# weather

People enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris during a heatwave on June 23, 2020. Photo: Christophe Archambault / AFP
People enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Pa […]

Europe basks in hot weather as experts fear virus risk

Recently released from lockdown, many Europeans thronged shady parks as temperatures soared during a heat wave experts fear will lead to new infections as people flout social distancing rules
On Cyprus, authorities issued a "yellow warning" for a second straight day on Monday over extreme temperatures. Photo: Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP
On Cyprus, authorities issued a "yellow […]

Virus-confined Med states wilt in record heat wave

Across the Mediterranean and its alluring beaches, a heatwave has hit countries just as they cautiously ease COVID-19 lockdowns, stoking hopes the new season will help fight the virus
View of the dry La Concepcion reservoir -which supplies 30% of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa - during a severe drought on September 14, 2019. Photo: Orlando Sierra / AFP
View of the dry La Concepcion reservoir […]

New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach

New climate models show CO2 is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals out of reach, scientists have told AFP
22.07.2018, Sweden, Grotingen: A helicopter fights a forest fire near Grotingen. The forest fires rage spread all over Sweden. The three largest in central Sweden alone are more than 20,000 hectares in size. Photo: Robert Henriksson / TT NEWS AGENCY / dpa +++ dpa broadcast +++
22.07.2018, Sweden, Grotingen: A helicop […]

EU ramps up assistance to combat ‘unprecedented’ blazes in Sweden

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades which prompting the government to seek help from the military.