocalyptic orange haze and intensive droughts in other....

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 09:37:00 +0200msn-uk (en)

“In the places where the sand is originating from, both recent overgrazing and desertification have contributed to the desertification of the grasslands of Mongolia,” said Liu Junyan, a Beijing-based climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace East Asia.

Policies to protect grassland lead to a complete industrial chain

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 04:50:00 +0200beijingreview-en (en)

Dorjee, a 45-year-old herder in Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, northwest China , is relieved to see the pasture in the region, where he grazes his herd, is once again covered with grass as high as his knees. More than a decade ago, he had to sell all his 200 yaks and look....

La presa de Banqiao: El mayor desastre de una infraestructura en la historia

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:57:00 +0200iagua (es)

El 4 de agosto de 1975 el tifón Nina toca tierra en China . 4 días después se rompe la presa de Banqiao generando una avenida de seis metros de alto por 12 kilómetros de ancho a 50 kilómetros por hora. Al día siguiente el balance (según los medios oficiales) es de 62 presas destruidas -algunas de ellas bombardeadas a propósito-, 26.

Summer could last HALF the year in our lifetimes due to climate change, study claims

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 14:03:00 +0100thesun (en)

The change would likely have a far-reaching impact on human health, the environment and agriculture, according to a study on the findings from researchers in China . During the 1950s in the Northern Hemisphere, the four seasons arrived in a predictable and fairly even pattern, but climate change is now driving dramatic and irregular changes.

Summer could last HALF the year in our lifetimes due to climate change

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 12:01:00 +0100thesun (en)

The change would likely have a far-reaching impact on human health, the environment and agriculture, according to a study on the findings. During the 1950s in the Northern Hemisphere, the four seasons arrived in a predictable and fairly even pattern, but climate change is now driving dramatic and irregular changes.

Chinese dams not to blame for low Mekong water levels: report

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 01:22:00 +0100khmertimes (en)

Ned Price, US State Department spokesperson, raised “concerns over the dropping water levels of the Mekong River,” in a tweet on February 23, after the Mekong River Commission (MRC) in mid-February expressed concern that the water level in the river had come down to “alarming levels” due to water control in upstream dams in China .

A Climate scientist rides the (rossby) wave of discovery

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:02:00 +0100newsnow-co-uk (en)

For Mingfang Ting , a lifelong endeavor to understand climate through the prism of atmospheric science began with a suggestion. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory research professor was born and raised in a Chinese province north of Shanghai during a time when going to college was highly regulated.

Los desastres naturales más misteriosos de las dinastías Ming y Qing duraron 300 años y cientos de millones de personas en China desaparecieron | Novedad | Sanli News Network SETN.COM

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:16:00 +0100notiulti (es)

Los cambios de las antiguas dinastías feudales se debieron a menudo a “desastres provocados por el hombre, como la agresión extranjera, la usurpación interna del poder, la formación de partidos para obtener beneficios privados y el crecimiento de las fuerzas rebeldes.

Chinese dams not to blame for low Mekong water levels: report

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 14:13:00 +0100globaltimes (en)

The Jinghong Hydropower Station on the Lancang River in Southwest China 's Yunnan Province Photo: IC While its own people in Texas are in dire straits amid an electricity-related crisis, the US has turned its attention to the Mekong water resource issue, while turning a blind eye to China's efforts to resolve the problems.

Biden after U.S. airstrike: Iran "can't act with impunity. Be careful" - Yahoo News

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:42:00 +0100google-top-stories (en)

This Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Eta at 10:40 a.m. EST in the Gulf of Mexico, Theta, right, and a tropical wave to the south that became Tropical Storm Iota. An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020 - an extreme year for....

Almost 1 Million Iranians Have Been Displaced by Natural Disasters in the Last Decade

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 20:27:00 +0100albawaba-en (en)

Floods that hit Iran in 2019 “triggered more internal displacement than any other event at the regional level during that period,” a new report says. The report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reveals the rise in internally displaced persons (IDPs) since 2010.

Sequía, eventos extremos y contaminación: las principales preocupaciones de los chilenos ante el cambio climático

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:40:00 +0100df-CL (es)

Bajo la premisa de que el cambio climático es un fenómeno global, pero que se percibe de maneras distintas en todo el planeta, la empresa de energía francesa EDF realizó la segunda versión del estudio “Observatorio Internacional de Cambio Climático y Opinión Pública”, que abarcó encuestas digitales....

Los daños del cambio climático serán generalizados y, a veces, sorprendentes Fuente: The Economist - Mayo 2020 Irán mucho más allá de la sequía, el deshielo y la pérdida de cosechas El 21 de noviembre de 2016, una ...

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:22:00 +0100climaterra (es)

El 21 de noviembre de 2016, una línea de tormentas eléctricas pasó por el estado australiano de Victoria. Al final del día siguiente, había enviado a 3.000 personas al hospital. Las tormentas suelen perjudicar a la gente derribando edificios, inundando calles o provocando incendios.

Le zone umide del mondo stanno scomparendo

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:14:00 +0100iconaclima (it)

Sono passati 50 anni da quando è stato creato un trattato internazionale per proteggere le zone umide ma, in tutto il mondo, queste aree stanno ancora scomparendo tre volte più velocemente delle foreste. Nella felice, verde brillante boscaglia della palude filippina di Agusan, annidata nell’isola di....

Dobbiamo salvare le zone umide se vogliamo salvare il clima

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 13:42:00 +0100greenme (it)

Oggi 2 febbraio è la Giornata mondiale delle zone umide . Cinquant’anni fa veniva stipulata la convenzione di Ramsar che ha permesso di proteggere più di 2000 zone umide in tutto il mondo, per una superficie di oltre 2 milioni e mezzo di chilometri quadrati.

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