Australia puts small wallaby on new zero-extinction plan

Australia puts small wallaby on new zero-extinction plan

Issued on: 04/10/2022 – 10:33 Australia listed a small wallaby and the grey snake among 15 new threatened species on Tuesday as it launched a zero-extinction plan for its unique wildlife. Many of Australia‘s species are clinging to existence, their habitats shrinking from human activity and extreme events such as the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfires,

Earth has at least 20 quadrillion ants, study finds

Earth has at least 20 quadrillion ants, study finds

Issued on: 20/09/2022 – 10:06 There are at least 20 quadrillion ants on Earth, according to a new study that says even that staggering figure likely underestimates the total population of the insects, which are an essential part of ecosystems around the world. Determining the global population of ants is important for measuring the consequences

PSG face backlash for mocking eco-friendly travel plea

PSG face backlash for mocking eco-friendly travel plea

Issued on: 06/09/2022 – 14:11 French football giants Paris Saint-Germain faced an angry backlash Tuesday after coach Christophe Galtier and star player Kylian Mbappe mocked a suggestion that they should take the train rather than private planes for short-haul travel. PSG notched up an easy 3-0 away victory against Nantes to stay top of Ligue

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A once submerged Buddhist statue sits on top of Foyeliang island reef in the Yangtze River, which appeared after water levels fell due to a regional drought in Chongqing, Aug. 20, 2022.

Photos of people taking a stroll on what was once the bed of the mighty Yangtze River near Chongqing and satellite images showing the shrinkage of China’s Dongting Lake have recently been making headlines around the world, as the region sees its worst drought since the 1960s. While China’s Meteorological Bureau lifted a 41-day-long extreme

Will the summer of 2022 hasten France’s efforts to fight climate change?

Will the summer of 2022 hasten France’s efforts to fight climate change?

The summer of 2022 was a record-breaking season, marked by several heatwaves, forest fires and severe drought. These extreme weather events seem to have increased awareness of climate change among the French. But will it be followed by concrete action? Heatwaves, fires, drought, violent storms… The summer of 2022 broke all records. With temperatures 2.3

Arctic warming four times faster than rest of Earth, much higher than projections

Arctic warming four times faster than rest of Earth, much higher than projections

Issued on: 11/08/2022 – 18:31 The Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the planet over the last 40 years, according to research published Thursday that suggests climate models are underestimating the rate of polar heating. The United Nations‘ climate science panel said in a special report in 2019 that the

Source of Thames dries up as heatwave scorches Britain

Source of Thames dries up as heatwave scorches Britain

At the end of a dusty track in southwest England where the River Thames usually first emerges from the ground, there is currently scant sign of any moisture at all. The driest start to a year in decades has shifted the source of this emblematic English river several miles downstream, leaving scorched earth and the

Canadian village razed by wildfire wrestles with climate-proofing its future

Sunflowers grow near a home last month that was spared from a 2021 wildfire that destroyed the western Canadian village of Lytton, British Columbia.  | REUTERS

REVELSTOKE, British Columbia – A year after a wildfire destroyed the western Canadian village of Lytton, residents, municipal leaders, and the British Columbia government are grappling with the slow and costly reality of future-proofing a community against climate change. The remote village sits at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers in the high,

Heatwaves threaten marine life as Mediterranean reaches record temperature

Heatwaves threaten marine life as Mediterranean reaches record temperature

Issued on: 04/08/2022 – 17:55 France has seen searing temperatures in successive heatwaves over the past few weeks, but it’s not only on land that temperatures are insufferably high. The Mediterranean Sea’s surface temperature reached a record high 30.7°C in late July, and marine heatwaves are becoming increasingly common because of climate change – with dramatic consequences for biodiversity. As Europe battles wildfires and record

‘Hungry river’ phenomenon to blame for severe erosion of Mekong River banks in Laos — Radio Free Asia

Land subsidence from erosion has cracked this road near the bank of the Mekong River in Paksan, Bolikhamxay province, central Laos, July 16, 2022. Credit: RFA

Upstream dams and sand mining have caused significant erosion along the Mekong River in western Laos, according to experts, devastating riparian communities in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation with high waters and powerful currents. But residents of those communities say they believe that other issues are to blame. Brian Eyler, director of the Southeast Asia

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