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NASA says hole in the ozone smallest since its discovery in 1982 22 Oct 9:52am NASA says hole in the ozone smallest since its discovery in 1982
Warmer temperatures globally and abnormal weather patterns over Antarctica have seen the depletion of ozone halt this year with the ozone hole at its smallest ever size of 3.9 million sq/m.
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Hole in the ozone is now the smallest it has EVER been since discovery in 1982, NASA confirms 22 Oct 8:25am Hole in the ozone is now the smallest it has EVER been since discovery in 1982, NASA confirms
Warmer temperatures globally and abnormal weather patterns over Antarctica have seen the depletion of ozone halt this year with the ozone hole at its smallest ever size of 3.9 million sq/m.
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Scientists say a rainy end to summer and start of autumn has created perfect conditions for fungi  21 Oct 12:24pm Scientists say a rainy end to summer and start of autumn has created perfect conditions for fungi 
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said the damp summer and wet autumn weather has meant many highly unusual species of fungi have been spotted at its gardens around the UK.
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NASA successfully launches space weather satellite ICON after two years of delays  11 Oct 2:39pm NASA successfully launches space weather satellite ICON after two years of delays 
After years of delay, NASA's ICON research satellite has launched, part of the agency's plans to collect data about the still mysterious relationship between space weather and terrestrial weather.
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Airbus reveals concept for satellite to monitor space weather 11 Oct 6:27am Airbus reveals concept for satellite to monitor space weather
The UK arm of Airbus, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, is one of four firms developing space weather monitoring concepts for the European Space Agency.
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The last woolly mammoths lived on an island in the Arctic Ocean and died suddenly 4,000 years ago 7 Oct 9:39am The last woolly mammoths lived on an island in the Arctic Ocean and died suddenly 4,000 years ago
Extreme weather, poor drinking water, and possible hunting by humans may have caused the extinction of the last surviving mammoths who lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean.
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A successful climate plan must also tackle the housing crisis 1 Oct 6:00am A successful climate plan must also tackle the housing crisis
The Democratic nominee should be able to answer the question: what will your climate plan do for the housing crisis? For years, when the climate movement called for “connecting the dots,” they meant linking extreme weather to the broader story of human-caused climate breakdown. In the age of the Green New Deal, our job is to connect the dots in a different way: between the climate crisis and the crises of economic and racial inequality that afflict us every day. And we have an opportunity to get concrete – literally – by showing precisely how targeted green investment in racialized and working-class communities can slash carbon emissions. One truly radical and intersectional approach?
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Microsoft set to release realistic flight simulator in 2020 30 Sep 6:55pm Updated Microsoft set to release realistic flight simulator in 2020
Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its Flight Simulator that pulls satellite data from Bing Maps and machine learning to create realistic environments and weather patterns.
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Now you can talk to Alexa ANYWHERE: Amazon earbuds respond to commands for playing music and more 25 Sep 8:37pm Updated Now you can talk to Alexa ANYWHERE: Amazon earbuds respond to commands for playing music and more
With Alexa integration, essentially anything that one can do with Amazon's Echo smart speaker can be done with the earbuds, including playing music, checking the weather, and more.
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The climate crisis isn’t just causing extreme weather. It’s fuelling extreme politics, too | Nick Lowles 19 Sep 6:54am The climate crisis isn’t just causing extreme weather. It’s fuelling extreme politics, too | Nick Lowles
The far right is exploiting divisions created by climate breakdown. This must be challengedIn the past three weeks, we took the pulse of citizens in eight countries in the Americas and western Europe whose governments will prove critically important to global efforts to tackle the climate emergency.
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Weather Radars Reveal an 80 Percent Chance of ... Dragonflies? 17 Sep 11:11am Updated Weather Radars Reveal an 80 Percent Chance of ... Dragonflies?
More and more often, it seems, massive clouds of insects are being picked up by increasingly advanced radar technology.
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17 Sep 11:04am Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already.
In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.
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This is what climate change looks like in Australia – in pictures 16 Sep 2:00pm This is what climate change looks like in Australia – in pictures
As predictions about the climate crisis increasingly become observations, Australians are witnessing first hand the impacts of more frequent and severe weather events. These images supplied by the Climate Council show the devastating effects on the continent’s ecosystems and unique wildlife. Australia’s ecosystems are already under grave stress from land-clearing, over-harvesting and invasive feral animals and plants; climate change is adding to the litany of woes and proving to be the last straw for some systems and species
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Legs be having you! How to create a spider-friendly garden 16 Sep 11:50am Legs be having you! How to create a spider-friendly garden
There’s an explosion of the eight-legged creatures in Britain’s gardens due to the warm weather. Here’s why you should welcome them into your outdoor spaces
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13 Sep 3:40am Updated Big Butterfly Count: Fine weather boosts species in UK
Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.
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Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019 12 Sep 3:00am Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019
A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news. 
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Brexit is stalling Britain from taking vital action on climate crisis, says expert 7 Sep 1:45pm Brexit is stalling Britain from taking vital action on climate crisis, says expert
Baroness Brown warns country’s world-class resources must be better used to cope with global heating Britain has one of the world’s best capabilities for dealing with the climate crisis but is failing to make use of it. That is the stark view of leading expert Baroness Brown, a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. “We have the ingredients to do good things in response to climate change but are not making use of them,” she warned last week. Brown, who chairs the CCC’s adaptation sub-committee, said little progress had been made in planning to protect farmland and wildlife from intense storms and changing weather systems, or tackle health threats from rising heat – with grim short-term political consequences.
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Climate change is causing heatwaves to happen more often and with greater intensity 30 Aug 8:05am Climate change is causing heatwaves to happen more often and with greater intensity
Experts from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland looked at weather station data recorded between 1950 and 2018.
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August rainfall brings UK wheat harvest to ‘shuddering halt’ 19 Aug 10:32am August rainfall brings UK wheat harvest to ‘shuddering halt’
National Farmers’ Union says only farms in south-east England able to start harvest August’s wet weather has brought this year’s wheat harvest to a “shuddering halt”, the deputy president of the National Farmers’ Union has said. Guy Smith said farmers outside the south-east of England had been left unable start their harvest their crop because of heavy rainfall this month.
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Facial recognition could be used to improve weather forecasts 19 Aug 7:36am Facial recognition could be used to improve weather forecasts
Scientists at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research tested a facial recognition technique which can spot the early signs that ail is about to happen.
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Scientists record lightning strikes near the North Pole in unusual phenomenon 13 Aug 4:22pm Scientists record lightning strikes near the North Pole in unusual phenomenon
As noted by the National Weather service via a tweet from climatologist, Brian Brettschneider, the event happened further North than just about any lighting strike in recent memory.
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North Pole: multiple lightning strikes follow record-low sea ice levels 13 Aug 11:27am North Pole: multiple lightning strikes follow record-low sea ice levels
‘Furthest north lightning strikes in Alaska forecaster memory’ hit as high temperatures and widespread fires plague region Multiple lightning strikes have been observed 300 miles from the North Pole, according to the US National Weather Service, in the latest sign of extreme changes to the Arctic environment. The strikes, detected by the
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The weather app you can actually rely on: ClimaCell sends out weather alerts down to the minute 13 Aug 2:45am Updated The weather app you can actually rely on: ClimaCell sends out weather alerts down to the minute
Startup, ClimaCell says 'hyperlocal' weather updates -- which are now available for locations in 50 countries around the world -- utilize 'non-traditional' sensors to give more accurate forecasts.
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UK temperatures could hit 40C, warn weather experts 28 Jul 4:00am UK temperatures could hit 40C, warn weather experts
Our vulnerability to global heating could signal even hotter spells than witnessed last weekThe blistering heat that last week brought
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British bask in the July heat – in pictures 23 Jul 6:16pm British bask in the July heat – in pictures
People across the UK made the most of the weather on Tuesday with record-breaking temperatures expected over the next few days
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The world is literally on fire – so why is it business as usual for politicians? | Arwa Mahdawi 23 Jul 7:56am The world is literally on fire – so why is it business as usual for politicians? | Arwa Mahdawi
Our extreme weather is making me nostalgic for the damp conditions of my English childhood. But despite the climate emergency, capitalism continues regardless Do you remember when the weather was a reliable source of innocuous small talk? “Hot today, isn’t it?” you would observe to a colleague as you stood awkwardly in the lift together. They would reply with something about the garden needing rain, then you would go back to ignoring each other. Talking about the weather was uncontroversial. It was safe. It was oddly soothing. Sadly, there is nothing soothing about the weather any more; every day seems to bring new
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Vast clouds of flying ants deceive weather satellites 17 Jul 5:14pm Vast clouds of flying ants deceive weather satellites
Experts believe false readings occurred because radar interpreted insects as raindrops
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The incredible moment total solar eclipse blankets South America as hurricane churns in the Pacific 3 Jul 1:22pm Updated The incredible moment total solar eclipse blankets South America as hurricane churns in the Pacific
A pair of weather satellites captured the amazing scene on July 2, when a total solar eclipse swept over South America as Hurricane Barbara churned in the nearby Pacific.
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US meteorologists worried over 5G roll-out 26 Jun 7:31am US meteorologists worried over 5G roll-out
Weather forecasters think parts of the 5G network could interfere with meteorology communications.
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We’re stuck in a climate disaster movie – it’s time to rewrite the script | Nicky Hawkins 26 Jun 6:23am We’re stuck in a climate disaster movie – it’s time to rewrite the script | Nicky Hawkins
The climate story must balance talk of urgency with hopeful and creative ideas if we are to inspire positive change“Hell is coming,” one weather forecaster
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NASA selects two new missions that aims to better understand extreme space weather  21 Jun 8:14am Updated NASA selects two new missions that aims to better understand extreme space weather 
NASA has selected two missions to study our sun and its effects on space weather. One mission will study the sun's mechanism of sending particles and energy to the solar system.
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Swifts hit new low as poor weather takes its toll 20 Jun 7:32am Swifts hit new low as poor weather takes its toll
Mass migration back to UK waylaid by stormy conditions and lack of nesting places This spring saw the lowest ever number of swifts return to Britain from their wintering grounds in Africa since records began, with poor spring weather in the Mediterranean delaying their arrival by two weeks. Experts fear that recent wet weather will further hit their numbers. Swift numbers have fallen by more than 50% in Britain since 1995. More than 100 walks, talks and visits to urban areas to witness the swift’s aerial “screaming parties” will be held this week to raise awareness of the plight of this unique migratory bird.
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Meltdown: the climate crisis – in pictures 19 Jun 8:33am Meltdown: the climate crisis – in pictures
The Natural History Museum of Vienna is premiering MELTDOWN – A Visualization of Climate Change, an exhibition created by the climate crisis charity Project Pressure, which uses art to inspire action and behavioural change. The artworks in Meltdown relate to vanishing glaciers. Unlike wildfires, flooding and other weather events, glacier mass losses even out variations and can be attributed to global heating. To incite action, Project Pressure has created
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Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods 16 Jun 3:00am Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods
New UK research predicts extremes of weather will hit food productionGlobal heating could bring many more bouts of severe drought as well as increased flooding to Africa than previously forecast, scientists have warned. New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming. In addition, these events are likely to be interspersed with more crippling droughts during the growing season and these could also damage crop and food production.
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UK to be left with just five coal power stations after latest closure 13 Jun 12:11pm UK to be left with just five coal power stations after latest closure
It comes as National Grid announces greenest winter for energy use after mild and windy weather The UK’s race to increase renewable energy sources intensified as plans to close another coal-fired power plant were announced. It comes as last winter was revealed to be the greenest ever for the UK’s energy system, after strong winds produced more renewable electricity and coal-fired power dwindled. The energy firm SSE said Fiddlers Ferry, in Warrington, Cheshire, its last remaining coal-fired power plant, would close in March 2020, reducing the country’s coal-fired energy fleet to five stations.
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Mild but windy winter was greenest ever for UK energy use 13 Jun 9:20am Mild but windy winter was greenest ever for UK energy use
Warmer weather cut heating demand while gusts boosted renewables, says National Grid Last winter was the greenest ever for the UK’s energy system after strong winds produced more renewable electricity and coal-fired power dwindled. The news came as SSE announced on Thursday that it will close its Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station next year, which will leave the UK with five coal plants by 2020. SSE said the plant, which employs 158 people, was financially unsustainable.
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A Software Upgrade (After 40 Years) Aims to Improve U.S. Weather Forecasts 13 Jun 12:11am Updated A Software Upgrade (After 40 Years) Aims to Improve U.S. Weather Forecasts
The change, prompted in part by Hurricane Sandy, should help improve predictions of severe weather events like winter storms and hurricanes.
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Extreme weather in the US: tornadoes, floods and snow – in pictures 1 Jun 6:00am Extreme weather in the US: tornadoes, floods and snow – in pictures
Severe weather has spawned multiple tornadoes, flooding and even snow across America’s Midwest and Northeast
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Epic floods and trade wars – the US farmers battered by politics and climate 30 May 9:20am Epic floods and trade wars – the US farmers battered by politics and climate
The weather is wild, the tariffs are rising, and as frustration ripples through the Iowa corn fields, rural America is ready to confront its 2020 candidates Aaron Heley Lehman listened to the rain tap his window pane in the machine shed for two weeks, wondering when he would ever finish planting corn on his central Iowa farm, and watched the markets tank as Donald Trump blustered on in his trade war with China.
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Manhattanhenge 2019: When and Where to Watch, If Weather Permits 29 May 12:00pm Manhattanhenge 2019: When and Where to Watch, If Weather Permits
This week could be your chance to take “the best sunset picture of the year” in New York.
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Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say 29 May 1:00am Bumblebees affected by 2018 extreme UK weather, experts say
Hot summer favoured some rare bees but the spring freeze led to a poor year for 24 species Last year’s weather extremes, from snowstorms to drought, led to a tough year for many of the UK’s bumblebees, conservationists have said. But several rare species which emerge late and love hot conditions had a very good year, a report from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust reveals.
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Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It 28 May 5:03am Updated Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It
Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms.
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Global Health: Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York 21 May 12:09am Updated Global Health: Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York
Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
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Dazzling auroras could be visible in the night sky as far south as upstate New York THIS WEEK 14 May 6:43pm Dazzling auroras could be visible in the night sky as far south as upstate New York THIS WEEK
The NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center issued a storm watch earlier this week for Wednesday into Thursday and has since extended the forecast into Friday.
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Abrupt climate change 8,200 years agoled to dramatic declines in early South American cultures 9 May 5:53am Abrupt climate change 8,200 years agoled to dramatic declines in early South American cultures
Researchers from University College London cross-referenced radiocarbon data from 1,400 South American sites with climate data and found decline correlated with erratic weather
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UK faces record breaking number of fires this year due to warm, dry weather, warns NASA 8 May 7:41am UK faces record breaking number of fires this year due to warm, dry weather, warns NASA
Each of the red dots on the map of the UK represents the location of a fire detected by NASA's orbiting Suomi NPP satellite between January 1 and April 30 this year.
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UK faces record breaking number of wildfires this year due to warm, dry weather, warns NASA 8 May 6:58am Updated UK faces record breaking number of wildfires this year due to warm, dry weather, warns NASA
Each of the red dots on the map of the UK represents the location of a fire detected by NASA's orbiting Suomi NPP satellite between January 1 and April 30 this year.
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Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us 2 May 1:32pm Updated Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us
Studying the historical data stored in centuries-old trees is a burgeoning field, with labs around the world learning more about historical patterns of weather and climate and the effects on humans.
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From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows 1 May 1:38pm Updated From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows
In every region, farmers and scientists are trying to adapt an array of crops to warmer temperatures, invasive pests, erratic weather and earlier growing seasons.
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Donkeys hate the British seaside weather and would rather take shelter 1 May 9:28am Donkeys hate the British seaside weather and would rather take shelter
A study has found that donkeys resent the bleak conditions which often plague the British seaside and loathe the rain and frigid temperatures.
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Climate change is making British cities hotter than they were in the 20th century 29 Apr 7:07am Climate change is making British cities hotter than they were in the 20th century
A Reading University climate scientist analysed temperature records from five of Britain's longest-operating weather stations, including those in Oxford, Sheffield and Durham.
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Butterflywatch: spring sun brings the orange tip out of his chrysalis 26 Apr 4:30pm Butterflywatch: spring sun brings the orange tip out of his chrysalis
The male orange tip is on the wing earlier than the female; and this spring keep an eye out for a possible newcomer, the southern small white Two extremely beautiful chrysalises hang from a twig on my children’s bedroom windowsill. They must be the only orange tips not yet tempted out by fabulous spring weather. (It’s the Butterflywatch curse that the second I write those words, down comes the rain, badly needed in East Anglia.) Male orange tips emerge first, and bounce away. Females, possessing a gorgeous dappled green underside instead of orange-tipped wings, wisely wait to emerge until their caterpillars’ food – garlic mustard or cuckoo flower – is in full bloom.
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The Guardian view of UK’s climate responsibility: zero emission target needed | Editorial 26 Apr 1:29pm The Guardian view of UK’s climate responsibility: zero emission target needed | Editorial
Activists are changing the discourse on climate change. Politicians must respond with policies that meet the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5CClimate change is becoming hard to ignore. Extreme weather has grown more frequent. Scientists are loudly and urgently sounding the alarm – and people have noticed. The 10-day Extinction Rebellion protests were the biggest act of mass civil disobedience in the UK for generations. The protests, by people drawn from all sections of society, are sure to have a
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25 Apr 2:28pm Updated Can Humans Help Trees Outrun Climate Change?
A dark synergy of extreme weather and emboldened pests could imperil vast stretches of woodland. Foresters are only starting to wrestle with solutions.
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Thousands of emperor penguin chicks drown 25 Apr 10:38am Thousands of emperor penguin chicks drown
After severe weather in 2016 a large penguin colony at the Brunt ice shelf in Antarctica never recovered.
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25 Apr 5:00am Can Humans Help Trees
A dark synergy of extreme weather and emboldened pests could imperil vast stretches of woodland. Foresters are only starting to wrestle with solutions.
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Extreme weather, loud birds and fresh food by boat – could you live on a remote island? 20 Apr 5:00am Extreme weather, loud birds and fresh food by boat – could you live on a remote island?
The wardens of Britain’s small islands talk about daily life with little more than thousands of puffins for company. By
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Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers 17 Apr 1:01am Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers
Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the
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SpaceX pushes back the second launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket 11 Apr 3:11am SpaceX pushes back the second launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will take to the skies tonight for its second ever flight - as long as the weather permits it. Launch is currently set for 8:32 p.m. ET, but the firm is keeping an eye on winds.
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SpaceX pushes back the second launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket until Thursday 10 Apr 7:39pm SpaceX pushes back the second launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket until Thursday
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will take to the skies tonight for its second ever flight - as long as the weather permits it. Launch is currently set for 8:32 p.m. ET, but the firm is keeping an eye on winds.
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Sun has 17,500°F showers of cooling gases in tiny magnetic loops 8 Apr 2:17pm Updated Sun has 17,500°F showers of cooling gases in tiny magnetic loops
The notion of rain on the sun may seem absurd - but the familiar weather phenomenon is a great analogue for some of the processes that take place on the surface of our neighbourhood star.
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Rising air temperature and rainfall in the Arctic is causing more severe storms and cold snaps 8 Apr 5:42am Rising air temperature and rainfall in the Arctic is causing more severe storms and cold snaps
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland in Copenhagen says fluctuations in the Arctic are why countries in Europe, North America and Asia are experiencing more severe weather
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Terrawatch: Cyclone Idai reveals secondary impact of climate change 2 Apr 4:30pm Terrawatch: Cyclone Idai reveals secondary impact of climate change
At least 180 people in Zimbabwe known to have been killed by landslides triggered by Idai When we picture climate change it is often extreme weather that springs to mind: hurricanes, cyclones, droughts, heatwaves and floods. But secondary impacts, such as landslides, also present a major threat.
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Weather Channel sued for $125m over storm chase death 27 Mar 10:44am Updated Weather Channel sued for $125m over storm chase death
The lawsuit alleges two Weather Channel workers hit a storm spotter while chasing a tornado.
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Spotify launches personalized versions of popular playlists as buys true crime show producer Parcast 26 Mar 6:48pm Spotify launches personalized versions of popular playlists as buys true crime show producer Parcast
Spotify is launching personalized versions of top playlists, like those themed around mood, weather and activities. The firm also announced it's buying true crime podcast maker Parcast.
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The Northern Lights Are Expected in the Northern U.S., but Don’t Get Too Excited 23 Mar 8:50am The Northern Lights Are Expected in the Northern U.S., but Don’t Get Too Excited
The most likely time the phenomenon will occur is at 11 a.m. Eastern, experts say, but it can’t be seen during the daytime. Bad weather would also hamper a sighting.
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Come on, UK weather forecasters – tell it like it is on climate change | Adam Corner 20 Mar 9:51am Come on, UK weather forecasters – tell it like it is on climate change | Adam Corner
People have a right to know what’s behind their flooding or heatwave. The UK is lagging behind other countries They have a national reach that most climate campaigners would die for. They are familiar and respected experts on the science of meteorology. And they have prime-time slots at the end of almost every TV news bulletin, morning, noon and night. But the weather forecasters who guide everything from our clothing choices to our weekend plans seldom – if ever – mention the issue that is increasingly shaping our beloved British weather: climate change. This week, former BBC weatherman Bill Giles broke cover, and called for the BBC and other major broadcasters
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The Guardian view on weather forecasts: we need the bigger picture | Editorial 19 Mar 2:36pm The Guardian view on weather forecasts: we need the bigger picture | Editorial
Climate must not be confused with local conditions, but remodelled broadcasts could help people understand the dangers we faceStill, and in defiance of decades worth of scientific evidence, vast numbers of people around the world refuse to accept that we are in the process of drastically altering the climate. Vast numbers more lack the information they need to interpret what is going on. This is a global problem whose importance cannot be overstated. It has no single solution. But giving up on trying to halt the damage to life on our planet is not an option. And in this context, this week’s suggestion by the former BBC weather presenter
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Record high US temperatures outpace record lows two to one, study finds 19 Mar 8:16am Record high US temperatures outpace record lows two to one, study finds
Scientists say AP study consistent with peer-reviewed literature and shows clear sign of human-caused climate change Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the US lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and counted how many times daily hot temperature records were tied or broken and how many daily cold records were set. In a stable climate, the numbers should be roughly equal.
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Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry 18 Mar 12:18pm Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry
Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.
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I see how climate change will lead to conflict in my home country, Nigeria | Nnimmo Bassey 18 Mar 9:36am I see how climate change will lead to conflict in my home country, Nigeria | Nnimmo Bassey
Extreme weather, desertification and rising oceans are wreaking havoc. No wonder the school strikers call adults immatureSince August 2018 a Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, has sat outside her country’s parliament building every Friday rather than in a classroom. She is there to demand that the government takes climate action by implementing the
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Deadly air in our cities: the invisible killer 17 Mar 2:00am Deadly air in our cities: the invisible killer
Traffic pollution is putting our children at risk. We meet campaigners – many of them concerned mothers – fighting backIn the winter you can taste and smell the pollution,” says Kylie ap Garth, drinking coffee in a cafe in Hackney, east London. “My eldest is eight and he has asthma. Being outside, he would have a tight chest and cough. I just assumed it was the cold weather. I didn’t realise there was a link to the cars.” She is not exaggerating. The main road from Bethnal Green tube station is clogged with traffic, the smell of diesel fumes mixing with smoke from barbecue grill restaurants and construction dust. Anyone trying to escape from the roadside to the canal towpath finds only that the fumes are swapped with coal smoke from the canal boats.
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Britons think about the weather for 8 HOURS every week, study says  8 Mar 5:06am Britons think about the weather for 8 HOURS every week, study says 
Discussing the weather is the nation’s most typical occupation, with about 42 per cent of Brits admitting to doing it, according to a new survey. Drinking tea is the second most popular activity.
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Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet in Winter 7 Mar 3:23pm Updated Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet in Winter
Higher rainfall over Greenland ice sheet is triggering sudden melting events that are causing a vicious cycle of greater making future, larger scale melting events more likely and causing huge ice loss
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Trilobites: Massacre of Children in Peru Might Have Been a Sacrifice to Stop Bad Weather 6 Mar 2:00pm Trilobites: Massacre of Children in Peru Might Have Been a Sacrifice to Stop Bad Weather
Nearly 140 child skeletons were revealed at the site last year. And now researchers say it may have been a response to an El Niño event.
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Weatherwatch: why short memories may be bad for the climate 4 Mar 4:30pm Weatherwatch: why short memories may be bad for the climate
Unusual weather may not seem so if we forget how things used to be The record-breaking warmth at the end of February was remarkable, but as cases of extreme temperatures become more common do they have any effect on people’s attitudes to the climate? A
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Humanity is like a frog in a gradually boiling pot of water 4 Mar 12:17pm Updated Humanity is like a frog in a gradually boiling pot of water
A study conducted by the University of California suggests that people are normalising extreme weather conditions like rising temperatures caused by climate change without even realising it.
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How the Weather Gets Weaponized in Climate Change Messaging 2 Mar 11:59pm How the Weather Gets Weaponized in Climate Change Messaging
Both climate advocates and deniers of global warming are increasingly using bouts of extreme weather to support their positions.
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The Guardian view on the hottest winter day: sunny side down | Editorial 26 Feb 1:25pm The Guardian view on the hottest winter day: sunny side down | Editorial
Unseasonably balmy February days can be pleasant, but scientists are increasingly linking extremes of heat, storms and other meteorological events to global warmingOver thousands of years, like humans everywhere, we became used to thinking of the sun, rain and wind as the backdrop to our lives – external entities over which we had no dominion. In the 21st century, this has become a delusion. The unpredictability of weather in the UK, particularly during summers that many wish were drier and sunnier, is associated by many people with what it means to be British. It has big variations – temperatures in the north of Scotland can be up to 20C lower than in southern England – and is characteristically unsettled due to the jet stream. Its unreliability may have aided those wishing to avoid the truth about global warming. But the evidence of our senses, as well as what meteorologists and other scientists tell us, is becoming overwhelming. While many people are enjoying
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Am I the only one who’s terrified about the warm weather? | Jonn Elledge 26 Feb 6:53am Am I the only one who’s terrified about the warm weather? | Jonn Elledge
The unseasonal weather, dubbed ‘glorious’ by a complacent press, feels like a sign that something is horribly wrongThey were everywhere in London on the weekend. The people in short sleeves or sandals. The ones with sunglasses ostentatiously hanging from the front of their shirts or balanced on top of their heads. The beer gardens and riverside pubs of the capital were heaving; corner shops ran out of ice-cream. Outside it was 17C (62F). Monday was another warm day, without a cloud in the sky, and in the late afternoon the light took on a magical, honey-coloured hue. It brought to mind one of those summer evenings you remember from childhood, when you’d be in the park all day and your parents let you stay out until bedtime, and you felt like you were doing something deliciously naughty just by being there.
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Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo 9 Feb 4:09pm Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo
Amid record temperatures, severe flooding and devastation of wilderness, the political message from the government is business as usual The people of Townsville know about heavy rain, but this was new. Over the past fortnight, the northern Queensland city’s 180,000 residents have been hit by a monsoon strengthened by a low-pressure front that dragged moist air south from the equator to Australia’s top end. It dumped an unprecedented 1.4 metres of rain in less than two weeks – roughly double what falls on London in a year.
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UK chips an inch shorter after summer heatwave – report 5 Feb 1:00am UK chips an inch shorter after summer heatwave – report
Increase in extreme weather due to climate change is damaging fruit and vegetable growing The British chip has been left an inch shorter by the 2018 heatwave, according to a report on the risks to UK fruit and vegetable growing from climate change. The spell of baking summer weather was made
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Is this the end of chips? 4 Feb 7:52pm Is this the end of chips?
The summer's extreme weather - which the Met Office said was made 30 times more likely by climate change - also hit carrots and onions.
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We Tried 5 Cold-Weather Experiments. Instant Slushies, Frozen Bubbles and More. 31 Jan 5:23pm Updated We Tried 5 Cold-Weather Experiments. Instant Slushies, Frozen Bubbles and More.
With schools closed and temperatures well below zero, one family learned some hard lessons about the scientific process.
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31 Jan 4:20pm Updated It’s Still Cold. Our Midwest Readers Tell Us How to Make the Most of the Polar Vortex.
Our readers found novel ways to entertain themselves in weather so cold, even the mail was not delivered.
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We Tried Five Polar-Weather Experiments. Here’s What Happened. 31 Jan 10:58am We Tried Five Polar-Weather Experiments. Here’s What Happened.
With schools closed and temperatures well below zero, one family learned some hard lessons about the scientific process.
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How to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia in Extreme Cold Weather 30 Jan 11:56am Updated How to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia in Extreme Cold Weather
During extreme cold, the blood rushes to the center of the body to protect vital organs, and the body temperature can fall to dangerous lows. The best advice is to stay inside, experts say.
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U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes 30 Jan 11:03am Updated U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes
Numbing cold hit parts of the United States as wildfires raged in Australia’s record-breaking heat. Here's the climate change connection.
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Frostbite and Hypothermia: Tips to Stay Safe in Extreme Cold Weather 29 Jan 8:55pm Updated Frostbite and Hypothermia: Tips to Stay Safe in Extreme Cold Weather
During extreme cold, the blood rushes to the center of the body to protect vital organs, and the body temperature can fall to dangerous lows. The best advice is to stay inside, experts say.
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Looking on the bright side of climate change, think of all the money corporations can make 28 Jan 5:00am Looking on the bright side of climate change, think of all the money corporations can make
A new report reveals how Apple, among others, is already exploring the business possibilities that will come from the environmental crisis. Something to be cheerful about as the ice melts …You know what I love about capitalism? Its optimism. Even in the direst of circumstances, it is always able to find a silver lining. Take climate change, for example. After weird weather and ominous warnings of more to come, many of us are freaking out about an environmental apocalypse. Indeed, a
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High heat but no record: 2018 was 4th warmest year on... 24 Jan 6:53pm Updated High heat but no record: 2018 was 4th warmest year on...
Only 2016, 2017 and 2015 were warmer than last year, and experts say small differences are because of natural yearly weather variations like El Nino and La Nina.
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Giant rotating ice disk in Maine now equipped with webcam after it survived a winter storm 23 Jan 5:57pm Giant rotating ice disk in Maine now equipped with webcam after it survived a winter storm
The giant spinning ice disk in the Presumpscot River near Westbrook, Maine, survived the weekend winter weather that pummeled New England and now has its own webcam.
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Why you should be eating roadkill 17 Jan 7:30pm Why you should be eating roadkill
Alaskans have been enjoying free, organic meat for the past 50 years. Should other places stop turning their noses up? My mother texts me four photos of a dead moose the week I leave Alaska. It is freshly hit. The pebbled pink brains fanning across the pavement have not yet grayed in the brisk autumn air. The animal will not go to waste. For the past 50 years, Alaska has been the only state where virtually every piece of large roadkill is eaten. Every year, between 600 and 800 moose are killed in Alaska by cars, leaving up to 250,000lb of organic, free-range meat on the road. State troopers who respond to these collisions keep a list of charities and families who have agreed to drive to the scene of an accident at any time, in any weather, to haul away and butcher the body.
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Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues 17 Jan 1:48pm Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues
Many of the big economic questions in coming decades will come down to just how extreme the weather will be, and how to value the future versus the present.
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How to Think About the Costs of Climate Change 17 Jan 9:39am Updated How to Think About the Costs of Climate Change
Many of the big economic questions in coming decades will come down to just how extreme the weather will be, and how to value the future versus the present.
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Spring arrived in November as mild weather with insects active and flowers blooming ahead of time 17 Jan 4:38am Updated Spring arrived in November as mild weather with insects active and flowers blooming ahead of time
A mild November and December saw Spring arrive months ahead of time in the UK, with Christmas Day butterflies and Boxing Day bumblebees as well as plants in bloom.
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Cloudy with a chance of arachnophobia: raining spiders in Brazil – video 11 Jan 11:01am Cloudy with a chance of arachnophobia: raining spiders in Brazil – video
Residents in a rural area of southern Brazil were rained on by spiders this week. Experts say it’s typical in Minas Gerais state during hot, humid weather. While it looks like the spiders are falling from the sky, they’ve actually created a huge web to catch prey. Scientists say the parawixia bistriata species builds a community web so fine that it’s nearly impossible to see with the human eye, giving the illusion that the spiders are floating on air
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Stunning mammatus clouds blanket the skies of Sydney in unusual weather phenomenon 2 Jan 1:50pm Updated Stunning mammatus clouds blanket the skies of Sydney in unusual weather phenomenon
Awestruck observers along the New South Wales coast shared photos of the ominous sight over Sydney, revealing oddly clumped dark clouds rippling across the sky.
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Experts say disruptions in the polar vortex could cause temperatures to plummet in the US 28 Dec 2018, 2:25pm Updated Experts say disruptions in the polar vortex could cause temperatures to plummet in the US
The models currently suggest a split in the high-altitude polar vortex will ring in the New Year, creating the potential for ‘more severe winter weather’ in the Eastern US in the weeks to follow.
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Extreme weather in UK made 2018 a ‘rollercoaster’ year for wildlife 28 Dec 2018, 6:24am Extreme weather in UK made 2018 a ‘rollercoaster’ year for wildlife
In its review of the year, the charity said this year's 'winners' were many bats and butterflies, species who have suffered huge drops in numbers in recent years.
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Extreme weather in the UK made 2018 a ‘rollercoaster’ year for wildlife says the National Trust 27 Dec 2018, 7:00pm Extreme weather in the UK made 2018 a ‘rollercoaster’ year for wildlife says the National Trust
In its review of the year, the charity said this year's 'winners' were many bats and butterflies, species who have suffered huge drops in numbers in recent years.
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Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 27 Dec 2018, 4:27am Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.
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Uber resumes self-driving car tests in Pittsburgh nine months after fatal crash 20 Dec 2018, 10:57am Uber resumes self-driving car tests in Pittsburgh nine months after fatal crash
The relaunch is a major reduction from Uber's previous self-driving operations. The cars will not operate at night or in wet weather and will not exceed speeds of 25 miles per hour.
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SpaceX will try AGAIN to launch U.S. satellite in first national security mission 20 Dec 2018, 10:21am Updated SpaceX will try AGAIN to launch U.S. satellite in first national security mission
Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to blast off today after two cancelled launches earlier this week, but was forced to cancel again due to adverse weather conditions.
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Weather stops plastic waste car reaching South Pole 18 Dec 2018, 9:23pm Weather stops plastic waste car reaching South Pole
A car made from waste plastic has been forced to abort its mission to the South Pole because of bad weather.
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More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both 17 Dec 2018, 4:53pm Updated More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both
More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, according to a study published Wednesday.
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US Army to begin using new automatic rifles that fire with the power of a TANK as soon as 2022 12 Dec 2018, 2:58pm US Army to begin using new automatic rifles that fire with the power of a TANK as soon as 2022
The 6.8mm rifles not only pack greater force, but also feature improved precision from greater distances and are also able to handle all-weather and terrain encountered by soldiers.
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Shocking report reveals how your apps track your every move and share the data with advertisers 10 Dec 2018, 1:30pm Shocking report reveals how your apps track your every move and share the data with advertisers
Hundreds of popular apps, like the Weather Channel and GasBudy, are collecting location data that they claim is anonymous, but further analysis shows it can be linked to specific users.
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UK weather: Blast from Iceland puts Britain in a deep freeze 10 Dec 2018, 7:03am UK weather: Blast from Iceland puts Britain in a deep freeze
The snow is most likely to hit parts of Britain on Friday night, when an area of low pressure will push in from the west, running into cold air on the eastern side of the country.
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Windy weather carries Britain to renewable energy record 30 Nov 2018, 7:15am Windy weather carries Britain to renewable energy record
Windfarms supplied third of UK’s electricity this week, with output hitting 14.9GW high Storm Diana brought travel chaos to road, rail and airports, but the clouds did have a silver lining: the strong winds helped set a renewable energy record. Windfarms supplied about a third of the UK’s electricity between 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday, a time of peak energy demand. Output hit a high of 14.9GW, beating a previous record of 14.5GW.
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Past four years hottest on record, data shows 29 Nov 2018, 6:10am Past four years hottest on record, data shows
World running out of time to combat climate change, warns meteorological organisation Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record. Average temperatures around the world so far this year were nearly 1C (33.8F) above pre-industrial levels. Extreme weather has affected all continents, while the melting of sea ice and glaciers and sea level rises continue. The past four years have been the hottest on record, and the 20 warmest have occurred in the past 22 years.
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Strong chance of a new El Niño forming by early 2019 27 Nov 2018, 5:59am Strong chance of a new El Niño forming by early 2019
The World Meteorological Organization says there's a 75-80% chance of the weather phenomenon forming by next February.
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Climate-warming El Niño very likely in 2019, says UN agency 27 Nov 2018, 5:00am Climate-warming El Niño very likely in 2019, says UN agency
Natural cycle has major influence on global weather, bringing droughts and floods There is a 75-80% chance of a climate-warming El Niño event by February, according to the latest analysis from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization. The last
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 Extreme weather is turning the Arctic BROWN - and it could accelerate climate change 26 Nov 2018, 11:51pm Updated Extreme weather is turning the Arctic BROWN - and it could accelerate climate change
A Sheffield researcher had warned the browning is happening at an alarming rate, with increasingly severe effects that is causing widespread death and damage to planets.
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 UK weather: Will 2018 finally top the famous heatwave of 1976? 26 Nov 2018, 11:57am UK weather: Will 2018 finally top the famous heatwave of 1976?
Britain's blistering June temperatures stood toe-to-toe with those of June 1976, while this summer's July was hotter than its counterpart 42 years ago.
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Weatherwatch: where is the political will to tackle climate change? 23 Nov 2018, 4:30pm Weatherwatch: where is the political will to tackle climate change?
A report from the European Commission forecasts serious consequences in the next 30 years Twenty years ago politicians who spoke about climate change talked about their duty to solve the problem for the sake of our grandchildren. With too little action since, Europe’s previously benign weather is getting less predictable and more dangerous. Europeans expecting to live another 30 years will see life get a lot more uncomfortable as a result. On current projections the global temperature will have risen to about 2C over pre-industrial levels by about 2050. The
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 Debt images from first all-British satellite NovaSAR 23 Nov 2018, 10:20am Updated Debt images from first all-British satellite NovaSAR
The first pictures from the satellite NovaSAR have been released. Britain's first radar satellite is able to capture a range of terrains in all weather conditions including heavy cloud.
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Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change 22 Nov 2018, 2:00am Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change
Vanuatu says it is desperate for financial assistance to deal with extreme weather and global warming The Republic of Vanuatu says it will explore whether it can take legal action against fossil fuel companies and countries for their role in causing climate change. The Pacific nation says it is growing desperate for financial assistance to deal with the loss and damage it is increasingly experiencing due to extreme weather and global warming.
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Cold weather and long nights makes people drink MORE alcohol 19 Nov 2018, 4:14am Cold weather and long nights makes people drink MORE alcohol
Research from the Pittsburgh Liver Research Centre examined data from 193 countries and found evidence that climate was linked to liver disease as well as binge drinking.
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Extreme heat and drought could cause summer blackouts, energy market operator says 15 Nov 2018, 12:00pm Extreme heat and drought could cause summer blackouts, energy market operator says
Heatwaves can limit generator capacity and lead to equipment failures, Aemo warns Extreme weather over summer could reduce the output of coal, gas and hydro power generators and cause problems with the reliability of electricity supply, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator. While there has been
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UK weather: Britain could be hotter than SPAIN tomorrow with 65F highs 15 Nov 2018, 3:40am Updated UK weather: Britain could be hotter than SPAIN tomorrow with 65F highs
Britain is currently basking in an Indian summer and temperatures in the south could nudge 64F (18C) tomorrow - making it the warmest mid-November since records began.
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Metop weather satellite launches into orbit 6 Nov 2018, 9:03pm Metop weather satellite launches into orbit
Europe sends up a front-line weather satellite containing components made over a decade ago.
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Metop weather satellite prepares for lift-off 6 Nov 2018, 10:10am Metop weather satellite prepares for lift-off
Europe is sending up a front-line weather satellite containing components made over a decade ago.
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Rise in UK weather extremes over the last decade - Met Office 1 Nov 2018, 9:10pm Rise in UK weather extremes over the last decade - Met Office
The UK has experienced hotter days and warmer nights over the last 10 years compared to previous decades
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Anki unveils adorable Vector assistant that can recognize faces, answer questions, and do tricks 1 Nov 2018, 12:14pm Anki unveils adorable Vector assistant that can recognize faces, answer questions, and do tricks
Anki’s new robo-assistant is unlike any other home robot on the market. The $250 bot can take on basic tasks, such as telling you the weather or looking up answers to questions.
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Deadly summer heatwaves are going to get worse over the next three decades 31 Oct 2018, 9:06pm Updated Deadly summer heatwaves are going to get worse over the next three decades
An international research team, including Penn State University, found warming in the Arctic caused by the burning of fossil fuels has put the brakes on the jet stream, leading to the freak weather.
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Butterflywatch: sunny summer should have been favourable, but jury is still out 30 Oct 2018, 5:30pm Butterflywatch: sunny summer should have been favourable, but jury is still out
Despite ideal butterfly weather in 2018, data suggests some species still face worrying declines A coppery autumn has followed a superbly sunny summer. I’ve been admiring a late, great third generation of small coppers, some of which
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Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change 19 Oct 2018, 8:00am Politicians say nothing, but US farmers are increasingly terrified by it – climate change
Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation Farmers around here are itching to go after that amber wave of soya beans, but there was that 5in rain a couple of weeks ago and then a 7in rain, and it drives even the retired guys batty. Those beans aren’t worth much at the elevator thanks to a Trump trade war with China, but they’re worth even less getting wet feet in a pond that was a field which the glacier made a prairie bog some 14,000 years ago – until we came along and drained it.
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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US 19 Oct 2018, 1:09am Updated Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US
The National Weather Service predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation - and no place in the US is expected to be colder than normal.
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Weather forecasts from SPACE could help protect us from solar flares 17 Oct 2018, 1:37pm Weather forecasts from SPACE could help protect us from solar flares
University of Reading researchers used data from Nasa's STEREO spacecraft to improve the accuracy of solar flare forecasts which have the power to interfere with Earth-based technology.
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Low-emission cows: farming responds to climate warning 12 Oct 2018, 2:30am Low-emission cows: farming responds to climate warning
Farmers are ‘up for radical thought’ following bad harvests due to extreme weather, NFU says From low-emission cows to robotic soil management, the farming industry will have to explore new approaches in the wake of a
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High chance of El Niño in Australia, worsening heat, bushfires and drought 9 Oct 2018, 10:48pm High chance of El Niño in Australia, worsening heat, bushfires and drought
‘This is not good news,’ Bureau of Meteorology says, warning drought conditions could get worse Heatwaves and bushfires are predicted in southern Australia thanks to a 70% chance of El Niño weather conditions, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned. Although cyclones may ease up in the north by the end of the year, the outlook for drought-hit areas is not good, according to the bureau. “Between the [above average] temperature and the lack of rainfall, this is not good news,” climatologist Robyn Duell said. “This outlook on the back of such little rainfall and dry conditions makes it such a worry for people.”
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Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet 5 Oct 2018, 6:13am Why the next three months are crucial for the future of the planet
Two forthcoming major climate talks offer governments an opportunity to respond to this year’s extreme weather with decisive action The warning signals of climate change that have hit people around the world in the last few months must be heeded by national governments at key meetings later this year, political leaders and policy experts are urging, as the disruption from record-breaking weather continues in many regions.
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 Bacteria found 2,000ft under Earth hint alien life exists on Mars 3 Oct 2018, 10:06am Updated Bacteria found 2,000ft under Earth hint alien life exists on Mars
Scientists from the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology say the fact microbial creatures can weather the Iberian Peninsula mean similar organisms could thrive in space.
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Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster 27 Sep 2018, 9:50pm Updated Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster
New rules don't require oil companies to design gear for “most extreme” conditions, such as violent weather or heavy pressure within undersea wells — a key factor in the deadly 2010 blowout.
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A Rise in Murder? Let’s Talk About the Weather 23 Sep 2018, 6:13am Updated A Rise in Murder? Let’s Talk About the Weather
The correlation between heat and crime suggests the need for more research on shootings in American cities.
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Large blue butterfly enjoys best UK summer on record 19 Sep 2018, 1:01am Large blue butterfly enjoys best UK summer on record
Hot weather and conservation drive help once-extinct insect make dramatic comeback A previously extinct butterfly, the large blue, has enjoyed its best UK summer on record thanks to the lovely weather and a determined conservation effort on hills in the West Country of England. The large blue, a popular specimen among Victorian collectors,
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What climate change means for the wine industry 16 Sep 2018, 7:00am What climate change means for the wine industry
The warmer weather may benefit English vineyards, but winemakers from Bordeaux to California are struggling. Here are six wines rising to the challenge One of the ways the British media covers climate change is to treat it as a bit of banter in silly-season items on English wine. This summer’s heatwave was the pretext for an awful lot of these “and finally” moments, in which the tone is unfailingly flippant: never mind the melting Arctic, the shires will take over from Champagne! Well, hoorah for that. Except, of course, the impact of climate changeon wine isn’t quite as straightforward as a few nice summers and guaranteed bumper vintages in Sussex. What the larky local-radio questions about Bordeaux-on-Thames tend to gloss over is that itwon’t necessarily make the UK, or anywhere, a better place to grow wine. Erratic weather, floods, hurricanes, extreme, unseasonal frost and drought: none of these are friends of the winemaker.
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New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO 10 Sep 2018, 7:57am New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO
The World Meteorological Organisation says there's a 70% chance of a weak El Niño event by the end of this year.
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 UK could face hosepipe ban this summer despite floods 5 Jan 2018, 1:20pm UK could face hosepipe ban this summer despite floods
The Environment Agency warned that South East England is in a period of ‘prolonged dry weather’ (stock image).
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 The UK could face a hosepipe ban this summer 5 Jan 2018, 12:33pm The UK could face a hosepipe ban this summer
The Environment Agency warned that South East England is in a period of ‘prolonged dry weather’ (stock image).
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South-east England at risk of water shortages this summer, officials warn 5 Jan 2018, 12:00pm South-east England at risk of water shortages this summer, officials warn
A year of unusually dry weather means parts of England are facing summer drought with groundwater and some reservoirs well below normal A year of dry weather, only slightly alleviated by recent storms, has left much of south-east England facing drought this summer.
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 US weather: East Coast braces for bomb cyclone 4 Jan 2018, 9:20am Updated US weather: East Coast braces for bomb cyclone
The 'bomb cyclone' is expected to be the region's most intense winter hurricane in decades, sparking a flurry of wind chill advisories and freeze warnings across the states.
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It’s Cold Outside. Cue the Trump Global Warming Tweet. 2 Jan 2018, 7:52pm Updated It’s Cold Outside. Cue the Trump Global Warming Tweet.
With frigid temperatures in the East, President Trump cast doubt on the reality of climate change. But weather is not the same as climate.
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Weather: What to expect in 2018 2 Jan 2018, 7:43pm Weather: What to expect in 2018
More hurricanes? Rising temperatures? BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker looks ahead to the year.
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 Ice balls spotted on the shores of Lake Michigan 1 Jan 2018, 2:00am Ice balls spotted on the shores of Lake Michigan
The bizarre phenomenon of floating ice balls has once again appeared in Lake Michigan amid frigid weather this holiday season.
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Spring flowers in autumn, birdsong in winter: what a freak year for nature 30 Dec 2017, 7:05pm Spring flowers in autumn, birdsong in winter: what a freak year for nature
When Stephen Moss was a boy, the seasons followed predictable patterns When I was growing up, in the 1960s and 1970s, we had what my nan used to call “proper weather”. Snow in winter, showers in spring, sun (or at least, sunny intervals) in summer and gales in autumn. Britain’s weather may have been changeable by the day, but the seasons were seemingly set in stone, with a reassuringly predictable regularity. That certainly suited the country’s fauna and flora. Wild animals and plants, and by extension their habitats, evolved to cope with short-term unpredictability and long-term stability. If change did occur, it happened slowly, over decades or centuries; rather than rapidly, in a single year.
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Trump Tweets We Could Use a Little ‘Good Old Global Warming’ 28 Dec 2017, 9:53pm Trump Tweets We Could Use a Little ‘Good Old Global Warming’
With frigid temperatures in the East, President Trump cast doubt on the reality of climate change. But weather is not the same as climate.
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 Blurring of the seasons confuses birds, bees and plants 27 Dec 2017, 7:01pm Blurring of the seasons confuses birds, bees and plants
A mild start to the winter and a damp summer was the story of 2017’s weather, according to a review of the year by Swindon based charity the National Trust.
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 Asylum applications to the EU will triple by the year 2100 22 Dec 2017, 3:44am Updated Asylum applications to the EU will triple by the year 2100
The research, led by Columbia University, suggests that weather shocks in countries around the world have increased applications by asylum seekers hoping to enter the EU.
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Climate Change Is Driving People From Home. So Why Don’t They Count as Refugees? 21 Dec 2017, 10:30pm Updated Climate Change Is Driving People From Home. So Why Don’t They Count as Refugees?
The treaty that defines the status of refugees was written with the Second World War in mind. Now, research shows that weather shocks are forcing millions to move.
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Fine Christmas weather on the way, says Bureau of Meteorology 21 Dec 2017, 9:59pm Fine Christmas weather on the way, says Bureau of Meteorology
While some showers are expected for Sydney and Brisbane, the majority of the country will see sunshine Australia is set for drama-free Christmas weather after one of its warmest years on record. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a quiet Christmas Day with generally fine weather across much of the country.
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 La Nina looks to reduce global temperature in 2018 21 Dec 2017, 7:41pm Updated La Nina looks to reduce global temperature in 2018
Volcanic eruptions could help cool down the planet next year, the Met Office has said. This is because a weather event called La Nina – cooler than average sea temperatures in the south Pacific.
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New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers 18 Dec 2017, 5:17pm New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers
Researchers develop a new technique to give a more accurate advance forecast for summer weather.
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 Global warming in Alaska tricked computer to DELETE data 15 Dec 2017, 2:57pm Updated Global warming in Alaska tricked computer to DELETE data
A weather station in Utqiaġvik, northern Alaska has experienced such extreme global warming that it tricked a computer algorithm into deleting all data for over a year.
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How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events 14 Dec 2017, 8:07pm Updated How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.
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Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research shows 13 Dec 2017, 8:00am Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research shows
The unprecedented downpour and severe flooding was also 15% more intense due to climate change, which is making weather more violent around the world Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented deluge, which caused catastrophic flooding in Houston in August, was made three times more likely by climate change, new research has found.
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The US is penny wise and pound foolish on the climate | John Abraham 13 Dec 2017, 6:00am The US is penny wise and pound foolish on the climate | John Abraham
As America is battered by climate-intensified weather disasters, Republican politicians are trying to slash climate research funding
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To Test for Climate Disasters: Burn, Bash and Hurl Wood at 100 M.P.H. 11 Dec 2017, 1:49pm To Test for Climate Disasters: Burn, Bash and Hurl Wood at 100 M.P.H.
A team of researchers is destroying things — with wind, water and fire — to help insurers manage the increasing risks of extreme weather.
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To Test for Climate Disasters: Build Stuff, Then Blow It Apart 11 Dec 2017, 1:49pm Updated To Test for Climate Disasters: Build Stuff, Then Blow It Apart
A team of researchers is destroying things — with wind, water and fire — to help insurers manage the increasing risks of extreme weather.
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US firm picks UK for weather satellites 7 Dec 2017, 1:36pm US firm picks UK for weather satellites
Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.
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Big apples: unusual weather produces fruit twice the normal size 5 Dec 2017, 10:28am Big apples: unusual weather produces fruit twice the normal size
Morrisions supermarket says the apples will be the biggest sold in living memory A British supermarket is selling supersized Braeburn apples after unusual weather conditions in the spring produced a crop of giants. The latest frost for nearly 20 years in April meant fewer apples grew, with as much as 10% of the country’s Braeburn crop affected. However, farmers were surprised to find that the reduced crop had grown to more than twice the normal size and weight.
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Huge weather rescue project under way 30 Nov 2017, 5:24am Huge weather rescue project under way
After digitising old weather data from atop Ben Nevis, citizen scientists tackle a much bigger project.
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Russia loses contact with new weather satellite 28 Nov 2017, 4:52am Russia loses contact with new weather satellite
The Meteor satellite was found not to be on its planned orbit, hours after launch from a new base.
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Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides 26 Nov 2017, 3:00am Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides
As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty It was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Up to the moment the water swept away her parents’ field in Kachaso in the Nsanje district of Malawi, they had been scraping a living. Afterwards they were reduced to scavenging for bits of firewood to sell. So when a young man came to their door and asked for the 13-year old’s hand in marriage, the couple didn’t think about it for too long, lest he look elsewhere. Ntonya begged them to change their minds. She was too young, she pleaded. She didn’t want to leave. But it was to no avail. Her parents sat her down and spelled it out for her: the weather had changed and taken everything from them. There was not enough food to go around. They couldn’t afford another mouth at the table.
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 How cooking fish and chips can change the weather 23 Nov 2017, 3:00pm Updated How cooking fish and chips can change the weather
Chemists at the universities of Reading, Bristol and Bath say that frying food could have a 'significant' impact on cloud formation and rainy weather.
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70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues 23 Nov 2017, 5:50am 70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues
People evacuated in Lancashire as rain causes widespread flooding and power cuts in north-west England and north Wales Firefighters have rescued more than 70 people as torrential rain caused widespread flooding and power blackouts across north-west England and north Wales.
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Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike 21 Nov 2017, 2:51pm Updated Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike
The state weather service in Moscow acknowledged “extremely high pollution” in a region close to a sprawling Soviet-era nuclear plant.
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Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found 21 Nov 2017, 7:57am Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.
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 Nuclear explosion came first in Chernobyl disaster 21 Nov 2017, 5:42am Nuclear explosion came first in Chernobyl disaster
Researchers in Sweden analyzed xenon isotopes from the debris, along with weather conditions and observations of the destroyed tank. This suggests a nuclear explosion happened first.
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 Study: Nuclear explosion came first in Chernobyl disaster 20 Nov 2017, 4:06pm Study: Nuclear explosion came first in Chernobyl disaster
Researchers in Sweden analyzed xenon isotopes from the debris, along with weather conditions and observations of the destroyed tank. This suggests a nuclear explosion happened first.
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Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change | Dana Nuccitelli 20 Nov 2017, 6:00am Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change | Dana Nuccitelli
After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change
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The Guardian view on climate talks: Brexit’s heavy weather | Editorial 17 Nov 2017, 2:14pm The Guardian view on climate talks: Brexit’s heavy weather | Editorial
If Brexit goes ahead, Britain will need to shape a green politics with devolution and social justice at its core. And make sure that politicians cannot renege on our international obligationsThe tragedy of climate change, as the governor of the Bank of England has put it,
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 UK Weather: Snow to fall in southern Britain this weekend 13 Nov 2017, 12:29pm Updated UK Weather: Snow to fall in southern Britain this weekend
Meteorologists warned there could be worse to come, with a prolonged cold spell expected to settle over the UK towards the end of the month (pictured: a frozen lake in County Durham)
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 Experts suspect nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan 10 Nov 2017, 11:06am Updated Experts suspect nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan
French authorities say based on weather patterns, the most plausible source of the radioactive pollution lay south of the Ural mountains, between the Urals and the Volga river.
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Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station 8 Nov 2017, 9:42pm Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.
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 Northern Lights put on dazzling display in UK tonight 8 Nov 2017, 12:13pm Updated Northern Lights put on dazzling display in UK tonight
The natural phenomenon could be visible from parts of Scotland, northern England and potentially as far down as South Wales - provided the weather holds up, experts say.
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Hamburg under water after storms batter Europe - video 30 Oct 2017, 5:28am Hamburg under water after storms batter Europe - video
German city is hit by widespread flooding after storms battered northern and central Europe. At least six people have died in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic as a result of the weather, while fallen trees and damage to railway lines have left thousands of travellers stranded
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 Cold weather is arriving later each year, scientists say 27 Oct 2017, 6:19pm Cold weather is arriving later each year, scientists say
Across the United States, the year's first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide.
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Global wine production predicted to slump to 50-year low 24 Oct 2017, 2:57pm Global wine production predicted to slump to 50-year low
Wine producers’ body warns production will fall after Italy, France and Spain were hit by freak weather events in 2017 If you haven’t got a wine cellar, it’s time to get one and start stockpiling – because global wine production is set to plunge to its lowest level in more than 50 years. On Tuesday the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said it expects an 8% slump in global wine production to 247m hectolitres for 2017.
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How Climate Change Is Playing Havoc With Olive Oil (and Farmers) 24 Oct 2017, 12:02pm Updated How Climate Change Is Playing Havoc With Olive Oil (and Farmers)
Extreme weather is making olive oil production far more erratic just as global demand is growing. A summer heat wave in Europe was the latest calamity.
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Expect bigger but fewer Halloween pumpkins after wet summer, say UK farmers 24 Oct 2017, 11:43am Expect bigger but fewer Halloween pumpkins after wet summer, say UK farmers
Major producers report rot in fields due to rainfall but bursts of sunshine have led to larger than average pumpkins Shoppers can expect fewer but bigger pumpkins on sale in the run-up to Halloween as a result of the UK’s wet summer, farmers and producers have warned. The weather has squeezed supplies of the seasonal favourite, with major growers reporting “significant levels of rot” which have led to thousands being left to turn to pulp in the fields rather than heading for the supermarkets.
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‘Hotumn’ Takes Hold as October Temperatures Soar 24 Oct 2017, 10:37am Updated ‘Hotumn’ Takes Hold as October Temperatures Soar
Put away those Halloween masks and holiday decorations. It’s still swimsuit weather from the Northeast to the Great Plains.
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Expect fewer but bigger Halloween pumpkins after wet summer, say UK farmers 24 Oct 2017, 10:03am Expect fewer but bigger Halloween pumpkins after wet summer, say UK farmers
Major producers report ‘significant levels of rot’ in fields due to rainfall but bursts of sunshine have also led to larger than average pumpkins Shoppers can expect fewer but bigger pumpkins on sale in the run-up to Halloween as a result of the UK’s wet summer, farmers and producers have warned. The weather has squeezed supplies of the seasonal favourite, with major growers reporting “significant levels of rot” which have led to thousands being left to turn to pulp in the fields rather than heading for the supermarkets.
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22 Oct 2017, 5:00am Updated Ride a Weather Balloon Into (Near) Space
Take a trip into the stratosphere on one of NOAA’s weather balloons. It rises 21 miles into the sky collecting data before bursting and falling back to Earth.
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Storm Brian to bring heavy rain and strong winds to UK and Ireland 19 Oct 2017, 10:59am Storm Brian to bring heavy rain and strong winds to UK and Ireland
Met Office issues yellow warning for strong winds as ‘weather bomb’ develops over Atlantic A “weather bomb” that is forecast to form over the Atlantic on Thursday and bring wind and heavy rain to the UK on Saturday has become the second named storm of the season. Storm Brian is forecast to bring
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Storm Brian to bring strong winds and heavy rain to UK and Ireland 19 Oct 2017, 9:59am Storm Brian to bring strong winds and heavy rain to UK and Ireland
Met Office issues yellow warning for strong winds as ‘weather bomb’ develops over Atlantic A “weather bomb” that is forecast to form over the Atlantic on Thursday and bring wind and heavy rain to the UK on Saturday has become the second named storm of the season. Storm Brian is forecast to bring
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Michael Fish would not dismiss great storm of 1987 today, says Met Office 11 Oct 2017, 1:10pm Updated Michael Fish would not dismiss great storm of 1987 today, says Met Office
Better data, supercomputing, and clearer understanding of sting jet phenomenon mean 30 years later severe weather warnings would be issued Blame the
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Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ 7 Oct 2017, 9:59am Updated Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’
Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather.
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Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system 6 Oct 2017, 10:02am Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system
Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.
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Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria 6 Oct 2017, 6:43am Climate change in the Caribbean – learning lessons from Irma and Maria
Increasingly unfamiliar and unpredictable weather events mean that business as usual is not an option for these islands to survive As a Caribbean climate scientist, I am often asked to speak about how climate change affects small islands. In the aftermath of
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 US military reveals radar with perfect vision in clouds 3 Oct 2017, 6:48pm US military reveals radar with perfect vision in clouds
The Pentagon is working to create a system that can be mounted on different types of aircraft to capture high-resolution video of targets on the ground, regardless of the weather conditions.
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Coogee beach water quality rises but Sydney harbour spots sink 1 Oct 2017, 8:59pm Coogee beach water quality rises but Sydney harbour spots sink
Drier weather helps give famous stretch a clean bill of health as State of the Beaches report finds 98% of NSW ocean beaches suitable for swimming One of Australia’s most famous beaches, Coogee, has joined its Sydney neighbour Bondi in receiving a clean bill of health in the latest assessment of New South Wales beaches. But problems still persist at Sydney harbour swimming spots, at Malabar in Sydney’s south, and at popular beaches on the central coast, notably Avoca and Terrigal, due to stormwater runoff. In heavy rain, sewer systems often overflow into the stormwater, causing bacteria and faecal matter to enter the harbour, rivers and oceans.
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 UK Weather: Hurricanes Lee and Maria head to Britain 29 Sep 2017, 8:14am UK Weather: Hurricanes Lee and Maria head to Britain
There are yellow weather warnings in place for Britain on Sunday and Monday, with forecasters warning deluges and sharp gusts will cause widespread travel chaos.
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 Stunning views of Earth captured by weather balloon 29 Sep 2017, 7:33am Stunning views of Earth captured by weather balloon
The video starts with the balloon's launch from the ground in Denver, Colorado, before it quickly climbs above the clouds giving amazing views of Earth from 100,000 feet (30,500 metres) up.
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 Jaguar Land Rover patents car that predicts weather 25 Sep 2017, 10:15am Jaguar Land Rover patents car that predicts weather
Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover has patented a system that lets a car predict the weather and change its temperature, pressure and grip accordingly.
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Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately | Ellie Mae O’Hagan 21 Sep 2017, 9:24am Climate optimism has been a disaster. We need a new language – desperately | Ellie Mae O’Hagan
The extreme weather of the past months is a game-changer: surely now the world is ready to talk about climate change as a civilisation-collapsing catastropheIn 1988, when the scientist
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Scientific models saved lives from Harvey and Irma. They can from climate change too | Dana Nuccitelli 18 Sep 2017, 6:00am Scientific models saved lives from Harvey and Irma. They can from climate change too | Dana Nuccitelli
Climate models have an even better track record than the weather models that saved lives in Texas and Florida
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