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Al-Mina archaeological site, Tyre, south Lebanon. Credit: Paul Doyle / Alamy Stock Photo. C4E389

Mapped: The Mediterranean world heritage sites at risk from sea level rise

On the eastern coast of Gibraltar, steep cliffs conceal a network of caves containing artwork and engravings that were created by Neanderthals more... Read More

Sea level rise | Oct 16. 2018.
DP4C4Y Facade of the new BBC building at night, London, England, United Kingdom

Exclusive: BBC One to show first primetime film on climate change since 2007

The BBC has commissioned a major new documentary film on climate change. ... Read More

Science communication | Oct 12. 2018.
Hurricane Irma hitting Miami Beach, Florida, USA. 10 September 2017. Credit: EFE News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo. K64FPD

Record 2017 hurricane season driven by warm Atlantic Ocean, study says

Last year’s record hurricane season – which saw Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria cause devastation across North and Central America – was... Read More

Extreme weather | Sep 27. 2018.
PKTMFJ Wilmington, United States. 15th Sep, 2018. Cars sit abandoned on a street during Hurricane, now tropical storm Florence September 15, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Tropical storm Florence is expected to drop more rain over the next few days and cause more flooding along North and South Carolina. Some rivers are expected to crest on Monday. Credit: Ken Cedeno/UPI Photo/Newscom/Alamy Live News

Guest post: How Arctic warming could have steered Hurricane Florence towards the US

Prof Jennifer Francis is a research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, US. Jennifer is a... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 17. 2018.
EE03A2 Buddhist Man with umbrella against sun walking in street, Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia.

Limiting warming to 2C would prevent ‘worldwide increases’ in heat-related deaths

Restricting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels would prevent large increases in temperature-related deaths across much of the globe, a... Read More

Public health | Sep 13. 2018.
Firefighters battle the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest, Los Angeles, California, 10 August 2018. ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo. PDXJ0A

Summer rainfall declines ‘primary driver’ of surge in US wildfires

Sharp declines in summer rainfall could be a “primary driver” of the record-breaking wildfires ripping across the western US, research shows. ... Read More

Wildfires | Aug 20. 2018.
Dead sea fan coral, Caribbean sea. Credit: Helmut Corneli / Alamy Stock Photo. M731Y2

Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves

Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse gas... Read More

Ocean warming | Aug 15. 2018.
DN1ENH Aberystwyth Wales UK, Wednesday 18 December 2013. At the peak of the tide, gale force winds bring massive waves crashing onto the seafront at Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast. Winds are expected to increase in severity throughout the day, peaking at 50-60mph by the late afternoon. A yellow weather warning is in place for large parts of Wales today with the Met Office warning of high winds and heavy rain that could cause localised flooding. Gusts of up to 70mph are expected in exposed coastal areas. Photo Credit: keith morris/Alamy Live News

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate... Read More

Floods | Aug 13. 2018.
Wildfire at Buckhorn Summit, California, US. 30 July 2018.

Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 9. 2018.
Reservoir in Llwyn Onn, South Wales, UK is severely depleted due to the heatwave. 24 July 2018. Credit: Andrew Bartlett / Alamy Stock Photo. PAKHDC

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely

A rapid assessment by scientists of the ongoing heatwave across northern Europe this summer has found that human-caused climate change made it as much... Read More

Attribution | Jul 27. 2018.
Collage of global newspaper front pages covering the 2018 summer heatwave

Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change

This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves take hold in Europe, Asia, North America and northern Africa. ... Read More

Media analysis | Jul 26. 2018.
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