Thursday, 11 August 2016

An Epic Middle East Heat Wave Could be Global Warming’s Hellish Curtain-Raiser

The Washington Post

Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come. Story here.

Manitoba Sunflowers Take Beating From Storms

Manitoba Co-Operator
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Manitoba crops have suffered an array of problems due to unfavourable weather this year, and sunflowers are no exception. Story here.

Stock Answer

by George Monbiot 
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Why I took the plunge at last and converted (almost) to veganism. Story here.

Grounded 17,000-Ton Oil Rig Leaking Diesel Near Rare North Sea Habitat (Story & Raw Video)

"Lessons from this incident will need to be learnt, and quickly," warns environmentalist, "with further decommissioning of North Sea rigs expected and climate change expected to create more powerful storms and difficult seas." Story here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...