Record heat in 2023 worsened global droughts, floods and wildfires: Study

Record heat across the world profoundly impacted the global water cycle in 2023, contributing to severe storms, floods, megadroughts and bushfires, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. The findings are outlined in a new report released today by the Global Water Monitor Consortium and led by ANU researchers. Lead author Professor Albert […]

Tsunami waves hit coastal Japan after 7.5 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale hit Japan on Monday (January 1, 2024), triggering tsunami waves, which hit the northern coast of central Japan. The city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, observed a tsunami of more than 1.2 meters at 4:21 p.m. on Monday, following a major quake that hit the region, NHK reported. […]

COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels

Nations at COP28 in Dubai approved earlier on Wednesday a roadmap for “transitioning away from fossil fuels” – a first for a UN climate conference – but the deal still stopped short of a long-demanded call for a “phaseout” of oil, coal and gas. Reacting to the adoption of the outcome document, UN chief António […]

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