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Extreme-weather related disasters jump dramatically: UN

GENEVA There has been a dramatic rise in extreme weather-related events in the past 20 years, a UN agency said, with reported disasters jumping from just over 4,000 in 1980-1999...

'From Arctic to Alps, summer impacted ice shelves'

GENEVA  From the Arctic to the Alps a hot summer had a significant impact on ice shelves and glaciers in the northern hemisphere, with this year's season hit by new...

Coal use must be progressively phased out: UN chief

ANKARA UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the use of renewables has to increase while coal consumption must end. His remarks came on the occasion of the 19th Darbari...

Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

ISTANBUL  Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas. She has been declared the Underwater Life Advocate...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

Pesticides push insects into global decline: report

ANKARA Though they play crucial roles in the environment, insect populations now face a global downturn due to pesticide-dependent industrial farming, according to a new report released Tuesday.   Across the planet,...

Face masks, latex gloves begin to trickle into seas

OVIEDO, Spain With crystalline canals in Venice, wildlife roaming undisturbed and clouds of haze lifting from above urban centers, environmental healing has been touted as a silver lining in the...

Hope, caution from UK charities on World Oceans Day

LONDON The COVID-19 pandemic presents a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for the biggest experiment ever to find out what happens when humans are removed from the oceans, David Jones,...

China launches 2 technology experiment satellites

ANKARA China sent two new technology experiment satellites into space on Saturday, state media reported. The satellites launched into planned orbit will be used for Earth-observation technology experiment, Xinhua News Agency...

Cyclone Amphan: At least 9 die in Bangladesh, India

DHAKA, Bangladesh / NEW DELHI, India At least nine people have died in super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and India, according to the official tallies of both countries.  Speaking to Anadolu...

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Boko Haram attack killed at least 110 in Nigeria: UN

ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

KARACHI, Pakistan Animal lovers, artists, and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s "loneliest" elephant as it...

Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

ISTANBUL South Africa recorded 2,563 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 787,702, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Thirty-eight additional people died from the virus,...

WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...