Hottest day in June?
27 June 2019 | 8:36 am
Hottest day in June? Germany braces for extreme weather.
29 Mar 2019
As the world body released a "wake-up call" on the impact of extreme weather, Mozambique has announced a spike in cholera cases. The illnesses are a direct result of Cyclone Idai, which has ravaged the country.
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.
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.
15 Dec 2021
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is sounding "alarm bells" over a record high temperature in Siberia. The record temperature was logged in June 2020 in the town of Verkhoyansk.
11 Jan 2022
Across Europe, there are fears the omicron variant will cause case numbers to climb to record highs, increasing pressure on hospitals and other workplaces. In Germany, health officials are warning that the true scale of the crisis is not yet known.
13 Jul 2022
In this edition, we take a closer look at climate change in Asia and its impact on extreme weather events. Whether it be scorching heatwaves in Pakistan or devastating floods in Bangladesh, the likelihood of these events occurring is increasing along with global temperatures.
9 Aug 2022
German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.
15 Sep 2022
More than 1,300 people dead, massive food shortages, 3.6 million acres of land destroyed and more than 660,000 people living in relief camps and makeshift homes. These are the latest estimates from Pakistan after the floods that have left the impoverished country's agriculture belt underwater. The authorities are now scaling up efforts to deliver food, tents and other items.
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France declares war on bedbugs—and so far the bedbugs are winning. Paris is at war with bedbugs. A rash of bedbug sightings across France is causing paranoia among travelers and becoming a sore spot for the government as Paris prepares to host the Olympics next year.
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Many people in Southeast Asia prioritize protecting social "harmony" over rights to free speech, according to a recent study.
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The trial of the former cryptocurrency billionaire is set to kick off in New York City. Sam Bankman-Fried faces charges of fraud and conspiracy tied to the bankruptcy of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
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At least 21 people died and 12 people were injured Tuesday evening after a bus fell from an overpass near Venice, according to local police.
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Indian civil society is concerned about the government cracking down on think tanks in an attempt to stifle dissent and control the public narrative on controversial issues.