The Proposals on Main Trends of the Climatic Treaty” (Klimatakkoord) were presented last week in the Netherlands last week. After discussions and additional processing, this document will determine the climate and energy policy of the Netherlands. Should this document be approved, the Dutch climate legislation will be one of the toughest in the world.
Canada’s National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative. The return of mining lands project and looking to the future.
Dust from Africa spreads into the Americas. This past weekend, a massive dust cloud from Africa’s Sahara Desert caused hazy skies across Texas, Mexico and parts of Central America. The dust cloud traveled more than than 5,000 miles from Africa across the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
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Iranian general says Israel stealing Iran's clouds. The head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization claims Israel is 'working to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain,' insisting this was confirmed by an Iranian scientific study; but head of Iran's meteorological service says 'it is not possible for a country to steal clouds.'
An Iranian general on Monday accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic republic, alleging his country was facing cloud "theft," before being contradicted by the nation's weather chief.
Carnegie Council announces its fifth annual Global Ethics Day (#globalethicsday2018) on October 17, 2018. Inspired by Earth Day, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs — and to share your #globalethicsday2018 activities widely on social media.
Anybody can now become a citizen of Asgardia – “the space state,” founded by a billionaire. Its establishment was first declared in 2016. Now this country has its elected leader, and anybody may apply for citizenship by simply visiting its website. Soon after Trump declared establishment of “space troops” the young space of Asgardia made an announcement about its leader, who was a Russian scholar and billionaire Igor Ashurbeyli.
Elon Musk says a new study about aliens gives humans even more reason to colonize other planets. Elon Musk says we need to colonize space because we may be the only intelligent civilization. His comments were inspired by a draft study from Oxford University researchers that looks at the Drake equation, a formula that explores the possibility of other intelligent alien life in our galaxy. The research suggests there's a 41% chance we're alone in the Milky Way and a 32% chance we're alone in the visible universe — and those are the optimistic numbers.
We see increasingly frequent occurrence of natural disasters. Scientists relate this with global warming, “nervous climate”, while conspiracy theorists are sure that its all the fault of a climate weapon. Where is the limit between the truth and speculation?
Tropical cyclones around the world are moving slightly slower over land and water, dumping more rain as they stall, just as Hurricane Harvey did last year, a new study found. This isn't about how powerful a storm's winds are, just how fast it chugs along.
An estimated 25 people, including at least three children, were killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said. Volcan de Fuego, whose name means “Volcano of Fire”, spewed an 8-kilometer (5-mile) stream of red hot lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to badly injured victims in the aftermath of the eruption.