Brazil has enough potential to supply up to half of the soybeans that Argentina will import to keep its industrial park running in the face of the historic drought that ravaged the 2022/23 crop in the country, which is usually the largest exporter of soy oil and soy meal in the world.
Brazil's Ministry of Integration and Regional Development (MIDR) and Microsoft do Brasil Monday launched the ClimaAdapt platform, a tool that uses public data from different environmental agencies to identify regions nationwide particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events, Agencia Brasil reported.
At least 26 people were killed and dozens of others were injured during the weekend when a series of tornadoes hit south central-eastern United States.
Following two weeks of negotiations, the United Nations International Seabed Authority has decided that it will start taking permit applications in July from companies that want to mine the ocean's floor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.