Hurricane Florence battered the US East Coast last year NOAA Using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes is not a good idea, a US scientific agency has said, following reports that President Donald Trump wanted to explore the option. The Axios news website said Mr Trump had asked several national security officials […]

Flooded streets after Hurricane Sandy show the damage that can occur in vulnerable coastal areas. We should plan for the inevitable and strategically retreat from such vulnerable coastal communities now, scientists argue in a new paper. (Image: © jonathansloane/Getty) As many as 1 billion people are expected to be forced out of […]

GETTY IMAGES The speed and extent of current global heating exceeds any similar event in the past 2,000 years, researchers say. They show that famous historic events like the “Little Ice Age” don’t compare with the scale of warming seen over the last century. The research suggests that the current warming rate […]

On June 28, the hottest day of the heatwave that engulfed parts of France, Spain, Italy and Germany, vines in the Herault and neighbouring Gard regions—home to the Pic Saint Loup and Coteaux de Languedoc appellations—were badly burnt. “It’s a warning,” Catherine Bernard said gravely as she surveyed rows of […]