Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

CNN — The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: Storm likely to be ‘extreme weather event’ as it barrels towards eastern Canada, forecasters warn

CNN — Deadly Hurricane Fiona has weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm but is still packing strong winds of 125 mph as it barrels toward Canada’s Atlantic coast. It’s expected to bring hurricane conditions to the region Friday night, the National Hurricane Center said. It’s on track to be an “extreme weather event” in … Read more

Pakistan rain: Karachi battered by torrential rain, as climate crisis makes weather more unpredictable

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN — Public services in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, have been suspended and businesses are being urged to close, as torrential rains cause deadly flash flooding and infrastructure damage, leaving at least 15 dead since Saturday. On Sunday night, more than 60 millimeters (2.3 inches) of rain fell in Karachi, equivalent to an … Read more

5 things to know for July 22: Jan. 6, Covid-19, Extreme heat, Immigration, Ukraine

CNN — Before you purchase those items in your Amazon cart, make sure you scan product reviews for anything suspicious. Amazon is trying to weed out thousands of online groups it says is responsible for orchestrating millions of fake reviews on its site. The company this week said it is using “advanced technology” and “expert … Read more

Europe braces for a potential gas crisis as historic heatwave boosts demand

London CNN Business – Europe is bracing for the potential of a full-blown gas crisis later this week just as a historic heatwave has hiked demand for energy to help cool the continent’s homes and businesses. On Thursday, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline – a crucial artery linking Russia’s gas to the bloc – is … Read more

Londoners urged not to travel as heat wave engulfs Europe

London CNN – Commuters in London have been advised not to use the city’s transport network unless for “essential journeys,” amid a sweltering heat wave across western Europe. The UK Met Office issued an amber extreme heat warning from Sunday through Tuesday as temperatures will likely surpass the country’s 2019 record temperature of 38.7 Celsius … Read more

Sydney floods: Climate crisis becomes new normal for New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state

Brisbane, Australia CNN – On a fine day, locals arrive on boats that motor up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales to dine on the back deck of the Paradise Café. But for the fourth time in 18 months, coffee owner Darren Osmotherly is rushing to move his equipment to higher ground as floodwater … Read more

Singapore’s dengue ’emergency’ is a climate change omen for the world

CNN – Singapore says it is facing a dengue “emergency” as it grapples with an outbreak of the seasonal disease that has come unusually early this year. The Southeast Asian city-state has already exceeded 11,000 cases – far beyond the 5,258 it reported throughout 2021 – and that was before June 1, when its peak … Read more