Nine departments of the West and North-West in orange vigilance for strong winds

Storm Aurora will sweep across the west and northwest of the country. Nine departments were placed, Wednesday, October 20, in orange vigilance for strong winds. The alert issued by Météo-France concerns Finistère, Morbihan, Côtes-d’Armor, Manche, Calvados, Eure, Seine-Maritime, Oise and Somme, from 4 p.m. and until 4 p.m. Thursday. “The Aurora storm, the first fall … Read more

In Greece, new fires on the island of Evia and north-west of Athens

Firefighters battling the blazes north of Athens, August 6, 2021. ALEXANDROS AVRAMIDIS / REUTERS Firefighters and water bombers were fighting two new fires on Monday 23 August in the south of the island of Evia and north-west of Athens. On the island opposite Attica, the forest fire that broke out on Monday morning was moving … Read more

Exceptional Heat Hits Pacific Northwest

Extraordinary heat events occur around the planet during most summers, but the current heatwave in the Pacific Northwest is truly exceptional. In June 2021, all-time temperature records fell in multiple cities in the U.S. and Canada during a heatwave that the National Weather Service called “historic and dangerous.” The heat began to build up late … Read more

What is the dome of heat that suffocates the northwest of the Americas?

In Vancouver, June 29. DON MACKINNON / AFP Several hundred sudden deaths, hospitalizations on the rise and the increase in forest fires: western Canada and the United States are suffocating under the effect of unbearable temperatures. This unprecedented heat wave is due to a known climatic phenomenon, called the heat dome, which has grown exceptionally … Read more