The irony would not have been lost on the thousands of scientists, government officials and activists due to attend the World Conservation Congress, the four-yearly conference of the Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s largest and oldest environmental network.
Global threats posed by the accelerating pace of climate change are a core theme of the October 5-14 congress, which will discuss a “new climate for change." For
In the end, unusually heavy rains in May, the third wettest in the last 60 years, and which continued in early June, saved the day for the Catalonian city and reservoir levels in the region recovered to over 50 percent of their capacity after having fallen to below 20 percent.
…Like much of southern Europe,