Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe

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AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

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

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

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

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

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

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

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

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

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

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

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

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

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

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

La foresta Amazzonica in fiamme, i grandi del pianeta sul disastro che si sta consumando in Sud America

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:56:00 +0200247libero (it)

Da ore la foresta Amazzonica sta bruciando con un’intensità che fa gridare a uno dei più grandi disastri ambientali del nostro tempo. Tutti i grandi della Terra sono preoccupati per quanto sta avvenendo in Sud America. La foresta Amazzonica brucia e l’incendio, di portata epocale, sta mettendo in....

Greenpeace reactive on Amazon forest fires

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

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

Satellite images show devastating Amazon rainforest fire

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

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

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

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

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

Irregular Sonoran monsoon highlights danger of always blaming climate change

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

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

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

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

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

Sudden darkness over Sao Paulo baffles thousands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freak weather events spiked this year: Data

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

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

New report on how climate change threatens food security

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

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

New report on how climate change threatens food...

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

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

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

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

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

Flooding and Landslides Kill Hundreds throughout South and Southeast Asia

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

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

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