France to send special forces to Guadeloupe after looting, arson – Al Jazeera

France has sent special police officers to its overseas territory of Guadeloupe. There have been nightly disturbances there, alongside a strike to protest against compulsory COVID-19 passes. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more.

China rations electricity amid worst blackouts in decade – Al Jazeera

China is rationing electricity as it struggles to contain its worst power blackouts in a decade. Long hours of outages are affecting residential areas and shutting factories. The government has introduced coal rationing and is trying to increase coal imports. But as Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong, the crisis is a resultContinue reading “China rations electricity amid worst blackouts in decade – Al Jazeera”

Weather disasters jump fivefold and will get worse: UN

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. Disasters caused by extreme weather have become much more frequent and costly since the 1970s even as warning systems haveContinue reading “Weather disasters jump fivefold and will get worse: UN”

U.S. declares a public health emergency post-Hurricane Ida

U.S. health officials Monday declared public health emergencies for Louisiana and Mississippi, seeking to suspend government red tape that may get in the way of providing help to people affected by Hurricane Ida. The emergency declaration by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra puts a pause on certain payment rules and other requirements thatContinue reading “U.S. declares a public health emergency post-Hurricane Ida”

Iran protests: One killed in water crisis demonstration

A man has been killed during a second night of protests over severe water shortages in south-west Iran, state media reports. An official in Khuzestan province said the protester was accidentally hit by people who were firing in the air, according to state news agency IRNA. Opposition sources accused the security forces of causing theContinue reading “Iran protests: One killed in water crisis demonstration”

Dozens die in floods in western Europe, others missing

Houses collapse after Ahr river bursts banks south of Bonn More dead in cellar floods, two firefighters lose lives Transport disrupted, Rhine shipping suspended More heavy rain due in southwestern Germany At least 33 people have died in Germany and dozens were missing on Thursday as record rainfall in western Europe caused rivers to burstContinue reading “Dozens die in floods in western Europe, others missing”

Extreme temperatures kill 5 million people a year with heat-related deaths rising, study finds

More people died of cold than heat in past 20 years but climate change is shifting the balance More than 5 million people die each year globally because of excessively hot or cold conditions, a 20-year study has found – and heat-related deaths are on the rise. The study involving dozens of scientists around theContinue reading “Extreme temperatures kill 5 million people a year with heat-related deaths rising, study finds”

Millions in India’s northern states sizzle in severe heatwave

Heatwave pushes temperature to a nine-year high in New Delhi as monsoon rains run behind schedule. Tens of millions of people in India are suffering under a severe heatwave that has pushed the temperature to a nine-year high in capital New Delhi as monsoon rains run behind schedule. Heatwaves have killed at least 6,500 peopleContinue reading “Millions in India’s northern states sizzle in severe heatwave”

All-Time Records Fall As A Heat Wave Roasts The Northwest U.S.

Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest, pushing daytime temperatures into the triple digits, disrupting Olympic qualifying events and breaking all-time high temperature records in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat. Portland, Ore., reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday, breaking the all-timeContinue reading “All-Time Records Fall As A Heat Wave Roasts The Northwest U.S.”

‘Woke up sweating’: Some Texans shocked to find their smart thermostats were raised remotely

Some said they didn’t know their thermostats were being accessed from afar until it was almost 80 degrees inside their homes. Some neighbors in the Houston area said their homes have been much warmer this week, even while they are running their air conditioners. Many of them claim someone has been turning up the temperatureContinue reading “‘Woke up sweating’: Some Texans shocked to find their smart thermostats were raised remotely”

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