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Coronavirus lockdown | Kolkata reopens after 77 days, anxiety thick in the air Coronavirus lockdown | Kolkata reopens after 77 days, anxiety thick in the air

Coronavirus lockdown | Kolkata reopens after 77 days, anxiety thick in the air

By 3 days ago

Until the other day, someone wearing a mask in a public place invited curious glances, today someone not wearing one gets dirty looks. Welcome to the new normal. On Monday, people went about their work with their faces covered as Kolkata reopened after being under lockdown since March 23.Coronavirus, June 8 updates | State Helpline…

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Two consecutive dry wet seasons spark concern among NT fire management experts Two consecutive dry wet seasons spark concern among NT fire management experts

Two consecutive dry wet seasons spark concern among NT fire management experts

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In Australia’s tropical savannas, property owners are accustomed to the risk of wildfires in the long months of the dry, but one specialist team is warning of an early start to this year’s fire season.Key points:Bushfires NT says there have been more fires than usual this yearIt is worried about a bad fire season because…

Philippine president signs widely opposed anti-terror law

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president on Friday signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders and to muzzle dissent.President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act after weighing the concerns of different groups, demonstrating the government’s commitment to stamping out terrorism, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.Opponents say…

Greenpeace fined £80,000 over 12-day North Sea protest Greenpeace fined £80,000 over 12-day North Sea protest

Greenpeace fined £80,000 over 12-day North Sea protest

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Image copyright Greenpeace Image caption BP said the climate change campaigners had acted in a “reckless” manner Greenpeace UK has been fined £80,000 for breaching a court interdict during a 12-day protest on a drilling rig.Campaigners boarded the Transocean rig in the Cromarty Firth on 9 June. It had been bound for the Vorlich oil…

The United People Of Climate Investing The United People Of Climate Investing

The United People Of Climate Investing

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July 1st, 2020 by The Beam  Originally published on The Beam. By Alexander El Alaoui There is no denying that capital markets have an impact, one way or another. Think of the 2008 US housing collapse and its devastating effects on the population, or how money flows propel social inequality — just read Thomas Piketty…

Factbox: What could be causing Botswana’s mystery elephant deaths? – Reuters Factbox: What could be causing Botswana’s mystery elephant deaths? – Reuters

Factbox: What could be causing Botswana’s mystery elephant deaths? – Reuters

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GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana is investigating hundreds of unexplained elephant deaths in one of Africa’s premier tourist destinations. Botswana is home to a third of Africa’s elephants, and there are concerns that whatever is causing the deaths, first recorded in May, could affect animals in neighbouring countries. Following are some theories as to what could…

Tropical Depression Cristobal expected to bring heavy rain, storm surge to Gulf Coast Tropical Depression Cristobal expected to bring heavy rain, storm surge to Gulf Coast

Tropical Depression Cristobal expected to bring heavy rain, storm surge to Gulf Coast

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By Sunday afternoon, Cristobal will approach the Louisiana coast.June 5, 2020, 2:26 PM4 min read Tropical Cyclone Cristobal is meandering over Yucatan Peninsula Friday morning, but it’s expected to move back into the Gulf of Mexico overnight and strengthen back into a Tropical Storm. As it moves north, Cristobal will encounter a lot of atmospheric…

Nuri: China’s first tropical cyclone of the year is a wet mess Nuri: China’s first tropical cyclone of the year is a wet mess

Nuri: China’s first tropical cyclone of the year is a wet mess

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Nuri made landfall in southern China on Sunday morning as an ill-defined tropical cyclone. Twelve hours ago it was a tropical storm over water, with winds circulating around its centre at 75km/h (46.6 mph), strengthening slowly but not expected to reach typhoon strength. China.org.cn, quoting the Chinese Meteorological Administration, said Nuri landed on Hailing Island…

Dozens killed in southern Japan floods – Al Jazeera English

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Dozens killed in southern Japan floods – Al Jazeera English

Extreme fires erupt in the Arctic Circle Extreme fires erupt in the Arctic Circle

Extreme fires erupt in the Arctic Circle

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By Mark Kaufman2020-06-24 15:28:27 UTC For the second straight year, an unusually large number of intense fires have ignited in the Arctic Circle, the polar region atop Earth. It’s now been anomalously warm in Siberia for nearly six months, and temperatures likely eclipsed triple digits in a Siberian town last weekend — setting a heat…

Huge acceleration of clean energy innovation needed to meet net zero target: IEA – Reuters India Huge acceleration of clean energy innovation needed to meet net zero target: IEA – Reuters India

Huge acceleration of clean energy innovation needed to meet net zero target: IEA – Reuters India

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LONDON (Reuters) – A global goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will not be met without a huge acceleration in clean energy innovation, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. The 2015 Paris Agreement set a target to curb global warming and reach net zero emissions in the second half of…

What could be causing Botswana’s mystery elephant deaths? – Reuters Africa What could be causing Botswana’s mystery elephant deaths? – Reuters Africa

What could be causing Botswana’s mystery elephant deaths? – Reuters Africa

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GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana is investigating hundreds of unexplained elephant deaths in one of Africa’s premier tourist destinations. A combination photo shows dead elephants in Okavango Delta, Botswana May-June, 2020. REUTERS/Handout via REUTERSBotswana is home to a third of Africa’s elephants, and there are concerns that whatever is causing the deaths, first recorded in May,…

Watch lightning hit the Washington Monument Watch lightning hit the Washington Monument

Watch lightning hit the Washington Monument

By 5 days ago

On Thursday night, punctuating the uprising against racial injustice, lightning struck the Washington Monument. A separate lightning strike near the White House that evening severely injured two soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard. (USA Today) India and Bangladesh brace for Super Cyclone Amphan, strongest storm ever in Bay of Bengal • Super Cyclone…

Snøhetta perches pentagonal hiking cabins alongside a Norwegian glacier Snøhetta perches pentagonal hiking cabins alongside a Norwegian glacier

Snøhetta perches pentagonal hiking cabins alongside a Norwegian glacier

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Architecture studio Snøhetta has built a group of timber cabins overlooking the Jostedalen glacier in Norway to replace accommodation buildings that were destroyed by a cyclone.Arranged around the peak of a hill the hiking cabins were built for the for a local branch of the Norwegian National Trekking Association. They replace the original Tungestølen Tourist…

The Radical Solution Tucked Into the House Democrats’ New Climate Plan The Radical Solution Tucked Into the House Democrats’ New Climate Plan

The Radical Solution Tucked Into the House Democrats’ New Climate Plan

By 1 week ago

If the COVID-19 disaster has demonstrated one thing, it’s the terrible human toll of not following the science. Had the advice of U.S. public health experts been followed and mask-wearing and social distancing been required early in the pandemic, tens of thousands of lives would likely have been saved. But one of the not-often-discussed consequences…

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