Delegates of OPEC and other oil producers including Russia – together known as OPEC+ – have been in a "joint technical committee" meeting in Vienna this week to discuss cutting production, amid fears of the coronavirus situation.
Temperatures have already reached above 40 degrees Celsius in South Australia state with the heatwave expected to hit Melbourne and Canberra on Friday while parts of Sydney to reach 45 degrees Celsius on the weekend.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of thousands of protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.
Scientists say Earth is probably the hottest it has been during the Holocene — the past 11,500 years or so — making it the warmest period since the dawn of civilisation.
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on December 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia, to India and Africa's east coast.
Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of Senegal, removed hundreds of kilos of plastic rubbish in the waters around the island of Goree off the capital Dakar.
The report highlights five areas for which investment is needed most urgently: early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, water resources, dryland agriculture and mangrove protection.
US weather agency says a swath of the East Coast, from the Carolinas up to Maine, faces the greatest heat threat as daytime highs are expected in the mid-to-upper 30s, which, coupled with high humidity, will feel like 38 to 43 degrees Celsius.
Hundreds of hectares of Turkey’s woodland were set alight by the PKK last week. But this is not the first time the terror group has been linked to such wildfires.
Indonesia rejected the waste due to violation of import rules.
A project that is part of a growing movement of people practicing permaculture, a movement in agriculture that encourages working with, rather than against nature,
"Today, 13,000,000 tonnes of plastic leak into the oceans every year, what among other damage, kill 100,000 marine animals annually," the UN says.
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