Extreme weather

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Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows
Effects of human-caused global heating are blocking vital winter rains, with severe implications for farming and tourism

Damian Carrington Environment editor

04, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Cancer care can’t stop’: flood-hit Assam hospital uses boats to reach patients
Staff use makeshift rafts and boats to transport patients and bring painkillers and medicines to those trapped at home

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi

04, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Climate change role clear in many extreme events but social factors also key, study finds
Professor says link to extreme weather sometimes overestimated but climate costs underestimated

Sofia Quaglia

28, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cyclone numbers have fallen since start of 20th century, study suggests
Scientists warn that while total number of cyclones may be decreasing, global heating will see a higher proportion of more damaging storms

Graham Readfearn

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Seville to name and classify heatwaves in effort to protect public
Spanish city becomes first in the world to adopt measure as periods of hot weather become more frequent

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

26, Jun, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Weather tracker: Europe’s heatwave sends temperature records tumbling
Countries across the continent have experienced all-time highs, raising fears of wildfires

Alice Fowle (Metdesk)

24, Jun, 2022 @12:54 PM

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‘A deadly combination’: excessive heat adds to Arizona opioid epidemic’s toll
Opioid fatalities – driven by synthetics such as fentanyl – in the state were up 80% last year compared with 2018 and punishing heat is making things worse

Nina Lakhani in Phoenix

24, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Visitors line up for Yellowstone’s partial reopening after devastating floods
Three of the national park’s five entrances have opened as the damage is still being assessed after rare and record flooding

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

22, Jun, 2022 @8:03 PM

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Hotter and hotter: Inside the 24 June Guardian Weekly
Why global heatwaves are getting worse. Plus: remembering Dom Phillips

Graham Snowdon

22, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fans, sprinklers and cold baths for cows: India’s dairy farmers face searing heat
Milk and cheese output from world’s largest producer faces catastrophic decline unless more heat stress resistant cattle are bred

Charu Sudan Kasturi in Bengaluru

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Like a scene from Titanic’: floods in Assam submerge entire villages
India’s monsoon season has been worse than usual, sweeping away possessions and leaving people huddling on raised ground

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

21, Jun, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Weather tracker: easing of Europe heatwave may be only temporary reprieve
Forecast models are already hinting at area of significant heat taking hold across Iberia next week

Brendan Jones (MetDesk)

20, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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