Caleb Jones
Traffic was backed up for miles on Waikoloa Road and Queen Kaahumanu Highway after a mandatory evacuation was ordered as a wildfire approached the Waikoloa Village area in Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2021. Photo by Associated Press/ Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today

August 3rd 2021

Firefighters have gotten more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned strong winds Monday could raise the danger again.

Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go.

Colleen Barry, Suzan Fraser, Ayse Wieting, Dusan Stojanovic, Menelaos Hadjicostis: Milan, Italy; Ankara, Turkey; Istanbul; Belgrade, Serbia; Nicosia, Cyprus - The Associated Press

Aug. 1, 2021

A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency.

Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for most of the week.

Kenny Stancil
A person in India is hospitalized on June 4, 2019 after suffering heat stroke amid temperatures of 50°C (122 °F) in Churu, a city in the state of Rajasthan. (Photo: Money Sharma via Getty Images)
July 29, 2021

There is "a significant number of lives that can be saved if you pursue climate policies that are more aggressive than the business-as-usual scenario."

Providing further evidence of the deadly consequences of the fossil fuel-driven climate emergency and the far-reaching health benefits of decarbonization, new research out Thursday shows that eliminating greenhouse gas emissions within the next three decades would save tens of millions of lives around the world.

Saleemul Huq and Mark Hertsgaard
The Media’s Climate Blindspot

JULY 15, 2021

This article is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

Ailynn Torres Santana
Young demonstrators in Havana.

July 27, 2021

Jake Johnson
Activists wearing masks representing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden hold a protest on July 14, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo: Stefanie Loos/AFP via Getty Images)

July 27, 2021

“Every one of those deaths is a mark of shame for the governments of countries like the U.K. and Germany who have protected patents over human lives.”

More than three million people across the globe have died of Covid-19 in the roughly nine months since India and South Africa first proposed a temporary patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines, a popular measure that Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other rich countries have blocked.

Fraser Thomson
We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions both here in Canada and around the world. Photo by Pikrepo

July 27th 2021

The past month has been a wake-up call for many Canadians as large parts of the country sweltered under an intense “heat dome” that is believed to have contributed to at least 719 sudden deaths in British Columbia.

Andrea Germanos
A young climate activist joins hundreds of fellow marchers as they walk to the White House to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden work to make the Green New Deal into law on June 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

July 19, 2021

"We don't have to wait for international agreements on the climate and nature crises," the new alliance states. "Change can happen now."

A group of global politicians on Monday launched the Global Alliance for a Green New Deal to advance "the creation of a greener, fairer world where all people and the planet can flourish."


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