Water rushes through the Carillon Hydro electric dam in Québec.
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The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada's push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.
Icicles on a bush in downtown Houston, Feb. 15, 2021.
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Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
Braemar, Aberdeenshire, which recorded the UK’s lowest temperature since 1995.
Centuries of weather data puts Britain's cold snap in historical perspective.
The polar vortex influences the jet stream, which can bring cold winter weather to the U.S. and Europe.
AP Photo/Bill Sikes
The media often call unusually cold, snowy storms a 'polar vortex.' The real polar vortex isn't coming down to visit the lower 48, but changes to the polar vortex can influence winter weather.
The aftermath of Hurricane Delta. Louisiana, US, October 2020.
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Many storms, heatwaves, fires and droughts slipped under the radar this year.
Heatwaves pose a huge threat to human health.
Extreme heatwaves aren't systematically monitored in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This leads to unnecessary and premature deaths which are often unrecorded.
Biometeorology is the study of the role of climate on plants, animals and humans.
The threats of climate change to plants, animals and people in Africa mean that the continent is an excellent place for biometeorological research.
Electric utilities will often cut off power to prevent equipment from starting wildfires during hot, windy weather.
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In an era of climate change and extreme weather, a microgrid — a self-sufficient, energy-generating distribution and control system — puts communities on the path to self-reliance.
A woman wades into flood waters in Calgary, Alta., on June 14, 2020, after a major hail storm damaged homes and flooded streets.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Climate change has boosted the likelihood of heavy rainfall, hailstorms, flooding and drought seen in some parts of the world. What does the future hold?
Smoke billowed from the fire at a chlorine plant in Westlake, Louisiana, after Hurricane Laura moved through on Aug. 27.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
A storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers have warned about for decades.
For the first time, scientists have been able to quantify how much climate change contributed to glacial melt, using more than 40 years of data from New Zealand's retreating glaciers.
Tropical cyclones account for almost four in five natural disasters across Pacific Island nations. But a new forecasting tool now gives up to four months warning for the upcoming cyclone season.
Yellow-bellied marmots are a North American species of ground squirrel.
New research on marmots in the US reveals how the topsy-turvy seasons are causing havoc among wildlife.
As the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are becoming more frequent, intense and longer, according to global weather data.
A farmer inspects the soil after weeks of drought. June 3 2020.
Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.
Auckland's extreme drought and the rapid retreat of glaciers in the Southern Alps both highlight how important long-term observations are for water management policy and planning.
Traditional ecological knowledge involves an interaction between cultural practice, cultural belief and adaptive capacity to deal with climate impacts.
Traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples offers ways to adapt to climate impacts.
Charipara village is flooded by the sea as Cyclone Amphan destroyed embankments in Kalapara Upazila in Patuakhali District, Bangladesh. Date: 3 June 2020.
Md. Johirul Islam
Cyclone Amphan was one of the worst cyclones to hit Bangladesh in modern times. But thanks to local action, many lives were saved.
Awaiting Amphan, May 2020.
Massive cyclone that hit India and Bangladesh could have been so much worse.
Disasters, such as flooding in Michigan, can cause people to move, but not everyone has the means.
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Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.