There are still 33 fires burning in Australia's New South Wales state, but they are all at the lowest warning level of "advice" and mostly in southeastern areas where the rains are headed.
The business venture offers clean oxygen as the city's air contains tiny and toxic pollutants that penetrate lungs and bloodstreams and cause life-threatening diseases.
Iconic St Mark’s Square closed as exceptionally high tidal waters have returned to Venice.
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says the drought is being driven, in part, by warmer sea-surface temperatures impacting rainfall patterns. Air temperatures have also warmed over the past century, increasing the ferocity of droughts and fires.
"The headline message is to reassure drinking water consumers around the world, that based on this assessment, our assessment of the risk is that it is low," Bruce Gordon of the World Health Organization says.
Research shows high levels of minerals, including copper, zinc and cobalt, remain in the soil around the town of Kasese.
Sea Wolf or Denizkurdu 2019 exercise, supervised by the Turkish navy, will run through May 25 in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea with 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters.
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.
Climate change could help cholera make a comeback unless a concerted effort is made to spread awareness.
Many civilians seeking to escape Daesh territory have to pay smugglers fees to the PKK who then don't deliver and seek more money from them.
Pakistan, with a largely agriculture-based economy, fears that India may tamper with the 1960 Indus Water Treaty, brokered by the World Bank, following a rebel attack in India-administered Kashmir that killed more than 40 soldiers.
Authorities say a total of 110 bodies had been recovered and 238 others are listed as missing following a dam collapse in Brazil last week.
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