#Extreme Weather

  • Article: Whaley Bridge Dam Collapse Is 'Wake Up Call' on Britain's Need to Prepare for Climate Change Impact
    Environment

    Whaley Bridge Dam Collapse Is 'Wake Up Call' on Britain's Need to Prepare for Climate Change Impact

    By Helen Lock|Aug. 5, 2019

    Flash flooding has been causing havoc in the UK — leading to concern about climate preparedness. Read more

  • Article: Every One of the UK's 10 Hottest Years Have All Occurred Since 2002
    Environment

    Every One of the UK's 10 Hottest Years Have All Occurred Since 2002

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 31, 2019

    The past 135 years have brought some really alarming changes to British weather. Read more

  • Article: The UK Just Announced Its Biggest-Ever Direct Commitment to Tackle Climate Change in Africa
    Environment

    The UK Just Announced Its Biggest-Ever Direct Commitment to Tackle Climate Change in Africa

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 19, 2019

    Africa is responsible for just 3% of global emissions. Yet it’ll be the worst hit by climate change. Read more

  • Article: A Climate Disaster Takes Place Every Week Around the World, UN Says
    Environment

    A Climate Disaster Takes Place Every Week Around the World, UN Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 9, 2019

    Climate-related disasters are estimated to cost $520 billion a year. Read more

  • Article: Lives Are Being Saved in European Heatwave Thanks to Better Preparations: Climate Scientists
    Environment

    Lives Are Being Saved in European Heatwave Thanks to Better Preparations: Climate Scientists

    July 3, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Valuable lessons were learned from an extreme heatwave in 2003 that killed over 35,000 people. Read more

  • Article: Trenches, Blockades in Malawi Save Communities From Cyclone Flooding
    Environment

    Trenches, Blockades in Malawi Save Communities From Cyclone Flooding

    May 20, 2019|Voice of America

    Cyclone Idai displaced nearly 90,000 people in the country. Read more

  • Article: Americans in Cool States Tend to Underestimate Threats From Rising Heatwaves
    Environment

    Americans in Cool States Tend to Underestimate Threats From Rising Heatwaves

    March 13, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Hotter temperatures are expected to become more common in the US. Read more

  • Article: Heatwave Threatens Zimbabwe's Harvest Amid Severe Drought
    Food & Hunger

    Heatwave Threatens Zimbabwe's Harvest Amid Severe Drought

    March 12, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Unusually high temperatures and lack of rainfall are hitting crops and livestock, officials say. Read more