Climate Change Could Cut Corn Belt Crop Yields by Up To 40 Percent by Increasing Unfavorable and Extreme Weather by Mid-Century, According to a New Report

Considering that 13 states in the U.S. are responsible for nearly 30 percent of global corn crop, Verisk, Brookings Institution Scholarship and experts at AXIS Capital collaborated to quantify the impact from climate change on agricultural risk Boston, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Thirteen states in the United States, known as the Corn Belt, […]

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BMKG forecasts moderate to heavy rains in several Indonesian regions

The Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has forecast moderate to heavy rains that can be accompanied by lightning and strong winds in several regions in Indonesia. Based on data compiled by ANTARA from the official BMKG website here on Wednesday, areas that can potentially experience rainfall are Aceh, Bengkulu, Gorontalo, Jambi, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Papua, West Papua, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, and North Sumatra. The areas that can potentially experience rains accompanied by lightning in a short period of time are DKI Jakarta, West…

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Two houses collapse after magnitude-5.0 quake hits Sukabumi

Two houses caved in after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sukabumi District, West Java, on Tuesday evening, according to the Sukabumi District Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). “No casualties were reported following the collapse of the two houses located at RT 005/004 in Bantargadung Village/Sub-district. However, five occupants of the houses have been evacuated,” spokesman for the Bantargadung Sub-district Disaster Mitigation Office Sihabudin stated on Tuesday. Moreover, five houses in the village are on the brink of collapsing. To avoid any untoward incidents, the BNPB has evacuated their occupants to a safer…

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Flight services restarted at Aminggaru Airport in Papua’s Ilaga

The Aminggaru Airport authority in Ilaga, Puncak District, Papua Province, has fully recommenced flight services on Wednesday, as security personnel continue their crackdown on armed Papuan separatist terrorists. Three airlines have, so far, notified their readiness to operate on Wednesday, Head of the Ilaga Airport Operator Herman Sujito told ANTARA on being contacted from Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province. Sam Air, Smart Air, and Rimbun Air restarted their flight operations, though until 07:30 a.m. local time, none of the airplanes had landed at the Aminggaru Airport, Sujito stated. On…

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Five dead after joint military-police team raids armed criminals’ HQ

An Indonesian police mobile brigade officer and Lumawi armed criminal group’s (KKB’s) five members were killed after a joint military and police Nemangkawi Operation Task Force raided their headquarters in Olenski, Ilaga Puncak, Papua. They were killed during shootouts that occurred on Monday (April 26) and Tuesday (April 27) at Makki Village, Senior Commissioner M. Iqbal Al Qudussy, spokesman of the Nemangkawi Task Force, stated here on late Tuesday. “Information was obtained that the five KKB members, shot dead by the Nemangkawi Task Force, belonged to the Lekagak Telenggen group,”…

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Nutritionist cautions of muscular weakness arising from overhydration

A medical nutritionist at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM) Jakarta, Dr Diana Sunardi, forewarned of overhydration, or excessive body fluids, negatively impacting the body, triggering muscular weakness, and in certain cases, causing difficulties in moving. That condition usually occurs in people whose fluid intake surpasses their bodies’ ability. “Excessive fluids in the body is called overhydration. Usually, this condition occurs in people participating in recreational marathons. They drink more than their bodies require and can afford for fear of lack of fluids. The impact is overhydration since the body is…

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