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    Europe Heat Wave Sparks Wildfires From Portugal to Turkey

    Europe Heat Wave Sparks Wildfires From Portugal to Turkey

    Europe is in the midst of a climate-fueled heat wave that has ignited dangerous wildfires from Portugal in the west to Turkey in the East. The fires come as EU Commissioner EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič warned last Thursday that 2022 could be one of the continent’s worst years for extreme weather events like drought and […]

    Early Heat Wave Breaks Records, Ignites Fires in Western Europe

    Early Heat Wave Breaks Records, Ignites Fires in Western Europe

    An early June heat wave has broken records and ignited wildfires in Western Europe, leading to concerns that this could be the new normal as the climate crisis makes extreme weather events like heat waves more frequent and intense.  Spain experienced temperatures that it normally doesn’t see until August, according to AP News, while France […]

    New EU Rules Seek to Curb Fast Fashion

    New EU Rules Seek to Curb Fast Fashion

    The EU is taking steps to crack down on fast fashion. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive branch, proposed new rules Wednesday that would set mandatory minimums for recycled textiles by 2030 and other changes geared towards replacing throwaway culture with a circular economy.  “We want sustainable products to become the norm,” commission Vice President […]

    Sicily Reports Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded in Europe as Wildfires Scorch Mediterranean

    Sicily Reports Hottest Temperature Ever Recorded in Europe as Wildfires Scorch Mediterranean

    By Julia Conley As wildfires swept through the Italian island of Sicily, fueled by an extreme heatwave, officials in one city recorded on Wednesday what is believed to be the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe. Local meteorologists in Siracusa reported that temperatures reached 48.8ºC or 119.8ºF, breaking the continent’s previous record of 118.4ºF, which […]