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20 09 2021 | 16:18

Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful…

17 09 2021 | 15:48

One-third of the world’s tree species are threatened with extinction – here are five of them

One in three of the world’s tree species are at risk of becoming extinct, according to a recent report by the Global Tree Assessment – the first attempt to estimate the conservation status of all of…

17 09 2021 | 14:33

More Than 100 Birds Found Coated in Oil After Ida

More than 100 birds have been found covered with oil following a spill linked to Hurricane Ida's path through the Gulf of Mexico late last month.

16 09 2021 | 13:00

Biden comforts Louisiana as police make door-to-door searches after flooding death toll rises in northeast

At least 49 people have been killed, the majority of whom became trapped in submerged apartments or cars. President Joe Biden returned to a familiar role as comforter-in-chief on Friday as he…

16 09 2021 | 12:57

Climate change is relentless: Seemingly small shifts have big consequences

Climate change has been accumulating slowly but relentlessly for decades. The changes might sound small when you hear about them – another tenth of a degree warmer, another centimeter of sea level…

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…

16 09 2021 | 08:24

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country,…

10 09 2021 | 13:24

Komodo dragon ‘at risk of extinction’ as rising sea levels destroy habitat

Lizard species placed on endangered list The world’s largest lizard is in danger of extinction as rising water levels are shrinking its natural habitat.

09 09 2021 | 14:25

Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival Paperback – October 14, 2017

In 2017, the heat waves, extreme wild fires, and flooding around the worldconfirmed beyond doubt that climate disruption is now a full-blown emergency.We have entered Churchill’s “period of…

09 09 2021 | 13:31

Fighting the climate crisis? It’s a no-brainer

Debbie Colson says the chancellor’s short-sighted approach to spending upfront will lead to a far larger global disaster

06 09 2021 | 15:25

Tennessee flooding prompts Biden disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster…

06 09 2021 | 14:37

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires

The president warned that ‘we need to act now’ as trail of destruction blighted west, south and north-east. The widespread destruction caused by extreme weather coast to coast, with Hurricane Ida…

03 09 2021 | 14:50

How the climate crisis played a role in fueling Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Ida made landfall last weekend near New Orleans as a Category-4 storm, lashing the region with…

03 09 2021 | 14:08

Hurricane Larry Forms in Atlantic, Could Become ‘Major’ Storm

As rains from Hurricane Ida inundate the Northeast, another hurricane has formed in the eastern tropical Atlantic.

03 09 2021 | 13:38

Hurricane Ida Could Become 'Extremely Dangerous,' Forecasters S​ay

Hurricane Ida entered the Gulf of Mexico late Friday, as people in the United States' southern state of Louisiana evacuated high-risk areas and stocked up on essentials. The hurricane is expected to…

02 09 2021 | 07:52

Hurricane Ida highlights need for renewable distributed electricity grid

Most of New Orleans went dark on Sunday after Hurricane Ida took out transmission lines and forced power plants offline. It was an all too familiar scene in a city that has often lost power during…

30 08 2021 | 15:25

Hurricane Ida: New Orleans loses power as category 4 storm hits

Hurricane Ida has knocked out power in New Orleans after making landfall in Louisiana as a brutal category 4 storm, slamming the coast with 150mph sustained winds. One of the most powerful storms to…

26 08 2021 | 08:06

Humans ‘pushing Earth close to tipping point’, say most in G20

Global survey finds 74% also want climate crises and protecting nature prioritised over jobs and profit Three-quarters of people in the world’s wealthiest nations believe humanity is pushing the…

26 08 2021 | 07:31

Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine

Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world's first "climate change famine", according to the United Nations, which says tens of thousands of people are already suffering "catastrophic"…

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-…