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Record-breaking heat in Delhi had devastating impacts: Report

There is also a 93% probability that at least one year in the next five will be warmer than the warmest year on record, 2016, and that the mean temperature for 2022–2026 will be higher than that of the last five years. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 09:35 PM IST

California says brace for blackouts as heat wave drives record power use

The Fairview Fire burns near Hemet, California, US, September 6, 2022.(REUTERS/David Swanson)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 06:12 AM IST

There is an ice cream supply crisis in Gaza. Why?

Palestinian girl eats ice cream in Kathem ice cream shop, as heat and lengthy power cuts melt ice cream shops' profits, in Gaza City.
Published on Aug 28, 2022 04:52 PM IST

'Extreme heat belt' to cover middle of US by 2053: Report

'Extreme healt belt' to cover middle of US by 2053: Report
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:57 AM IST

'Extreme heat' warning begins in UK as France battles ‘devastating wildfire’

Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 02:55 PM IST

Extreme temperatures trigger weather warnings across Europe

Sunflowers suffer from lack of water, as Europe is under an unusually extreme heat wave, in Ury, 112 miles south of Paris, France, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. France is this week going through its fourth heatwave of the year as the government warned last week that the country is faced with the most severe drought ever recorded. Some farmers have started to see a decrease in production especially in fields of soy, sunflowers and corn. 
Published on Aug 09, 2022 02:46 PM IST

France in midst of 4th heat wave amid historic drought

File photo of cracked and dry earth on the banks of Le Broc lake, as a historical drought hits France, August 5, 2022.
Published on Aug 08, 2022 08:10 PM IST

Europe's scorching heat to escalate pressure on power infrastructure

Children cool off in a water fountain during a heatwave, in London, Britain. (File)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:37 PM IST

79 people died due to heatwave in April-June, says health ministry

As many as 79 person died due to heatwaves between April and June and over 3,400 reported illnesses attributed to the unbearably high temperatures during the period, the health ministry has said in a report. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:55 AM IST

Climate crisis behind heat extremes in India, UK: Study

Climate scientists said all of these heat extremes that posed a massive public health crisis were linked by certain global atmospheric patterns. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 10:54 AM IST

China's blistering heatwave strains power grid, threatens rice, cotton crops

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Updated on Jul 28, 2022 10:32 AM IST

Does child malnutrition gets worsened by extreme heat exposure? Study answers

Médecins Sans Frontières 'MSF' doctor Ibrahim Fori Bwala, left, examines Ja'afar Ahmed, a malnourished child at the Inpatients Therapeutic Feeding Center in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Nigeria is grappling with child malnutrition in its troubled northwest region where armed groups have been targeting rural communities. The food crisis is worsened by an already existing hunger in this part of the West African nation which government statistics say has a 40% poverty rate.  
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 10:30 AM IST

France to order air-conditioned shops to keep doors shut to cut energy wastage

The minister said there were also plans to restrict the use of illuminated signs.
Updated on Jul 25, 2022 05:28 AM IST

'Heat kills': 1,700 dead in Spain, Portugal this year, says WHO | 5 points

Firefighters crouch on the ground as smoke rises during a wildfire in Parque Natural O Invernadeiro, Spain July 21, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Twitter/@BrifLaza/via REUTERS
Published on Jul 22, 2022 10:50 PM IST

Biden seeks to revive climate agenda as heat waves slam US, Europe

US President Joe Biden 
Published on Jul 21, 2022 07:20 AM IST

Explained: How climate change drives heatwaves, wildfires

A firefighter tries to extinguish the flames next to motorcycles during a wildfire near Megara town, west of Athens, Greece.
Published on Jul 20, 2022 11:30 PM IST

UK breaks its record for highest temperature as Europe battles heatwave

A man refreshes his face at a fountain in Trafalgar Square in central London, Tuesday.
Published on Jul 19, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Wildfires rage in France, Spain as Europe bakes in heatwave 

A firefighter sprays water as smoke rises from a forest fire near Louchats, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 09:31 PM IST

Europe broils in heatwaves, France and Spain warn of possible record temperature

Sunbeds are arranged along a beach, as Europe braces for a heatwave, in Zandvoort on July 18, 2022. - The heatwave, spreading north, began as the second to engulf parts of southwest Europe in weeks, and blazes burning in France, Greece, Portugal and Spain have destroyed thousands of hectares of land and forced thousands of residents and holidaymakers to flee.  
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 07:01 PM IST

UK on course for hottest day on record, to hit 40° C for the 1st time

People cool off in the water fountains by the Scoop during a heatwave, in London.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 06:29 PM IST

Europe braces for highest temperatures amid widespread wildfires

Fire engines drive during a wildfire in El Pont de Vilomara, north of Barcelona, Spain. 
Published on Jul 18, 2022 03:26 PM IST

Western Europe wilts under fresh heatwave

A man drinks water during a heatwave in Seville. Firefighters battled wildfires in Spain and Portugal as Western Europe faced its second heatwave in less than a month which threatened glaciers in the Alps and worsened drought conditions. 
Published on Jul 12, 2022 10:33 PM IST

High humidity risks: How deadly mix of heat and humidity could impact our health

When the humidity in the air is high, the warm moisture stays on our skin longer, making us feel even hotter
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:31 PM IST

Hair care tips: Top 6 ways to help your tresses stay healthy during summers

Hair care tips: Top 6 ways to help your tresses stay healthy during summers 
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 05:36 PM IST

Heat, pollution hurt health of outdoor workers in city: Study

Health conditions of outdoor workers were also found to deteriorate because of extreme temperatures in both summer and winter, the IIT study found.
Updated on Jun 26, 2022 04:59 AM IST

Recipe: Give the summer heat a tropical tangy twist with Kokum Cooler

Recipe: Give the summer heat a tropical tangy twist with Kokum Cooler 
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 09:21 AM IST

Relief for Delhi’s scorched earth as rain pushes mercury to 3-week low

Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 19.1mm of rainfall from the early hours of Friday till 5.30pm.
Updated on Jun 18, 2022 04:54 AM IST

Delhi: Mercury at 42.2°C, heatwave back in some areas as rain plays truant

Weather experts said thunderstorm activity remained confined to parts of Uttar Pradesh such as Mathura, Hathras and Aligarh.
Published on Jun 16, 2022 04:56 AM IST

Power demand in Delhi at year's peak with 7,334MW; nears record

Before June 9 this year, Delhi’s peak power demand had never crossed the 7,000MW mark in June.
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 04:55 AM IST

Fires, heat waves cause 'climate anxiety' in youth: Report

Group of demonstrators on road, young people from different culture and race fight for climate change. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 09:48 AM IST
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