OVER HALF OF THE WORLD’S CARBON EMISSIONS COME FROM JUST THREE COUNTRIES

Thu 19 May 2022:  China, the US and India must take more decisive steps in the face of challenges in reaching net-zero emissions targets as they are responsible for more than half of all global emissions, experts say. The most important commitment of governments to limit global warming to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level is […]

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“FIERUPTS WHEREVER I AM”: OUTRAGE AS PAKISTANI TIKTOK STAR SHOOTS VIDEO NEXT TO FOREST FIRE

Wed 18 May 2022: As a severe heatwave causes widespread agony in Pakistan, a Pakistani social media star with millions of followers is facing backlash after posing for a TikTok video by a forest fire. “Fire erupts wherever I am,” Humaira Asghar captioned a video of herself strolling about in a silver ball gown in […]

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BRICS COUNTRIES TO EXPAND CLIMATE CHANGE COOPERATION

Tue 17 May 2022: The delegates of the BRICS countries had a high-level conference on Tuesday, during which they decided to deepen and extend multilayered cooperation in the subject of climate change, according to the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Under the chairmanship of Chinese Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu, delegates […]

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MANY AREAS OF INDIA ARE BATTLING WATER SHORTAGES AS THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCES AN INTENSE HEAT WAVE

Sat 07 May 2022: Many cities in India have experienced water and power shortages as a result of the early heatwave. Daily power outages driven by a surge in demand for electricity have resulted in blackouts as long as eight hours in some parts of India, while coal stocks the fuel that accounts for 70% […]

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO LAUNCH ZERO EMISSIONS MINING TRUCK

Fri 06 May 2022: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to officiate the launch of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered, zero emissions mine haul truck on Friday afternoon. The giant truck – which was designed and constructed by mining giant Anglo American – is a zero emissions prototype of a 290-tonne payload hauler and uses both hydrogen […]

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IT’S GOOD FOR DICAPRIO TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT, BOLSONARO TELLS LEONARDO DICAPRIO

Thu 05 May 2022: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and Hollywood star Leonardo Dicaprio are sparring again. This time, it’s the Brazilian president who has come up with a jibe,  in keeping with his mercurial style. Bolsonaro on Thursday asked the Hollywood heartthrob to ‘keep his mouth shut’. In recent days, A-listers in Brazil and abroad […]

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EU CLOSER TO INTRODUCING A COMMON CHARGER TO REDUCE E-WASTE

Thu 05 May 2022: The European Parliament’s plenary session on Wednesday approved the EU institutions’ position on requiring all portable electronic gadgets sold in member states to use the same type of charger. In a press statement, the European Parliament stated that it is “ready to start negotiations” with EU member states and the European […]

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RECORD DEFORESTATION IN WORLD’S BIGGEST RAINFOREST ‘WORRYING’

Sat 09 April 2022: Brazil has set a new grim record for Amazon deforestation during the first three months of 2022 compared with a year earlier, government data shows, spurring concern and warnings from environmentalists. From January to March, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose 64 percent from a year ago to 941sq km (363sq miles), data […]

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