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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 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
17 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015.Preliminary information, based on data collected from January to October 2020, shows how high-impact events such as floods, extreme heat and wildfires affected millions of people...
15 Sep 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace.Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4 billion people – more than half of the world's projected population – will live in the 59 countries experiencing high or extreme water stress, including India and China...
20 Aug 2020 NEW YORK NY
Rising temperatures have brought more rain and are causing the glaciers feeding hydropower plants to melt faster, leading to more frequent floods and higher water inflows. At the same time, longer and more intense droughts are depleting water basins from Central Europe to the Western U.S., while the changing climate is also shifting patterns of precipitation and, in some places, remolding the landscape altogether...
13 Feb 2020 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a new compilation of maps reflecting how effects of drought, sea-level rise, forest fires, extreme rain and flooding may affect selected regions in Europe. The maps are based on different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models that have been projected through the 21st Century...
11 Feb 2020 DOUGLAS
A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more turbulent as a result of rapid sea ice melt, a new study from NASA shows. Using 12 years of satellite data, scientists have measured how this circular current, called the Beaufort Gyre, has precariously balanced an influx of unprecedented amounts of cold, fresh water—a change that could alter the currents in the Atlantic Ocean and cool the climate of Western Europe.
18 Jan 2020 SOFIA, Bulgaria
No-confidence Motion Against Bulgaria Government Follows Public Protests, Arrest and Replacement Of Water Minister
A no-confidence motion has been filed by the opposition Socialist party against the government of Bulgaria, following protests over water shortages. The parliament of Bulgaria last week approved the appointment of Emil Dimitrov as the country's new environment and water minister 15 January, following the 10 January arrest and resignation of predecessor Neno Dimov...
27 Dec 2019 BAGHDAD, Iraq
While human migration in northern Iraq is often driven by conflict, in the south of the country it is more often linked to livelihood factors such as water scarcity and the loss of arable land according to a new report. This first "Migration Profile" of Iraq, released 19 December, is a joint effort of the Iraq Ministries of Migration and Displacement, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Labor and Social Affairs, Planning, Interior in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)...
27 Dec 2019 ANKARA, Turkey
Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children.In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain destroying about 500 tents and additional tents being abandoned when they became uninhabitable...
25 Oct 2019 Washington DC, United States
Remarkable US Army Climate Change Report Studies Conflict Risk, What Caused Syria War, Bangladesh Risk, Geo-engineering!
A combination of global starvation, war, drought and disease could have devastating effects on world security according to a report from several United States agencies including the US Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, and NASA, under the rubric of the United States Army War College.The study, “Implications of Climate Change for the U...
12 Oct 2019 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) underscores that urban wastewater treatment now must also address additional challenges brought on by climate changes, increasing populations and, importantly, new pollutants.The 9 October briefing suggests solutions for “Urban Waste Water Treatment for 21st Century Challenges”...