Severe drought hits the Amazon, thousands affected
A severe drought in Brazil’s Amazon may affect 500,000 people in the next three months. They could be left without drinking water, food or basic goods.
Dangerous conditions mark official start of bushfire season
Homeowners are being urged to update their emergency survival plans now as the country prepares for its most significant fire season since Black Summer. In a taste of what could be to come, the first day of the official bushfire season t...
New York cleans up after flash flooding
Torrential rains in the U.S have lashed New York City and New Jersey, swamping subways, submerging roads and grounding flights. Officials have declared a state of emergency and have called in the national guard.
Dramatic flash flooding hits New York City
The New York City area is under a state of emergency after the remnants of tropical storm Ophelia dumped 15 centimetres of rain, flooding roads and subway tunnels.
Fire crews on standby ahead of dangerous conditions
South Australian fire authorities are on high alert ahead of the long weekend, with hot and windy conditions expected for much of the state. Firefighters are on standby in high risk areas, with people urged to be prepared for an earlier ...
France set for hottest September on record
With temperatures near or above 30 degrees in many parts of France this week, the country is on course for its hottest September since records began, with forecasters predicting the war weather will likely continue well into November.
Coffee growers hit by impacts of climate change
India is hosting coffee producers and buyers from more than 90 countries at the fifth World Coffee Conference. The organisers say that they want to help coffee farmers by promoting sustainability. But many farmers are struggling with the...
Government hosts disaster preparedness summit
More than 200 organisations are converging on Canberra today to discuss and plan for Australia's next bushfire season. State emergency services, charities and businesses including Telstra, Linfox and Toll Group will attend the two day s...
Farmers hit by unseasonably dry Spring
Spring is historically Tasmania's wettest season but after an incredibly warm and dry winter some farmers are already buying irrigation water. They remain hopeful of decent spring rain while bracing for challenging months ahead.
Thai scientists studying drought-resistant rice
The weather in Thailand is considered so intense that the country is ranked ninth on the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 on nations most affected by “extreme weather events”. In Chainat province the overexploitation of groundwater coupled...
Activists accuse Philippine military of abduction
Two climate activists allegedly abducted by the Philippine military over two weeks ago have been freed. Jonila Castro and Jhed Tamano were working with coastal communities when they disappeared on September 2. They were released on Tuesd...
Extreme plankton bloom creates 'dead zone' off Thailand
An unusually dense plankton bloom off the eastern coast of Thailand is creating an aquatic "dead zone," threatening the livelihood of local fishermen who farm mussels in the waters.
Canadian climate goals scrutinised at UN climate summit
As countries call for more urgent action on fossil fuel emissions, Canada was called out for expansion of fossil fuel production in the last year. Canada defended its record, pointing to the coming emissions cap of the country's oil and ...
Sunak announces U-turn on key climate targets
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak watered down Britain's plans to tackle climate change, saying he would delay a ban on sales of new petrol cars to maintain the consent of the British people in the switch to net zero.
Florida sand too hot for hatching baby sea turtles
Leatherback sea turtle hatchlings on the east coast are having a harder time in warmer temperatures. The turtles lay their eggs in the sand that's supposed to be cooler.
Climate change made Libya floods '50 times more likely'
Climate Change made the heavy rainfall that led to deadly floods in Libya up to 50 times more likely, scientists said. The powerful storm - that hit the country on September 10 - caused two dams to break, inundating Libya's eastern city ...
UNGA begins with a dire warning on climate
On the first day of the UN General Assembly in New York City, leaders warn of a dire state of global affairs. Headlining Day 1 of speeches were presidents Joe Biden of the U.S. and Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.
BOM officially declares El Niño summer
The Bureau of Meteorology has formally declared an El Niño weather event for the first time in eight years. The major climate event impacts the weather patterns of 60 per cent of the globe, with Australia particularly vulnerable to its i...
Climate change, hunger concerns in focus for UNGA
World leaders are gathering in New York City this week for a United Nations General Assembly and there are major concerns that climate pledges aimed at the year 2030 are not being met. UN countries have made big goals and promises for th...
California sues major oil companies
California Attorney General Rob Bonta has sued major oil companies in the state, claiming the companies knew about the impacts of climate change as far back as the 1950s, and worked to downplay them.
California sues oil giants, alleging climate-risks deception
The US state of California sued five of the world's largest oil companies on Friday, alleging the firms caused billions of dollars in damages and misled the public by minimising the risks from fossil fuels, according to a court filing.
Climate protesters march on New York
Demonstrations have begun in New York ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly. The UN meeting will feature the first-ever Climate Ambition Summit on the sidelines. Meanwhile, climate activists are demanding more action from ...
Europe's green transition meets local opposition
The European Union has ambitious plans to become more self-sufficient when it comes to mining the raw materials it needs for green technology. But in northern Portugal, as elsewhere, that ambition is facing some stiff opposition.
The mission to save the Amazon rainforest
Destruction of the Amazon rainforest has decreased significantly since Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva assumed Brazil's presidency. His government has strengthened the agency monitoring illegal deforestation.
Locals fear disaster as North Macedonia's lake recedes
Lake Prespa, one of Europe's oldest lakes and home to more than 2,000 species of fish, birds, mammals and plants, is rapidly receding. Locals say they're afraid of what's to come.
CDC warns flesh eating bacteria on the rise
Infections from the bacteria are on the rise due to warming coastal waters, which may contribute to this warning.
Libya floods wipe out quarter of city, thousands dead
Powerful flood waters broke two dams near the coastal city of Derna, sweeping whole neighbourhoods into the sea. Up to 5,000 people are estimated to have been killed and 10000 are feared missing.
Thousands feared dead in Libya flooding
Authorities in eastern Libya say thousands of people are dead after a massive flood tore through the city of Derna with thousands more feared missing. Storm Daniel swept in over the Mediterranean on Sunday after pummelling Greece last week.
Explained: The UN 'stockade' on climate change
Nearly 200 countries meeting at this year's United Nations COP28 summit will assess just how far off track they are from meeting promises on climate change as part of a process called the "global stocktake".
Hundreds rescued from flooded villages in Greece
At least 10 people have died and several others are missing after heavy floods hit parts of Greece. Hundreds more have been rescued from flooded villages and electricity, gas, telephone and internet lines are down. Shop owners say it cou...