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22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmonisation in respect of the Lake Victoria Basin. A February report on the “On-Spot Assessment of the Lake Victoria Basin” was compiled by the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources (ATNR)...
21 Feb 2021 BERLIN, Germany
Areas with water shortages experiencing mass mixed species congregations are particularly vulnerable to pathogen transmission between species, according to new researchA study published this month in "Science of the Total Environment" identifies water resources as a main vector for mammalian virus transmissions...
11 Dec 2020 BREMERHAVEN
In the past 20 years, Central Europe has experienced six summer heat waves and droughts. Until now, however, it was unclear what factors led to these extreme events. Researchers from two Helmholtz Centres (AWI & UFZ) have now discovered that in Central Europe, temperature and precipitation patterns in April play a vital role in determining whether or not the soils are drier than average in the following summer...
28 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines
Heavy rain from an unprecedented five tropical storms since 25 Ocotber has caused severe flooding and mass displacement in metropolitan Manila, Philiipies. One of these has been the 21st tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, arriving just two weeks after Typhoon Rolly, which has been recorded as the strongest typhoon of 2020, so far...
18 Nov 2020 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved almost $1.2 Trillion USD in support for climate-, biodiversity- and sustainability-focused projects through 2030.Almost $8 Billion USD has been allocated for private and public sector financing and investment related to COVID-19 resilience, clean transport, sustainable urban development, including water infrastructure and renewable energy, health and education...
18 Oct 2020 BERLIN
A German utility company says it has shut down the pipes supplying Tesla with water for the construction of a factory near Berlin because the automaker hasn't paid its bills. A spokeswoman for the company WSE said Thursday that Tesla was given repeated warnings its water supply would be turned off. It wasn't immediately clear how the lack of water would affect construction work at the site in Gruenheide, which has been taking place at breakneck speed.
29 Jul 2020 BERLIN
The local water supplier in the municipality of Grünheide has put the factory’s connection on hold because Tesla has so far failed to sign a document that will set its annual water use at 1.5 million cubic metres, about 10 percent of the municipality’s total use. The water supplier suspects that Tesla is hesitating to sign the document due to possible plans to expand the factory in the near future, leading the local utility to put all proceedings on hold.
29 Jul 2020 New York, United States
“The climate emergency is a danger to peace”, Miroslav Jenca, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas told the Security Council 18 July, as he called on peace and security actors to play their role and help speed up implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change...
15 Jun 2020 BERLIN
The American automaker Tesla has revised its application for approval of its planned gigafactory in Grünheide near Berlin. A changed handling of water within the company should lead to a significant reduction in water consumption compared to the original planning. In addition, changes were made to the plant design in order to use the space more efficiently.
10 Jun 2020 KAUB
Germany’s Rhine River is entering dry summer months with water levels at their lowest in two decades, prompting fears of shipping disruption on Europe’s most important inland waterway. After spring showers failed to show in Germany, the official water level at Kaub — a key chokepoint near Frankfurt — dropped to around 1 meter on June 3, its lowest for the time of year in at least two decades.
19 May 2020 MUNICH
The world will likely never be the same again after the covid-19 pandemic – too much has changed for us personally, socially and culturally. The pandemic is a terrible tragedy that continues to devastate lives and economies while ironically also bearing the possibility of being a much needed global sustainability reset...