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Wildfires rage in southern Europe as soaring temperatures persist

Villages were evacuated as a result of wildfires in Greece and the Canary Islands that were brought on by heatwaves across Europe. On Sunday, authorities in Greece ordered the evacuation of five more towns close to the country’s northeastern border with Turkey as summer wildfires, which have already damaged a number of homes, grew increasingly …

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California faces weather threats from fires to floods

LOS ANGELES — Forces were beginning to collide in California on Thursday as wildfires threatened communities, an epic heat wave stressed the electrical grid and as moisture from a tropical storm was expected to bring thunderstorms and floods along with cooling. Firefighters struggled to control major wildfires in Southern California and the Sierra Nevada that …

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African leaders blast European no-shows at climate adaptation summit

Presidents of Senegal, DRC and Ghana travelled to Rotterdam to talk about adapting to climate change. Only one European leader was there to meet them African leaders have criticised their European counterparts for missing a summit in Rotterdam on how Africa can adapt to climate change. While three African presidents flew to the Netherlands for …

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Wildfire threatens homes, cabins near Idaho’s Alturas Lake

BOISE, Idaho — Roughly 200 people were told to evacuate and sheriff’s deputies were trying to track down campers and other recreationists after a wildfire exploded in Idaho’s scenic Sawtooth National Forest over the long holiday weekend. Lightning sparked the Ross Fork Fire in central Idaho on Aug. 14, but Sunday’s hot, dry weather and …

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Flashbacks: Charred California town no stranger to wildfire

WEED, Calif. — Her home destroyed, dog missing, and 10-year relationship with her boyfriend recently ended – all Naomi Vogelsang could do on Saturday was sit outside of a Northern California wildfire evacuation center with $20 in her pocket, waiting for a ride to the casino. “It can’t be any worse,” she said. Vogelsang is …

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Europe faces heat wave, raging wildfires and dire drought

This is the summer that climate change impacts are becoming overwhelmingly obvious and costly across much of Europe. The big picture: Western Europe’s fourth region-wide, fierce heat wave of the summer is well underway. It’s pushing temperatures into the triple digits Fahrenheit in Portugal, Spain, and France, and close to that level in the United Kingdom. …

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Wildfires destroy almost all forest carbon offsets in 100-year reserve, study says

Carbon released by US forests burnt in recent blazes expected to wipe out most of the buffer in Californian trading system Wildfires have depleted almost all of the carbon credits set aside in reserve by forestry projects in the US to protect against the risk of trees being damaged over 100 years, a new independent …

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Soon it will be unrecognisable’: total climate meltdown cannot be stopped, says expert

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist The publication of Bill McGuire’s latest book, Hothouse Earth, could not be more timely. Appearing in the shops this week, it will be perused by sweltering customers who have …

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