The first month of 2020 saw the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA’s report that 2019 was the second hottest year on record, along with steps taken around the world to combat the effects of climate change, including in Turkey, China, and Thailand.

Here is a look at environmental developments, reports, events, and stories in January:

Jan. 1:

– 2020 started as International Year of Plant Health, designated by the UN General Assembly.

– Turkey shuts down five thermal power plants and partially close one for failure to comply with the law to install filters, announced at

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