Sydney gasps for air as Australia bushfire smoke reaches record levels

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian state of New South Wales is gasping under the worst levels of air pollution recorded as smoke from widespread bushfires causes a spike in... Read more »

Climate change, human activity rub salt into Venice’s wounds

ROME (Reuters) – Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat... Read more »

Bangladeshis hunker down in storm shelters as cyclone Bulbul nears

DHAKA (Reuters) – Thousands of Bangladeshis, mostly women and children, huddled in shelters in southwestern coastal areas on Saturday as the country prepared for the expected arrival of cyclone... Read more »

Japan sends in troops after massive typhoon hammers Tokyo, kills 23

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons... Read more »

NHC says 40% chance of cyclone formation near South Carolina

(Reuters) – A small area of low pressure located few hundred miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina has 40% chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours, the... Read more »

Humberto strengthens into a hurricane: U.S. NHC

(Reuters) – Humberto has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen further during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said... Read more »

Third person dies, two airports closed as torrential rains hit southern Spain

People are seen next to a partially submerged car as torrential rains hit Orihuela, Spain, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR/ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A third... Read more »

Investing in climate adaptation can spur trillions in benefits: report

FILE PHOTO: Two new icebergs are seen after breaking off from the Grey glacier in Patagonia, Chile March 9, 2019. Ricardo Jana/Courtesy of Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH)/Handout via REUTERS... Read more »

‘You can’t break down’: Bahamas keeps up search of Dorian-devastated island

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits carried out a grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies... Read more »

Tokyo cancels flights, trains ahead of Typhoon Faxai

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan braced for Typhoon Faxai on Sunday cancelling trains and flights in Tokyo with destructive winds of up to 216 kph (134 mph) and heavy rain... Read more »