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Earliest Ever Category-4 Hurricane Beryl Barrels Through Caribbean

Earliest Ever Category-4 Hurricane Beryl Barrels Through Caribbean

The first hurricane of the 2024 season, “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Beryl — the earliest-ever Category-4 hurricane — headed toward the Windward Islands Sunday night, bringing strong winds and flash flooding on Monday, according to the United States National Hurricane Center. Beryl made landfall Monday morning on Carriacou Island in the Grenadines as a Category 4 […]

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    Flooding and Landslides Kill at Least 85 People in Brazil as Climate Change Forms ‘Disastrous Cocktail’ With Severe Storms

    Flooding and Landslides Kill at Least 85 People in Brazil as Climate Change Forms ‘Disastrous Cocktail’ With Severe Storms

    Following days of heavy rains in Brazil, the country’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul is experiencing severe landslides and flooding. At least 85 people have been killed. Of the 497 cities in the area, more than two-thirds have been affected by the storms, which have destroyed roads and bridges, reported Reuters. On Monday, […]

    Indian Ocean to See ‘Rapid and Strong’ Increase in Heat Waves Unless CO2 Emissions ‘Substantially Cut’

    Indian Ocean to See ‘Rapid and Strong’ Increase in Heat Waves Unless CO2 Emissions ‘Substantially Cut’

    New research has found that the tropical Indian Ocean is warming at an unprecedented rate that could speed up this century if human-produced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are not reduced right away. The accelerated temperature increase could have significant impacts on biodiversity — particularly coral reefs — as well as have wide-ranging socioeconomic effects. “The […]

    More Than $100 Billion in Debt-for-Nature Swaps Could Help Fight Climate Crisis, Report Says

    More Than $100 Billion in Debt-for-Nature Swaps Could Help Fight Climate Crisis, Report Says

    According to a new analysis by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), more than $100 billion of developing countries’ debt could be made available to spend on nature restoration, protecting ecosystems like rainforests and coral reefs and climate change adaptation. The research is part of IIED’s “hidden handbrakes” campaign, designed to reveal and […]

    Africa’s Great Apes Are Already Feeling the Effects of Climate Change, First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds

    Africa’s Great Apes Are Already Feeling the Effects of Climate Change, First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds

    African great apes are some of the most iconic creatures on Earth. Humans’ closest living relative, these majestic primates are becoming increasingly impacted by climate change. In the next three decades, African apes will experience more extreme events such as heat waves, wildfires and flooding, according to a new study led by Razak Kiribou, a […]