‘Code red for humanity’: UN report gives stark warning on climate change, says wild weather events will worsen

INTERNATIONAL Climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame, according to the latest much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released on Monday. Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region[…]

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Increase in shark sightings, City warns

Beach and ocean users should expect an increase in in-shore shark activity over the spring and summer months, the City of Cape Town has warned. “Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April, with most sightings being reported in mid-summer,” mayoral committee member for energy, environmental[…]

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Heatstroke warning for pilgrims

The Ministry of Haj has warned pilgrims against the dangers of being exposed to sun especially during midday and in a crowd, saying that it could lead to heatstroke. It also urged pilgrims to use umbrellas and masks as part of precautionary measures, the Saudi Press Agency reported. According to the[…]

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Hamas dismisses warnings from Israeli PM

Hamas has dismissed as a sign of weakness warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Gaza residents to leave any site where Palestinian fighters are operating, saying the locations could be attacked. In a statement on Sunday, Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said: “The [Israeli] occupation has failed[…]

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