Extreme weather conditions threaten US holiday plans
22 December 2022 | 1:40 pm
The National Weather Service has warned holiday travelers of a massive winter storm. Travel had been expected to inch closer to pre-pandemic levels for the first time this Christmas.
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Kenyan healthcare workers protest against poor working conditions during the pandemic, which they say have caused the death of colleagues.
25 Jan 2021
Ten years after the Arab Spring uprising overthrew the former military-backed president, prisons in Egypt are just as bad as ever, Amnesty International has reported.
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31 Mar 2021
The Greek island of Lesbos has become a symbol of Europe's failed refugee policies. European ideals are falling by the wayside in the refugee camps, but there are few alternatives elsewhere. Florian Schmitz reports.
22 May 2021
More than 40 million people were driven from their homes by continued conflict and worsening weather in 2020 as the climate grew increasingly chaotic.
1 Jul 2021
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9 Jul 2021
New York's legions of food delivery workers -- declared “essential” during the pandemic, but lacking health insurance, a minimum wage and even access to bathrooms -- are mobilizing for the first time to demand better working conditions. Overwhelmingly Hispanic immigrants, the 80,000 "deliveristas" who zip around the Big Apple on electric bikes have formed "Los Deliveristas Unidos," the first movement of independent riders for food delivery apps. In just a few months, the movement has gained more than 1,000 members and over 13,000 Facebook followers across New York City.
24 Jul 2021
Global warming, a weakening jet stream and the moon will combine to cause more devastating heat waves and floods in the coming decades.
3 Sep 2021
Hydropower has long been seen as a reliable renewable energy source. But during drought and heavy rain, hydropower plants often come to a standstill. Will climate change spell the end for this clean energy alternative?
31 Aug 2021
We turn our eye to the extreme weather conditions in Louisiana, where there are warnings of storm surges and flash floods for the New Orleans area. This comes in the wake of the now weakened Hurricane Ida. It slammed into the Louisiana coast on Sunday, knocking out power for more than a million people, including the whole of New Orleans. Ida comes 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the same area.
12 Sep 2021
'Wildfires in the West and the unprecedented flash floods in New York,' are another reminder 'the climate crisis are here,' says US President Joe Biden after deadly flash floods in the Big Apple. Record rainfall of 3.15 inches (80 millimeters) fell in Central Park in just an hour, breaking a record set last month during Tropical Storm Henri.
19 Oct 2021
Storms, floods and other extreme weather events are massively documented by ordinary people using their smartphones. Much of the material circulating online often includes false images that show similar natural catastrophes at another time in another place. We take a look at some examples from Hurricane Shaheen that struck Oman and Iran two weeks ago.
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Under former US President Donald Trump thousands of migrant families were split up at the US-Mexico border. A special task force has been working to reunite children with their parents, but it's got a long way to go.
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The leader of the Catholic Church travels to Juba along with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the moderator of the Church of Scotland. The three leaders are hoping to push for peace amid continued fighting.
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From the depths of the Pacific Ocean comes an innovation in air conditioning that's good for the planet and saves money. Located just 200 metres from the ocean, the hospital in Papeete, on the French island of Tahiti, is using seawater to cool its facilities. The switch to this new system has decreased the hospital's energy consumption by 90 percent.
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Pension problems: French workers strike over government's retirement plans. As many as 2.8 million people hit the streets across France on Tuesday in a second day of walkouts designed to protest the latest pension reform proposals.