Study: Since 2010, Amazon forest emitted more CO2 than it absorbed

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Aerial view of an area burnt by a forest fire on September 13, 2019 in Cali, Colombia, north of the Amazon basin. – The Colombian national police and air force patrol forests from the air to detect fires and help fight them AFP From 2010 through 2019, Brazil’s Amazon basin gave off 16.6 billion tons […]

Humanity taking ‘colossal risk’ with our future

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File photo: Los Angeles County firefighters keep watch on the Bobcat Fire as it burns through the night in Juniper Hills, California, U.S. September 19, 2020Reuters Earth’s average global temperature has already gone up 1.2°C compared to preindustrial levels The failure to halt climate change, the destruction of nature and other intertwined global crises pose […]

Study: Carbon emissions are more than countries are reporting

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File photo: Smoke and steam billow from Belchatow Power Station, Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant, operated by PGE Group, at night near Belchatow, in Poland on December 5, 2018 Reuters The gap of about 5.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year arises due to differences in scientific methods used in national inventories Scientists said […]

Biden to push allies to act on China forced labour at G7

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Supporters of China’s Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists wave the flag of East Turkestan and hold placards calling for ‘ Independence for East Turkestan’ during an anti-China protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul on October 1, 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of The People’s Republic of China AFP […]

Study: Most major companies failing climate targets

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Surveys were taken in nearly 700 listed firms in 14 countries Fewer than one in four of the world’s largest companies are on track to meet basic climate change targets, according to a new study published on Thursday. Findings of the survey of nearly 700 listed firms in 14 countries from 2015 to 2019 were […]

US imposes new Myanmar sanctions on 2 state-owned businesses

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Protesters holding flags and a poster calling for the release of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Launglone township in Myanmar’s Dawei district on April 5, 2021 AFP The US imposed sanctions on Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise (MPE), adding that the […]

Xi challenges US global leadership

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File Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with then US vice president Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013 AFP China called on the US and its allies to avoid ‘bossing others around’ Chinese President Xi Jinping called for greater global economic integration and warned against […]

China, US agree on need for stronger climate commitments

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File photo: Chinese and US. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021 Reuters Biden will hold a virtual summit for dozens of world leaders this week to discuss climate change China and the United States agree that stronger pledges to fight climate change should be introduced before […]

Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ devastated in warming world

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File Photo: Young African elephants roam in the Africam Safari Zoo in Puebla, Mexico on June 5, 2012 Reuters These hot spots are nearly three times as likely to suffer losses due to climate change than more widespread flora and fauna  Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon-cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, […]

Climate change driving marine species poleward

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File photo: Corals and fish are seen off Koh Tao island, in the Gulf of Thailand on August 19, 2020 AFP A ‘Nature’ article estimated that the tropical fish stocks would decline 40% by mid-century due to global warming Warming waters have driven thousands of ocean species poleward from the equator, threatening marine ecosystems and […]