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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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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...