Flash floods have devastated parts of jordan

Jordan: flash floods kill 12 and force tourists to flee

Death toll rises a day after floods struck in several areas including the popular tourist spot of Petra — The death toll from flash floods unleashed by heavy rains in Jordan has risen to 12, according to local media, and forced authorities to evacuate more than 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Saturday’s …

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rescuers and volunteers search for the victims of a landslide

Multiple fatalities in mudslide near Rio de Janeiro

Three-year-old boy among the 10 confirmed victims after city of Niterói hit by landslide — Ten people were killed and 11 injured in a mudslide near Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Brazilian authorities have said. Roberto Robadey, the head of Rio’s civil defence department, told the Globo TV network that the mudslide in the city …

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los angeles and ventura counties have been evacuated due to two fires in the region

‘Raining hell down’: 11 dead as brutal California wildfires burn on

Fires in north and south described as some of the most extreme ever seen as number of fatalities feared to rise — Under a white plume of smoke and grey hazy skies, officials from Los Angeles and Ventura counties announced on Saturday that two people had died in the historically destructive Woolsey fire. That took …

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ruined homes in the small town of bento rodrigues, brazil after the disaster

BHP Billiton facing £5bn lawsuit from Brazilian victims of dam disaster

Action launched in Liverpool against Anglo-Australian mining company after 2015 tragedy that killed 19 people — The worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history has triggered one of the biggest legal claims ever filed in a British court. The Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton is being sued for about £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco …

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plastics on water

The Many Unknown Facets of Plastics in Ecosystems

Few studies have examined lakes or wide swaths of ocean areas, leaving critical data gaps in how plastic pollution affects wildlife and moves across food webs — Although it seems like volumes have been written recently about the ubiquitous plastic pollution in the world’s waterways, a new report finds major gaps in where we’ve looked …

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Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, a survivor calls climate polluters to account

Marielle Bacason’s life was turned upside down by the superstorm; now she gives evidence to a London tribunal that oil companies have ignored — “As we were leaving Tacloban it reminded me of the scene from the Hunger Games. I thought: I never want to come back to this living hell again.” Marielle Bacason, 27, …

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a woman draws water from a well in rajasthan in northwestern india

A Closer Look at the Sustainability of Our Groundwater Aquifers

Researchers use a new approach to assessing the world’s largest aquifers in hopes of improving groundwater management during drought periods — The largest aquifers in the world are a vital source of freshwater for agriculture and other human uses. During times of drought, these resources are crucial to food security; understanding groundwater storage and depletion …

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the north of england produced 48% of the uk’s renewable electricity

28,000 jobs at risk in north of England over low-carbon economy

Thinktank says transition to low-carbon economy could result in ‘local deprivation’ — As many as 28,000 jobs will be lost in the north of England in the next 12 years under the government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy, a thinktank has warned. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said in its report that the …

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air pollution is devastating the lives of many millions across the country

UK is endangering people’s health by denying their right to clean air, says UN

World body urges Conservative government to ‘step up and show leadership’ on the air pollution crisis — The UK government is putting the health of millions of its citizens at risk by failing to tackle the country’s air pollution crisis, according the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. David Boyd said people’s …

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philippines and indonesia disasters

Why Philippines and Indonesia are prone to natural hazards

Just like Indonesia, the Philippines has a big earthquake looming in its future. This raises an important question: what makes the Philippines and Indonesia prone to natural hazards? — (MANILA, Philippines) The catastrophic damage left behind by the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Palu, Indonesia still leaves people shaken to their very core. According …

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