heatwave

Northwest, central and south-central India new hotspot of intense heatwave for last 50 years: Study

The study also highlights the need for developing effective heat action plans in the three heatwave hotspot regions with a focus on different vulnerabilities among the inhabitants.

published on : 8th September 2021

Climate code red: India must go vocal and local

The latest climate change report defined by the United Nations as ‘code red for humanity’, lines up every imaginable catastrophe.

published on : 15th August 2021

Greece fires under control as reconstruction begins

Hundreds of homes and many businesses have been destroyed in Evia, Arcadia and the outskirts of Athens in the prolonged fire wave that struck Greece from late July and intensified last week.

published on : 13th August 2021

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for most of the week.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Majority of Turkey wildfires under control, official says

While Turkish authorities investigate if the fires were started by an act of "sabotage" by outlawed Kurdish militants, experts are mostly pointing to increases in temperatures along with accidents.

published on : 1st August 2021

Climate change: Southeast Europe heatwave seen among worst in decades

Wildfires in Greece threatened homes for a third successive day, with a blaze reported Thursday outside the western city of Patras.

published on : 29th July 2021

Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry

The West has been grappling with a historic drought and recent heat waves worsened by climate change, stressing waterways and reservoirs that sustain millions of people and wildlife.

published on : 26th July 2021

Heat caused ‘maritime massacre’ in Canada: Report

On one site, Galiano Island, off the mainland of British Columbia, 1 million mussels died in the an area the size of a tennis court, the report said. 

published on : 19th July 2021

Southern Spain bakes under hot air blast from Africa

A mass of hot air carrying dust and sand from Africa was forecast to push temperatures 5-to-10 degrees Celsius above average in many areas of the country.

published on : 11th July 2021

Heatwave blankets US West as fires rage in several states

California's Death Valley reached 130 F (54 Celsius) on July 9, 2021, which if confirmed as accurate would be the hottest high recorded there since July 1913. 

published on : 11th July 2021

Wet heat hits threshold in Chennai, urgent action needed

Deadly combo of heat and humidity can prevent temperature regulation by our bodies, say researchers; Chennai & Mumbai face high risk

published on : 11th July 2021

Study: Northwest heat wave in Canada impossible without climate change

An international team of 27 scientists calculated that climate change increased the chances of extreme heat occurring by at least 150 times, but likely much more.

published on : 8th July 2021

Finland's Arctic Lapland area swelters in record heatwave

The institute said there was only one higher historical measurement reported in Lapland — 34.7 C in the Inari Thule area, in July 1914.

published on : 6th July 2021

Heatwaves claimed over 17,000 lives in 50 years in India: Study

A heatwave is declared when the actual maximum temperature is greater than the normal maximum temperature which is greater than 40 degrees Celsius.

published on : 4th July 2021

IMD forecasts 3-4 degree temperature drop in north India as heat wave abates; rainfall in Delhi

The downpour in parts of Delhi may have brought the mercury down by a few notches, but normal life took a hit in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana with soaring temperatures.

published on : 3rd July 2021
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