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Study reveals record heat in 2023 worsened global droughts, floods and wildfires

Record heat across the world profoundly impacted the global water cycle in 2023, contributing to severe storms, floods, megadroughts and bushfires, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Huge wildfire blankets southern British Columbia, forces thousands to leave home

Vancouver/IBNS: Out-of-control wildfires have destroyed several structures in British Columbia leading to poor air quality provincewide and forcing tens of thousands to leave their homes.

Canada: Officials declare state of emergency in British Columbia as wildfires force evacuations in Kelowna

Okanagan (B.C.)/IBNS: Evacuation orders were reportedly issued after a wildfire jumped Lake Okanagan, sparking spot wildfires in Kelowna and forcing thousands of people to leave from their homes in British Columbia's Okanagan.

Death toll from Hawaii wildfires rises to 89

Hawaii/IBNS/UNI: The number of deaths due to the wildfires in Hawaii has increased to 89, NBC News reports, citing Hawaii Governor Josh Green.

Northern hemisphere summer marked by heatwaves and wildfires: WMO

New York: A summer of extreme weather in the northern hemisphere is causing major damage to people’s health and the environment, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported on Monday, as countries from the United States to China battle intense heat.

Europe: Wildfires spread through second largest area on record

Brussels/IBNS: As wildfires become more than only a scarce occurrence in Europe, they have burnt the second biggest area on record while the region is only midway through its usual blaze season, as per media reports.

Greece hit by major wildfires

Athens/UNI/Sputnik: Two strong forest fires are raging in Greece - on the island of Lesbos and in the Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli Forest National Park in the country’s north-east.