Temperatures of up to 120F (48.8C) in Arizona could pose a life threatening risk to the old, sick, homeless, and those trying to cross the desert, authorities say Authorities have warned that an intensifying heatwave in south-western US states could put lives in jeopardy among the elderly, the infirm and the homeless, and among migrants seeking to enter the country. Temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, are likely to peak at 120F (48.8C) on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect until Thursday.
Forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 57 people, with many jured while fleeing the affected areas on Saturday. Around 1,700 firefighters and 160 vehicles tackled the blazes, which began in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrógão Grande before spreading fast across several fronts.
At least 57 people have been killed by huge forest fires in central . Many died in their cars as they tried to flee the flames. Several hundred firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched late on Saturday to tackle the blazes, which broke out in the municipality of Pedrógão Grande before spreading fast across several fronts
Sixty forest fires take hold amid severe heatwave on Iberian peninsula, with many people killed in their cars as they fled At least 57 people have been killed by huge forest fires in central Portugal, with many dying in their cars as they tried to flee the flames, the government said on Sunday. Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, described the blazes – which have injured dozens more people – as “the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires”, and warned the death toll could rise.
Câmara de Pedrógão acredita que número de mortos pode duplicar Em
Public broadcaster RTP says another 20 have been injured, including six firefighters Twenty-five people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early on Sunday. Portuguese radio station TSF, citing the interior ministry, said they had been killed in blazes in the Pedrogao Grande area about 150 kilometres northeast of Lisbon.
Câmara de Pedrógão acredita que número de mortos pode duplicar Em
Human activity is worsening the problem in an already rainy area, and there could be damage worthy of a disaster movie if a storm hits the industrial section Sam Brody is not a real estate agent, but when his friends want to move home they get in touch to ask for advice. He is a flood impact expert in Houston – and he has plenty of work to keep him busy. The Texas metropolis has more casualties and property loss from floods than any other locality in the US, according to data stretching back to 1960 that Brody researched with colleagues. And, he said, “Where the built environment is a main force exacerbating the impacts of urban flooding, Houston is number one and it’s not even close.” We may not be able to stop flooding but we ought to be able to better manage it Every year we put more people and critical assets in harm’s way. We keep rolling the dice and the stakes become higher
Vesuvius in Italy and volcanoes in northern Tanzania, lights going out in Syria, and flooding in Sri Lanka are among images captured by Nasa and the ESA this month A vertical view of in southern Italy, taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the International Space Station. The Proxima mission is named after the closest star to the sun, continuing a tradition of naming missions with French astronauts after stars and constellations. The mission is part of the ESA’s plan to use Earth-orbiting spacecraft as a place to live and work while preparing for future voyages of exploration further into the solar system.
Diaries give clue to location of pink and white terraces of Lake Rotomahana, previously thought destroyed in 1886 The eighth natural wonder of the world may have been rediscovered, 131 years after it was buried by a volcanic eruption, New Zealand researchers believe. In the mid-1800s, the pink and white terraces of Lake Rotomahana in the North Island attracted tourists from around the globe. The terraces – dramatic cascading pools descending into the lake’s temperate waters – were lost in an eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.
James Cameron and 21 other leading green business owners and environmentalists on why they are backing the Liberal Democrats in the UK general election. Plus Hugh Burkhardt gives you his guide to tactical voting The environment has been shut out of this election. Economic growth has provided the world with abundant food, medicine, energy and raw materials. However, unmanaged it is destroying the ecosystem, wiping out fauna, flora, forests and seas. An ecological meltdown will cause economic ruin and political turmoil, and threaten the very existence of human civilisation. Air pollution causes 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. With greenhouse gases and habitat depletion, together, they are having a catastrophic effect on our environment, contributing to global climate change, wildlife, crop and forest damage, rising sea levels, floods and haze. Whole countries could drown under water or starve under drought, driving migration and climate wars. The path to a sustainable future requires the creative power of our best scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, backed by the courage of politicians to think long term. is an act of environmental vandalism on a global scale. And , Theresa May is aiding and abetting him. Only the Lib Dems combine the ambition to bring forward climate change targets and support for the Paris agreement with an entrepreneurial approach to investing in cutting-edge clean technologies, and commitment to international institutions to enable Britain to be a world leader in protecting the global environment. Britain has been part of the cause. By supporting the Lib Dems on 8 June, Britain can also be part of the solution.
Princeton-Rutgers study finds sharp increase in risk of frequent deluges
‘Many cities are behind the eight-ball in terms of preparing for flooding’
US coastal areas are set to be deluged by far more frequent and severe flooding events if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t slashed, with rare floods becoming the norm for place such as New York City, Seattle and San Diego, new research has found.
The state, hit hard by global warming-intensified flooding, has elected numerous climate-denying politicians I was debating this article. Should I write about the news that just occurred, or the news that will occur soon? I chose the past event – flooding in Missouri, USA. I will save the soon-to-collapse Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica for my next article. It’s sad, but true, that there are mounting ironies around Trump’s scientific ignorance on climate change and to reduce global warming. Scientists know the Earth is warming and that humans are the cause. One consequence of the warming is that weather is becoming more extreme. This means we are getting more extreme storms, including rain and floods. As our nation and the world suffers from the extreme weather, we can reflect on how things could have been different had our politicians heeded the warnings. There isn’t any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the Earth. The EPA uses the Air, Climate, and Energy program to advance research and regulations that are geared toward a climate change agenda. Enjoying another beautiful global warming day in Missouri.
Lawnmower man Theunis Wessels was photographed in Alberta nonchalantly gardening as a tornado looms in the background. A veteran stormchaser explains what makes a safe distance from a twister A tornado touches down near Three Hills Alberta, and a flurry of appears online. But one photo goes viral: a as the twister apparently bears down on him. “It looks much closer if you look in the photo, but it was really far away,” the lawnmower man in question, Theunis Wessels, told local media. “Well, not really far, far away ... I was keeping an eye on it.”
Weather service warns of another storm as Russian capital deals with fallen trees and structures A violent storm has swept through Moscow, leaving 13 people dead and dozens injured as freak winds toppled hundreds of trees and brought down other structures.
“Due to storm winds hitting Moscow, 50 people have asked for medical attention up to now,” a spokesperson for the City Hall’s health department told AFP. “Eleven were fatally injured.”
Torrential rains and mudslides have displaced more than 100,000 Sri Lankans, with more extreme weather expected Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday. More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continue for the next 24 hours.
Reports of damage to the Hillary Step, the major challenge before the summit, remind us that we do not own awesome places, whatever names we give them It’s a scene from one of John Martin’s . Or a modern disaster movie. But this isn’t CGI. , as if under the collective weight of its explorers.
Preliminary findings suggest that a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific could be down to previously undetected plates Scientists say they have found a possible layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s mantle which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific. For more than half a century scientists have known that continents drift over the surface of our planet, and that the ocean floor tears apart in their wake, with magma from the mantle filling the gap. At the other end of the process, where tectonic plates converge, oceanic plates plunge into the deeper mantle in a process called subduction.
The loss of Hillary Step lays the mountain open to more human destruction. We should remember we do not own these awesome places, no matter how many names we give them It’s a scene from one of John Martin’s . Or a modern disaster movie. But this isn’t CGI. , as if under the collective weight of its explorers. Or so it seems. Reports that the rocky outcrop Hillary Step, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who first climbed the mountain , may have been destroyed during the Nepal earthquake of 2015 (although some Nepalese say it’s just been buried under snow), speak to our desire to extend our human dominion. Even the name signifies appropriation – our taxonomy of nature. Metaphorically, it seems, the Earth reacts.
More than 1,100 people evacuated as 2,000-metre column of ash spews from ‘Child of Rinjani’ volcano on Lombok island Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere. More than 1,100 others have been evacuated, the country’s disaster agency said on Wednesday.
Destruction of Hillary Step, possibly during 2015 earthquake in Nepal, may make climbing mountain more dangerous Mountaineers have confirmed that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the climb more dangerous. The Hillary Step, named after , was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the .
Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists. The research takes in to account the large waves and storm surges that can tip gradually rising sea levels over the edge of coastal defences. Lower latitudes will be first affected, in a great swath through the tropics from Africa to South America and throughout south-east Asia, with Europe’s Atlantic coast and the west coast of the US not far behind.