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26 02 2021 | 11:54

Australia was the first casualty of the big blackout lie blaming wind power – the US could be next.

As climate impacts intensify, power grids stuffed with ageing fossil fuel infrastructure crumble.

26 02 2021 | 10:13

U.S. energy regulator to examine climate change's threat to power reliability.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulators said on Monday they will examine threats that climate change and extreme weather events pose to the country’s electric reliability in the wake of…

26 02 2021 | 09:39

Snow blankets Hawaii volcanoes in stunning satellite image.

It's the second-largest area of snow cover since current records began. A new satellite image has captured the stunning white peaks of two volcanoes on the Big Island in Hawaii, which have…

25 02 2021 | 07:09

Damages from winter storm in Texas could approach $50 billion.

The estimate accounts for lost wages, damages to businesses and homes and cleanup costs. The cost of the devastating winter storm in Texas could end up costing the region close to $50 billion to…

22 02 2021 | 14:37

Polar Vortex Power Outages: 6 Things to Know About Supply, Demand, and Our Electricity Future.

The Polar Vortex hitting much of the US has wreaked havoc not just on roadways and airports, but also on our electricity systems, as plenty are experiencing first-hand right now.

18 02 2021 | 09:22

Rare snow covers Acropolis of Athens in dazzling white blanket.

Unusual weather blanketed the Acropolis with snow on Tuesday (Feb. 16), turning the iconic site in Athens into a scene from a holiday card.  An aerial image of the complex, which is perched on a…

16 02 2021 | 11:21

Polar Vortex: Everything You Need to Know.

Let's not waste time. You will need: warm clothes, plenty of firewood and enough supplies (flour, yeast, toilet paper — the usual) to not have to leave the house for the next week or two.

15 02 2021 | 12:35

How Global Warming Can Cause Europe's Harsh Winter Weather.

As Germans shiver through double-digit negative temperatures and more than 80 centimeters (30 inches) of snow in parts of the country, climate science deniers have taken to social media to argue that…

09 02 2021 | 08:33

Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change is making them stronger.

Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact, some of Earth’s largest rivers are in the sky – and they can…

03 02 2021 | 10:00

Effect of climate variability on healthcare expenditure of food crop farmers in Southwest, Nigeria

This study empirically evaluated the effect of climate variability on the healthcare status and catastrophic health expenditure of the food crop farmers in Southwest, Nigeria. Cross-sectional data…

03 02 2021 | 09:00

Tropical Cyclone Ana: Fiji suffers second deadly storm in a month.

Three-year-old boy among those missing in floodwaters in the country’s northern and western islands. One person has died, and five, including a three-year-old boy, are still missing after Cyclone…

20 01 2021 | 10:11

Wandering polar vortex may cause a wild, snowy winter.

Snowier, colder weather may be heading to the Eastern U.S. High above the North Pole, the polar vortex, a fast-spinning whirl of frigid air, is doing a weird shimmy that may soon bring cold and…

12 01 2021 | 08:41

Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded.

Global heating continued unabated despite Covid lockdowns, with record Arctic wildfires and Atlantic tropical storms.

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…

17 12 2020 | 12:25

Climate crisis sends temperatures soaring in Lapland.

Traditional way of life under threat in vast area straddling the Arctic Circle.

13 12 2020 | 06:38

Climate change: Snowy UK winters could become thing of the past.

Snowy winters could become a thing of the past as climate change affects the UK, Met Office analysis suggests. It is one of a series of projections about how UK's climate could change, shared with…

09 12 2020 | 11:43

A change in the weather: new demand for TV presenters to include climate in forecasts.

The ABC’s Graham Creed says new climate change research could ‘fill a big gap’ in public understanding. Graham Creed has spent 30 years with his head in synoptic charts, and for the past 20 he’s…

01 12 2020 | 11:59

Climate crisis making autumn leaves fall earlier, study finds.

Report suggests tree growth will not store nearly as much carbon as scientists hoped. Global heating appears to be making trees drop their leaves earlier, according to new research, confounding the…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Cooling La Niña may not save Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching, experts warn.

With the world 1C warmer, modelling shows there is still a risk of corals bleaching from heat stress this summer. A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower…

28 11 2020 | 07:32

Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis.

Evidence is not so much in the number of tropical storms the Atlantic has seen, but in their strength, intensity and rainfall. Paddling in a canoe through the flood waters left by Hurricane Eta in…