The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science agencies — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and a private measuring […]

EU scientists say 2021 was the world’s fifth-hottest year on record

Last year was the world’s fifth hottest on record, while levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hit new highs in 2021, European Union (EU) scientists said. The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said in a report on Monday that the last seven years were the world’s warmest “by a clear […]

Record export earnings in Dec as global apparel demand rebounds

Record export earnings in Dec as global apparel demand rebounds

Bangladesh recorded its highest ever single-month export earnings amounting to $4.91 billion in December last year, data showed Sunday, thanks to a strong rebound in demand for apparel in western markets even amid the Omicron spread. The export receipts surpassed the $3.91 billion target set for the month, registering more than 48% year-on-year growth, according […]

Agricultural, forestry and fishery export turnover reaches record high in 2021

Agricultural, forestry and fishery export turnover reaches record high in 2021

VIETNAM, December 30 –   Workers at Woodsland Joint Stock Company in the northern province of Tuyên Quang processing wood products for export to the EU. — VNA/VNS Photo  HÀ NỘI — Export turnover of agricultural, forest and fishery products in Việt Nam reached a record high of US$48.6 billion this year, an increase of […]

Alaska sees record December warmth, winter rains

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Fur seals rest along the northern shore in St. George, Alaska, US, May 22, 2021. Hundreds of thousands of fur seals spend their summer on St George each year. The air temperature at a tidal gauge hit 19.4°C degrees on Sunday, the highest December reading ever recorded there  An unusual winter warm spell in Alaska […]

UN agency confirms 2020 Arctic heat record

UN agency confirms 2020 Arctic heat record

Verkhoyansk, where the record temperature was hit on June 20, 2020, is 115 kilometres (71 miles) north of the Arctic Circle – a region warming at more than double the global average. The extreme heat fanned wildfires across northern Russia’s forests and tundra, even igniting normally waterlogged peatlands, and releasing carbon record emissions “It is […]

Summer wildfires emit record amount of CO2

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Firefighters and volunteers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the village of Galatsona, in Greece on August 9, 2021 Reuters Globally, forests going up in flames emitted more than 2.5 billion tons of CO2 Wildfires in Siberia, North America and around the Mediterranean caused record levels of planet-warming CO2 emissions this summer, the EU’s […]

What is ‘peak acreage’ and has Australia hit it?

A red header machine harvesting a paddock of golden barley, with low lying hills in the background

A new report from ANZ has predicted Australian agriculture may have reached ‘peak acreage’ in terms of land that can be used to grow crops. Key points: A new report predicts Australia may already be farming all the suitable land that can grow crops. Despite this production is set to continue increasing as farmers improve […]

Biden administration confirms it will boost food stamps by record amount

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File photo: Oranges are displayed for sale at the produce area as a customer browses grocery store shelves inside Kroger Co’s Ralphs supermarket amid fears of the global growth of coronavirus cases, in Los Angeles, California, US, March 15, 2020 Reuters The Times said the new plan would raise the $79 billion annual program’s costs […]