Will Iran’s climate inaction fuel rising disaster threats?

In just over a year, Iran has endured deadly flash floods, crop-ruining drought, punishing dust storms and heatwaves that have pushed temperatures as high as 48℃-all crises likely fuelled by climate change. But for those hit by the impacts, finding help is proving very difficult. Iran is one of just four countries that have not […]

UN chief: Don’t let Russia crisis fuel climate destruction

UN chief: Don't let Russia crisis fuel climate destruction

Countries scrambling to replace Russian oil, gas and coal supplies with any available alternative may fuel the world’s “mutually assured destruction” through climate change, the head of the United Nations warned Monday. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the ‘all-of-the-above’ strategy now being pursued by major economies to end fossil fuel imports from Russia because of […]

Ukraine’s farmers stalled, fueling fears of global food shortages

An aerial view shows a French farmer in his tractor making bales of straw after wheat harvest in his field in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

The wheat was planted last autumn, which, after a brief growing period, fell dormant for the winter. Before the grain returns to life, however, farmers typically spread fertilizer that encourages the tillers to grow off the main stalks. Each stalk can have three or four tillers, increasing the yield per wheat stalk exponentially. But Ukrainian […]

Fuel scarcity takes toll on irrigation farmers in Jos

Fuel scarcity takes toll on irrigation farmers in Jos

The current fuel scarcity bedeviling the nation has begun to take a toll on the farmers, especially those who are into irrigation farming.  Most irrigation farmers rely on fuel-pumping machines to get water from nearby dams to keep the crops nurtured by watering it constantly as it is an integral component of growing crops until […]

Study: Fossil fuel pollution causes 1 in 5 deaths globally

The worst-hit is Asia, where average lifespan is cut 4.1 years in China, 3.9 years in India, and 3.8 years in Pakistan Fossil fuel pollution caused more than eight million premature deaths in 2018, accounting for nearly 20% of adult mortality worldwide, researchers reported on Tuesday.  Half of that grim tally was split across China […]