Emperor penguins need stable sea ice to reproduce and raise their chicks. But with the ocean waters warming around Antarctica, the ice is breaking up earlier and earlier in the season, causing widespread abandonment of penguin breeding colonies.
Saudi Arabia’s Mecca, home to Islam’s holiest sites, has seen extreme storms and rain that affected pilgrims, shuttered schools and caused chaotic scenes.
Torrential rain, flash floods and raging wildfires have devastated Europe this summer. Few European countries have escaped the extreme weather spreading throughout the continent. Wildfires have raged across much of Western Europe and the Mediterranean, while flooding and rainstorms have plagued central European countries including Croatia, Austria and the Czech Republic.
"The situation is truly dramatic," said one local official in Sardinia. "It's not a fair fight."More than 50 wildfires are tearing through the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, with strong winds fanning the flames and complicating efforts to keep the blaze under control - the same situation faced by Portugal last Saturday.
As the ice clears in the Pacific Arctic and sea ice becomes an endangered species itself, the warming process clears territory for the 5 species of baleen whale that occur there, in the Chukchi Sea. Humpback, fin and minke are recovering slowly from their awful demise during the 19th and 20th centuries and migrate there. The residents are the grey whale at times and the endemic bowhead, which seems to be doing very well thank you, as these whales look in particularly fine condition.
The intensifying heatwaves exacerbating worker safety risks necessitate examining regulatory frameworks. A review of five European nations' heat policies reveals variations yet shared shortcomings.
Temperatures have soared towards new highs across three continents as heatwaves and wildfires are scorching parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Health authorities have sounded alarms from North America to Europe and Asia, urging people to stay hydrated and shelter from the burning sun, in a stark reminder of the effects of global warming.
Heavy rain pounded Akita Prefecture in northeastern Japan on Saturday due to an active seasonal rain front, triggering river flooding and landslides that have left four injured.
Record heat is forecast around the world from the United States, where tens of millions are battling dangerously high temperatures, to Europe and Japan, in the latest example of the rising threat from global warming.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires poured into the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Wednesday, covering the capitals of both nations in an unhealthy haze, holding up flights at major airports and prompting people to fish out pandemic-era face masks.
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