GOOGLE MAPS LAUNCHES NEW FEATURE TO SHOW THE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT ROUTES IN AUSTRALIA

Tue 23 April 2024: Google Maps Australia has unveiled new eco-friendly features in honor of Earth Day to motivate drivers to choose more environmentally responsible modes of transportation, The Guardian reported. The tech giant will encourage tourists to either take public transport or walk to their destinations. Australians who still intend to travel will be […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS THREATENING THE WORLD’S ECONOMY WITH MASSIVE INCOME REDUCTIONS: STUDY

Mon 22 April 2024: Even with an early and drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, climate change is expected to cause a 19% economic loss for the world economy by 2050, according to a new study published on Wednesday. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) analysis, which was published in the scientific journal […]

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BRITISH HOUSEHOLDS THROW AWAY SOME 1.7B PIECES OF PLASTIC EVERY WEEK: REPORT

Tue 16 April 2024: Households in Britain throw away some 1.7 billion pieces of plastic every week, according to a new report by the UK’s Big Plastic Count initiative. According to the report, only 17% of the country’s plastic waste is recycled while 58% is incinerated, 14% exported, and 11% landfilled. Stressing that incineration releases […]

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ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: WHY BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA WANT FEWER OF THE GENTLE GIANTS

Sun 14  April 2024: They might be an awesome sight to see from a safe distance on safari as they lumber around with their big, lopping ears and long trunks, but for those who live side by side with elephants, these mammals can quickly become a menace. Elephants’ numbers in African countries have dwindled hugely […]

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EXCEPTIONAL’ SAHARA DUST CLOUD HITS EUROPE, SAYS MONITOR

  Representational Image Thu 11 April 2024: An “exceptional” dust cloud from the Sahara is choking parts of Europe, the continent’s climate monitor said on Monday, causing poor air quality and coating windows and cars in grime. Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said the latest plume, the third of its kind in recent weeks, was bringing […]

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RISING TEMPERATURES HEIGHTEN HEALTH RISKS, EXPERTS WARN

Sun 07 April 2024: Rising temperatures associated with climate change are leading to more diseases transmitted by animals and longer periods of seasonal illnesses such as the flu, according to experts.  Dr. Emine Didem Evci Kiraz of Adnan Menderes University Medical School in Aydin, Türkiye said rising temperatures could lead to significant increases in the […]

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NEARLY 4,000 SCHOOLS IN PHILIPPINES SHIFT TO ONLINE LEARNING DUE TO INTENSE HEAT

Sat 06 April 2024: Governments across the region are grappling with how to respond. In the Philippines, almost 4,000 schools have suspended in-person classes as the heat index passed 42C in some areas, a dangerous level that the weather bureau warned could cause heat cramps and exhaustion. During the Easter week in Manila, children played in portable […]

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“THIS IS NOT A JOKE”: BOTSWANA THREATENS TO SEND 20,000 ELEPHANTS TO GERMANY

Thu 04 April 2024: Botswana’s president has threatened to send 20,000 elephants to Germany in a dispute over conservation. Angered by proposals in Berlin to restrict the import of hunting trophies, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said in comments published on Wednesday that Germans should try living among elephants. He claimed that an explosion in the number […]

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