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Heatwave eases in US
People cool off at a fountain at Flushing Meadow in the borough of Queens in New York City. The US is sweating through a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington among the hardest hit.
German greenhouse gas emissions fall for first time in four years
Though renewables played a role in the 4.2 percent drop it has largely been attributed to warm weather. Despite this good news the country is certain to miss its 2020 target of reducing emissions by 40 percent over 1990.
Thousands cut off by wintry weather in Austria, Germany
Two skiers have become the latest victims of the extreme weather hitting the Alps. The amount of snow falling has broken records in several ski resorts.
Greening Mauritania's capital one street at a time
30 Dec 2018
Extreme weather and coastal erosion in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott are threatening the city's population. But a youth project to plant trees is helping to protect the city while providing residents with shade.
Stuck on a Greek island: Taking its toll on refugees’ mental health
5 Dec 2017
Endless waiting, harsh living conditions, and dreadful weather
Helpless refugees Freezing in cold-hit Greece
14 Jan 2017
Freezing cold weather is hitting everyone in Greece, including thousands of refugees living in camps, some without proper shelter.
Harmattan Haze: Several flights cancelled, passengers stranded
29 Dec 2016