‘There’s nothing left in Lytton’: the Canadian village destroyed by wildfire – picture essay

The fire that devastated Lytton is still burning – and First Nation residents say the lack of help from the British Columbia government has been ‘sickening’ Vince Abbott had an afternoon of fishing planned – he was going angling for spring salmon in the nearby river – when he heard […]

Philippines floods: thousands flee Manila after days of torrential rain

One person has died as officials struggle to provide adequate Covid-safe emergency shelter for nearly 15,000 residents Thousands of residents have fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital, Manila, and outlying provinces after days of torrential monsoon rains that left at least one villager dead. Officials say […]

As the climate crisis deepens the UK’s attitude to summer begins to shift

Season now has a health warning and people may lose associations of joy, relaxation and celebration Beware summer! The season we used to anticipate as the lightest, brightest, balmiest time of the year now comes with a health warning. For the first time in the UK, the Met Office issued […]

‘We need a lot of help’: Germans sift through debris after devastating floods

Trucks, diggers and volunteers try to clear mud and ruined belongings from wrecked homes and businesses A brown line one and a half metres high on the kitchen wall marks where the waters reached when Christian Ulrich’s house was inundated. The electrician stands amid the mud-splattered walls and his voice […]

‘There’s magic in misery’: ultramarathon runners cross Death Valley – in a drought

A hundred athletes are picked each year for the 135-mile race. This time the climate was especially brutal In the Badwater Basin at the bottom of California’s Death Valley, the air feels like a giant hair dryer and the pavement can melt the soles of your shoes. Yet on Monday […]

‘They’re a little crazy’: the ultramarathon runners crossing Death Valley – in a drought

A hundred athletes are picked each year for the 135-mile race. This time the climate was especially brutal In the Badwater Basin at the bottom of California’s Death Valley, the air feels like a giant hair dryer and the pavement can melt the soles of your shoes. Yet on Monday […]

Fire tornadoes, haze, clouds: US blazes create their own weather systems

Bootleg fire is generating enough energy and extreme heat that ‘it’s changing the weather’, says expert In southern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has now burned a swath of land larger than the city of Los Angeles. It has forced at least 2,000 residents from their homes and burned 160 houses […]

100 days to Cop26: protesters urge Boris Johnson to take climate talks seriously

With 100 days to go to crucial UN crisis summit in Glasgow, PM is accused of lack of leadership Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN […]