Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China amid heavy rains, floods

Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in southern China, according to state media, amid floods and landslides triggered by the…Continue readingHundreds of thousands evacuated in China amid heavy rains, floods

Bangladesh floods: Experts say climate crisis worsening situation

Experts say the catastrophic rain-triggered floods, which submerged large part of the country’s northern and northeastern areas, are an outcome of climate change. Saiful Islam,…Continue readingBangladesh floods: Experts say climate crisis worsening situation

Bangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid

Floodwaters have inundated more of Bangladesh and northeast India, officials say, as authorities struggle to reach more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food…Continue readingBangladesh, India floods kill over 100; millions in need of aid

Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

Niger is on the frontline of the climate crisis. Increasingly erratic rainfall and longer dry seasons mean that many parts of the country have not…Continue readingNiger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51˚C (124˚F)

Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the…Continue reading‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51˚C (124˚F)

Iraq sandstorm grounds flights, sends 1,000 to hospitals

Iraq closed public buildings and temporarily shut airports Monday as another sandstorm—the ninth since mid-April—hit the country. More than 1,000 people were hospitalised across the…Continue readingIraq sandstorm grounds flights, sends 1,000 to hospitals

Cobalt’s human cost: Social consequences of green energy must be assessed in addition to environmental impacts

While driving an electric car has fewer environmental impacts than gasoline-powered cars, the production of the parts necessary for these green technologies can have dire…Continue readingCobalt’s human cost: Social consequences of green energy must be assessed in addition to environmental impacts

Concurrent heatwaves seven times more frequent than 1980s

Concurrent heatwaves the size of Mongolia or Iran were 7x more frequent in 2010s than 1980s. And their intensity rose 17%, and geographic extent increased…Continue readingConcurrent heatwaves seven times more frequent than 1980s

Global heating is having a deadly impact on Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers, who toil in temperatures of up to 45˚C

In the largest city of Nicaragua’s sugar cane-growing region, agricultural workers – who have scant labour protection and usually come from poor families – see…Continue readingGlobal heating is having a deadly impact on Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers, who toil in temperatures of up to 45˚C