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09 09 2021 | 14:23

Why are the wildfires in Greece and Turkey so severe?

‘Nightmarish summer’ in southern Europe coincides with publication of devastating new UN climate report.

03 09 2021 | 14:23

Record-breaking drought in Chile is vision of the climate crisis

While Chile has been going through a drought for the past decade, July was particularly dry Andres Couve, the science minister of Chile, has said addressing the climate crisis is a “national…

03 09 2021 | 13:08

People get meaner and fight more when it’s hotter, research reveals

Violence and aggression increase as temperatures rise, according to new studies If you find yourself more irritable as summer temperatures soar, there’s a reason for that: New research reveals that…

31 08 2021 | 09:33

Wildfire smoke linked to 19,000 additional Covid cases in US West and 700 deaths

‘It’s a horrible combination – together, the wildfires and Covid-19 make us even sicker’ Wildfire smoke is linked to at least 19,000 additional cases of Covid-19 on the West Coast, and 700…

31 08 2021 | 09:17

Are we prepared for 50C heat in Europe?

A Met Office scientist warns that parts of Europe could see 50C heat in the future. Daisy Dunne explores whether countries are prepared

30 08 2021 | 15:53

‘Lucifer’ heat dome is causing wildfires and record-breaking temperatures in Europe

The hot, dry weather has been brought on by a weather phenomenon known as an anticyclone An anticyclone named ‘Lucifer’ sweeping across Europe is set to bring further record-breaking temperatures…

27 08 2021 | 16:02

The entire Mediterranean region is burning. Here’s why it will get worse

Wildfires have raged through southern Europe in the past few weeks, and the apocalyptic scenes are just the beginning, reports Borzou Daragahi

27 08 2021 | 15:27

July 2021 officially the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Global land and sea temperatures were 1.67F above the average for July, making it the hottest month since records began 142 years ago. July 2021 has earned the “unenviable distinction” of being…

26 08 2021 | 07:44

Here in British Columbia, we have spent the summer running from cruel wildfires

Blazes are destroying whole communities. The Canadian government must act now to tackle this existential threat

26 08 2021 | 07:30

Wildfires ravage Greek island of Evia

Parts of the Mediterranean and central Europe have experienced extreme temperatures this summer, with wildfires causing devastation in both Turkey and Greece. The blaze on Evia, Greece’s second-…

26 08 2021 | 07:23

Denser cities could be a climate boon – but nimbyism stands in the way

Drawing people into cities could cut emissions and combat housing crises. But even progressives are hard to convince In San Francisco’s Sunset District, rows and rows of pastel-colored, two-storey…

25 08 2021 | 13:27

We just lived through the Earth’s hottest month on record

It was bound to happen. With temperatures rising year after year, largely as an effect of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, multiple parts of the globe have broken temperature records. Now, NOAA has…

25 08 2021 | 13:02

Sicily Reports Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded in Europe as Wildfires Scorch Mediterranean

As wildfires swept through the Italian island of Sicily, fueled by an extreme heatwave, officials in one city recorded on Wednesday what is believed to be the highest temperature ever recorded in…

25 08 2021 | 12:32

Greece plans to name heatwaves in the same way as storms

Personalising the ‘silent killer’ hot spells could raise awareness in time to avert loss of life and property, say scientists Spurred on by this summer’s record temperatures, Greek scientists have…

23 08 2021 | 12:38

Two people killed in wildfire near Saint-Tropez

Thousands have been forced to evacuate after a blaze tore through the Plaine des Maures nature reserve Hundreds of French firefighters battled for a third day on Wednesday to contain a raging…

23 08 2021 | 12:03

French wildfires have destroyed one of the most unique biodiversity hotspots in Europe

For three days, the Massif des Maures in the south of France has burned, and along with it the Plaine des Maures nature reserve – one of the Mediterranean’s jewels of biodiversity, unique in all of…

18 08 2021 | 11:26

This year’s summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

Scientists say there’s something different this year as the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are…

18 08 2021 | 11:08

Oregon declares state of emergency as another ‘extreme heatwave’ looms

Pacific north-west prepares for triple-digit temperatures just months after heat resulted in hundreds of deaths in region The Oregon governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the region…

18 08 2021 | 10:55

Spain, Portugal brace for wildfire threat as temps soar

Spain and Portugal are bracing for temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in coming days, as a mass of hot, dry air from Africa pushes north into the Iberian peninsula.…

12 08 2021 | 09:04

Wildfires in Algeria: dozens of civilians and soldiers reported dead

Prime minister says request made for help internationally as forest blazes erupt in Kabyle region and elsewhere More than 40 people, including 25 soldiers, have died in wildfires that erupted east…