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The three months from June-August were the hottest in Europe since records began, and the exceptionally high temperatures led to the worst drought the continent has witnessed since the Middle Ages.
Published on Nov 09, 2022 05:39 AM IST
Massive economic losses due to sweltering temperatures brought on by human-caused climate change are not just a problem for the distant future.
Published on Oct 30, 2022 06:21 PM IST
Since the October heat wave is here, it is all the more important for us to keep ourselves hydrated. Apart from drinking water, health experts suggest these other ways to beat the heat and increase your fluid intake
Updated on Oct 18, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Climate Change: Heatwaves are predicted to "exceed human physiological and social limits" in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and south and southwest Asia.
Published on Oct 10, 2022 04:53 PM IST
The report projected that by 2050, at least 1.6 billion people living in 970 cities around the world will be regularly exposed to 3-month average temperatures reaching at least 35 degrees Celsius.
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 09:35 PM IST
With power demand soaring to an all-time high, the state’s grid operator warned residents to prepare for controlled outages as temperatures soared above 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) across much of California.
Published on Sep 07, 2022 06:12 AM IST
Amid intense summer heat, despite increased demand for ice cream, shopkeepers are unable to sell them due to lengthy power cuts in the Gaza Strip.
Published on Aug 28, 2022 04:52 PM IST
The research, carried out by nonprofit First Street Foundation, used a peer-reviewed model built with public and third-party data to estimate heat risk at what they called a "hyper-local" scale of 30 square meters.
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:57 AM IST
The ‘amber’ heatwave warning follows Britain's first-ever red "extreme heat" warning in July, following months of minimal rainfall.
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 02:55 PM IST
France and the UK to issue fresh warnings for this week in the wake of another scorching heatwave which is set to sweep Europe.
Published on Aug 09, 2022 02:46 PM IST
The southern half of France expects daytime temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius, and won't drop at nighttime below 20 degrees celsius.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 08:10 PM IST
Northwest and central Europe to get hit by another scorching heatwave putting further pressure on the continent’s strained power infrastructure.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:37 PM IST
Heat-related deaths were lower in the previous two years because pandemic lockdowns forced people to stay at home, limiting their exposure to high daytime temperatures, the health ministry said.
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:55 AM IST
WWA, which presented its analysis on the July UK heat wave spell on Friday said this (the spell) was made 10 times more likely due to climate change.
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 10:54 AM IST
The heat is testing China’s ability to keep its factories running - a sign of the risks posed by increasingly frequent extreme weather events caused by climate change.
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 10:32 AM IST
The findings of a new study are worrying because temperatures in West Africa are rising and expected to continue to do so for several decades and the effects of acute and chronic malnutrition in early childhood are irreversible
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 10:30 AM IST
Some cities in France -- which like other parts of Europe has been gripped by a heatwave recently -- passed municipal by-laws in July, imposing fines for offending air-conditioned shops.
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 05:28 AM IST
Europe heatwave: Visuals have emerged from across the continent of locals trying to grapple with record temperatures.
Published on Jul 22, 2022 10:39 PM IST
Biden, delivering a speech at a former coal-fired electricity plant in Massachusetts, said his administration would do whatever necessary, with or without lawmakers on board.
Published on Jul 21, 2022 07:20 AM IST
In addition to record temperatures, wildfires are raging across southern Europe with evacuations in towns in Italy and Greece.
Published on Jul 20, 2022 11:30 PM IST
At least 748 heat-related deaths have been reported in the heat wave in Spain and neighboring Portugal, where temperatures reached 47 C (117 F) earlier this month.
Published on Jul 19, 2022 04:52 PM IST
Two people were killed in the blazes in Spain that the country's prime minister linked to global warming, saying: “Climate change kills".
Published on Jul 18, 2022 09:31 PM IST
In both France and Spain, fierce heat fuelled wildfires — part of a wall of high temperatures moving across Europe, touching even places like Britain, where officials have issued the first-ever extreme heat warning.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 07:01 PM IST
Much of Europe is baking in a heatwave that has pushed temperatures into the mid-40s Celsius (over 110 Fahrenheit) in some regions, with wildfires raging across tinder-dry countryside in Portugal, Spain and France.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 06:29 PM IST
Britain is on high alert with temperature likely to breach 40 degrees Celsius for the first time. France, Portugal, Greece and Spain are facing widespread wildfires for the second week.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 03:26 PM IST
The mass of hot air which pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in large parts of the Iberian Peninsula since Sunday was set to spread to the north and east in the coming days.
Published on Jul 12, 2022 10:33 PM IST
The combination of high heat and humidity can be deadly and may lead to many unexpected health issues, say experts.
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:31 PM IST
While basking in sun or styling hair using extra heat, there are several reasons why your tresses could suffer shortage of moisture. Check out these top 6 hair care tips to help your hair stay healthy during the summer months.
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 05:36 PM IST
The lung function tests conducted during the study revealed that the majority of respondents (39% sweepers, 33% vehicle drivers and 27% street vendors) had limited lung function.
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 04:59 AM IST
A refreshing summer drink made from coarsely pounded red chillies and jaggery? We are already drooling! Check out the recipe of Kokum Cooler inside to beat the heat this sultry season and thank us later
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 09:21 AM IST