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19 Oct
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.
4 Sep
Extreme weather and climate events have become more frequent, intense and costlier since the 1970s — and that's unlikely to change, a UN agency has said. But thanks to early warning systems, fewer people are dying.
31 Aug
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.
24 Jul
Global warming, a weakening jet stream and the moon will combine to cause more devastating heat waves and floods in the coming decades.
26 Jun
A Chinese firm, Broad Group has constructed a 10-storey residential building in China’s Changsha city in 28 hours and 45 minutes. The real estate company used prefabricated construction systems to deliver the project. Pre-fabricated buildings are designs to enable quick construction.
22 May
More than 40 million people were driven from their homes by continued conflict and worsening weather in 2020 as the climate grew increasingly chaotic.
6 Jan
Europe's low pressure system Ahmet is the first of 14 wintertime highs and lows named to highlight the continent's diversity.
22 Jul 2019
People cool off at a fountain at Flushing Meadow in the borough of Queens in New York City. The US is sweating through a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington among the hardest hit.
6 Apr 2019
Though renewables played a role in the 4.2 percent drop it has largely been attributed to warm weather. Despite this good news the country is certain to miss its 2020 target of reducing emissions by 40 percent over 1990.
19 Jan 2019
Two skiers have become the latest victims of the extreme weather hitting the Alps. The amount of snow falling has broken records in several ski resorts.
30 Dec 2018
Extreme weather and coastal erosion in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott are threatening the city's population. But a youth project to plant trees is helping to protect the city while providing residents with shade.
5 Dec 2017
Endless waiting, harsh living conditions, and dreadful weather

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Humanitarian workers are racing against time to deliver aid as winter looms in Afghanistan, UN officials told DW. The situation on the ground is already desperate and "looks like it's going to get worse."
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Judges at the European Union's top court have ruled that national judges should not be punished for seeking the advice of the European Court of Justice.
3 hours ago
An American company has developed a liquid that can extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. Apeel is based on natural compounds and controls the factors that cause fruit to age.
3 hours ago
As Germany reports another dismaying record in COVID statistics, its hardest-hit states are planning stricter curbs. Among other things, the country's beloved Christmas markets are being canceled one by one.
3 hours ago
As the fourth wave of the pandemic wreaks havoc in Germany, a growing number of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have reached full capacity. The main problem: a serious shortage of specialized staff.
1 day ago
After hitting historic lows on Tuesday, Turkey's currency has recovered slightly. The lira has lost 40% of its value against the US dollar since the start of the year, amid a series of controversial interest rate cuts and double-digit inflation.