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Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

Remote towns evacuated as California battles wildfires and heatwave

Firefighters working in steep terrain saved a small town from flames that roared down hillsides towards a marina.

Death Valley in the US reached 54.4 degrees yesterday and it could be the hottest temperature ever recorded

A heatwave is currently affecting states near the west coast of the US.

California wildfires burn amid high risk of brutal blazes

One blaze came dangerously close to a neighbourhood in the city of Corona, east of Los Angeles.


The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here

Health experts have issued a warning to people in the UK to take care in the sun.

Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames

Some 1.15 million hectares of forest have been burnt.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Leaving cert results, extended rent freeze and the ECJ rules on data privacy… It’s The Fix.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.


United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic

The suspected record temperature was measured in the Russian town of Verkoyansk on Saturday during a prolonged heatwave

Major incident declared as thousands flock to UK beaches amid heatwave Life's A Beach This post contains videos

Major incident declared as thousands flock to UK beaches amid heatwave

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said extra police patrols and parking enforcement had to be laid on to deal with huge crowds.

From The42 'It was just a real tense atmosphere. That was the one time, I said, 'God I'd love to be playing'' Eddie Brennan

'It was just a real tense atmosphere. That was the one time, I said, 'God I'd love to be playing''

Kilkenny All-Ireland winning forward Eddie Brennan is this week’s guest on the Warriors podcast.

Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle

Temperatures soared to 10 degrees Celsius above average in Siberia last month.

Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise

The number of deaths officially attributed to coronavirus has topped 200,000 globally.

Coronavirus: Merkel goes into quarantine as Germany bans gatherings of more than two people

An infected doctor visited Merkel on Friday to administer a vaccination.

Last month was the hottest January on record across Europe, new figures show

Met Éireann also recorded above-average long-term temperatures for the month.

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

Another lost World War II ÉIRE sign has been discovered at Wexford’s Hook Head

A local group discovered the image, after searching based on an old aerial photo.

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Sydney has been engulfed in toxic smoke for weeks and occasionally sprinkled with snow-like embers.

Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree

The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.

Australia has its hottest day on record

On Saturday as conditions worsen, west Sydney is due to tip over 46 degrees Celsius.

Two firefighters die battling bushfires as Australian PM faces barrage of criticism for Hawaiian holiday

Scott Morrison was forced to cut short his family trip.

Australian PM under pressure over Hawaii holiday while country battled extreme bushfires

Scott Morrison visited the New South Wales Rural Fire Service today.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The FAI, insurance costs and Donald Trump’s expected impeachment had everyone talking today.

UN climate talks run into overtime, with best results set to fall short of recommendations

The aim of the negotiations is to finalise the rulebook for the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

'We are so lucky to have a playroom': Inside this seven-bed home in the midlands

A peek into Kate’s ever-evolving home in the midlands.

2019 set to be 'one of the hottest years on record'

This year is likely to be the second or third hottest in records dating back to the 19th century, with the world experiencing a decade of record heat.

Poodle owner cleared of breaking animal welfare laws over locked Tesla during heatwave

The trial heard Ross Hunt’s small toy poodle dog was seen inside the Tesla for about an hour.

'The hottest five-year period on record': The findings of a stark new climate report

It comes ahead of a major UN climate summit tomorrow that will be attended by more than 60 world leaders.

Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns

Tropical storms will continue to amplify their destructive potential even if global warming is capped at two degrees Celsius, the UN warned.

Quiz: What was happening in Europe during this week's heatwave?

It was very, very hot across Europe this week… but which of these things happened as the continent baked in the sun?

This July was the hottest month ever recorded and 2019 is set to be among warmest years

Searing heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month.

Record-breaking heatwave in Europe set to spike even higher today

Paris was expected to see the mercury soar to as much as 41 or 42 degrees Celsius today.

Europe braces for 'extreme' heatwave with temperatures set to reach over 40 degrees

The extreme heatwave is not expected to reach Ireland.

Irish holidaymakers warned to take care as Europe set to bake in 40+ degree heatwave

Authorities in France, the Netherlands and the UK have issued warnings about the heat.

Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave

Hot air from north Africa will push temperatures up from this weekend.

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