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Chile issues red alert over forest fire

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Santiago/Xinhua: Local authorities of Chile's southern region of Biobio issued a red alert on Saturday after a forest fire burned 2.1 square km of vegetation.
5.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Puerto Rico
Washington/Xinhua: A 5.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico on Saturday, as the Caribbean island has experienced tremors nearly on a daily basis since late December.
Indian political system unprepared to tackle the realities of climate change: Amitav Ghosh
Kolkata/UNI: Climate change and its grave consequences continue to be neglected at the cost of populist issues by the Indian political system, opined noted writer Amitav Ghosh on Saturday.
Death toll from earthquake in East Turkey reaches 14 - Emergency Management Agency
Ankara/Sputnik The death toll from the Friday earthquake in Turkey's east has increased to 14 people, the Turkish emergency management agency said.
West Bengal and the UK join hands to tackle degradation in the Sundarbans delta
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal government's environment department  together with the British Deputy High Commission Kolkata and the Newcastle University, UK have joined hands as a ‘force for good’ to launch Living Deltas Transdisciplinary Research Hub funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF).
WEF: Greenpeace challenges banks over $1.4 trillion invested in fossil fuels since Paris A...
Davos-Klosters/IBNS: Since the groundbreaking Paris summit on climate change in 2015, 24 global banks have invested $1.4 trillion in the fossil fuel industry, according to Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Greenpeace’s report, It’s the Finance Sector, Stupid, published today, puts the blame for the climate emergency at the feet of the banks, insurers and pension funds that participate in Davos.
UN human rights ruling could boost climate change asylum claims
New York/IBNS: The UN Human Rights Committee has determined that countries cannot deport people who have sought asylum due to climate-related threats.
WEF: New public-opinion poll calls for better climate education and urgent upskilling
Geneva, Switzerland/IBNS: A global survey of public opinion published today by the World Economic Forum finds that the world overwhelmingly blames global warming on human activity, with some regions slightly less trusting of climate science in 2020.
East Africa locusts threaten food insecurity across subregion, alerts UN agriculture agenc...
New York/IBNS: Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more countries in East Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday.
Mobile protected areas needed to preserve biodiversity in the high seas
Washington/IBNS: World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world’s ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists argue this week, to introduce new techniques that allow protected zones to shift as species move under climate change.
5.3-magnitude quake hits New Zealand -- USGS
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted 178 km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 0207 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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