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23 11 2021 | 15:27

US wildfires have killed nearly 20% of world’s giant sequoias in two years

Blazes in western US have hit thousands of Earth’s largest trees, once considered almost fire-proof Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, adding to a staggering…

14 11 2021 | 08:57

‘Nothing left to burn’: wildfires and floods could turn the tide on Turkey’s climate policy

Can a government addicted to concrete and profit turn around an appalling environmental record?

04 11 2021 | 14:37

Greeks fear megafires could be new normal for Med

World leaders at the COP26 summit in Glasgow are under pressure to respond to global warming, and intense heatwaves and frequent forest fires are becoming an increasing threat around the…

01 10 2021 | 13:22

‘The world is burning’: how Australia’s longest-serving fire chief became a climate champion

Greg Mullins says after the ‘black summer’ bushfires it is time for politicians to act on global heating. The year 2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest on record. By 2040, those conditions –…

24 09 2021 | 14:30

Summer Wildfires Emitted More Carbon Dioxide Than India Does in a Year

Wildfires around the world set records for carbon dioxide emissions in July and August, topping India's annual emissions. The world set a scary new record last month: Wildfires 

19 09 2021 | 09:20

Tunisian wildfires scorch poor region's cork industry

JENDOUBA, Tunisia, Sept 14 (Reuters) - For cork collector Khaled Warhani, the wildfires that devastated part of northern Tunisia's lush woodland this summer were a warning of how the changing climate…

16 09 2021 | 12:52

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even create thunderstorms that lead to catastrophic flooding – here’s how it works

Wildfires burn millions of acres of land every year, leaving changed landscapes that are prone to flooding. Less well known is that these already vulnerable regions can also intensify and in some…

10 09 2021 | 15:09

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even trigger thunderstorms, leading to catastrophic flooding – here’s how

Wildfires burn millions of acres of land every year, leaving changed landscapes that are prone to flooding. Less well known is that these already vulnerable regions can also intensify and in some…

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.

07 09 2021 | 16:28

Bushfire survivors win landmark climate change case against NSW EPA

In a landmark ruling and a win for a bushfire survivors group, the Land and Environment Court has ordered the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to take steps to safeguard…

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 | 13:06

‘Abolish these companies, get rid of them’: what would it take to break up big oil?

Communities on the frontline of the climate crisis say radical solutions must be on the table – before it’s too late Ayisha Siddiqa doesn’t want fossil fuel companies to determine her future anymore…

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…

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

26 08 2021 | 07:53

Caldor fire continues to rage after winds fan northern California blaze

Zero containment of wildfire, one of about a dozen big blazes in drought-stricken state that have destroyed hundreds of homes. A wildfire burning for a week in northern California continued to grow…

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 | 07:22

‘Apocalyptic’ scenes hit Greece as Athens besieged by fire

The city is surrounded by flames. On the ground, there are tales of heroism – and fear for the future. Little had prepared any of us on the Athens-bound flight for the sight of the great fire-…

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 | 12:38

Forest fires rage in northern Morocco

Firefighters in northern Morocco are battling to put out two forest blazes, a forestries official said Sunday as the North African kingdom swelters in a heatwave. "Non-stop efforts are underway to…