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03 02 2021 | 09:15

Ice covers the Sahara Desert for just 4th time in 50 years.

The world's largest desert rarely sees snow like this. On Tuesday (Jan. 19), one of the world's driest places awoke to an otherworldly dusting of frost. In the Sahara Desert of northwestern Algeria…

29 01 2021 | 09:11

Global Ice Melt Matches Worst-Case Climate Scenario, Study Says

The first global ice-loss survey using satellite data showed ice is disappearing faster in Antarctica and Greenland. Melting on the ice sheets has accelerated so much over the past three decades…

29 01 2021 | 09:04

Climate crisis: world is at its hottest for at least 12,000 years – study.

Scientists say temperatures globally at highest level since start of human civilisation. The planet is hotter now than it has been for at least 12,000 years, a period spanning the entire development…

20 01 2021 | 08:16

2020 ends earth’s warmest 10 years on record.

The latest data confirms 2020 concludes the earth’s warmest 10-year period on record. The HadCRUT5 global temperature series, produced by the Met Office, University of East Anglia and UK National…

20 01 2021 | 07:48

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather

Scientists say temperatures likely to be increasing faster than at any time in past 2,000 years. The world’s oceans reached their hottest level in recorded history in 2020, supercharging the extreme…

21 12 2020 | 11:03

Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists?

Late-summer temperatures may prove unbearable for some visitors, posing threat to vital holiday industry. Increased heat in Mediterranean countries is making the traditional summer beach holiday…

11 12 2020 | 13:22

The World Is Headed for 3 Degrees of Warming This Century, U.N. Report Warns—But a Green Pandemic Recovery Could Offer Hope.

Dense U.N. reports may not make onto anyone’s must read list for the holidays, so think of the United Nations Environment Program’s 2020 Emissions Gap survey as a warning letter from Santa, on behalf…

09 12 2020 | 12:18

Last Month Was the Hottest November Ever.

The month’s global temperature puts 2020 closer to being the hottest year on record. This past November was the hottest ever recorded, another global temperature milestone in a year that’s one step…

09 12 2020 | 12:17

Toasty November means 2020 might nudge out 2016 as hottest year on record.

Global temperatures soared last month, making this November the hottest ever recorded, according to a new report.  Unless temperatures dip dramatically in December, 2020 could potentially overtake…

28 11 2020 | 07:47

Earlier springs could cause common bird species to become extinct by end of the century, scientists warn.

‘It could be that the apparent stability today is hiding a future collapse’. A rapidly warming climate will spell disaster for swathes of life on earth, including many bird species. A new study…

28 11 2020 | 06:52

Study finds ticks choose humans over dogs when temperature rises.

Experiment put a human in one box, a dog in another and saw which the ticks preferred. Confining a young researcher in one box and a dog in another and unleashing blood-sucking ticks to scamper…

30 10 2020 | 12:06

Dubai unveils plans to construct Coal-Fired Power Plant.

In the southern desert of Dubai in the UAE, a new wonder is rising but it’s not another skyscraper as the region is famed for, instead, a coal-fired power plant is underway. The construction of the $…

10 10 2020 | 09:29

The Guardian: Environment Now

The Earth is changing faster than at any point in modern history as a result of human-caused global heating. From the mid-19th century, when we began burning fossil fuels on an industrial scale, we…

05 10 2020 | 09:34

California braces for dangerous heat as wildfire battle continues.

Triple-digit temperatures could spark new fires just a few weeks after a record heatwave. California is bracing for another dangerously warm weekend, with dry winds, parched vegetation, and triple-…

27 09 2020 | 09:08

Israel fish deaths linked to rapid warming of seas.

Bacterial infection alongside speed of temperature rise may have triggered mortality, suggests study. High temperatures and the persistent warming of oceans have triggered profound changes in marine…

23 09 2020 | 09:44

Northern hemisphere breaks record for hottest ever summer.

  Past three months were 1.17C above 20th-century average 2020 on track to be one of five warmest years, Noaa finds This summer was the hottest ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, according…

22 09 2020 | 11:13

Rising temperatures shrink Arctic sea ice to second-lowest level on record.

Sea ice minimum has fallen below 4m sq km for the second time in 40 years as the climate crisis rapidly transforms the region. Rising temperatures in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar…

19 09 2020 | 09:57

What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts.

Different ways of looking at the problem. With heat waves, wildfires, intense hurricanes, and other extreme weather events in the headlines, the ravages of climate change have become undeniable and…

15 09 2020 | 09:45

This Is Inequity at the Boiling Point.

It was a record 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad in July, and 100 degrees above the Arctic Circle this June. Australia shattered its summer heat records as wildfires, fueled by prolonged drought,…

10 09 2020 | 10:57

Bloomberg: It’s a Race Against Heat, and Humanity Is Losing.

Add this to your already long list of 2020 oddities: Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to experience their steepest drop in modern history while the world remains on track to mark its second-…