Para is Brazil's second-largest rainforest state and sits along the so-called arc of deforestation that encircles the Amazon and is rapidly penetrating deeper into the forest.
While human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for the bulk of the increase in CO2 levels, Australia's bushfires have made the problem measurably worse, underscoring the impact of the catastrophe on the global climate system.
Bushfires ravaging Australia have provided a foretaste of the kinds of conditions that could become normal, says Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts Research at Britain's Met Office Hadley Centre.
A project that is part of a growing movement of people practicing permaculture, a movement in agriculture that encourages working with, rather than against nature,
Extraction in rivers and beaches has increased pollution and flooding, lowered groundwater levels, hurt marine life, and exacerbated the occurrence and severity of landslides and drought, UN says.
Compiled by 145 expert authors from 50 countries, the study found that up to one million of Earth's estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species are at risk of extinction, some within decades.
TRT World talks to Greenpeace Mediterranean Project Coordinator Deniz Bayram about how Turkish consumers can reduce their plastics usage and what supermarkets can do to help.
Retailers began charging for plastic bags on January 1 with aim of reducing the volume of non-recyclable waste in the country where around 30-35 billion plastic bags are used annually.
Starting Tuesday January 1, all retailers in Turkey will begin selling plastic bags for 0.25 Turkish liras ($0.05) each. Meanwhile, South Korea has banned supermarkets and retailers from using disposable plastic bags.
A WWF study says 60% of all fish, birds, reptiles and mammals were wiped out by human activity between 1970 and 2014.
The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine litter in half for the ten most prominent items and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $250 billion over the next dozen years.
Authorities in the city of four million moved its estimate for "Day Zero" to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage recently.
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