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Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heatwave in Europe | Climate News

Experts have linked the abnormally hot period in parts of Europe to climate change amid high temperatures and low rainfall. Firefighters in Spain and Germany are struggling to contain wildfires amid a heatwave in Western Europe, unusual for this time of year. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora …

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Colorado River states need to drastically cut down their water usage ASAP, or the federal government will step in

During a US Senate hearing on Western drought earlier this week, the commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation told the states in the Colorado River Basin that they have 60 days to create an emergency plan to stop using between 2 and 4 million acre-feet of water In the next year or the agency will …

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Fresh floods hit Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands left stranded | Climate News

Flood situation likely to deteriorate over the next 24 hours in worst-hit areas of north and northeast, officials said. Heavy monsoon downpours in Bangladesh’s northeastern and northern regions have stranded hundreds of thousands of people, forcing authorities to deploy the military to conduct evacuation and relief work, according to local media and official statements. The …

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Huge offshore wind farm to use recyclable turbine blades

A wind turbine at the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, in the Irish Sea. With governments around the attempting to ramp up their renewable energy capacity, the number of wind turbines worldwide only looks set to grow, which will in turn increase pressure on the sector to find sustainable solutions to the disposal of blades. Ashley …

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Environmental groups sue Biden to block oil and gas drilling permits

A polar bear sow and two cubs are seen on the Beaufort Sea coast within the 1002 Area of ​​the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service | Reuters A coalition of environmental groups this week sued the Biden administration in an effort to stop more than 3,500 permit applications from energy companies …

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