Lack of rain leaves Italy gasping

A blanket of smog covers Milan, empty reservoirs bake in Sicily and wine production is down in Piedmont as a lack of rain across Italy exacerbates pollution and sparks…Continue readingLack of rain leaves Italy gasping

Winter isn’t coming: climate change hits Greek olive crop

Spain, the world’s biggest producer of olive oil, suffered a very difficult year in 2022 and drought this year has compounded the problem. In Italy, this year’s olive harvest…Continue readingWinter isn’t coming: climate change hits Greek olive crop

Shifting Political Winds Threaten Progress on Europe’s Green Goals

Germany’s finance minister, withdrew his party’s support for a crucial agreement between the governing parties to phase out the nation’s coal-burning power plants by 2030. “Until it is clear…Continue readingShifting Political Winds Threaten Progress on Europe’s Green Goals

Extreme drought in northern Italy mirrors climate in Ethiopia

Extreme drought in northern Italy has doubled over the past two decades, creating a climate that increasingly mirrors that of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. The southern Shabelle…Continue readingExtreme drought in northern Italy mirrors climate in Ethiopia

QatarEnergy, ENI sign 27-year LNG supply agreement for up to 1MTPA to Italy

Affiliates of QatarEnergy and Eni signed a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) for the supply of up to one million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG from…Continue readingQatarEnergy, ENI sign 27-year LNG supply agreement for up to 1MTPA to Italy

Climatologist warns of Italy’s vulnerability to climate crisis

The collapse of a glacier in the Dolomites and a landslide on the island of Ischia. Devastating floods, wildfires and record-breaking heatwaves. The worst drought of the Po, Italy’s…Continue readingClimatologist warns of Italy’s vulnerability to climate crisis

Mediterranean on fire as blazes spread across nine countries

Algeria: At least 34 people were killed, where 8,000 firefighters battled blazes across the tinder-dry north. Fires burned in a total of 15 provinces, leading to the evacuation of…Continue readingMediterranean on fire as blazes spread across nine countries

From scorching heat to deadly storms, Europe has no rest from ‘summer of hell’

Temperatures have consistently topped 40 degrees Celsius this week across southern and eastern European countries, and for some areas like Sicily there remains no respite. The Italian island was…Continue readingFrom scorching heat to deadly storms, Europe has no rest from ‘summer of hell’

Health alerts issued as blistering heat scorches southern Europe

Tourists collapse in Greece and Italy and worker killed near Milan amid heatwave worsened by carbon pollution.Continue readingHealth alerts issued as blistering heat scorches southern Europe

Scientists are freaking out about surging temperatures. Why aren’t politicians? 

The beginning of July marked the planet’s hottest week in recorded history. Last month was the warmest-ever June. The arrival of a strong El Niño is likely to push…Continue readingScientists are freaking out about surging temperatures. Why aren’t politicians? 

France badly hit by climate change and ill-prepared

France is being badly hit by climate change, is not prepared for its effects and is failing to sufficiently reduce its emissions, an independent climate body warned. The record…Continue readingFrance badly hit by climate change and ill-prepared

Eni lays foundation stone of 3MTPA Congo LNG project

Italian energy company Eni has launched the Congo LNG project, which will be the first natural gas liquefaction project in the Republic of the Congo. The midstream project, which…Continue readingEni lays foundation stone of 3MTPA Congo LNG project

Italy’s Eni signs $8bn gas deal with Libya amid energy crunch

The energy agreement, signed during Italian PM Meloni’s visit to Tripoli, seeks to boost Libya’s gas output through new offshore gas fields.Continue readingItaly’s Eni signs $8bn gas deal with Libya amid energy crunch

Venice recruits next generation in flooding fight

Venice is one of the world’s most extraordinary cities, a UNESCO heritage site that draws millions of tourists each year. But it is slowly drowning.Continue readingVenice recruits next generation in flooding fight

Saipem secures five new offshore drilling contracts worth $800m

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem has won three offshore drilling contracts in the Middle East, and two in West Africa, for a total amount of about $800 million. Both…Continue readingSaipem secures five new offshore drilling contracts worth $800m

Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

More and more scientists are now admitting publicly that they are scared by the recent climate extremes, such as the floods in Pakistan and west Africa, the droughts and…Continue readingWhy scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

‘Like a waterfall’: deadly Italian storms spark climate debate

At least 10 people died and 4 were missing after an extraordinary thunderstorm sparked major flooding in central Italy. Prime Minister Mario Draghi confirmed the toll, while saying it…Continue reading‘Like a waterfall’: deadly Italian storms spark climate debate

European countries invest in Qatar gas

France’s TotalEnergies has signed a new investment deal in Qatar’s natural gas production expansion. Speaking alongside TotalEnergies chief executive Patrick Pouyanne on Saturday, Qatar Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi…Continue readingEuropean countries invest in Qatar gas

‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

Europe’s most severe drought in decades is hitting homes, factories, farmers and freight across the continent, as experts warn drier winters and searing summers fuelled by global heating mean…Continue reading‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

Italy heatwave peaks with 16 cities on red alert as Tuscany burns

Italy faced the hottest day of the current heatwave Friday with red extreme heat warnings issued for 16 cities across the country, as firefighters battled blazes up and down…Continue readingItaly heatwave peaks with 16 cities on red alert as Tuscany burns

Italy declares state of emergency in five regions over drought

Italy is facing an unusually early heatwave and a lack of rainfall, particularly in the northern agricultural Po valley, which has been hit by its worst drought in decades.…Continue readingItaly declares state of emergency in five regions over drought

34 inches of rain in 24 hours breaks continental record

Rossiglione, Italy, ended up with a mind-boggling 34.8 inches (883.8 mm) of rainfall over the course of 24 hours.  The annual rainfall total for the nearby city of Genoa…Continue reading34 inches of rain in 24 hours breaks continental record

Highest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily

The highest temperature in European history appears to have been recorded in Italy during a heatwave sweeping the country, with early reports suggesting a high of 48.8˚C (119.85˚F).Continue readingHighest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily