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    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 […]

    UK Police Arrest Extinction Rebellion Cofounder Gail Bradbrook

    UK Police Arrest Extinction Rebellion Cofounder Gail Bradbrook

    By Richard Connor A spokeswoman for the Extinction Rebellion group on Tuesday said one of its cofounders had been arrested by officers from London’s Metropolitan Police. The group, whose stated aim is to use nonviolent protest to force government action on climate change, has staged numerous high-profile protests in the UK, US and other developed […]

    Chernobyl Is Encouraging Educational Tourism 35 Years After Nuclear Disaster

    Chernobyl Is Encouraging Educational Tourism 35 Years After Nuclear Disaster

    Three-and-a-half decades after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Ukrainian officials are transforming the deserted Chernobyl exclusion zone into a monument that educates and warns tourists about the consequences of human error. On the night of April 26, 1986, reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and caught fire, sending radioactive material into […]

    What Can We Learn From Our Ancestors, the Climate Crisis and Massacres?

    What Can We Learn From Our Ancestors, the Climate Crisis and Massacres?

    About 6,200 years ago, 41 people were killed and buried in a mass grave in what is now modern-day Croatia. According to Live Science, DNA analysis has now revealed that members of their own community may have murdered them, and some researchers suggest that a sudden population boom or shift in climate conditions could have […]

    Europe’s Recent Droughts ‘Unprecedented’ in Millennia, Study Finds​

    Europe’s Recent Droughts ‘Unprecedented’ in Millennia, Study Finds​

    By Andrea Germanos A recent series of summer droughts in Europe, which brought devastating ecological, agricultural, and economic impacts, were more severe than any over the past 2,100 years, new research out Monday finds. “Our results show that what we have experienced over the past five summers is extraordinary for central Europe, in terms of […]

    Denmark Will Build Artificial Island to House Wind Energy Hub

    Denmark Will Build Artificial Island to House Wind Energy Hub

    Denmark approved plans on Thursday to construct an artificial island in the North Sea and use it as clean energy hub. When built, the island will supply both clean power to homes and green hydrogen for use in shipping, aviation, industry and heavy transport. The decision came as the EU unveiled plans to transform the […]

    Court Rules France Is Responsible for Climate Inaction

    Court Rules France Is Responsible for Climate Inaction

    French environmental groups have won a landmark court case hailed as the “affair of the century.” The groups claimed that the French government did not act quickly enough to reduce its emissions, dragging its feet on actions such as improving buildings’ energy efficiency and developing renewable energy. French President Emmanuel Macron has advocated for climate […]