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Flash floods kill at least 22 people in southern Iran | Climate Crisis News

Officials say 150 emergency services and an antenna unit are at work in the city of Estahban in Fars province. Flooding in southern Iran has left at least 22 people dead and one person missing after torrential rains in the largely arid country, a local official said. Officials from the Red Crescent local aid group …

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Summit of Pacific Islands begins amid battle between US and China for influence | Poverty and development

Sydney, Australia – The 51st meeting of leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), taking place this week in Fiji, will be the most important regional summit in years. The Covid-19 pandemic† climate change and the rivalry between the US and China have confused the strategic region in the years since leaders last met in …

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Summit of Pacific Islands begins amid battle between US and China for influence | Poverty and development

Sydney, Australia – The 51st meeting of leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), taking place this week in Fiji, will be the most important regional summit in years. The Covid-19 pandemic† climate change and the rivalry between the US and China have confused the strategic region in the years since leaders last met in …

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Portugal deploys 3,000 firefighters to fight heat wave fires | Climate Crisis News

Portuguese authorities have declared a ‘state of emergency’ as at least 29 people reported minor injuries from fires. Wildfires are sweeping northern and central Portugal, where an estimated 3,000 firefighters and more than 60 planes battle to extinguish the flames amid scorching temperatures. Authorities said 12 firefighters and 17 civilians needed medical attention to treat …

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‘Life-threatening’ floods force evacuations in Sydney, Australia | Climate Crisis News

Thousands of Sydney suburban residents are ordered to evacuate amid torrential rains and the threat of flash flooding. Thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate southwestern Australia’s largest city, Sydney, with torrential rains and damaging winds battering the east coast and flooding expected to be worse than those hit the region in the past …

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World faces ‘oceanic emergency’, UN warns as activists push for action | Climate crisis news

The five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to restore ocean health. The world is facing an “oceanic emergency”, United Nations head Antonio Guterres warned as thousands of activists, scientists and leaders gathered at the United Nations Ocean Conference in the Portuguese capital to call for measures to be strengthened protection of the …

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