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Bushfire-hit Australians still in tents as virus slows recovery

Cobargo - Victims of Australia's catastrophic bushfires are still living in tents, garages and makeshift shelters months after the blazes ended, with efforts to rebuild their lives hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tests on nuclear weapons change rainfall patterns

Tests from the cold war nuclear missiles program affected the environment, in terms of alterations to rainfall. The data shows the radioactive period following nuclear tests changed rainfall thousands of miles from the detonation sites.

British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

London - Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would "encourage further land grabbing" in the Amazon.

Climate change makes repeat 'Dust Bowl' twice as likely

Paris - Due to global warming, the United States is today more than twice as likely to endure a devastating "dust bowl" scenario than during the Great Depression, researchers said Monday.

COVID-19 to cause record emissions fall in 2020: IEA

Paris - COVID-19 is expected to cause global energy emissions to fall a record eight percent this year due to an unprecedented drop in demand for coal, oil and gas, the International Energy Agency said Thursday.

US attacks China climate record on Earth Day

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration has pulled out of the Paris climate accord and slashed environmental regulations, but on Earth Day Wednesday it pointed the finger at China.

2019 was Europe's hottest year ever: EU

Paris - Last year was the hottest in history across Europe as temperature records were shattered by a series of extreme heatwaves, the European Union's satellite monitoring surface said Wednesday.

Canada funds oil sector environmental cleanup during pandemic

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced Can$1.7 billion (US$1.2 billion) to help Canada's oil sector, struggling with low prices, survive a pandemic-related downturn by cleaning up environmental messes.

How effective is cloud 'brightening' for managing climate change? Special

Marine cloud brightening is a process designed to increase the brightness of clouds through mimicking natural processes (the generation of aerosols by sea spray). The technology is seen by some as a climate control solution.

Scientists try 'cloud brightening' to protect Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - An ambitious "cloud brightening" experiment has been carried out over Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an early-stage trial that scientists hope could become a futuristic way to protect coral from global warming.

Extreme floods to hit US cities 'almost daily' by 2100

Paris - Coastal cities in the United States could experience "once in a lifetime" extreme flood events almost daily by the end of the century if sea levels continue to rise at current rates, new research showed on Thursday.

Global warming to cause 'catastrophic' species loss: study

Paris - Global warming will cause "catastrophic" biodiversity loss across the world if greenhouse gas emissions aren't curbed, with some ecosystems liable to collapse as soon as 2030, according to new research into where and when die-offs may occur.

Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching: scientists

Brisbane - Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world's largest living organism.

UN's COP26 climate summit postponed due to coronavirus

London - The UN's COP 26 climate change summit due to take place in the Scottish city of Glasgow in November has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the British government said on Wednesday.

Greta Thunberg urges activists to avoid mass climate protests

Stockholm - Greta Thunberg has urged climate campaigners to avoid mass protests as the new coronavirus spreads, but said her "Fridays for Future" movement would organise online strikes instead.

Six-fold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans

Paris - Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, scientists have warned.

Women bear the brunt of climate change in Angola

Tehandjila Quessale's heart sank every time her mother sent her to fetch water for their crops, up in the mountains of Angola's southern Huila region.

Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years

Paris - The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world's largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday.

UN chief says drop in emissions from virus will not solve climate crisis

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that while the global outbreak of coronavirus may have caused a temporary drop in emissions that cause global warming, it would not end the problem and might even divert attention from the fight.

Amazon, African forests turning from CO2 sink to source: study

Paris - The world's tropical forests are rapidly losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions, with the Amazon rainforest at risk of turning from carbon sink to source within 15 years, researchers warned Wednesday.

Pakistan struggles to combat devastating locust plague

Punjab - Pakistan's farmers are struggling to combat the worst locust plague in nearly three decades as insect swarms decimate entire harvests in the country's agricultural heartlands and send food prices soaring.

MEPs irked by Greta visit despite virus ban

Apo - European lawmakers on Tuesday complained that a visit by eco-warrior Greta Thunberg to European Parliament is set to go ahead despite a moratorium on all outside visits to the chamber.

Australian summers grow longer due to climate change: study

Sydney - Australian summers are lengthening by a month or more while winters are getting shorter due to climate change, according to an analysis by a leading think tank released Monday.

Climate campaigners win appeal to block new Heathrow runway

London - Britain's Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled in favour of green campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest.

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

Moscow - Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday.

Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on 60,000 more food seeds

Longyearbyen - A "doomsday vault" nestled deep in the Arctic received 60,000 new seed samples on Tuesday, including Prince Charles' cowslips and Cherokee sacred corn, increasing stocks of the world's agricultural bounty in case of global catastrophe.

Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on more food seeds

Oslo - An Arctic "doomsday vault" is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe.

Bushfires burned a fifth of Australia's forest: study

Paris - 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.

Glaciers are disappearing faster than a few years ago

The rate of melting of Greenland’s glaciers is happening at a far faster rate than climate scientists previously realized. This is based on new data which indicates that the rate of melting is happening below water as well as above.

Australia launches national inquiry into bushfires

Sydney - Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes.
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