1/3 Artic Ice Gone, American Food Wastage, Flash Floods In Pakistan, Uganda & More – Weekly News

August 11, 2022
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France is facing its third heatwave this summer as temperatures surged around 40°C. France is also staring at a drought-like situation with many departments acknowledging them. Surrounding Spain too swelters and heat alerts have been issued.

The Indian government seeks to stabilize the population by 2045 in the line with national population policy 2000 and national health policy 2017. While Health Ministry reports the total fertility rate reduced to 2% in 2019-21, according to the Nation Family Health Survey.

The ocean acidity has spiked due to excessive production of CO2, 25% of total atmospheric CO2 is produced by humans. By 2100 it may shoot up to 150% and will mainly impact shellfish and plankton in the same way as human osteoporosis.

July 2022 flash flood creates havoc in several areas of Pakistan. Killed at least 310 and hundreds more were injured. Flash floods thrashed Uganda and 26 are supposedly dead.

Pacific Northwest Heat spell is now expected to last longer than forecasters had initially predicted. The duration of the heat wave puts Oregon’s biggest city on course to tie its longest streak of six consecutive days of 95 F (35 C) or higher.

An An, The world’s oldest male giant panda under human care died at the age of 35 at Hong Kong Ocean Park. An An was born in China’s Sichuan province and arrived in Hong Kong in 1999.

A report by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) suggests Americans waste roughly 40% of food, an estimated 125 to 160 billion pounds of food goes to waste every year, much of it is perfectly edible and nutritious.

As per the USGS (United States Geological Survey) more than a third of the world’s remaining glaciers will melt before the year 2100. When it comes to sea ice, 95% of the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic Ocean is already gone. Increase in temperatures due to human activity is causing more and more glaciers to melt.

Krutika Surana

Krutika Surana is currently pursuing masters degree in mass communication and journalism from Amity University Mumbai. Her interests are Investigations, Reporting, Politics etc.

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