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Environment Current Affairs April 1st Week 2019
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Environment Current Affairs April 1st Week 2019

 1. 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador. According to the US Geological Survey there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warning. 
The quake occurred at a depth of 18.5 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean west of Guayaquil and 27 kilometers north of Santa Elena.
The United States Geological Survey said the temblor occurred around 3 a.m. ET about 16 miles north of Santa Elena along the coast. No damage has been reported so far, but some people reported being awakened from sleep by the shaking.
 
2. Earth Hour 2019: 30 March
 
Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on 30 March by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time.
Like every year, Earth Hour 2019 falls on the last Saturday of March.
It Organised each year by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The Earth Hour was started in 2007 as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia.
Theme: #Connect2Earth
 
3. United Nations‘ weather agency, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its annual ‘State of the Global Climate Report’
 
A new report on ‘the state of the Global Climate in 2018’, of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned that the physical and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating day by day.
It is the 25th annual record of the Global climate.
In this report, there is a significant impact on temperatures, as 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, and almost 1 degree C above from the period of 1850 to 1900.
It was reported that for the effect of greenhouse gases, temperatures may increase up to 3 – 5 degrees Ccompared to the previous record by the end of the century also, the sea levels were 3.7 milimeters higher than in 2017.
In 1994, when the statement was first released, the Carbon dioxide levels were at 357.0 parts per million but in 2017, it was 405.5 parts per million. Also, it is expected that greenhouse gas concentrations will increase in upcoming years.
UN Secretary-General  Antonio Guterres warned countries to come with concrete plans at an upcoming climate summit, which will be held on 23 September to tackle the climate crisis.
 


 

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