Brazil reports even more deforestation after revising data
11 June 2020 | 11:04 am
Amazon deforestation rose by 34.4% year-on-year in Brazil, the country's space agency INPE has said, revising its numbers based on satellite observation. The latest data does not include last year's forest fires.
20 Jul 2022
South America's largest country is losing trees at a rate of 18 per second according to a new report. Study authors Mapbiomas said this represents an increase of 20% during the course of 2021.
7 Aug 2022
To better prepare communities settled along the Gambia River for the impacts of climate change, citizen scientists are assisting researchers to gather more comprehensive information on marine and coastal environments.
7 Aug 2022
The Federal Government has disclosed that telecommunications subscribers would pay a five percent tax on calls, SMS, and data services. Meanwhile, stakeholders in the industry have expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s resolve to implement a five percent excise duty on all telecommunications services in Nigeria.
14 Sep 2022
A slight increase in US consumer prices for the month of August has ignited fears of more Federal Reserve moves to curb inflation. An earlier drop in US markets had a knock-on effect on Asian marketplaces this Wednesday.
8 Nov 2022
Stears, a pan-African data and intelligence company says its newly launched open data project, Stears elections is designed to fill the information gap witnessed in past elections in Nigeria.
8 Dec 2022
More and more schools in Delhi are installing CCTV cameras as a security measure. However, critics say that the footage of minors is not secure and needs to be covered by data protection laws.
27 Dec 2022
China has reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the last four days. A British based health data firm estimated that there are nearly 5,000 deaths a day in China from COVID-19.
Germany managed to stave off a full recession in 2022, with the economy performing better than expected. Although Russia's war in Ukraine and high energy prices slowed growth, the economy "managed to perform well."
Less that a year after settling a data leak lawsuit was settled for $350 million, T-Mobile has reported that details of 37 million customers were hacked.
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Brazil had temporarily banned Telegram after it failed to cooperate in an investigation into neo-Nazi chat groups. The company says it prioritizes the privacy of users.
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Although operations have resumed at Germany's second-busiest airport, over 500 planned flights have been canceled. Severe winter weather is also impacting train travel in southern Germany.
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The first global climate progress report found the world won't meet its climate goals, amid soaring temperatures. Will countries 'chart a better course' to cut planet-heating emissions at key UN climate talks?
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In this Science segment, we explore the various carbon capture techniques that exist to remove emissions from the atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says carbon capture is now a necessary step towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said that Sunday's referendum in Venezuela over the status of the disputed region of Essequibo was "absolutely not" the success proclaimed by the Maduro regime. According to electoral authorities, 95 percent of voters approved of Venezuela's claim to the large swath of neighbouring Guyana, but turnout was around 50 percent.
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Against the backdrop of the Israel-Hamas war and one-off Islamist attacks closer to home, German authorities are confronting a "complex threat situation." Some observers warn against exaggerating the danger.
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Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had originally been expected at the beginning of the year. Changing travel trends and economic problems in China are to blame.
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