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Climate activists attempt to block access to three German airports

Climate activists have blocked roads leading to Germany’s three biggest airports, gluing themselves to the ground before police arrived. Members of the group Uprising of...

Portugal’s drought worsens with rainfall down to 7% of average

Portugal’s winter drought is getting worse, with the national weather agency reporting that 91% of the country is enduring “severe” or “extreme” drought conditions. Average...

Climate protests targeting roads condemned by German officials

German officials have condemned protests by climate activists who blocked roads, including near the country’s biggest port. Members of the group Uprising of the Last...

Towering volcanic ash cloud rises into sky as Mount Etna roars again

Mount Etna has roared back to spectacular action after a few months of relative quiet, sending up a 7.5-mile high volcanic ash cloud over...

Brazil mudslide death toll reaches 105, with dozens missing

Rio de Janeiro state’s government has confirmed 105 deaths from floods and mudslides that swept away homes and cars in the city of Petropolis. Rubens...

Koalas declared endangered in eastern Australia amid disease and habitat loss

Koalas have been declared officially endangered in eastern Australia as they fall prey to disease, lost habitat and other threats. Australian environment minister Sussan Ley...

Thai province declares emergency as oil slick hits beach

The governor of a province in eastern Thailand has declared a state of emergency after an oil slick washed up on a sand beach,...

People trapped in vehicles as snow storm hits Istanbul

Rescue crews were forging ahead with efforts to clear major throughways in and around Istanbul that were clogged by a massive snow storm that...

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east

A winter storm combining high winds and ice was sweeping through parts of the south-east of the US, knocking out power, felling trees and...

Swirling ice disc causes a stir

A swirling disc of ice on a river in the US state of Maine is drawing onlookers in the heart of winter once again. The...

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