A Look at What to Expect as Latest UN Climate Talks Get Under Way in Oil-Rich UAE

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East plays host to its second straight U.N. climate conference over the next two weeks, with countries hoping to agree on new ways to keep the planet from heating too much by the end of the century. Distractions abound, most notably war between Israel and Hamas. … Read more

Australia Raises Bushfire Risks Ahead of El Nino Summer

[ad_1] By Renju Jose and Cordelia Hsu SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia faces an increased risk of bushfires during the approaching summer, authorities warned on Thursday, with the El Nino weather pattern expected to generate hotter and drier conditions across large swathes of the country. Three years of incessant rain has increased vegetation, but the intense … Read more

Death Toll From Flooding in Somalia Climbs to Nearly 100

[ad_1] MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The number of people killed by floods from heavy rains in Somalia has climbed to 96, state news agency SONNA said on Saturday. “Somalia’s flood death toll climbs to 96,” SONNA said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, adding the figure had been confirmed by Mahamuud Moallim, the head of … Read more

El Nino-Worsened Flooding Has Somalia in a State of Emergency. Residents of One Town Are Desperate

[ad_1] MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — First, some families fled drought and violence. Now they say they have nowhere to hide from intense flooding as rainfall exacerbated by the weather phenomenon El Nino pummels large parts of Somalia. Among the worst hit towns is the densely populated Beledweyne, where the Shabelle River has burst its banks, … Read more

Greek Floods and Fires Expose Europe’s Frail Climate Defences

[ad_1] By Angeliki Koutantou and Renee Maltezou MOUZAKI, Greece (Reuters) – Dimitris Kouretas, elected governor of Greece’s central province of Thessaly last month in the wake of calamitous floods, struggles to sleep at night. The flooding in September – Greece’s worst on record – devastated the fertile region, swept away agricultural land, roads and railways, … Read more

Catastrophic Flood Drives Greek Village of Metamorfosi to Seek Relocation

[ad_1] METAMORFOSI, Greece (Reuters) – When floodwaters gushed through the Greek farming village of Metamorfosi in September, residents fled. Now they want to relocate their entire community, terrified it cannot survive another bout of extreme weather driven by climate change. Metamorfosi nearly disappeared beneath the water as Storm Daniel, which wrought havoc across the Mediterranean, … Read more