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07 09 2021 | 16:24

'We are united': More than 200 health journals call for emergency action on climate change

"The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature," says the editorial backed by hundreds of…

03 09 2021 | 13:12

Very Overwhelming and Scary’: How it feels to suddenly wake up to the Climate Emergency

Kate Ng meets the people who have become increasingly aware of the impact of climate change following extreme weather events and rising pollution levels

26 08 2021 | 07:49

Nearly half of world’s children at ‘extremely high risk’ of climate change impacts, Unicef report says

Report is the first comprehensive analysis of climate risk from a child’s perspective Close to a billion children live in one of the 33 countries most at risk of the impacts of the climate crisis,…

26 08 2021 | 07:41

It’s totally our fault: Humans “unequivocally” causing global warming

It's our last chance to transform the economy and prevent catastrophic climate damage. Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system,…

18 08 2021 | 10:58

Site of ancient Olympic Games threatened as Greece battles wildfire

ATHENS, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Greek authorities ordered villages near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese to be evacuated on Wednesday as wildfires raged across the country,…

16 08 2021 | 08:36

Climate Chaos Has Arrived — This Is What it Looks Like

Ten, twenty, thirty years ago, today’s headlines were the predictions of fringe extremists. And yet, they’ve come true. Conversations about how to avoid what’s coming aren’t important any longer.…

09 08 2021 | 16:11

Should I factor climate change into deciding whether to have kids?

With more people worrying about the environmental ethics of bringing more children into the world, Kate Ng examines the arguments on either side The decision whether or not to have children, if we…

03 08 2021 | 10:46

Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records A new study tracking the planet’s vital signs has found that many of the key indicators of the global climate…

30 07 2021 | 10:06

Flagstaff declares state of emergency as Arizona hit by devastating floods

Debris from areas burned by wildfires courses through city streets as one woman dies in flash flood on Colorado River Parts of Arizona have been hit with devastating flooding, with the city of…

29 07 2021 | 14:47

‘Climate change has become real’: extreme weather sinks prime US tourism site

At Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border, the water line has dropped to a historic low, taking a heavy toll on the local industry Chaos erupted at Bill West’s business in Page, Arizona, last week…

29 07 2021 | 11:36

Time running out for countries on climate crisis front line

Speaking to the first Climate Vulnerable Finance Summit of 48 nations systemically exposed to climate related disasters, António Guterres said they needed reassurance that financial and technical…

26 07 2021 | 11:53

Beware summer! As climate crisis deepens, attitudes to season shift

Season now has a health warning and people may lose associations of joy, relaxation and celebration Jonathan Watts @jonathanwatts Sat 24 Jul 2021 08.00 BST  

26 07 2021 | 11:16

‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

Locals fear for their health and property as smoke from raging forest fires shrouds an entire region of eastern Russia Every morning and evening for the last few days, shifts of young villagers have…

17 07 2021 | 10:09

Death toll exceeds 150 as Germany and Belgium hit by devastating floods

Search for missing continues, with Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg also affected. The death toll from catastrophic floods in western Germany and Belgium has risen to more than 150, local…

17 07 2021 | 10:04

BREAKING (The Energy Mix) :Deadly Western Heat Dome 'Virtually Impossible' withour Climate Change.

Less than a week after a deadly “heat dome” devastated western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest and burned Lytton, B.C. to the ground, an international science team is reporting that the…

15 07 2021 | 09:37

‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought

Water investigators track down wasteful homeowners and public turf torn up to conserve scarce water supplies Investigator Perry Kaye jammed the brakes of his government-issued vehicle to survey the…

15 07 2021 | 09:29

6 Things to Know About Climate Change and Heat Waves

It's hard not to think about how hot it's been — even if you live somewhere that has escaped the heat in the past few weeks. When British Columbia clocks temperatures of 121° F, it gets the world's…

10 07 2021 | 07:42

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)

The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom.

10 07 2021 | 07:40

Inside the Canadian town wiped off the map by a heat wave: ‘I watched my pets burn alive’

‘I stayed up all night watching the town burn down. It was so scary,’ says one Lytton resident. Nine foot high flames were lapping at Pierre Quevillon’s Lytton home when he bundled his two dogs into…

08 07 2021 | 12:45

Small majority believe there is still time to avert climate disaster – survey

Survey in 16 countries finds just over half of consumers believe their own behaviour can help A small majority of people believe there is still time to make a difference and slow global heating, a…