Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region

At least 25 Algerian soldiers and 17 civilians have been killed in wildfires to the east of the capital Algiers, the country’s prime minister has said. Several more soldiers were injured fighting the fires, in the forested Kabylie region. Temperatures of up to 46C were forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Fires have caused devastation inContinue reading “Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region”

A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now

Global climate change is accelerating and human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are the overwhelming cause, according to a landmark report released Monday by the United Nations. There is still time to avoid catastrophic warming this century, but only if countries around the world stop burning fossil fuels as quickly as possible, the authors warn. The message toContinue reading “A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now”

Greece wildfires: Thousands flee island of Evia as blazes continue to ravage lands

While progress was made in batting blazes near Athens, the island of Evia is still in the grips of uncontrolled fires. Thousands have fled their homes on the Greek Island of Evia as wildfires continued to rage uncontrolled on Sunday for a sixth day. While fires that had posed a risk to the northern suburbs of AthensContinue reading “Greece wildfires: Thousands flee island of Evia as blazes continue to ravage lands”

Greece: Thousands flee homes as fires rage outside Athens

Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out amid a heat wave. The city is engulfed in smoke. Greek firefighters said a large blaze outside the capital, Athens, had receded on Wednesday morning after thousands of people were forced to flee their homes the previous day. The fire came asContinue reading “Greece: Thousands flee homes as fires rage outside Athens”

Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an end Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as oneContinue reading “Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn”

Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn

Around 13,000 researchers have called for urgent action to slow down the climate emergency as extreme weather patterns shock the world. They listed three core measures. Thousands of scientists reiterated calls for immediate action over the climate crisis in an article published Wednesday in the journal BioScience.  “The extreme climate events and patterns that we’ve witnessed over theContinue reading “Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn”

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued

Thunderstorms followed a week of high temperatures in the capital A “major incident” has been declared across hospitals in London after floods caused chaos throughout the capital. Ambulances have been redirected after the A&E department at Newham Hospital was closed because of floodwater. Wards at Whipps Cross hospital, including the maternity department, were also forced to shut. Patients haveContinue reading “London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued”

Oregon Bootleg fire has grown so big it’s creating its own weather

Forecaster says ‘it’s kind of an extreme, dangerous situation’ A wildfire that has been burning through the state of Oregon for two weeks has grown so large that officials say it can form its own weather, setting-back the work of first responders. The Bootleg Fire has scorched around 350,000 acres, or 530 square miles, of forest and grasslands, withContinue reading “Oregon Bootleg fire has grown so big it’s creating its own weather”

Western Canada declares fire emergency as evacuations climb

Canada’s western province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency Tuesday, with wildfires expected to grow even larger in the coming days due to high heat and winds. “We have reached a critical point,” said provincial public safety minister Mike Farnworth. “Based on the advice of emergency management and wildfire officials, and my briefingContinue reading “Western Canada declares fire emergency as evacuations climb”

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