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First Person: Humankind’s ‘modern mentality to tame’ the environment: A volcanologist’s view
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Monday, 30 March 2020
First Person: Humankind’s ‘modern mentality to tame’ the environment: A volcanologist’s view
The 17 goals agreed by the global community to reduce poverty and create a sustainable planet are the responsibility of all people, wherever they are in the world, according to the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs represent a boundary-pushing blueprint for the future of the Earth and it’s anticipated they will be realized by 2030. U...
 
UN deputy chief see first-hand toll of climate change on Zimbabwe’s natural habitat
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
UN deputy chief see first-hand toll of climate change on Zimbabwe’s natural habitat
Alongside the human population, Africa’s animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina ...
 
More funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
More funding needed to combat locust swarms ‘unprecedented in modern times’
Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials wa...
 
Warmer months ahead for many parts of the planet: UN weather agency
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Warmer months ahead for many parts of the planet: UN weather agency
Many parts of the world can expect above average temperatures in the coming months even without the presence of an El Niño event to drive warming, the World Me...
 
Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere
A wide-ranging UN climate report, released on Tuesday, shows that climate change is having a major effect on all aspects of the environment, as well as on the ...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.