Wildfires surrounding California's sequoia groves spread to almost 40,000 acres LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM Two huge wildfires, the Windy and KNP Complex fires, burning around the Sequoia National Forest and the Sequoia National Park in U.S. state California, spread to 18,075 acres (73.1 square km) and 21,777 acres (88.1 square km) respectively on Sunday.
World on 'catastrophic pathway' to hit 2.7-degree temperature rise WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dire warning on Friday, saying the world is on a «catastrophic pathway» to surpass negotiated caps on temperature increases meant to mitigate the ravages of climate change.
Kazakhstan’s Kolsai kolderi National Park declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The State National Natural Park Kolsai kolderi has been included into the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Such a decision was made at the 33rd session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Programme «Human and Biosphere,» Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan.
Northern Hemisphere sees devastating flooding, wildfires this summer: WMO GENEVA. KAZINFORM Heatwaves, destructive wildfires, and devastating flooding created by intense rainfalls have swept through the northern Hemisphere this summer, killing hundreds and destroying houses, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Friday.
Land degradation undermines well-being of 3.2 bln people, warns UN chief UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure «undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people.»