Biologists say rising temperatures have lowered winter snowpacks and allowed fires to start earlier in the year.
New research warns that as wildfires increase, previously unaffected areas could be hit by blazes.
The impact of rising temperature has increasingly been felt in recent years — including record-shattering wildfires, heatwaves, and extreme rainfalls that caused massive floodings.
At least two people are missing after a wildfire tore through several Colorado towns and quickly destroyed entire neighborhoods.
Fire officials warn hot, dry weather and stronger winds are creating “critical fire conditions” for KNP Complex – two lightning-sparked blazes that merged on the western side of Sequoia National Park in Sierra Nevada.
Over 5,000 police have been deployed in Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki ahead of protests against recent laws on overtime and strikes, and over expected price hikes later this year.
Faced with a potential new migration wave from Afghanistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the EU to shoulder the responsibility for Afghans fleeing the Taliban and warned that his country won’t become Europe’s “refugee warehouse.”
More than 500 wildfires have broken out in recent weeks across Greece, which has seen some of its highest temperatures in decades.
The government has blamed arsonists and a blistering heatwave for dozens of blazes that have raged across the country's north since Monday, but experts have also criticised authorities for failing to prepare for the annual phenomenon.
Italy saw temperatures in places upwards of 40°C, and Rome broiled. By late afternoon Friday, the heat in Florence reached 39°C. That city and Bologna also were issued alerts for Saturday by the health ministry.
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis appoints a new minister in charge of recovery from natural disasters in a bid to defuse growing anger over the struggle to curb wildfires that have charred thousands of hectares of forest.
Flash floods and mudslides triggered by torrential rain in northern Turkey leaves at least 17 people dead, Turkey's President Erdogan says.
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