Environment/Science
Beijing: China, which witnessed harsh heatwaves from June to August this year, will experience more moderate to severe drought-like situations in coming years with their direct impact on the country’s socio-economic condition, said a combined study of scientists from the US-based University of Texas and China-based Tsinghua University. more
Urban Heat Stress

Researchers explore the relationship between heat stress and carbon emissions, and why heat waves are felt strongly in urban areas, be it the USA or India. SPAN writer Jason Chiang report ...

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action

New York: Heavy rainfall that has triggered deadly and catastrophic flooding in several western European countries, is just the latest indicator that all nations need to do more to hold b ...

Heatwaves, hurricanes, floods: 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather and climate events, says UN

New York: Hurricanes, monsoon floods and continuing severe drought made 2017 the costliest year ever for severe weather and climate events, according to a new report by the United Nations ...

Deadly heatwaves could affect 74 percent of the world’s population

Washington, June 20 (JEN): Seventy-four percent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according t ...