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03 03 2021 | 08:35

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why.

The world’s most forbidding deserts could be the best places on Earth for harvesting solar power – the most abundant and clean source of energy we have. Deserts are spacious, relatively flat, rich in…

11 01 2021 | 14:37

Cities around world will see humidity fall due to climate crisis, study finds.

Heat stress, water scarcity, air pollution and energy insecurity are problems felt more acutely in dense urban areas Cities across the world will see a near-universal drop in humidity by the end of…

10 01 2021 | 10:54

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say.

Climate disaster could be curtailed within a couple of decades if net zero emissions are reached, new study shows. The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-…

05 12 2020 | 11:04

Heat pumps: have a cosy home without warming the planet.

Home owners can get help from government schemes but do they really cut costs? When Graham Davidson and his wife, Pauline, retired to a bungalow in Norfolk three years ago they ripped out the old…

15 09 2020 | 09:49

Record-Breaking Heat Poses Wildfire Risk for California This Weekend.

The traditional end of summer weekend will feel more like mid-July in the West. The National Weather Service is not mincing words about what's in store for Southern California this weekend as it…

23 07 2020 | 19:30

Intense Heat Wave Bakes Much of the U.S.

A heat wave that set in over the South and Southwest left much of the U.S. blanketed in record-breaking triple digit temperatures over the weekend. The widespread and intense heat wave will last for…

28 05 2020 | 08:23

Oceans Likely to Heat up at Seven Times Their Current Rate, New Study Finds.

The depths of the oceans are heating up more slowly than the surface and the air, but that will undergo a dramatic shift in the second half of the century, according to a new study.

25 05 2020 | 08:01

Alaska Faces Major Tsunami Threat, Scientists Warn.

As the climate crisis takes hold, the effects are noticed most conspicuously at the extremes like the poles and the desert, where the harsh environments are drastically altered by a changing climate.

07 05 2020 | 07:17

One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study.

Human cost of climate crisis will hit harder and sooner than previously believed, research reveals. The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider and sooner than previously believed,…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020.

The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't. 

01 04 2020 | 10:53

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-…

17 03 2020 | 12:53

Evidence is emerging that warmer temperatures and higher humidity can indeed affect the disease’s spread.

One great unknown about the coronavirus pandemic currently circling the globe is how it will respond as the weather gets warmer.

15 02 2020 | 07:24

January 2020 noted as warmest since records began.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that January 2020 was the warmest January ever recorded.   In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has…

12 02 2020 | 04:28

New ‘Solar Panels’ Harness The Energy Of Deep Space.

Solar power is cheaper than ever, it’s ultra-abundant, and it emits zero greenh

13 01 2020 | 15:19

Australia's Annual climate statement 2019.

Australia’s climate in 2019 Australia's warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.52 °C above average Both mean annual maximum and minimum temperatures above average for…

13 01 2020 | 15:00

2019 in Review: U.S. Climate Rankings.

NOAA released the U.S. climate data for 2019. It was the second-wettest year on record with temperatures above average, wrapping up the warmest decade on record.

24 12 2019 | 09:56

Bah Humbug: Most of the World Will Never See a White Christmas.

Many people dream of a white Christmas each year. Why else would Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" from 1942 be the best-selling single in the world? But sadly, this dream will never come true for…

05 12 2019 | 07:03

WMO highlights severe impacts after ‘decade of exceptional global heat’.

The World Meteorological Organisation reveals that 2019 has been one of the hottest years on record. The WMO report has warned that we have had a ‘decade of exceptional heat’ with 2019 on course to…

02 12 2019 | 09:52

UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3 degree spike, even if climate commitments are met.

Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-…

30 11 2019 | 12:58

Using the power of vibration to lower geothermal costs.

Company working with NYSERDA to develop new drilling methods ALBANY _ Geothermal heating and cooling has long been an efficient way to heat and cool one’s home while using minimal energy. It…