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Explained: Why California has asked electric car owners not to charge their vehicles
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Explained: Why California has asked electric car owners not to charge their vehicles

California's utility companies have asked residents to avoid charging their electric cars as the power grid is under strain due to extreme heat and high demand

As dry as a desert: China's rivers dry up as it battles most severe drought
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As dry as a desert: China's rivers dry up as it battles most severe drought

With dried up rivers, dying crops and soaring mercury levels, China is currently witnessing the worst drought in six decades. On Sunday, authorities declared its first drought emergency amid soaring temperatures and acute water shortages

Going dark: Why Chinese government has ordered Sichuan to dim lights
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Going dark: Why Chinese government has ordered Sichuan to dim lights

Factories including a joint venture with Japanese car giant Toyota in the provincial capital Chengdu have been forced to halt work, while millions in another city Dazhou grappled with rolling power cuts amid an intense heatwave

Explained: What will happen if an extreme heat belt covers US by 2053?
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Explained: What will happen if an extreme heat belt covers US by 2053?

A key finding from the study was that heat exceeding the threshold of the National Weather Service's highest category — called "Extreme Danger”— was expected to impact 8.1 million people in 2023 and grow to 107 million people in 2053

Dried up rivers, dead fish, killer heat: Europe faces worst drought in possibly 500 years
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Dried up rivers, dead fish, killer heat: Europe faces worst drought in possibly 500 years

Weeks of dry spells in Europe has hit countries with a drought situation. Shrinking rivers, diminishing green vegetation and heatwaves are posing a threat to its economy. Experts say that the situation is likely to get worse

Europe: Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought
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Europe: Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought

Europe is suffering under a severe heatwave and drought that has produced tragic consequences for farmers and ecosystems already under threat from climate change and pollution

Explained: How Spain’s killer heatwave has caused a shortage of olive oil
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Explained: How Spain’s killer heatwave has caused a shortage of olive oil

The extreme heat coupled with no rain in Spain has proved to be too hot for the olive crop. Farmers across the Andalusian region are complaining that production is lower this year, which will cause a rise in prices of the key cooking ingredient

Ditch those bearskins for sola topees: UK residents should ditch superiority complex and go eastern
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Ditch those bearskins for sola topees: UK residents should ditch superiority complex and go eastern

With the climate changing, the UK (and Europe) must make a sartorial shift as the Ice Cube Age is upon us

Watch: US Police dog gets special shoes, sunglasses to beat the heat
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Watch: US Police dog gets special shoes, sunglasses to beat the heat

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook and shared a few pictures and videos of their canine, Thor, wearing special shoes and sunglasses to help him deal with the heatwave

Unbearable UK: Why are trains cancelled, flights grounded when there is a heatwave?
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Unbearable UK: Why are trains cancelled, flights grounded when there is a heatwave?

The soaring temperatures in UK — Britain recorded an all-time high of 40 degrees Celsius — has led to rail tracks catching fire and parts of some airport runways melting. Officials have asked commuters to stay at home or travel only if necessary owing to the red extreme heat warning

Europe broils in heatwave that fuels ferocious wildfires in France, Spain
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Europe broils in heatwave that fuels ferocious wildfires in France, Spain

Climate scientists say heatwaves are more intense, more frequent and longer because of climate change and coupled with droughts have made wildfires harder to fight

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! Europe battles heatwave, wildfire as mercury continues to soar
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Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! Europe battles heatwave, wildfire as mercury continues to soar

Scientists have blamed climate change and are predicting more frequent and intense episodes of extreme weather

Summer heatwave triggers devastating forest fires across southwest Europe
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Summer heatwave triggers devastating forest fires across southwest Europe

It is the second heatwave engulfing parts of southwest Europe in weeks as scientists blame climate change and predict more frequent and intense episodes of extreme weather

UK on verge of national heatwave emergency: How bad is it really?
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UK on verge of national heatwave emergency: How bad is it really?

A national emergency is declared when 'a heatwave is so severe and/or prolonged' that it can cause illness and death. The UK Met Office has warned of temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius; the highest-ever temperature was recorded in 2019 in Cambridge at 38.7 degrees Celsius

Why Tokyo might have to turn off lights amid heatwave
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Why Tokyo might have to turn off lights amid heatwave

The Japanese archipelago has seen record high temperatures for June in some areas. In Isezaki, north of Tokyo, the temperature rose to 40.2 Centigrade on Saturday, the highest ever for June

Wrath of nature: Spain grapples with deadly wildfires amid sweltering heatwave
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Wrath of nature: Spain grapples with deadly wildfires amid sweltering heatwave

Firefighters have been battling wildfires in parts of Spain, as the country faces its warmest early summer in decades, with temperatures breaching the 40 degree Celsius mark

Heavy rains lash parts of Delhi; IMD predicts more showers likely during the day
India

Heavy rains lash parts of Delhi; IMD predicts more showers likely during the day

The weather office said the city received 7 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Friday. The maximum temperature during the day is expected to settle at 37 degrees Celsius.

Hot, hotter, hottest! America left high and dry due to heatwave
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Hot, hotter, hottest! America left high and dry due to heatwave

A record-breaking heatwave, stretching from parts of the Gulf coast in the south to the Great Lakes in the midwest, has led authorities to issue an order to over 120 million Americans to stay indoors

As temperature builds, Indians come together to quench thirsts, one cause at a time
India

As temperature builds, Indians come together to quench thirsts, one cause at a time

We often see people keeping earthen pots and vessels on roof top, corner of roads for birds and animals to drink and quench their thirst

Delhi: Maximum temperature settles at 43.8 degrees Celsius, no respite from heatwave till 15 June
India

Delhi: Maximum temperature settles at 43.8 degrees Celsius, no respite from heatwave till 15 June

According to the IMD, partly cloudy skies with thunder, lightning and strong surface winds are expected in Delhi in the next few days