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Climate disasters cause global economic losses to soar, UN says

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 | No Comments
  From 1998 to 2017 direct economic losses from natural disasters totaled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 percent was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms,...

Germany must do more to stop climate change, experts say

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 | No Comments
  Keeping the Earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel and live or we risk even...

Environmental activist dubbed ‘terrorist’ by Philippine government wins UN award

Posted on: September 28th, 2018 | No Comments
  On the 26th September 2018, Joan Carling was recognized for UN’s highest environmental honor, the prestigious Champions of the Earth Award. Each year the award is presented to those...

Botswana officials deny 87 elephant carcasses found

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 | No Comments
  Officials from Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks denied on Wednesday (September 19) a report from charity Elephants Without Borders (EWB) stating that they had recently found 87...

Manhattan-sized glacier breaks off into Greenland seas

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 | No Comments
  A portion of the Helheim Glacier in Greenland broke off, creating multiple icebergs in footage taken by Reuters in June of 2018. The process of forming icebergs from glaciers...

Iloilo City pushes eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 | No Comments
Beginning October restaurants in Iloilo City are banned from using plastic straws. According to City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) head Engr. Noel Hechanova, the city will launch the...

Violent tornado touches down in north China, ravaging villages

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 | No Comments
  A rare tornado touched down in Jinghai District of north China’s Tianjin Municipality Monday afternoon, snapping utility poles in half and causing damage to local residences. The tornado was...

Meteor shower attracts thousands to Israel’s desert dark spots

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 | No Comments
  Thousands of star-gazers held a vigil in the early hours of Monday (August 13) at one of the darkest spots in Israel, hoping to catch sight of a “shooting...

Fire tornado develops from blaze in English village

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 | No Comments
English firefighters were met with a fire tornado on Tuesday (August 7) as they tackled a large blaze in the village of Woodville. Video uploaded by the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service...

Seahorse population in northern Greece thrills experts

Posted on: August 8th, 2018 | No Comments
Experts in the marine community are in fact fascinated by the accumulation of a large population of seahorses in a remote gulf in the Chalkidiki peninsula in north-eastern Greece, an unusual...