In Tonga, volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands’ acute climate risk

In Tonga, volcano-triggered tsunami underscores islands' acute climate risk

SINGAPORE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – For the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the tsunami triggered by Saturday’s volcanic eruption has laid bare some of the ways climate change threatens the very existence of the islands. By increasing temperatures and raising sea levels, climate change is likely to worsen disasters caused by tsunamis, storm surges … Read more

Explainer: Tonga volcanic eruption could harm environment for years, scientists say

Explainer: Tonga volcanic eruption could harm environment for years, scientists say

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Tonga’s massive undersea volcanic eruption could cause lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, say scientists studying satellite images and looking to the past to project the future of the remote region: ACID RAIN Since the initial eruption, the volcano has released sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, two … Read more

Impact assessment and relief efforts underway as world responds to Tonga tsunami

Impact assessment and relief efforts underway as world responds to Tonga tsunami

New Zealand reconnaissance flight en route to Tonga The Red Cross says the scale of the devastation could be immense UN ready to offer support Ash clouds from the eruption moving towards New Zealand, Australia WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Pacific nations and aid agencies began coordinating relief efforts in Tonga on Monday after a … Read more

Indonesia’s 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate – study

Indonesia's 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate - study

A motorcyclist rides on a road through land destroyed by forest fires near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Earth scorched in 2019, fires were recorded almost twice officially – study Study shows deforestation rate slows in 2017-2020 Indonesia says it … Read more