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15 09 2020 | 11:04

California's dark, orange sky is the most unnerving sight I've ever woken up to.

What is happening now is astonishingly worse than any previous fire season. We are in a new kind of era.

15 09 2020 | 11:04

Record-breaking 2.2 million acres burned by California wildfires.

There are more than 14,000 firefighters working across the state to contain around 25 major fires. California is having a record-breaking year of flames, as dozens of wildfires have set the state…

15 09 2020 | 10:55

California governor: 'We are in the midst of a climate emergency' – video.

The California governor, Gavin Newsom, said ‘this is not a world that anyone should be experiencing’ as he surveyed charred mountain terrain devastated by wildfires. ‘If you do not believe in science…

15 09 2020 | 10:39

State of emergency in Sudan after deadly floods.

Sudan is in a state of emergency after authorities declared the country a disaster zone last week because of heavy flooding that's killed around 100 people and inundated over 100,000 houses since…

11 09 2020 | 11:14

Even Climate Scientists Are Freaked Out By This Year’s Wildfires.

"We have not reached the peak. In fact, no one knows where the peak is,” one expert said. Across large parts of California, daylight never arrived on Sept. 9. Caught under a vast sheet of smoke…

07 09 2020 | 11:21

Pence Offers 'Prayers' as Hurricane Laura Hits Gulf Coast While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC.

Just hours before Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with wind speed surpassing that of Katrina, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a Republican National Convention…

07 09 2020 | 10:23

Commentary: Climate change could be much worse than we are told.

Attacks on scientists examining the impact and scale of climate change have been growing as the evidence became more compelling through the years, says an observer. MANCHESTER: Thirty years ago, in…

31 08 2020 | 11:01

Antarctica: 60% of ice shelves at risk of fracture, research suggests.

Collapse of shelves would accelerate loss of Antarctic ice sheet and increase sea-level rise. Approximately 60% of Antarctica’s ice shelves could be vulnerable to fracture, accelerating the loss of…

31 08 2020 | 10:34

Increasing Number of Climate Disasters Impacting Mental Health.

The psychological toll of climate change-fueled disasters, now compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, is mounting and the U.S. is unprepared. These are the findings of a project by the Center for…

31 08 2020 | 10:32

Global fever.

A review of Andreas Malm's Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century. What can a virus tell us about climate breakdown—in its causation, and in humanity’s…

31 08 2020 | 08:34

Afghanistan flooding: Dozens dead, hundreds of homes destroyed.

At least 100 people killed and hundreds of homes destroyed as seasonal rains cause worst flooding in Parwan province. Heavy flooding in northern and eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 100…

31 08 2020 | 08:03

Kenya races to prevent new locust plague threat.

Kenya is in a race to track locusts to prevent a new plague from forming in East Africa and eating all the greenery they find in their wake. Hundreds of billions of locusts swarmed parts of East…

31 08 2020 | 07:55

Sanders Condemns GOP for Ignoring Climate Crisis at RNC.

As wildfires burn through California and the western United States, the Gulf Coast prepares for two potential hurricanes within a 48-hour timeframe, and record high temperatures dominate the summer,…

31 08 2020 | 07:46

Niger capital flooded as death toll rises to 45.

Several areas of the Niger capital Niamey remained under water on Thursday as the death toll in recent floods that have displaced over 225,000 people rose to 45, authorities said. Around 25,000…

25 08 2020 | 08:37

Climate change is driving wildfires, giving ‘rocket fuel’ to tropical storms.

As hundreds of wildfires in California continue to blaze and thousands of people evacuate, this year’s hurricane season is on track to become one of the busiest on record. Andrew Freedman, editor of…

23 08 2020 | 07:23

Floods leave one third of Bangladesh underwater and displace more than 1.5 million, raising coronavirus risk.

About a third of Bangladesh has been inundated by floods, with at least 161 people killed and an estimated 1.5 million displaced, according to local officials. he heaviest rains in almost a decade…

23 08 2020 | 07:08

These African World Heritage Sites are under threat from climate change.

Very few academics or policy makers are talking about the impact of climate change on heritage. Yet heritage is essential for social wellbeing, for identity creation, for safeguarding traditional…

19 08 2020 | 06:41

‘Explosive’ Southern California Lake Fire Spreads to 10,000 Acres Within Hours.

An "explosive" wildfire ignited in Los Angeles county Wednesday, growing to 10,000 acres in a little less than three hours. The so-called Lake Fire, which prompted evacuations and road closures, is…

16 08 2020 | 09:28

Arctic Sea Ice Melting by 2035 Is Possible, Study Finds.

The temperature of the Arctic matters to the entire world: it helps to keep the global climate fairly cool. Scientists now say that by 2035 there could be an end to Arctic sea ice. The northern…

16 08 2020 | 09:03

UK weather: a month's rain could fall in two hours as heatwave breaks.

Fears of flash flooding in parts of country, while experts warn extreme heat could become the norm. Over a month’s worth of rain could fall within two hours on parts of Britain this week, causing…