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BBC在线收听下载:以色列再次全国封锁

Source: 恒星英语学习网    2020-09-16   English BBS   Favorite  

Hello, this is the BBC News with Fiona MacDonald.

Political leaders on the west coast of the United States have accused President Trump of being in denial about climate change as three states battle wildfires of uNPRecedented scale. Governor Jay Inslee of Washington state described the situation there as apocalyptic, and said it was maddening to have a President who denied the wildfires were climate fires. President Trump has blamed the crisis on poor forest management. Oregon's Governor Kate Brown described the fires as uNPRecedented. It is a perfect firestorm so to speak. We had extremely high winds. We had the right temperatures and unfortunately, the landscape, 30 years of drought, it is absolutely devastating. We have not seen this level of contained fire ever in Oregon history.

The Brazilian government says it's releasing funds to help fight fires which have destroyed large areas of the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland. Satellite images suggest around 15000 square kilometers have been burnt since August. Candace Piette reports. The fires have already consumed over 10% of the Pantanal. They've spread during one of the worst droughts in decades. Local firefighters say few planes are able to fly to dump water. Because of the smoke, rescue workers are scrambling to pick up panicking animals which flee the flames onto the region's few roads. An injured jaguar cub was flown by helicopter to the only rescue center in the vast area. A Brazilian government delegation is due to arrive on Monday to assess the situation. But there are fears the damage to the Pantanal and its unique biodiversity may be irreversible.

Israel has announced a new three week nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of surging coronavirus infections. It will take effect on Friday. Sebastian Usher reports. Israel has now become the first country to re impose a second nationwide lockdown. It does so as new coronavirus cases have risen to 4000 or more a day. Israelis will not be allowed to go more than 500 meters from their homes, while schools will again be closed. The public sector will have the same restrictions as in the previous lockdown, while all but essential shops will be shut. The three weeks of lockdown coincide with a season of Jewish religious festivals, including Yom Kippur. An ultra Orthodox minister resigned over this, saying that tens of thousands of Jewish people who only attend Synagogue once or twice a year will be denied the right to worship.

The World Health Organization has recorded a record one day increase in the number of new coronavirus infections, with just over 300,000 cases reported in 24 hours. The agency says death rose by more than 5500, bringing the global total to over 900,000.

World news from the BBC.


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