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Topic: South America

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El Niño forecast to drive record heat from the Amazon to Alaska in 2024

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

Coastal areas facing ‘enormous and urgent climate crisis’ as event supercharges human-caused global heating, scientists say

  Tagged under: El Niño | South America | Alaska

Forest fires in Chile cause multiple deaths and widespread destruction

  2024-02-03 in The Guardian

At least 46 people reported dead as dozens of fires sweep across central and southern regions, with Valparaíso worst affected

  Tagged under: South America | Wildfires | Trees

Brazil records its hottest ever temperature

  2023-11-21 in The BBC

The town of Araçuaí in the country's southeast hit a high of 44.8C (112.6F) on Sunday.

  Tagged under: South America | Brazil

Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Forest Fires | Rivers | El Niño | South America | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees

Strong influence of climate change in uncharacteristic early spring heat in South America – World Weather Attribution

  2023-10-10 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: South America

Top grain traders ‘helped scupper’ ban on soya from deforested land

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Cargill and ADM led push to weaken new protections for threatened ecosystems in South America, report says

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | South America | Brazil | Trees

More than 100 dolphins dead in Amazon as water hits 102 degrees Fahrenheit | CNN

  2023-10-01 by in CNN

More than a hundred dolphins have been found dead in the Brazilian Amazon amid an historic drought and record-high water temperatures that in places have exceeded 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | South America | Brazil | Health

Argentina’s grain harvest suffers under worst drought in 60 years | Drought News | Al Jazeera

  2023-03-09 in Al Jazeera

Already struggling under spiralling inflation, the South American country faces a decline in grain, its main export.

  Tagged under: Argentina | Drought | South America

What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia

Global South Climate Database - Carbon Brief

  2022-11-01 (or before) in Carbon Brief

The “Global South Climate Scientists Database” was launched to ensure that journalists can contact scientists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.

  Tagged under: Africa | South America

Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America

  2022-06-28 (or before) in Natural Resources Defense Council

Many green technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable power plants, depend on lithium-ion batteries, which require lithium. Lithium may play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but a climate-friendly future cannot come at the expense of destroying...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Wetlands | South America | Water Resources

How Is the Climate Crisis Impacting South America?

  2021-04-28 in The Climate Reality Project

South America is already feeling the impacts of the climate crisis, but it’s not too late to act.

  Tagged under: South America

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