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December 2018
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Congress on Disasters underway in Havana

Participants in this event will also deal with the effect of climate change on disaster situations and will promote the exchange of ideas on the issue Cuban and foreign experts are attending in Havana the 10th International Congress on Disasters, an event organized by the Civil Defense and the Fire Brigade of this Caribbean nation, … Continue reading

Caribbean Nations Discuss Climate Change in Venezuela

ACS members will analyze the effects of climate change and the financing of projects in nations devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria The XXIII Ministerial Meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) continued Thursday in Venezuela, where representatives from the region seek to address the effects of climate change and support the financing of projects in nations devastated … Continue reading

World Researchers Attend Science Convention in Havana

The forum will assess the development of information technologies and communications, renewable energy sources, and the pharmaceutical industry, amng other issues Over 1,200 experts from 39 countries are gathering in Havana for the 2nd International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, aimed at promoting the exchange of expertise, integration sustainable practice and the achievements in … Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Encourages the Tarea Vida Project

The Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus will be soon provided with additional human and technological resources in order to foster the Tarea Vida project, a governmental plan aimed at offsetting the consequences of climate change in the island.   In accordance with local specific problems and priority areas, the necessary resources will be allocated … Continue reading

NOAA: The Arctic is Warming at Light Speed

The Arctic is running a fever. The magnitude and pace of the recent Arctic sea-ice decline and ocean warming is ”unprecedented” in at least the past 1,500 years and likely much longer, according to a federal report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA   The polar region shows no sign of … Continue reading

Red Sun, Yellow Sky in England Due to Hurricane Ophelia

An unusual yellow sky and red-looking sun were seen across many parts of England yesterday As reported by a local weather report, the phenomenon was due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara. Debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part. The […] Continue reading

Caricom Tackles Consequences of Climate Change

The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has announced the creation of a special fund to recover agriculture in the region The Caribbean Community (Caricom) will create a special fund for the recovery of agriculture after the increased weather phenomena in the region, said today the newspaper Guyana Chronicle. The newspaper indicated that this way, Caricom considers the […] Continue reading

Experts Warn on Impact of Climate Change in Sancti Spiritus, Central Cuba

The Caribbean Sea is penetrating the Cuban southern coast at 1.3 meters per year, as a result of the climate change, authorities of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) to the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus warned.     As a consequence, saline intrusion, soil erosion and disappearance of mangrove swamps are […] Continue reading

Too Hot to Live!

Unless carbon emissions are curtailed, climate change may expose 1.5 billion people in South Asia to potentially lethal heat and humidity in the near future South Asia, where one-fifth of the world’s people live, could face summer heat waves that are impossible to survive without protection, thanks to global warming, new research suggests. Hardest hit […] Continue reading

Cuba Reaffirms Actions to Preserve Environment

Cuba has also stressed its willingness to continue working on strategies to deal with climate change and to better use natural resources The 11th International Convention on Environment and Development has reaffirmed Cuba’s actions in favor of the environment to deal with climate change and other pressing problems, Granma newspaper reported. According to the daily, […] Continue reading

Climate Change Facilitates Spread of Chikungunya Virus

If climate change continues unchecked, the virus could even spread to southern Europe and the United States   The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm have now discovered how […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus: Fidel’s Contribution to Environmental Protection Acknowledged

Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro’s strong defense of the environment and his contribution to tackling the global challenge of climate change were recognized June 5, during the national act for World Environment Day. “It is impossible to celebrate World Environment Day in Cuba without recalling the legacy of Fidel,” stated Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, a […] Continue reading

Another World Environment Day Celebration in Sancti Spiritus

For the third time in the 21st century, Sancti Spiritus has been designated as the host province for the celebration of the World Environment Day in Cuba. According to Leonel Díaz Camero, delegate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma) in this territory, the decision took into account the integral development achieved in […] Continue reading

Donald Trump Meets EU Leaders in Brussels

During the meeting Donald Trump was urged not to abandon the Paris Protocol against climate change, a request that was also made by Pope Francis The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and […] Continue reading

Scientists Uncertain about Future Development of El Niño

The last version of ‘El Niño’ took place between the last quarter of 2015 and the first months of 2016, and had devastating effects in many zones of the world The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ”El Niño” for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it […] Continue reading

Experts Analyze Water Global Problems in Cubagua 2017

The Convention is attended by UN representatives and specialists from Cuba, China, France, Peru, the U.S.A., Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina and Italy Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. There […] Continue reading

UN: Cuba Submits Document Ratifying Climate Change Agreement

During the ceremony, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal noted that the Convention offers a significant contribution to the struggle for the survival of the human species The Republic of Cuba deposited the document ratifying the “Paris Agreement to the Framework Convention on Climate Change,” adopted on 22 April, 2016, in a ceremony held at the […] Continue reading

Bolivia to Host People’s Climate Change Summit Ahead of COP 21

The Global Climate Change Meeting of Social Movements of the countries of ALBA-TCP will take place in September or October, ahead of the critical COP 21 summit in Paris.    Bolivia will host a climate change meeting conference for Latin American social movements next year to set out environmental proposals for the world’s most important global warming […] Continue reading