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this is deja vu news live from berlin russia's losing battle with massive wildfires firefighters are struggling to contain the blazes now covering an area the size of denmark we show you why time this is being called a climate catastrophe also coming up millions in zimbabwe on the brink of starvation the u.n. issues and urgent appeal for a look at what's behind the crisis. and also coming up trying to stop the great coral reef dial to go underwater and billie's for
a look at how conservationists are working to keep them a long. time brian thomas thanks so much for joining us we begin this program in russia where firefighters backed by the country's air force are struggling to contain vast wildfires that are sweeping across much of siberia the area that's a blaze continues to grow with some 45000 square kilometers already affected officials say they've had to give up their efforts and some of the most remote areas in the hard hit province of trusting your residents are choking on smoke as the flames draw closer. the village of believe is at the front line if the place residents knew they would probably have to evacuate the smokes harmful effects have nearly driven them out already. we are not the 1st fires started in july another 2
weeks after they were there's another fire burning. kilometer that's the flames were 20 kilometers away. you could only see 20 meters in front of you that was worrying we couldn't see the bears that sometimes wander into the village you know firefighting helicopters have been in service several times a day but sometimes they need an hour to get to the flames they're dropping tons of water to extinguish the blazes an exhausting undertaking that may not even be successful. even if we sent 5 or 10 times as many people and resources we wouldn't be able to put out the fires only continuous rain can do that disaster relief workers have been flown to the area to help with the effort and vajra mentalists say the impacts of the fires extend far beyond siberia it's official. this represents a climate catastrophe. so if the fires are releasing as much c o 2 into
the atmosphere as $36000000.00 cars a year the likely cause of the fires is dry lightning strikes but it could also be discarded cigarettes or neglect on the part of the timber industry let's get the very latest on this now from our moscow correspondent emily sure one good day here why are firefighters having such a hard time getting these blazes under control. well 1st of all brian that's because the area that's burning is just so huge as we just heard and as you've said as well the area of denmark apparently it's just over $4000000.00 hectares that are burning siberia as huge as it were as it is anyway a state of emergency has been declared in 5 regions in russia there are forest fires every year in the tiger but these are just unprecedented and the other problem is that many of the areas that are burning are so remote they're very very
hard for firefighters to reach nearly impossible the author already say ok this is their remote areas but nonetheless there are growing calls inside russia and internationally to change how moscow flights fires in siberia what's russia not getting right on this. and there's been growing anger as well among people here who say they've been being smoke choked by smoke coming from those fires they all thought were these are acting last week putin called the army to come to help put out fires there been planes that have been dropping water on the area affected and there have been reports of successes as well authorities say that they've been battling the fires on over 100000 hectares but they also say that they have actually been leaving 2000000 hectares they've given up on them
simply because they're too hard to reach that's a huge territory as well according to russian law this is actually policy there are so-called control zones that authorities have simply declared too hard to reach in case of a fire where authorities by law aren't obliged to put them out and there is actually a law from 2015 as well that states that if the cost of fighting fires exceeds the potential damages then all thirty's do not have to put them out so this is kind of a policy here in russia but you know greenpeace is calling these farmers a climate catastrophe can you give us an idea of the scope of the environmental damage. well what's worrying here is of course because of the scale of these fires there's a huge amount of c o 2 being released in the atmosphere which could of course speed up climate change there's also black carbon which is being emitted by the fires and
not can settle on arctic ice and also speed up the melting of that arctic ice again for the climate overall and plus there's the trees huge areas of trees are simply dying or simply burning down the thai guys one of the green longs of the world and scientists say that these trees could take around 100 years to grow to grow back so it's understandable that greenpeace is calling this an ecological catastrophe thanks so much for that from moscow let's brief you know on some of the other stories making news this hour protesters have been rowing cross pakistan after india revoke the top of the status of its part of kashmir the indian government isn't thousands of troops is disputed territory and shut down communications neighboring pakistan which also claims kashmir as warned india's actions could lead to war. north korea says its recent missile launches
were a warning to the u.s. and south korea washington and seoul are currently holding war games in the region on tuesday north korea fired 2 missiles into the sea the force must test in less than 2 weeks. at least 95 people have been wounded by a car bombing in the afghan capital kabul the attack was claimed by the taliban and comes as that group holds peace talks with the u.s. to withdraw its troops from afghanistan. the un's refugee agency says a new italian law aimed at ships that pick up at sea could lead to the loss of life italy has raised the fine on all ships entering its waters through 1000000 euros and those bringing rescue migrants to italy also now face criminal charges the u.n. is calling for ships to be allowed free access to ports. well the
u.n. has stepped up its emergency appeal for zimbabwe warning that more than 5000000 people that's a 3rd of the population are need of food the world food program has launched an appeal for 330 $1000000.00 at a meeting in the capital harare the u.n. laid out the scope of the crisis zimbabwe was recently devastated by cycling. arbus also been badly affected by drought and the price of food is rising sharply. the latest let's bring in our correspondent in zimbabwe privilege was fun harry good day to you privileged can you fill us in on just how bad the problem is and what part of the country is most affected. the situation is quite critical have about 5200000 people will be in need all food aid until the next. funding season you'll find that because of
what the economy is going through as well a lot of people being affected is not only now. what used up in previously but also in the eben areas because disposable income for most people is gone low and they can't buy the essential food that is needed for families ok what are some of the biggest challenges now and in getting food aid to the people that need it. particularly in the areas that we are fixated by. earlier in the year infrastructure is stu damaged yet to be repaired to the wrongs and the bridges that we watched away and then all saw in other parts of the country you find that moving grain from one place to another is also
a challenge because of the fuel situation in the country these need for adequate few or supplies for the government to be able to be moving grain from one place to the other so there i am mounted pool challenges that the country is facing which are also increasing. problem that is the country facing in terms of food availability. farmers have been very hard hit by the effects of the ongoing drought what needs to be done to help them out i think it's a question of preparedness you find that i knew earlier when zimbabwe goes through a drought these are always a lick of preparedness and even farmers you know in terms of preparing them for this season when the rainfall is low so the our courts are now way sometimes
it ends up affecting them because they plan to maybe too late or the plant when the rains are coming later or that needs to be put in place in terms of preparedness and also awareness of climate change it's one thing that is critical for farmers to know. thanks so much for bringing us up to date from harare from here and for us. well later today in the united states president trump is due to visit 2 cities struck by a weekend of nashua things that left at least 31 people dead the grieving communities of dayton ohio and el paso texas are still struggling to come to terms with their losses as we hear from the w.'s alexander phenomenon who's in el paso for us right now. vigil to honor the road ragers a high school student killed today in washington el paso only 15 years old bright
polite and quick on his feet that's how his friends remember he will always be there for me. he was a really our. he was a. positive person. never negative. always happy. always trying to make it earlier. and i just said oh you didn't assert like the worst for us. we have a really strong community and everybody here loves each other we're really big family. students parents teachers they came together at horizon high school just outside parcel trying to come to terms with what they see as a terrorist attack against hispanics all over the past so residents are reeling after 30 days horrific events and they are hoping that the mass murder a crime committed by an alleged white supremacist from outside the town does not give us a bad name after all they say this is
a diverse and tolerant place which has consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the u.s. for many years. a border city with an 80 percent latino population el paso has suffered under president trams and immigrant rhetoric and his administration's 0 tolerance policy at the border residents say christina garcia works for a local organization that helps immigrants and asylum seekers she says some of her clients are now terrified they feel like every client i've had interaction with they've had to apologize for what happened this week and i've had to reassure them that we that we are going to be a safe community but for now they mourn the dead. people gather at the wal-mart store where the mass shooting took place president trump is expected to visit us on wednesday and we respect him because he's
a person but to be honest when welcome him we don't need him this was a very different city and what happened there was the worst thing that could happen to the 1st and i know a lot of people know that if we will come he's going to bring a lot of people that are really hispanic people. hate is not what should define us they say it's not what the united states is all about. now you could describe it as 5 g. in 0 gravity a new satellite system known as the space that a highway is on its way into orbit rocket care satellite system blasted off from european space france gonna tuesday the satellites are equipped with ultra fast laser technology will help emergency services during disaster situations by transferring data and images of any point on earth in almost real time.
flying at an altitude of 36000 kilometers the really satellite has a view of large parts of the earth's surface the system runs around the clock and some of the satellites orbit the globe with even greater trajectories the 80 r. and c. is intended to improve and accelerate data transmission from space by using a so-called laser communication terminal it can receive data from earth observation satellites through a laser link then it immediately forwards the data to the ground station the system is $100.00 times faster than high speed internet before the actual daters of the entry was in europe it took several hours normally we do this we can come to stone to turn 20 minutes maybe call reeling today to rio need to respond to ricky to the ground. during floods and other disasters swift access to satellite data is crucial radar satellites can see through clouds
there is able to capture the extent of floods over a wide area. emergency support needs this information as quickly as possible they can then determine the location of the greatest damage and how to get to affected areas. earth observation satellites orbit the globe every 90 minutes. but they can only send data to earth for 10 minutes at a time the new laser technology extends the transmission time and users can obtain data more quickly there are other advantages this is tim is useful for weather services accurate forecasts rely on huge amounts of data from around the world. the e r a c satellite works like a laser node in space. a 2nd no design ready in place on
a telecommunications satellite together they form the basis for europe's space data highway. altimeter goal will of course be to achieve global coverage so the become transmit imagery that is taken anywhere in the world to europe with. meaning almost immediately. at the beginning of the next decade a 3rd satellite r s d is planned to be stationed over asia after its installation the system will cover most of the globe a 4th satellite is already in the works. well the world's remaining barrier reef need urgent help that's according to a recent call to action by unesco which says warming sea temperatures are taking a massive toll billie's is one country that is making progress off its coastline
lives the 2nd largest coral reef in the world passed last safeguard those reefs and conservationists there have found that painstaking work can nurse the underwater world back to health. with its breathtaking beauty believe is a paradise on earth that was almost lost. the country's most prized possession lies under water the incredible biodiversity of its 7000 year old coral reef the 2nd largest in the world the reef was dying but it's now gradually being brought back to life monique vernon is one of those fighting on its behalf. well i feel like when i look at work it's like. when they call me or say all right we're going to all do this laughing work here check the corals here whatever it is i'm like all right let's do this let's let's wrap this let's wrap today beneath the
surface it's clear why the reef is struggling the corals have been dying off the sea water is too warm too acidic and the frequent hurricanes have wreaked havoc here climate change is turning everything gray together with marine biologist lisa car and the fragments of hope organization monique is rebuilding the corals. overdo it so there's no time to train our corals are basically like the forest of the seas so just like the trees in the forest provide habitat and shelter for so many other animals the corals do the same on the reef very meticulously after much research and careful selection they take a few fragments of some especially hardy quick growing corals then they plant them in new places several times a week they place the coral pieces in the prepared cement as they need to secure foundation. around 80 percent of the fragments survive these ones have been growing
for 18 months life is returning and attracting more life with it the reef protectors work is financed by project money and donations they proudly show us the results of 8 years' work the corals here have increased from 6 percent to over 50 percent all the hard work is worth it the reef has been able to recuperate. this is not solving the climate change craze it obvious to you is a little bit indeed bind us some time for the cause of the people here i see it's all about political will i think we can do this if we have all if we have the people behind us hurricane season is about to begin for more nique that means that the coral has to be established enough to withstand any storm that comes its way. now is talk about some innovative fashion coming out of africa made for how it
looks and feels a 21 year old student from kenya has created a collection collection that includes pieces incorporating braille and tactile design in the fabric to make it easier for the visually impaired to appreciate them or correspondent c'mon e as more it's a fashion design studio like you haven't seen. here the creators are engineers and tech gurus make a space in kenya's capital nairobi is the incubation lab where angelo engineer who conceived of and created he see a fashion brand that rematch in style for the blind and visually impaired i started thinking about how my skills my training field day was still would apply within which could mean 80 so i say broke down and people had interacted with by everyone by the way to actually division in fact and the question that came up for me is how did they get upgrades what i love but especially. the 1st challenge was to make the
collection as sensory as possible the design is tactile and includes phrases in real then there's the bags inspired by gun whole stones so how does it work how. do you get her collection going to get so much time that you did that could shock her like a junket you know. i was. moving was so it's really. gets to that idea and just do. that with that just to tell you ok so it be like that right there so the bags are designed to make it harder to steal from the blind and visually impaired who are often victims of pickpocketing in the city's. finally
all tags feature a q.r. code that can be read on any smartphone to give a detailed description of the items. real pretty well let's see with our eyes off with our. the on or collection ultimately gives angela's clients more independence when it comes to their fashion choices and choice is in short supply for the blind and visually impaired in kenya with buzzing cities designed by and for able bodied people doing the simplest tasks like crossing the road can prove difficult for the blind. i'm curious though how much of a difference a collection makes for the intended clients so angela takes us to the kenya society for the blind where dennis will try one of the t. shirts. this is ok he whispers then he flips the t. shirt over and discovers the braille print. he says has never felt braille so
big and that's because he's never felt it on clothes the t. shirt is obviously special. nor that. no matter how small it is in the form because. we're. back at the lab angela is working with engineers to include more advanced assistive technology in her work she hopes that one day majority of her colleagues will be visually impaired persons as she seeks inclusion all around. we have some sports news now the chairman of the german bundesliga club shall go clementine yes has temporarily stepped down from his post following comments he made in a speech last week criticised as raises the football club's honorary board convening on tuesday it determined that while tanya's did violate focusing anti
discrimination policy the accusation of racism was unfounded a statement from the club says the 63 year old billionaire will step aside for 3 months after which he is expected to return. or people around the world are paying tribute to the american literary great toni morrison who died at the age of 88 morrison was the 1st african-american woman to win the nobel laureate in 1903 shows i want to feel it sir and the american book award for her novel beloved about and slave woman who kills her infant to spare that child from slavery who works were praised for making the african-american experience accessible to a large audience. let's get you a minder now of the top stories we're following for you today russian firefighting teams are struggling to contain massive wildfires in siberia the blazes now cover an area the size of denmark environmentalist warns of vast release of carbon
dioxide from those fires presents a climate emergency. and the u.n. is warning that more than $5000000.00 people in zimbabwe are at risk of starvation it's issued an emergency appeal for more than $330000000.00 in aid. don't forget you can always get the latest news on the go to do that download our app from google play or from the out the store that gives you access to the latest news as well as to push notifications for breaking news you can also use the out to send us photos and videos. all coming up is your favorite streaming service like netflix making climate change worse that's what a new study out of france is claiming there are offers as that in our business news for now though for me brian thomas an entire news team thanks so much for being with us.
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