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03 06 2020 | 10:01

Football pitch-sized area of tropical rainforest lost every six seconds.

Report also warns Australia will experience more extreme fire seasons due to climate crisis. The amount of pristine tropical rainforest lost across the globe increased last year, as the equivalent…

31 05 2020 | 07:51

Harmful Algal Blooms Are Increasing Across the U.S.

During summer in central New York, residents often enjoy a refreshing dip in the region's peaceful lakes. But sometimes swimming is off-limits because of algae blooms that can make people sick. "…

25 05 2020 | 08:17

Tropical cyclones have become more destructive over past 40 years, data shows.

US study identifies statistically significant trend in line with climate scientists’ predictions. Tropical cyclones have become more intense around the globe in the past four decades, with more…

25 05 2020 | 07:44

Tropical Storms Are Getting More Intense Due to the Climate Crisis.

The devastation caused by hurricanes in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, North Carolina and Houston over the last few years is a direct effect of the climate crisis, which is making tropical storms stronger…

15 05 2020 | 08:20

The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.

Abstract Humans’ ability to efficiently shed heat has enabled us to range over every continent, but a wet-bulb temperature (TW) of 35°C marks our upper physiological limit, and much lower values…

15 05 2020 | 07:17

Drop in pollution may bring hotter weather and heavier monsoons.

Scientists say fewer particles and polluting gases means more sunlight can reach Earth’s surface. The dramatic improvements in air quality associated with the coronavirus lockdown could increase…

15 05 2020 | 06:56

How is the Covid-19 energy slump affecting the weather?

Global emissions are expected to be 8% lower this year but the long-term impact is unclear.

14 05 2020 | 06:58

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds.

Scientists identify thousands of extreme events, suggesting stark warnings about global heating are already coming to pass. Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human…

02 05 2020 | 07:53

Weatherwatch: deadly tornadoes hit US while Cuba has hottest day.

Four twisters hit Mississippi while Cuban town of Veguitas has hottest day on record.

02 05 2020 | 07:46

April 2020 provisionally sunniest on record for UK.

Although many of us have seen a marked change in the weather today the provisional early statistics show that for the UK as a whole it has been the sunniest April on record (figures dating back to…

29 04 2020 | 09:34

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began

This year is on course to be the world’s hottest since measurements began, according to meteorologists, who estimate there is a 50% to 75% chance that 2020 will break the record set four years ago.…

25 04 2020 | 12:03

Move to safer grounds, people near overflowing dams told.

Car owners underestimate total vehicle costs. Giving consumers this information could encourage the switch to cleaner transport and reduce emissions. The government has told people living in Tana…

19 04 2020 | 07:32

How COVID-19 could ruin weather forecasts and climate records.

As climate- and ecological-monitoring projects go dark, data that stretch back for decades will soon contain coronavirus-associated gaps. Twice per year, Ed Dever’s group at Oregon State University…

17 04 2020 | 10:29

High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in 'disaster' over Greece.

Thousands of swallows and swifts migrating from Africa to Europe have been left dead by high winds battering Greece, bird watchers say. The birds have been found in the streets of Athens, on…

29 03 2020 | 14:45

Global efforts on ozone help reverse southern jet stream damage.

Jet stream appears to have stopped moving south and may be moving back towards normal. International cooperation on ozone-depleting chemicals is helping to return the southern jet stream to a normal…

17 03 2020 | 12:53

Evidence is emerging that warmer temperatures and higher humidity can indeed affect the disease’s spread.

One great unknown about the coronavirus pandemic currently circling the globe is how it will respond as the weather gets warmer.

05 03 2020 | 07:28

Fighting Extreme Weather.

Improved weather forecasting tools are giving farmers in Zambia the support they need to build resilience & prepare for more frequent climate shocks

16 01 2020 | 09:30

Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record.

The 10 years to the end of 2019 have been confirmed as the warmest decade on record by three global agencies. According to Nasa, Noaa and the UK Met Office, last year was the second warmest in a…

24 12 2019 | 09:56

Bah Humbug: Most of the World Will Never See a White Christmas.

Many people dream of a white Christmas each year. Why else would Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" from 1942 be the best-selling single in the world? But sadly, this dream will never come true for…