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Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study

作者:admin 2020-07-04

Heatwaves have increased in both length and frequency in nearly every part of the world since the 1950s, according to what is described as the first study to look at the issue at a regional level. The study found the escalation in heatwaves varied ar 阅读全文

Dry tropical forests may be more at risk than wet rainforests, study says

作者:admin 2020-07-04

Dry tropical forests are more vulnerable to the impacts of global heating than had been thought, according to new research, with wildlife and plants at severe risk of harm from human impacts. Some tropical forests are very wet, but others thrive in a 阅读全文

Refugee victims of Tajoura bombing still lie in unmarked graves one year on

作者:admin 2020-07-04

One year on from the migrant detention centre bombing in Tajoura, eastern Tripoli, dozens of refugees and migrants who died have never been formally identified. At least 53 people were killed and 130 injured on the night of 2 July 2019, according to 阅读全文

Global report: WHO official says no large hidden toll in Africa

作者:admin 2020-07-03

The World Health Organization has said it does not believe African countries are harbouring a significant number of unrecorded coronavirus infections, though it said there may be underestimates in some places. Africa has reported 416,063 confirmed co 阅读全文

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN

作者:admin 2020-07-03

At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report. A record 54m tonnes of “e-waste” was generated wor 阅读全文

Ethiopia braced for more violence over musician's killing

作者:admin 2020-07-03

Ethiopian authorities are braced for further violence after two days of unrest following the assassination of the popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa earlier this week. So far as many as 88 people are thought to have died since protests following H 阅读全文

Matsepo Ramakoae and Lesotho’s lost chance to elect its first female leader

作者:admin 2020-07-03

Lesotho, a tiny mountain kingdom in southern Africa, has always been dwarfed in size and achievements by its neighbour South Africa. Many people around the world were not even aware of Lesotho’s existence until the beginning of this year when then pr 阅读全文

'Don't leave me' challenge makes Nigerian comedy go viral

作者:admin 2020-07-03

Josh Alfred, a Nigerian comedian popularly known as Josh2funny, is on cloud nine. Videos answering his “don’t leave me” challenge, inspired by a breakthrough skit where he punned around with the word “leaf”, have electrified social media and gone vir 阅读全文

Ethiopia protests: more than 80 killed as singer's murder lays bare grievances

作者:admin 2020-07-02

Ethiopian troops have been deployed in the country’s capital in a second day of unrest, sparked by the assassination of the popular musician Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, which has claimed more than 80 lives. Protests after Haacaaluu’s murder on Monday tappe 阅读全文

Hundreds of elephants dead in mysterious mass die-off

作者:admin 2020-07-02

More than 350 elephants have died in northern Botswana in a mysterious mass die-off described by scientists as a “conservation disaster”. A cluster of elephant deaths was first reported in the Okavango Delta in early May, with 169 individuals dead by 阅读全文