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02 06 2020 | 08:57

'A summer unlike any other': heatwaves and Covid-19 are a deadly combination.

As underserved populations face hotter neighborhoods and limited access to air conditioning, the pandemic threatens the malls and libraries where they typically find relief. Temperatures in some …

31 05 2020 | 07:25

Arctic Heatwave Is Reigniting Siberian Tinderbox.

After the hottest winter on record, the Russian spring has yielded a Siberian heatwave that’s reigniting fires still simmering from last year. The region has witnessed unusually warm weather this…

14 05 2020 | 07:12

Lethal levels of heat and humidity are gripping global ‘hot spots’ sooner than expected.

From the shores of the Persian Gulf to the foothills of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental mountains, hot weather is reaching levels humans can’t endure. An analysis of 4 decades of data from thousands…

25 04 2020 | 13:56

The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning.

Humanity has only recently become accustomed to a stable climate.

19 04 2020 | 07:03

Persistent Cloudless Skies Helped Fuel Exceptional Greenland Ice Melt.

Warm temperatures, clear weather and little snow all played a role in last summer’s major melt event on the ice sheet. The Greenland ice sheet saw some of its highest melt rates on record last…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020.

The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't. 

08 04 2020 | 11:28

Probably the worst year in a century': Australia's environmental toll of 2019.

The annual Australia’s Environment report finds last year’s heat and drought caused unprecedented damage. Record heat and drought across Australia delivered the worst environmental conditions across…

07 04 2020 | 08:47

Research station in East Antarctica reports its first heatwave.

It was recorded during the 2019-2020 Arctic summer. Researchers at the Australian Antarctic Program reported the first recorded heatwave event at the Casey research station in East Antarctica. The…

01 04 2020 | 10:53

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-…

29 03 2020 | 14:21

As climate heats up, planners urged to look beyond history to judge risks.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate predictions based only on what has happened in the past underestimate the likelihood of extreme weather, which could leave people and infrastructure…

20 03 2020 | 08:12

1.2 billion people to suffer from heat stress due to worsening global warming, study warns.

A new study warned that 1.2 billion people could suffer from heat stress due to the rising global temperatures caused by climate change. A study on climate change revealed that over one billion…

05 03 2020 | 07:39

Killer heat: how a warming land is changing Australia forever.

The frontline ->  Inside Australia's climate emergency: the killer heat   Australia is heating faster than the global average, and extreme heat days are on the rise. Doctors say there’s clear…

05 03 2020 | 07:28

Fighting Extreme Weather.

Improved weather forecasting tools are giving farmers in Zambia the support they need to build resilience & prepare for more frequent climate shocks

23 02 2020 | 16:17

Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn.

The Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists…

24 01 2020 | 08:07

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates.

Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and…

21 01 2020 | 07:59

Australia wildfires: Blazes merge into massive inferno as experts warn species will go extinct.

Top scientists call for PM to do more on climate crisis as UK expert predicts animal victims will be in the trillions Two wildfires have merged to form a massive inferno in south-eastern Australia,…

21 01 2020 | 07:29

Terror, hope, anger, kindness: the complexity of life as we face the new normal.

In the faces of the bushfire victims we saw ourselves and our shared future. We can no longer shy away from reality.

17 01 2020 | 07:43

Earth Had Its Second Warmest Year in Recorded History in 2019.

The six warmest years in recorded history have been the last six years: 2014 - 2019.

16 01 2020 | 09:30

Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record.

The 10 years to the end of 2019 have been confirmed as the warmest decade on record by three global agencies. According to Nasa, Noaa and the UK Met Office, last year was the second warmest in a…