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UN outlines 2030 goals to save planet’s biodiversity by Chloé Farand January 14, 2020   |  Source : Climate Home News  | Copyright : 2020 Climate Home News Ltd. All rights reserved.

At least 30% of the world’s land and seas should be protected in the next decade to prevent the destruction of the planet’s biodiversity. That is one of the proposals by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for a global framework to prot...

Facebook’s Displacement Maps track daily movements of populations displaced by natural disasters by KYLE WIGGERS January 14, 2020   |  Source : Venture Beat

Quantifying the proportion of displaced people and their locations in the wake of natural disasters is often a Sisyphean task. In an effort to furnish humanitarian organizations and government agencies alike with better information, Facebook today launche...

China virus outbreak linked to seafood market not currently spreading: WHO January 14, 2020   |  Source : The Japan Times  | Copyright : THE JAPAN TIMES LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single seafood market in the central city of Wuhan and has not so far spread beyond there, the World Health Organization said Sunday. The clus...

Two new satellites will launch this year to track Earth's rising oceans by Nola Taylor Redd January 13, 2020   |  Source : Space.com  | Copyright : Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Two new satellites will provide more detailed information about rising sea levels and other ocean changes on Earth. Launching in November, the Sentinel-6/Jason Continuity of Service mission (Jason-CS) will be the longest-running Earth observation mis...

Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment by Leonie Kijewski January 13, 2020   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2020 Al Jazeera Media Network

Water levels on the Mekong River, which flows through China and five other countries before emptying into the South China Sea, have dropped once again after Beijing revealed it was testing equipment at one of its 11 dams in the upper reaches of the vital ...

Thousands flee Taal volcano in Philippines as ash shuts Manila airport January 13, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : euronews 2020

A small volcano in a lake in the Philippines erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila's international airport to close. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and ...

Storm Brendan: gales of up to 80mph forecast for UK by Ben Quinn January 13, 2020   |  Source : The Guardian

Gales of up to 80mph are forecast to sweep across parts of the UK with the arrival of Storm Brendan. The Met Office has issued warnings of disruption to travel services and potential power cuts on Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday, HM Coastguard urged p...

Experts warn Puerto Rico not prepared for big earthquakes January 13, 2020   |  Source : Washington Post

More than two years ago, Hurricane Maria revealed that Puerto Rico was utterly unprepared for a powerful hurricane despite its location in one of the world’s most storm-vulnerable regions. Now, a flurry of earthquakes topped by a magnitude 6.4 temblo...

Taal volcano: Philippine eruption could create ‘volcanic tsunami’, authorities warn by Kevin Yazzie January 13, 2020   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2020 by the Associated Press

A small volcano near the capital of the Philippines that attracts tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted on Sunday with a massive plume of ash and steam, evacuating tens of thousands of people and forcing l Manila International Airport to ...

The world lost $150 billion due to natural disasters by Alexandra KelleY January 10, 2020   |  Source : Changing America  | Copyright : 2020 Changing America

It turns out that 2019 was an eventful year in many respects, but it saw headlines dominated by record-breaking natural disasters that came at a huge cost. A new report issued by German reinsurance company Munich Re states that in 2019 natural disaste...

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