The Venus microsatellite will photograph 110 specific sites across the world every two days for two-and-a-half years, charting the impact of climate change on ecosystems and agriculture. AFP photo

CAYENNE -  Two satellites including one dedicated to monitoring the effects of climate change on vegetation were successfully launched into orbit late Tuesday, launch company Arianespace said.

Read more: Satellite launched to monitor climate change and vegetation



Out-of-control wildfires like the ones that brought destruction to southern Europe, North America and parts of South Africa in recent weeks will likely become more frequent as global temperatures soar under climate change, experts say.

Read more: Experts: Climate change will feed wildfires


Khorsheeda Khatun had been left with nothing -- then that too was washed away.

The 28-year-old fled her home country of Myanmar in January with her two daughters, escaping the latest outbreak of violence, and was living in the Kutupalang Makeshift Settlement in Bangladesh when cyclone Mora arrived five months later and displaced up to 500,000 people.
"My house was shattered. It broke the wooden planks supporting my hut and blew away the polythene rooftop. The wind and water destroyed whatever little possessions we had," she told UNICEF workers in June.
Khorsheeda's hut was severely damaged during Cyclone Mora in June 2017.

Read more: Asia under water: How 137 million people's lives are being put at risk


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