Typhoon Vongfong ravages central Philippine islands MANILA. KAZINFORM Vongfong, the first typhoon of the season, has ravaged May 15 several islands of the central Philippines, making landfall six times in the first 24 hours of its passage through the country and ahead of its expected arrival in Manila on Friday.
Two regions of Kazakhstan combating wildfires NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan is set to face high fire threat due to early fire season and warm weather in April. The fire season started this year in the country’s south on March 26, and on April 6 in the northern, central, eastern and western regions of the country, the emergency situations committee reports.
Researchers observe risky «strand feeding» behaviour in Australian dolphins SYDNEY. KAZINFORM Researchers revealed on Monday they have for the first time identified an exceptional hunting behaviour known as strand feeding in Australian dolphins, where the marine mammals deliberately beach themselves in order to catch their prey.
Dead seals found ashore the Caspian Sea AKTAU. KAZINFORM Four young dead Caspian seals were found washed ashore the Caspian Sea on April 19 and one more seal on April 20, the Facebook account of the press secretary of the forestry and wildlife committee of the Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Ministry of Kazakhstan , Saken Dildakhmet, reads.
COVID-19 not «silver lining» for climate: UN environment chief UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM Inger Andersen, head of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), has said that greenhouse gas emissions are down and air quality has gone up as governments react to the COVID-19 pandemic, while cautioning against viewing this as «a boon for the environment.»
COVID-19 impact on weather observation concerns UN body GENEVA. KAZINFORM The UN weather body on Wednesday expressed concern over the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on weather observations, noting that much of its data comes from commercial airlines whose flights have dramatically declined in much of the world.
Endangered animals sighted in Mexican Caribbean, deserted due to COVID-19 CANCUN. KAZINFORM Endangered animals such as jaguars, leatherback turtles, great curassow birds and crocodiles have been sighted in the urban areas and even in hotels of Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean that have been empty of people following restrictions imposed on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ‘Singing Trees’ highlights environmental awareness ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Tomorrow, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Théâtre du Châtelet, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will launch the world premiere of Singing Trees, a new interactive installation created by award-winning digital artists from London, Umbrellium, in collaboration with Paris’ Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music, IRCAM, and independent producer, Katherine Jewkes, WAM reports.