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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…

27 08 2022 | 07:24

The floods tell us the river is sick. We should listen to Indigenous knowledge to help Country heal

Our family, community and Country were severely impacted by the extreme rain and floods around Lismore in February and March 2022. Fortunately, our place at Rosebank was only subject to minor damage…

17 08 2022 | 16:31

‘Grotesque greed’: immoral fossil fuel profits must be taxed, says UN chief

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has described the record profits of oil and gas companies as immoral and urged governments to introduce a windfall tax, using the money to help those in…

17 08 2022 | 16:00

Floods, storms and heatwaves are a direct product of the climate crisis – that’s a fact, so where is the action?

In November 2015, prolonged and heavy rainfall dumped 341mm (13.4in) of rain in Honister, Cumbria, within 24 hours. Just as in 2009 and again in 2013, when massive rainstorms inundated Cumbria and…

11 08 2022 | 14:59

At least 24 people dead as flash flooding hits eastern Uganda

At least 24 people have died and more than 5,600 people have been displaced by flash flooding in eastern Uganda. Two rivers burst their banks after heavy rainfall swept through the city of Mbale…

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…