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22 06 2020 | 07:59

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia.

Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms. A prolonged heatwave in Siberia is “undoubtedly alarming”, climate scientists have said. The freak temperatures…

18 06 2020 | 06:41

To Stop Amazon Deforestation, Brazilian Groups Take Bolsonaro to Court.

Civil society groups and public prosecutors in Brazil are taking President Jair Bolsonaro's government to court for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest, adding pressure to an administration…

14 06 2020 | 14:49

10 Wildfires Ignite Around Los Angeles in Unseasonable Wind and Heat.

Unusually strong winds for June fanned the flames of 10 wildfires around Los Angeles County Monday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The largest of the blazes was the Equestrian Fire in…

05 06 2020 | 08:30

Scientists warn of ‘zombie fires’ in the Arctic.

Dormant “zombie fires” scattered across the Arctic region – remnants of record blazes last year – may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday (27 May…

07 05 2020 | 07:58

We created the Anthropocene, and the Anthropocene is biting back.

It’s clear from a recent litany of disasters – from the coronavirus pandemic to America’s deadliest wildfire in a century – there are forces that cannot be domesticated

07 05 2020 | 07:25

Forest fire season is coming. How can we stop the Amazon burning?

We found the first fire without looking, crackling and roaring on farmland beside the busy Amazon highway, the flames consuming a road sign with its name – BR-163 – lying in the grass. Trucks…

25 04 2020 | 13:56

The age of stability is over, and coronavirus is just the beginning.

Humanity has only recently become accustomed to a stable climate.

19 04 2020 | 07:39

Ukraine: wildfires draw dangerously close to Chernobyl site.

Witnesses accuse government of covering up severity of blaze near site of nuclear disaster. Wildfires in Ukraine have spread to just over a mile from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and a…

08 04 2020 | 11:28

Probably the worst year in a century': Australia's environmental toll of 2019.

The annual Australia’s Environment report finds last year’s heat and drought caused unprecedented damage. Record heat and drought across Australia delivered the worst environmental conditions across…

20 02 2020 | 07:08

Australia on FIRE!

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14 02 2020 | 08:42

Amazon Rainforest - Carbon sink or carbon source?

For decades, scientists have warned of an ‘Amazon tipping-point’: the point at which the forest loses its ability to renew itself and begins to emit more carbon than it absorbs.

01 02 2020 | 10:29

Australia fires: State of emergency declared for Canberra region.

Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have declared a state of emergency as massive bushfires rage south of Canberra. It is the worst fire threat to the territory in nearly two…

24 01 2020 | 09:49

Australia fires: Malcolm Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of 'misleading' nation.

Australian PM Scott Morrison has been accused of lacking leadership during the bushfire crisis - by the man he replaced after a party room coup. Malcolm Turnbull, who was deposed in 2018, told the…

21 01 2020 | 07:59

Australia wildfires: Blazes merge into massive inferno as experts warn species will go extinct.

Top scientists call for PM to do more on climate crisis as UK expert predicts animal victims will be in the trillions Two wildfires have merged to form a massive inferno in south-eastern Australia,…

21 01 2020 | 07:29

Terror, hope, anger, kindness: the complexity of life as we face the new normal.

In the faces of the bushfire victims we saw ourselves and our shared future. We can no longer shy away from reality.

17 01 2020 | 08:04

What is Australia doing to tackle climate change?

The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his government's stand on climate change as the country deals with devastating fires and a historic heatwave. Mr Morrison said his policies…

17 01 2020 | 07:54

Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says.

Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa. Massive infernos have raged along the nation's east coast for months, pushing smoke across the…

17 01 2020 | 07:50

Australia’s fires have pumped out more emissions than 100 nations combined.

Climate change is driving climate change. The wildfires raging along Australia’s eastern coast have already pumped around 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, further…

17 01 2020 | 07:24

Today's big question: what's behind the iconic images of Australia's massive fires?

Matthew Abbott took one of the most widely shared images of Australia’s devastating bushfires, but he went to bed first before sending the picture via WhatsApp to a photo editor the next morning, New…

14 01 2020 | 08:43

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in 3C world.

UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are "seeing a sign of…