UK braces for St Jude, a hurricane-force storm packing winds up to 130km/h

Cassandra Vinograd As winds pick up, Britain is preparing for a major storm - dubbed St Jude officially and Stormageddon on social networks - to cause havoc.

US facing active hurricane season

 Tropical Storm Karl as it comes ashore on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Warm Atlantic waters and favorable wind patterns may produce 13 to 20 named storms this year for the fourth above-average hurricane season in a row, the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric...

Hurricane Isaac heads for New Orleans

Tropical Storm Isaac

Isaac has turned into a full-blown Category 1 hurricane as it rolls toward the US Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Sandy strikes US coast

Residents test the high surf in in Ocean City, Maryland as Hurricane Sandy intensifies.

Devastating storm affects millions as it bears down onthe US east coast.

US hurricane 'luck' may ran out this year: researchers

Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the US.

An above-average number of storms will emerge from the Atlantic this hurricane season, and the odds of the US being hit by a major system are about 70 per cent greater than predicted last year,...

Hurricane forces 2.3m to flee

Hurricane Irene approaching the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Michael Biesecker, Jennifer Peltz Hurricane Irene battered the North Carolina coast yesterday, wreaking havoc as it began a potentially catastrophic run up the US East Coast.

Hurricane Irene brings rain, heavy seas to US coast

Hurricane Irene

Tropical storm-force winds from Hurricane Irene lashing the US east coast with rain have the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage along a densely populated arc, that includes Washington,...

Hurricane Irene

This NASA/NOAA GOES Project image released on August 26, 2011 shows Hurricane Irene moving up the east coast of the US at 1702 UTC. Millions of people are bracing for the hurricane, a massive storm officials fear will cause widespread flooding and dangerous conditions up the seaboard. Officials from North Carolina to New York declared states of emergency as tens of thousands of the most vulnerable residents were ordered to higher ground as Irene raced toward the US mainland.  = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

Hurricane Irene barrels towards the US

A satellite image of hurricane Irene, taken on Wednesday.

Major hurricane Irene has intensified into a powerful category three storm as it tears through the Bahamas on its path towards the United States.

Taming hurricanes

Victoria Bekiempis Stanford engineer proposes using off-shore wind farms to tame hurricanes by capturing their energy.

Climate change: Race against time that no-one wants to win


Peter Hannam When Dan Arvizu joined the New York commission formed in the wake of hurricane Sandy, the energy expert studied recommendations made after a destructive storm a decade earlier - all of which had been...

El Nino may arrive as early as mid year, US climate centre says

NCH NEWS- Farmer Ant Martin  on his property at Cassilis  - Drought is setting in and Ant is feeding his sheep Fava Beans to keep them alive as there is no feed left in the paddocks on his property-   --    5th Feb  2014  photo by Peter Stoop

The much-feared El Nino phenomenon, the warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific which can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, could strike as early...

Storm death toll rises to 13 in Europe

Large waves break against the dyke at the entrance of the port of Boulogne, northern France.

The death toll from a severe storm that ripped across Britain and onto mainland Europe has risen to 13, with the UK and Germany hit the hardest.

Giant beach ball bounces around London during St Jude's Day storm


Central London is not only being battered by a once-in-a-decade storm. It's also being menaced by a giant, rampaging beach ball.

Typhoon Haiyan influenced by climate change, scientists say

Locals film Typhoon Haiyan as it stikes (Thumbnail)

Peter Hannam Extreme storm events such as super typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines on Friday, are more likely in the future as the build-up of greenhouse gases warms the planet, scientists say.

US senator takes on Republican climate change deniers

The youngest US senator plans to take on Republicans who view climate change as a 'hoax'.

US power plants at risk from climate change, government says


Power plants across the US are at increased risk of temporary shutdown and reduced power generation as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise and water becomes less available, the country's...

Stop bickering over climate and act: World Bank


The world should stop arguing about whether humans are causing climate change and start taking action, the president of the World Bank said.

Wealthy US coastal enclaves battle surging seas

Ten months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the north-eastern US, coastal communities are shoring up their homes to limit a surge in insurance premiums and the damage from future weather furies.

Leaked IPCC drafts lift confidence in humans' carbon culpability

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Climate scientists are surer than ever that human activity is causing global warming, according to leaked drafts of a major UN report, but they are finding it harder than expected to predict the...