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01 09 2022 | 09:06

Weather tracker: flash floods as Europe’s heatwave ends with thunderstorms

Prolonged heat across parts of northern and western Europe ended with torrential showers and thunderstorms this week. On Wednesday, parts of southern England received 50-65mm of rainfall within a…

31 08 2022 | 11:11

How Europe can cut a third of its oil demand by 2030

At the time of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, it typically supplied one out of every four barrels of crude oil that the European Union imported. These imports contributed significantly to…

27 08 2022 | 06:31

Flushing the loo to gardening: how to save water around the home

Another heatwave is looming and many parts of the country are preparing for emergency water measures to combat drought. Britons do use a lot of water – on average, more than citizens in most other…

17 08 2022 | 16:02

‘It’s a human rights issue’: young adults take Portugal climate crisis to court

Cláudia Agostinho has been going to Pedrogao beach since she was a child. Back then it was a stretch of silver white sand sandwiched between pine trees and sea.

11 08 2022 | 14:54

Low water levels mean Rhine is days from being shut for cargo

Germany’s Rhine, one of Europe’s key waterways, is just days away from being closed to commercial traffic because of very low levels caused by drought, authorities and industry have warned.…

09 08 2022 | 08:00

‘Wake-up call’ for climate-sceptic Czechs as blaze devastates national park

As wake-up calls go, this one had the distinction of early morning pungency. If the Czech Republic is to complete the journey from deep climate change scepticism to full recognition of the global…

07 08 2022 | 08:32

Statement by Inger Andersen on wildfires across Europe, North America and other parts of the world

While wildfires are a normal and even essential process in nature, there is nothing normal or natural about the blazes we are seeing raging across Europe, North America and other parts of the world.

02 08 2022 | 11:36

The Guardian view on public attitudes to the climate crisis: burning for change

Will the heatwave change anything? As predicted, British temperature records were shattered on Tuesday with 40.3C recorded in Coningsby, Lincolnshire. While Wednesday is expected to be cooler, the …

28 07 2022 | 19:08

We’re Not Going to Make it to 2050

There’s a brutal truth that I think we’re all going to have to contend with. Take a look out there at the world. How do you think things are going?

29 06 2022 | 10:25

Marseille, Alexandria and Istanbul prepare for Mediterranean tsunami

A tsunami could soon hit major cities on or near the Mediterranean Sea including Marseille, Alexandria and Istanbul, with a nearly 100% chance of a wave reaching more than a metre high in the next 30…

07 06 2022 | 22:18

Op-ed: Putting coal into an African perspective

Since the presidency of Thabo Mbeki, plans have been periodically put forward to increase South Africa’s nuclear output. At present, Africa’s only nuclear power plant, Koeberg, supplies electricity…

21 04 2022 | 07:51

“Invisible Energy Highways” Could Usher In A New Era Of Shared Power

Undersea electricity cables could become increasingly common as governments drive their energy strategies towards renewables. As countries develop their wind and solar power industries, there will be…