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New Zealand opens travel bubble for workers in Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu

On August 2, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that seasonal workers in certain Pacific countries will be allowed to enter New Zealand without having to undergo a two-week quarantine.

On August 2, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that seasonal workers in certain Pacific countries will be allowed to enter New Zealand without having to undergo a two-week quarantine.

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August 2 is the perfect time to observe Saturn

Saturn will make its closest approach to Earth (about 1.2 billion kilometers from Earth) next week, giving us the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of the planet with the naked eye.

Saturn will make its closest approach to Earth (about 1.2 billion kilometers from Earth) next week, giving us the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of the planet with the naked eye.

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83 million people are at risk of dying from high temperatures

83 million people, equivalent to the population of Germany, could die from rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions this century.

83 million people, equivalent to the population of Germany, could die from rising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions this century.

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Japanese people’s average life expectancy reach a record high

Data from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on July 30 showed that, in 2020, the average life expectancy of women in this country is 87.74 years, an increase of 0.3 years compared to 2019, and 81.64 years for men, an increase of 0.22 years.

Data from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on July 30 showed that, in 2020, the average life expectancy of women in this country is 87.74 years, an increase of 0.3 years compared to 2019, and 81.64 years for men, an increase of 0.22 years.

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The world’ 23 hunger hotspots will face severe food insecurity in the next 4 months

Conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are a combined crisis, threatening the lives of tens of millions of people around the world, pushing them closer to hunger.

Conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are a combined crisis, threatening the lives of tens of millions of people around the world, pushing them closer to hunger.

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Failure to ensure global access to vaccines poses a threat to the world economy and public health, WTO warns

On July 29, the WTO warned that inequality in global vaccination rates for Covid-19 could affect the recovery of the world economy.

On July 29, the WTO warned that inequality in global vaccination rates for Covid-19 could affect the recovery of the world economy.

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Italy was hit hard by landslides and floods

Heavy rains have led to landslides and floods, causing property damage in northern Italy.

Heavy rains have led to landslides and floods, causing property damage in northern Italy.

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Wildfires threaten Athens suburbs

Greek officials said that an out-of-control forest fire that broke out on July 27 in the foothills of Mount Penteli north of Athens is at risk of spreading to the outskirts of this city.

Greek officials said that an out-of-control forest fire that broke out on July 27 in the foothills of Mount Penteli north of Athens is at risk of spreading to the outskirts of this city.

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Prolonged hot weather in South Korea kills people

The intense heat is lingering in all parts of Korea.  Most localities in the central region such as Seoul, South and North Gyeongsang provinces have issued warnings of heat and heat shock.

The intense heat is lingering in all parts of Korea.  Most localities in the central region such as Seoul, South and North Gyeongsang provinces have issued warnings of heat and heat shock.

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One in a thousand years flood happens in China

The torrential downpours continued to cover many localities, the most severe of which was in Henan province, central China on July 21, forcing the country to raise the alert level for flood response to level 2.  The second highest level in the 4-level scale of China's flood warning system.

The torrential downpours continued to cover many localities, the most severe of which was in Henan province, central China on July 21, forcing the country to raise the alert level for flood response to level 2.  The second highest level in the 4-level scale of China's flood warning system.

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Global carbon emissions will rise to a record high in 2023, IEA warns

On July 20, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that global carbon emissions will rise to an all-time high by 2023.

On July 20, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that global carbon emissions will rise to an all-time high by 2023.

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China launches online carbon exchange

According to THX, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said that the country's national carbon exchange began operating online from July 16.  This is an important step to help China reduce carbon emissions and meet emissions targets.

According to THX, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said that the country's national carbon exchange began operating online from July 16.  This is an important step to help China reduce carbon emissions and meet emissions targets.

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UK stimulates trade with 70 developing countries

The plan is the UK’s latest attempt to promote freer global trade after regaining control of its trade policy in the post-Brexit era.

The plan is the UK’s latest attempt to promote freer global trade after regaining control of its trade policy in the post-Brexit era.

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Global Climate Change and Global Warming: Are we ready to change now?

In the mid-July days, several developed countries in Western Europe experienced the deadliest floods ever recorded in the old continent, engulfing many vehicles, villages and even the lives of more than 160 people.

In the mid-July days, several developed countries in Western Europe experienced the deadliest floods ever recorded in the old continent, engulfing many vehicles, villages and even the lives of more than 160 people.

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Many European countries were devastated by floodwaters

There were 1,300 Germans have gone missing after heavy rains not seen in a century caused flash floods that devastated parts of Western Europe.

There were 1,300 Germans have gone missing after heavy rains not seen in a century caused flash floods that devastated parts of Western Europe.

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Singapore's economy grew 14.3% in Q2

This is the strongest growth in 11 years, after the country recovered from a deep decline in the same period in 2020 due to Covid-19.

This is the strongest growth in 11 years, after the country recovered from a deep decline in the same period in 2020 due to Covid-19.

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Forest fires across 10 states in the US, the heat reached its peak

Forest fires spread across 10 states in the United States, destroying homes and forcing thousands of people to evacuate.  In particular, the largest fire in the state of Oregon threatens the California electricity grid.

Forest fires spread across 10 states in the United States, destroying homes and forcing thousands of people to evacuate.  In particular, the largest fire in the state of Oregon threatens the California electricity grid.

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Singapore inaugurated the world's largest floating solar power plant

On July 14, Singapore inaugurated one of the largest floating solar power plants in the world, covering an area of ​​45 hectares.

On July 14, Singapore inaugurated one of the largest floating solar power plants in the world, covering an area of ​​45 hectares.

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Europe made a climate master plan for the next 10 years to reduce emissions

This week, the European Union will spearhead climate action with a series of ambitious plans to dramatically cut emissions over the next decade.

This week, the European Union will spearhead climate action with a series of ambitious plans to dramatically cut emissions over the next decade.

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Earth will get record flooding due to the tilt of the Moon

According to research by the US Space Agency (NASA), fluctuations in the Moon's orbit and rising sea levels due to climate change will cause devastating floods on the Earth.

According to research by the US Space Agency (NASA), fluctuations in the Moon's orbit and rising sea levels due to climate change will cause devastating floods on the Earth.

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Solar storm is hitting the earth at lightning speed

According to the website Spaceweather.com, a solar storm caused by a coronal eruption (CME) in the sun's equatorial region will slam into Earth late on July 12.  Its moving speed can exceed 1.6 million km/h.

According to the website Spaceweather.com, a solar storm caused by a coronal eruption (CME) in the sun's equatorial region will slam into Earth late on July 12.  Its moving speed can exceed 1.6 million km/h.

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A new study in Europe encourages policymakers to pursue reforestation

The results of a new study in Europe show that planting forests can significantly increase rainfall and help limit drought.

The results of a new study in Europe show that planting forests can significantly increase rainfall and help limit drought.

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Rich countries should open surplus vaccine stocks to rescue Covid-19 hotspots

Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary-General under the United Nations, urged developed countries to immediately send the amount of Covid-19 vaccine they are stockpiling to Latin America.

Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary-General under the United Nations, urged developed countries to immediately send the amount of Covid-19 vaccine they are stockpiling to Latin America.

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The record heat wave in Canada causes 1 billion marine animals died

The last record heat wave in Canada has caused at least 1 billion sea creatures to be cooked.  This shows the harsh effects of climate change.

The last record heat wave in Canada has caused at least 1 billion sea creatures to be cooked.  This shows the harsh effects of climate change.

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Climate change causes 5 million deaths/year

Unusually hot and cold temperatures are increasingly common as climate change increases and causes 5 million deaths globally each year.

Unusually hot and cold temperatures are increasingly common as climate change increases and causes 5 million deaths globally each year.

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Internet influencers must clearly label posts if their images have been edited

The request to caption the original photo that has been interfered with by beauty apps was made to reduce the situation that young people in this Nordic country are anorexic and obsessive about their appearance.

The request to caption the original photo that has been interfered with by beauty apps was made to reduce the situation that young people in this Nordic country are anorexic and obsessive about their appearance.

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Belgium launches vaccination bus

From July 8, Belgium will launch a trial of a mobile vaccination model - vaccination bus  in an effort to encourage people to participate in COVID-19 vaccination.

From July 8, Belgium will launch a trial of a mobile vaccination model - vaccination bus  in an effort to encourage people to participate in COVID-19 vaccination.

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