Extreme weather

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Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation
National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

15, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Spain wildfire: almost 1,000 emergency workers fighting blaze
Fire in Andalucía region rages for sixth day having already forced evacuation of thousands of people

Sam Jones in Madrid

13, Sep, 2021 @12:02 PM

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An actor, two big bees and a lot of experts: a week spent tackling the planet’s problems
World’s largest conservation summit since Covid-19 brought 4,000 people to Marseille to showcase issues and solutions from coral reefs to land protection

Patrick Greenfield

11, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages
California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah faced historic heatwaves, which were made possible by human-caused global heating, a study found

Dani Anguiano in Portland, Oregon

10, Sep, 2021 @9:12 PM

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The quest to find African American graves before they’re lost to climate crisis
As both the climate crisis and development intensify, Black cemeteries are now at a disproportionate risk of being lost, some before they have even been officially found

Colleen Hagerty

10, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hurricane Ida drowned 11 New Yorkers in their own homes. The climate crisis is here | Ross Barkan
New York and other major cities will need to spend billions of dollars fortifying themselves for extreme weather. Even neighborhoods above sea level aren’t safe

Ross Barkan

09, Sep, 2021 @10:29 AM

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security

Patrick Greenfield

07, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Weatherwatch: how forecasting played role in ultramarathon disaster
Safety warnings were not issued before tragedy in which 21 runners died in Gansu, China

David Hambling

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s heart-wrenching’: Greenville families return to scenes of devastation after Dixie fire
A photographer captures moments as residents return: ‘I’m doing what I can, which is to take pictures and have the story be told’

Victoria Bekiempis

06, Sep, 2021 @1:04 PM

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The Guardian view on saving forests: when trees are at risk, so are we | Editorial
Editorial: Plantations are no replacement for biodiverse forests that have evolved over thousands of years

Editorial

05, Sep, 2021 @5:25 PM

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New York mayor: Ida devastation shows need to prepare for ‘very, very worst’
Dozens died across the north-east as the storm system passed through and the climate crisis makes extreme weather more likely

Maya Yang

05, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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New York floods: calls for action after 11 die in basement apartments
Tens of thousands of New Yorkers, many immigrants or people of color, live in basements vulnerable to extreme weather

Amanda Holpuch in New York

04, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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