Earth

Another earthquake shakes Turkey’s east, no casualties reported

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 occurred in the northeastern province of Erzurum's Köprüköy district on Nov. 22, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.

No casualties or damage have been reported yet due to the shake which occurred the second time in a week in the same location.

Turkey witnessed least precipitation of two decades last year

An annual report released by the State Meteorological Service has showed that the volume of the precipitation across the country between Oct. 1, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2021, has been the least of the last two decades.

"The precipitation decreased by 16 percent compared to rainfalls that occurred a year ago and some 19 percent down from the average of several years," the report said.

AFAD working to prevent looting at Grand Bazaar in event of quake

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) is presently working on measures as to how to protect historical structures in Istanbul during an imminent earthquake, including plans to prevent a possible looting at the Grand Bazaar if such a disaster hits the metropolis.

Turkish experts, NGOs launch 'Love Flower Alliance' at COP26

A group of experts and leaders of various non-governmental organizations from Turkey launched a new environmentalist initiative on Nov. 3 at the U.N. climate summit currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

The "Love Flower Alliance," which aims to sustain a "livable ecosystem" was launched at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, or known as COP26 this year.

Kristalina Georgieva Called for Faster Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Adapting to the rapidly deteriorating effects of climate change will require not only more funds for infrastructure, crops and other systems, but also much faster reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, said the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva in an interview with the Foundation, Thomson Reuters at the UN Climate Conferenc

G20 Summit: Carbon Neutrality by Middle of the Century and Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C

G20 leaders adopted a final declaration following two-day Rome summit, acknowledging the need for global carbon neutrality "by or around" the middle of the century, and calling for action to curb rising global warming up to 1.5 degrees Celsius, reports TACC.

World leaders in Glasgow for ’last, best hope’ climate summit

More than 120 world leaders meet in Glasgow on Nov. 1 in a "last, best hope" to tackle the climate crisis and avert a looming global disaster.

"It's one minute to midnight and we need to act now," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to tell them, according to extracts from his speech.

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