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Environment

Coronavirus lockdown leads to improved air quality

Economic slowdown as a result of COVID-19 is no substitute for climate action, experts stress.

Coronavirus lockdown leads to improved air quality

Weather

Nesting storks signal arrival of spring

The return of the iconic birds coincides with the vernal equinox.

Nesting storks signal arrival of spring

Weather

Flooding in northern Iraq stirs fears of landslides

Another late winter storm brings too much rain at once.

Flooding in northern Iraq stirs fears of landslides

Weather

US: Long-awaited spring is just around the corner

Temperatures set to soar across the eastern United States.

US: Long-awaited spring is just around the corner

Weather

In Pictures: A hint of spring in Europe

The warm weather across eastern Europe is giving way to colder weather while western areas remain changeable.

In Pictures: A hint of spring in Europe

Weather

Torrential downpours cause landslides in Kashmir

Three people trapped after falling rocks and boulders block road in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Torrential downpours cause landslides in Kashmir

Weather

Tropical Cyclone Herold forms off the coast of Madagascar

Mauritius and Rodrigues Island brace for damaging winds and torrential rains.

Tropical Cyclone Herold forms off the coast of Madagascar

Weather

Storms bring widespread floods to Egypt, killing 5

More rain is forecast in the wake of Thursday’s deadly downpours.

Storms bring widespread floods to Egypt, killing 5

Weather

Major storm to sweep through parts of Middle East

Much of Iraq, Kuwait and northeastern Saudi Arabia could suffer significant disruption.

Major storm to sweep through parts of Middle East

Weather

Climate change: The state of our atmosphere

Last seen three million years ago, the amount of the Earth's warming will get greater, even if it falls again.

Climate change: The state of our atmosphere

Coronavirus pandemic

Will warmer weather slow the spread of coronavirus?

Experts say sunlight and heat limit growth and longevity of virus, but observing proper hygiene is more effective.

Will warmer weather slow the spread of coronavirus?

Weather

The state of our oceans

World Meteorological Office report just released confirms warmer, more acidic oceans and continuing sea-level rise.

The state of our oceans

AJ Impact

UK shoppers stay home as storms and virus rage

Growth in UK consumer spending slowed in February, with shoppers avoiding busy places due to the weather and virus.

UK shoppers stay home as storms and virus rage

Weather

Australia prepares for more wet weather as rain breaks records

Northern Australia will see an increase in rain in coming days as seasonal rains gather strength.

Australia prepares for more wet weather as rain breaks records

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus control efforts linked to better China air quality

Outbreak forces closure of coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities, leading to a drop in pollution.

Coronavirus control efforts linked to better China air quality