ENVIRONMENT

Water shortages have triggered protests in Iran
Protests in Iran, Security Forces Fire at People, Acute Water Shortages Persist
Iranian protests, triggered by the country’s water crisis, have intensified in recent days, with thousands of people taking to the streets and raising their voices against the Islamist government. The protests began on July 15...
Wildfires have burned through 1.5 million acres of land in the U.S. this year.
Massive Wildfires Ravage Oregon and California as Heatwave Envelops America
U.S. states of Oregon and California are battling some of the worst wildfires in their history that have, till now, scorched thousands of acres of land. In Oregon, the Bootleg Fire, which began on July...
Yakutia wildfires have already burned through 1.5 million hectares of land.
Yakutia in Serbia Melts Under Wildfires, Pollution Concerns Raise Citizens’ Frustrations
“Yakutia is a home of a lot of indigenous siberian people in Russia. It's the biggest region of Russia and it's on fire. the government doesn't do anything about it. The smoke is so high...
Shanghai-In-fa-Typhoon-China
Typhoon In-fa Slams Into Eastern China, Bringing Heavy Rain, Grounding All Flights and Complicating Rescue Efforts
Typhoon In-fa — the third typhoon of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season — is scouring China’s east coast, having arrived just south of Shanghai on Sunday, July 25. The hurricane has caused local authorities to...
Giant Goldfish Destabilize the Ecosystem, Requiring Them to Be Removed by the Thousands
Pet goldfish released into natural bodies of water are causing problems around the world. Their growing population has generated concern in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington states, Australia, Canada, and other areas, according to USA Today. ...
800 Tons of Dead Fish, Parched Crops and Threatened Livestock Have North Americans Scrambling for Solutions
Two recent environmental crises are challenging leaders in Florida and three provinces of Canada to find solutions, while new problems arise and the threat grows more serious. Water contamination brought hundreds of tons of dead...
What healthy Canadian canola crops are supposed to look like.
Extreme Weather Crushing Canadian Canola, Fruit, and Shellfish Harvests
A record heat wave that began when Western Canada saw the British Columbia village of Lytton eclipse the all-time high set in Las Vegas, Nevada at 49.6 C (121.28 F) at the end of June...
China's national carbon emission trading scheme has become operational.
China’s Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Begins Operations, Imperfect Solution for a Worsening Problem
China’s ambitious carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) began activities on July 16, with 4.1 million tons of carbon dioxide quotas worth 210 million yuan (approx. $32 million) traded on the first day alone. The carbon...
rescue efforts during floods in China, 2021
Deadly Flooding in South and Central China Causes Millions in Economic Losses
Extreme weather has been battering numerous provinces in the south and central regions of China for weeks, causing an unaccounted for amount of damage and resulting in numerous deaths and scores missing, while inflicting millions...