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US Announces $30 Million To Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

US Announces $30 Million To Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

The U.S. government’s oceans and waterways agency will provide $30 million to improve coastal resilience, officials said, aiming to reduce the impacts of worsening storms, flooding and rising seas in nearly half of U.S. states. Grants through the program are designed to restore or expand coastal wetlands, dunes, reefs, mangroves and barrier islands that are […]

Venice Hit By Another Exceptional High Tide; Worst Week In 150 years

Venice Hit By Another Exceptional High Tide; Worst Week In 150 years

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872.   The city’s centre for tide forecasts had warned the tide could reach 160 cm on Sunday […]

Climate Change Could Put Development Goals Beyond Reach – UN

Climate Change Could Put Development Goals Beyond Reach – UN

As global warming brings wilder weather, more harvest failures and the risk of growing migration and poverty, “sustainable development as we think of it today may be out of reach”, a top U.N. specialist in climate change losses warned on Wednesday. Nations around the world in 2015 agreed to pursue a set of “sustainable development […]

Firefighters Struggle Against Massive, Wind-Whipped California Wildfire

Firefighters Struggle Against Massive, Wind-Whipped California Wildfire

Crews lost ground on Sunday against a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened a wide swath of California’s picturesque wine country and driven 180,000 people from their homes as they hoped for a break in the hot, dry weather. About 3,000 people were battling the Kinkade Fire, the worst of more than a dozen major blazes […]

Climate Change Activists Target London’s Financial District

Climate Change Activists Target London’s Financial District

Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City of London is a preeminent nexus of power in […]

Greta Thunberg Becomes Nobel favourite

Greta Thunberg Becomes Nobel favourite

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is the favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, bookmakers have said after she rose to lead a millions-strong youth movement demanding action on global warming. The 16-year-old is tipped to become the youngest ever recipient of the award, which will be announced next week and has previously […]

Bangladesh Promises To Improve Local Flood Warnings After Complaints

Bangladesh Promises To Improve Local Flood Warnings After Complaints

In a survey of some 700 families, about 90% did not receive timely warnings that floods were on their way in July Bangladesh will seek to improve the way it communicates flood warnings to local people in regions at risk of rising waters, a minister said on Monday, responding to a report that many flood […]

President Uhuru Urges World Leaders To Respond Fast To Climate Change

President Uhuru Urges World Leaders To Respond Fast To Climate Change

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged world leaders to adopt climate change adaptations if they are to secure future generations and expand economic opportunities. The President, speaking on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), echoed the sentiments of the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who said the fight against […]

Protect Coastal, Island Communities Now As Seas Rise, Scientists Urge

Protect Coastal, Island Communities Now As Seas Rise, Scientists Urge

Melting of the world’s glaciers and warming of its oceans are fuelling rising seas, fiercer storms, worsening water shortages and other risks that could force millions from their homes or leave them hungrier and poorer, scientists warned on Wednesday. Some of the threat could be averted both by rapidly slashing climate-heating emissions and speeding up […]

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Despite gains in girls’ educational attainment, women’s life chances are limited by social norms, discriminatory laws and policies, and gender-based violence Despite steady development gains, a child’s birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you’re born in, life is harder if you’re a girl, a major report […]

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