Tag: floods

    Five good-news environmental stories from 2021

    From new protected areas to ozone layer gains, this year saw some positive trends, even as myriad problems persist. Let’s read Al Jazeera review on this issue. From record heatwaves causing devastating wildfires in Russia’s Siberia, to a prolonged drought hitting South America and the worst floods to hit South Sudan in 60 years, there […]

    The power of soil: How MENA precarious climate shaped the Arab Spring

    The history of the Middle East, and the recent teachings of the 2010-11 uprisings, highlight an important lesson: ignore ecological integrity at your peril. Let’s check what Olivia Lazard states on this issue. *** In 149 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato – a politician, soldier and citizen dedicated to the study of agriculture – saw a […]

    Floods in Europe in 2021 will lead to desertification by 2070?
    12 Sep 2021

    The world is changing, and the cataclysms that happened around the globe this summer were the evidence of this change. But humanity still has a chance to influence the situation and return the climate to the state of the pre-industrial period. Let’s check Rubryka’s opinion on how many years it will take and what should […]

    Humanity is getting used to the new climate: how heat and floods are changing “usual” Europe
    16 Aug 2021

    Streams of dirty water overturning cars like toys and destroying houses translated live, and on the opposite side of the continent – the infernal heat and forest fires, which firefighters did not have time to extinguish physically. July 2021 was marked by natural disasters in many countries around Europe and the world. The first days […]

    Floods block food from reaching thousands of refugees in Colombia
    05 Aug 2021

    Flooding and landslides have left thousands of refugees cut off from food supplies in Ituango, the conflict-strewn municipality in north-western Colombia, The Guardian reports. Roads have been blocked by mud and debris after heavy rains, while helicopters cannot land. As a result, thod and medical supplies delivery has been stymied, and communications cut off. More […]

    Extreme weather takes climate change models “off the scale”
    01 Aug 2021

    Fires, floods, heatwaves, and droughts. The deadly weather that has unfolded in the summer, 2021 has left climate scientists “shocked” and concerned that extreme events are arriving even faster than models predicted, The Finance Info states. In southern Oregon, a fire over an area 25 times the size of Manhattan has raged for weeks, aided […]

    Floods in Europe: death toll rises to 170 in Germany and Belgium disaster
    19 Jul 2021

    In mid-July, downpours of historic intensity occurred in several regions of Western Europe, causing many rivers to overflow their banks. Particularly affected are areas in western Germany in the lands of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. According to German meteorologists, a monthly rainfall fell per night in some areas, and such rains have not been seen […]

    Saudi environmental initiatives raise the bar for action ahead of climate summits
    03 Jun 2021

    The recent announcement of the Saudi Green and Middle East Green initiatives came as welcome news to UN officials in a year that has been described by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as “make it or break it” for the planet. Unveiled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 27, the Saudi Green and Middle East […]