"Both flash and slow droughts are increasing," says lead author of new study for which researchers analysed a combination of satellite data and ground moisture readings from a period of over 60 years.
Rising temperature in winters can lead bees to lay eggs "with the illusion of spring's arrival," says Dr Meral Kekecoglu of Duzce University, warning of "incredible" disappearance of pollinators.
Fresh storms are the latest in a series of so-called atmospheric rivers that have deluged the western US state since late December.
Research that Exxon funded confirmed what climate scientists were saying but the oil giant publicly doubted that heating was real and dismissed climate models' accuracy, new study shows.
Thousands of world's large dams are so clogged with sediment that they risk losing more than a quarter of their storage capacity by 2050, UN researchers say, warning of threat to water security.
Study blames "human-caused climate change" for floods that mainly struck Nigeria but also hit Niger, Chad and other African countries displacing over 1.4 million people.
More frequent heatwaves linked to the climate crisis, an ageing population and increased urbanisation have made this figure likely to increase in coming years, the European Environment Agency says in the latest report.
"The current financing gap is too high to sustain any real recovery needs of those on the front lines of climate catastrophe," says PM Shehbaz Sharif at Sharm el Sheikh conference.
Inclusion of the agenda item "reflects a sense of solidarity and empathy for the suffering of the victims of climate induced disasters," said COP27 President Sameh Shukri of Egypt.
The ClimateMusic Project takes scientific data about climate change and converts it into music to raise awareness and inspire action.
UN's cultural agency UNESCO, which monitors some 18,600 glaciers across 50 of its World Heritage sites, says a third of those are set to disappear in 30 years.
Agreement signed by President Biden "means the US is all-in on reducing hydrofluorocarbons" and advancing global efforts to combat climate crisis, says White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi.
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