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  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Falklands promotes the use of Water Wise

    Murrell River and Moody Brook, Stanley water sources

    Using water, a finite resource efficiently has many benefits, not only to consumers but also to the wider Falkland Islands community and environment. Simple behavioral changes such as taking showers instead of baths, turning taps off whilst cleaning teeth, and using watering cans instead of hosepipes can significantly reduce the amount of water we use on a daily basis. This would also save energy, both in homes as well as at the water treatment plant which is great for both saving money as well as for the environment.

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  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    UN meeting on climate change kicks off in Chile

    Climate change represents “an unprecedented threat for the whole world,” Minister Rojas warned

    Experts from all over the world convened in Santiago, Chile, Monday for the opening day of a United Nations (UN) week of adaptation to climate change to address impacts and challenges, it was reported.

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  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Avalanche leaves 7 dead in Ecuador

    Lasso visited the area and said search and rescue will continue for as long as necessary

    At least 7 people died and 46 others were reported missing after a landslide in Ecuador, where authorities had earlier spoken of 16 fatalities but had to review their statements. Another 23 people were also injured in Sunday evening's landslide in Alausi, in the province of Chimborazo, some 300 km south of Quito.

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  • Monday, March 27th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Brazilian Gov't eyes permanent climate emergency for over 1,000 cities

    “We are living under the effect of climate change that is getting worse every day,” Minister Silva said

    Brazil's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Marina Silva Sunday admitted that President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's administration was considering the possibility of declaring a state of climate emergency in 1,038 municipalities mapped as most vulnerable, Agencia Brasil reported.

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  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Landmark UN Water conference in New York to address climate change and drinking water

    To reach the goal’s targets, the world will need to quadruple its efforts to connect people to safely managed water networks and sanitation systems.

    Leaders will gather this week in New York City for a landmark United Nations conference, an event expected to focus on the rising toll of the climate crisis and the effort to provide clean drinking water to a global population of over 8 billion.

  • Tuesday, March 21st 2023 - 09:51 UTC

    Guterres warns climate bomb ticking

    “Our world needs climate action on all fronts,” Guterres insisted

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday in a recorded appearance before a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that in order to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 because “the climate bomb is ticking.”

  • Monday, March 20th 2023 - 15:54 UTC

    Antarctic sea ice hitting historic lows

    Scientists need more time to affirm whether this phenomenon is due to climate change or not

    A website specialized in weather news published this past weekend a report stating that Antarctic sea ice reached another historic low after a trend of ice loss in recent years seems to have come to stay because while Antarctic sea ice shows an almost flat trend, the minima appear to have gained on that trend.

  • Monday, March 20th 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Earthquake kills 14 in Ecuador and 1 in Peru

    “We are going to declare a state of exception,” Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso said

    At least 15 have died after an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 shook northern Peru and southern Ecuador at 12.11 pm on Saturday, it was reported. The epicenter was said to be in Ecuadorian territory, 85 kilometers northeast of Zarumilla, in the Tumbes region, and 78 kilometers deep, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

  • Saturday, March 18th 2023 - 10:01 UTC

    Alckmin discusses Brazil's ties with European envoy beyond Mercosur

    Alckmin highlighted the Brazilian government's efforts to reposition the country internationally

    Brazilian Vice President Geraldo Alckmin met Friday with the European Commission's Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager to discuss the South American country's relations beyond the Mercosur deal, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Manaus: Landslide leaves at least eight dead after heavy rains

    There was no previous indication that the area could be at risk, Mayor Almeida explained

    Authorities said that at least eight people, including four girls, had been killed after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Manaus, in the Brazilian State of Amazonas. The event occurred late Sunday in the precarious Nova Floresta neighborhood in Manaus.