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26 07 2021 | 11:16

‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

Locals fear for their health and property as smoke from raging forest fires shrouds an entire region of eastern Russia Every morning and evening for the last few days, shifts of young villagers have…

24 07 2021 | 11:27

One million football fields and the entire Grand Canyon: This is how big US and Canada wildfires are

Around 1.2 million acres of land burning by end of last week. Wildfires have been raging across large swathes of the US as the western part of the country continues to grapple with crippling …

24 07 2021 | 09:05

The heatwave forcing America to confront climate reality

An extraordinary heatwave has swept the west coast of the US and Canada, leading to record temperatures, water shortages, and hundreds of deaths – and bringing home the catastrophic consequences of…

17 07 2021 | 10:18

Wildfires tear through 1m acres in US west as 16,000 firefighters battle onslaught

Drought and deadly heatwaves fuel flames that threaten Native American tribal lands struggling to save water. Wildfires burning across the US west have engulfed nearly a million acres and drawn in…

17 07 2021 | 09:18

Wildfire races towards Yosemite National Park as 10 western states under threat

The fires come as the West is blasted with its second, life-threatening heatwave in a matter of weeks. A wildfire is raging on the edge of one of America’s most iconic public lands, Yosemite…

10 07 2021 | 07:39

What we know about the victims of the US and Canada heatwave.

More deaths expected as details of victims continue to emerge. The death toll from a historic heatwave in the US northwest and Canada is expected to increase as temperatures reach 121F degrees, …

06 07 2021 | 10:03

Canada-US heatwave death toll feared more than 300 as Trudeau and Biden warn ‘this won’t be the last’

Portland, Oregon, reached 46.7C (116F) on Monday, a region which normally sees highs of around 26C (78.8F) this time of year The deadly “once-in-a-millennium” heatwave bearing down on parts of North…

05 07 2021 | 09:33

California fires 2021: What to know about this year's wildfires

Wildfire season came early this year in the Bay Area after a meager rainy season left the landscape tinder-dry, offering an abundance of fuel for wildland blazes. In just the past few years,…

01 07 2021 | 16:24

Canadian town where temperatures hit 49.5C evacuated.

The whole town is on fire,’ says the mayor as Canadian village is evacuated due to wildfires. A town in Canada’s British Columbia province where temperatures recently hit 49.5C, has been ordered to…

25 06 2021 | 11:32

UK less prepared for climate crisis now than five years ago, government advisers warn

Worsening effects threaten country’s ability to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, experts say The UK is less prepared now than it was five years ago for the escalating effects of the climate…

25 06 2021 | 09:50

Arizona to Use People in Prison to Fight Its Wildfires, Pay $1.50 an Hour

As extreme heat, drought, and wildfires spread across the state, Arizona is allocating funding to pay incarcerated people fighting those wildfires $1.50 per hour. Incarcerated people clearing brush…

30 05 2021 | 16:02

Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region is headed for a water crisis

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal in much of the region. Reservoirs…

18 05 2021 | 06:57

Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years.

International team of researchers also found that deforestation rose nearly four-fold in 2019. The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20% more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the past decade…

14 05 2021 | 09:52

Fireplaces and stoves are bigger polluters than traffic.

Increases in wood burning have offset gains in other areas, including cleaning up exhaust fumes.

07 04 2021 | 11:55

Once-in-a-century wildfires in the UK could happen ‘most years’ by 2100 due to climate crisis.

In future decades large wildfires could pose similar level of threat to Britain as they currently do in the south of France or parts of Australia, say researchers. Wildfires which ordinarily only…

12 03 2021 | 09:23

New EarthX Special 'Protecting the Amazon' Suggests Ways to Save the World’s Greatest Rainforest.

To save the planet, we must save the Amazon rainforest. To save the rainforest, we must save its indigenous peoples. And to do that, we must demarcate their land.

03 03 2021 | 08:47

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests.

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon. More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage…

03 02 2021 | 09:45

Climate crisis: Biden’s presidency turns up the heat on Australia to set out environment targets, experts say.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said he won’t be dictated to by other countries on climate policy. The combined pressure of Joe Biden’s new environmentally-focused administration in the…

28 11 2020 | 07:26

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes.

As of late fall, wildfires are still smoldering under snowfall in Colorado. I am hoping that the cold and snowy weather over the last few days will finally put to bed the 2020 fire season in my state…

16 11 2020 | 07:56

Fires shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s unique environment. Now they threaten it

In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding…