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07 08 2022 | 08:44

CHAD: The municipality of N’Djamena equips 19 associations for sanitation

As floods affect several neighbourhoods in N'Djamena, Chad, the municipal authorities of the capital are providing 19 environmental associations with equipment to improve sanitation services. As…

28 07 2022 | 19:20

Climate change drowning West African coastline

Scattered scraggy palm trees blow in the sea breeze, and stone ruins rise from the sand, the last remnants of a village besieged by the sea. The coastal village of Fuveme, in Ghana's Volta region,…

19 07 2022 | 12:02

How Kenya is flooding in a drought – video

For more than 10 years, Kenya’s great lakes have been flooding, displacing hundreds of thousands of people as rising water levels leave towns and villages almost completely submerged. Flooding is…

12 07 2022 | 07:48

Bangladesh is paying a high price for developed world’s carbon emissions

This is a moving and disturbing story (‘Every year it gets worse’: on the frontline of the climate crisis in Bangladesh, 5 July) – a wake-up call to all of us about the direct environmental and…

12 07 2022 | 07:22

‘Every year it gets worse’: on the frontline of the climate crisis in Bangladesh

Ever since she was a little girl, Amina Ahmed has been afraid of the water. Growing up in Sylhet, north-east of Bangladesh, the heavy rainfall that typically occurs during monsoon season would make…

12 07 2022 | 07:15

Global dismay as supreme court ruling leaves Biden’s climate policy in tatters

Joe Biden’s election triggered a global surge in optimism that the climate crisis would, finally, be decisively confronted. But the US supreme court’s decision last week to curtail America’s ability…

05 07 2022 | 07:14

Flood risk already affects 1.81 billion people. Climate change and unplanned urbanization could worsen exposure

Flooding is among the leading climatic threats to people’s livelihoods, affecting development prospects worldwide – a

05 07 2022 | 07:12

The Global South has the power to force radical climate action

During the past several years it has become clear that the international climate negotiations are failing to address the climate crisis. Existing policies have us on track for 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.…

05 07 2022 | 06:54

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Extreme weather events – from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours – have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people…

22 06 2022 | 11:20

At least 25 dead and millions stranded as floods devastate India and Bangladesh

At least 25 people died as floods cut a swatch across north-eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater, authorities said on Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine…

17 06 2022 | 06:28

Why the collapse of an Atlantic ocean current could mean La Niña becomes the norm

Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the north Atlantic. Our research, published today in Nature Climate Change, looks at…

08 06 2022 | 07:10

Slow water: can we tame urban floods by going with the flow?

After epic floods in India, South Africa, Germany, 

02 06 2022 | 10:22

At least 91 dead in Brazil floods and landslides with many more missing

The death toll from floods in north-eastern Brazil could rise to more than 100 after authorities in Pernambuco state confirmed 91 deaths with many more people missing. Hundreds of state and federal…

10 05 2022 | 07:40

South African police disperse crowd calling for aid after flooding

Police in South Africa have used stun grenades to disperse a crowd calling for more and better official aid for victims of the lethal floods earlier this week.

30 11 2021 | 09:46

Epic storms on two coasts have parliament talking climate action, adaptation

This story includes details about the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to…

23 11 2021 | 15:23

Government warns climate crisis is increasing risk of flooding ahead of extra wet winter

Environment Agency urges those in flood risk areas to take preventative measures to stave off worst flood impacts The government has warned that the climate crisis is exacerbating flood risks across…

21 11 2021 | 11:19

Canada hit by heavy rains and floods in British Columbia – in pictures

An aerial image of the flooding on the Sumas Prairie. Photograph: CITY OF ABBOTSFORD/AFP/Getty Images 

19 11 2021 | 14:26

Canada floods: 18,000 people still stranded in ‘terrible, terrible disaster’

Alarm grows about climate change in British Columbia after summer wildfires wiped out vegetation that could have slowed flooding Emergency crews in western Canada were still trying to reach some 18,…

17 11 2021 | 14:56

Egypt floods kill 3, put 500 in hospital with scorpion stings

Heavy rain and flooding in southern Egypt has left three people dead and more than 500 others hospitalized from scorpion stings, state-run media reported. Downpours, hail and thunder in the province…

16 11 2021 | 09:16

Record rainfall prompts evacuations along the Pacific north-west

Communities in western Canada and Washington state forced to flee homes after record downpour leads to severe floods Communities in western Canada who were forced to flee their homes this summer by…