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Weather forecasts predict colder winter in Europe this year

Source : Itar-Tass / 22 Sep 2014

The upcoming winter in European is expected to be colder than the 2012-2013 winter, Russian federal hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring service (Rosgidromet) said on Tuesday.

“Frequent invasions of cold air with short warm spells are expected,” said Rosgidromet head, Roman Vilfand.

 

World to see more people displaced

Source : AP / 18 Sep 2014

Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and aid workers say they expect to see that number rise in the future, according to a report issued by a Norwegian humanitarian group on Wednesday.

 

​Extreme solar storm approaches Earth

Source : RT / 11 Sep 2014

A powerful solar flare sparked on an Earth-facing section of the sun. A subsequent coronal mass ejection is expected to reach our planet later in the week, possibly causing disruptions of communication and power grids.

 

Greenhouse gas levels reach record levels

Source : UN Multimedia / 09 Sep 2013

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

 

Developing world faces water, energy crises

Source : KhaleejTimes / 06 Sep 2014

In a report, it said the cravings for clean water and electricity were intertwined and could badly strain Earth’s limited resources.

“Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades to meet the needs of growing populations and economies, changing lifestyles and evolving consumption patterns, greatly amplifying existing pressures on limited natural resources and on ecosystems,” the report said.

 

1,500 villages under water in North India

Source : Gulf-Times / 19 Aug 2014 

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said yesterday.

 

Dust storm blankets UAE

Source : Gulf news / 18 Aug 2014

Drivers were advised to take extra care on Sunday as a major dust storm shrouded the landscape in a veil of white sand reducing visibility across the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) asked motorists to slow down and warned seafarers of rough waters in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

 

Improved food systems could feed 3 billion more people - study

Source : Trust.org / 18 Jul 2014

Targeted efforts to make food systems more efficient in key parts of the world could meet the basic calorie needs of 3 billion extra people and reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture without using additional land and water, researchers said on Thursday.

 

Five new parks to be opened in Madinah

Source : Arab News / 05 Jul 2014

The Madinah Secretariat has completed construction works on five new parks in different districts of the city covering a total area exceeding 75,000 square meters.

Khalid bin Abdilqadir Tahir, secretary of the Madinah region, said that the five parks are expected to be opened to the public in the second week of Ramadan.

 

Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Source : News Daily / 01 Jul 2014

Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says.

Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.

 
 

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