Following a peace deal with rebels, another conflict threatens residents: a massive dam project that has displaced thousands It is nearly 20 years since Eva Celdi Higuita was forced to run from her home on the banks of the river Cauca in western Colombia by leftwing rebels. Now, she has been forced to flee the same patch of land once more, after floods caused by a massive new dam project left her home underwater.
Fuego spewed a five-mile stream of lava, burying dozens of communities and raining smoke and ash on other regions At least 62 people, including three children, have been killed and nearly 300 injured in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said. Fuego, whose name means “fire”, spewed an 8km (five-mile) stream of lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained on to the capital and other regions.
The start of summer depends both on where you live and that particular year’s weather We call it “midsummer”, yet midsummer’s day – this Sunday 24 June – traditionally marks the start, not the middle, of the summer season. In my view, this is down to a linguistic confusion. Just as the word “midwife” has nothing to do with middle (it derives from the German word “mit”, meaning “with”, and so refers to a person attending a woman giving birth), so surely “midsummer” means “with summer” – the first day of the new season?
At least 25 people have been killed and nearly 300 injured in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than 40 years, officials said. Fuego (‘Fire’), spewed a five-mile stream of lava and belched smoke and ash that rained on to the capital and other regions
Ofwat says failings by privatised water companies left 200,000 households cut off Households could be in line for much higher compensation payouts when their water is cut off following a damning watchdog report into supply failures during the weather events this year. Ofwat said multiple failings by privatised water companies left 200,000 households in England and Wales cut off, some for several days, yet the compensation payout totalled only £7m.
Japan's coastal city of Osaka has been hit by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake during Monday morning's rush hour, killing three people and injuring more than 200. Despite a relatively low magnitude, its shallow depth of 13km caused violent tremors. Officials warned of possible strong aftershocks
Eufemia Garcia saw her family, including children and grandson, engulfed by ash and lava Eufemia Garcia watched in horror as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano sent scalding ash and gas surging over her home a week ago, burying her children and grandson among 50 of her extended family. She has been searching for their remains ever since.
A new mathematical model examines the reasons for atmospheric blocking, that can cause weather extremes lasting for weeks Meanders, loops in the jet stream stretching hundreds of miles, can prevent weather systems from their natural progression eastwards. This effect, known as , can cause conditions to stay fixed for days or weeks, producing extreme weather. Blocking brought us the sweltering summer of 1976, the bitter , and contributed to the cold spell this March. Such blocks are extremely hard to predict, but a published in this month’s Science magazine suggests that they can be treated, mathematically at least, as resembling traffic flow. The study, suggests that the jet stream has a limited capacity. When it gets close to this capacity the jet stream slows. Too many cars trying to get on to the motorway can bring the whole thing to a crawl. When the jet stream gets close to capacity it meanders, and blocking results.
Billions of dollars are being invested in new development at some of the riskiest locations in Boston. Some developers are putting climate resilience front and center, while others are putting their projects and investors at risk.