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Climate is changing – Food and Agriculture must too

Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too

World Food Day highlights that climate is changing and that food and agriculture must too To mark the World Food Day 2016, a ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too.” “We need to mitigate the damage we are doing to ... Read More »

Flash floods, landslides kill 46 in Indonesia

Flash floods, landslides kill 46 in Indonesia

The districts of Purworejo, Banjarnegara and Kebumen are the hardest-hit areas, and most of the casualties came from there JAKARATA (Indonesia) – The death toll from a series of flash floods and landslides that occurred in 16 districts in Central Java over the weekend has risen to 46, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). The landslides buried dozens ... Read More »

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway announced a zero deforestation policy in its procurement of goods, two years after making a pledge with Germany and Britain to ‘promote national commitments that encourage deforestation free supply chains.’ Norway has declared a complete ban on deforestation, and has become the first nation to commit to a zero deforestation policy. The announcement comes two years after Norway issued ... Read More »

Iran develops app that predicts damage to trees

Using the Leafsnap UK app to identify a tree from its leaf

Derakhtban’ (‘Tree Protector’) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees TEHRAN (Iran) — Iran has developed a special mobile phone application that can determine if a tree is in danger of falling because of certain damages caused by severe climate or diseases. The app called ‘Derakhtban’(Tree Protector) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees as well ... Read More »

Bleaching kills 35 per cent of corals in Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Has Killed 35% Of Corals In Central, Northern Regions

This year is the third time in 18 years that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced mass bleaching due to global warming SYDNEY (Australia) – Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists have said. ... Read More »

Extreme Expedition: Four climbers die on Mount Everest in four days

Four climbers die on Mount Everest in four days in May 2016

4 die and about 30 other climbers have become ill with altitude sickness, or are suffering from frostbite. At least four climbers have perished on Mount Everest in four days, after an Indian mountaineer became the latest to succumb to altitude sickness while descending from the world’s highest peak. The first person to die was a climbing guide named Phurba ... Read More »

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