Category: ENVIRONMENT

‘Dangerous’ heatwave strikes again in Athens
ENVIRONMENT

‘Dangerous’ heatwave strikes again in Athens

Athens: In Athens’ Parliament Square, the Avazones parade under their red berths and sweltering heat. With sweat on their foreheads, the presidential guards rehearse their choreography in front of a group of tourists as a new heatwave hits the Greek capital. “They are wonderful, but they will suffer,” says Jim Grace, an Irish tourist who […]

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An Indian study underscored the shortcomings of rich countries in pre-2020 climate action, showing that the US, Canada, Japan and Russia have stumbled big time. India News
ENVIRONMENT

An Indian study underscored the shortcomings of rich countries in pre-2020 climate action, showing that the US, Canada, Japan and Russia have stumbled big time. India News

NEW DELHI: Days after India asked rich countries in the G20 meet to bring down their per capita emissions to the global average by 2030, a new study on Wednesday flagged how many developed countries are in their pre-2020 commitments. have failed miserably. , including all G7 nations, have recorded only a 3.7% drop in […]

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WMO warns of extreme weather events, natural disasters
ENVIRONMENT

WMO warns of extreme weather events, natural disasters

GENEVA: The head of the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petrie Talas said extreme weather events and natural disasters will continue to rise, adding that climate change is responsible for the torrential rains and deadly floods that ravaged Europe this summer. was the root cause. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua news agency on Monday, Talas said: […]

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Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change
ENVIRONMENT

Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

PORTLAND: The deadly heat wave roasting the Pacific Northwest and western Canada would have been nearly impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to record-breaking temperatures, a new accelerated scientific analysis found. An international team of 27 scientists calculated that climate change has increased the likelihood of extreme heat at least […]

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Finland rallies to save one of the world’s most endangered seals
ENVIRONMENT

Finland rallies to save one of the world’s most endangered seals

Pumala: The calm, icy waters of Finland’s Saimaa Lake are a boon to fishermen and tourists, but their presence also threatens one of the world’s rarest and most endangered seals. Despite seeing an improvement in numbers in recent decades, the Saimaa Ringed Seal still faces extinction amid climate change and difficult fishing habits. On Saimaa, […]

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