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No country, rich or poor, is immune from the health effects of climate change

A changing climate threatens to undermine the past 50 years of gains in public health

Disaster preparedness can’t wait

But solutions can only be truly effective if funding and threat information reaches the local level

Extreme heat, wildfires and the cost of climate change

Environmental economics expert Sam Fankhauser discusses extreme weather events and says it will become 'the new normal'

Death toll rises as tinder-dry conditions fuel deadly California fires

An army of firefighters from across the country struggled in California to control 17 large-scale blazes

Scores dead as Greece wildfires blaze through villages

On Monday night, firefighters fought against the flames, which were fanned by winds of up to 100km per hour

Hundreds evacuate as wildfire tears through LA countryside

A wildfire has raged in the countryside outside Los Angeles, forcing the closure of its coastal highway as hundreds of residents evacuated.

Wildfires destroy parts of Western Cape’s wineland region

Runaway fires have savaged South Africa's scenic winelands, stoked by "perfect conditions" of strong winds and hot weather.

Australia battles hundreds of wildfires in searing heatwave

Australian fire crews have been battling hundreds of wildfires and powerful, hot outback winds forcing hundreds to be evacuated out of their homes.

Wildfires sweep across Texas, charring 1 000 homes

Wildfires sweeping across Texas have destroyed more than 1 000 homes in the last several days as they move into more populated areas.

Deadly battle to defend Russian nuclear sites from wildfires

Russia fought a deadly battle on Tuesday to prevent wildfires from engulfing key nuclear sites.

Russia battles wildfires as death toll rises

Russia firefighters on Monday battled to prevent the worst summer wildfires in a generation from claiming more lives as 34 people were confirmed dead.

Wildfires rage in Cape

Wildfires continued to rage in the Southern Cape on Monday, with firefighters beating back flames at different blazes, authorities said.

Deadly fires, tornadoes rage across US

Rescue workers dug through the rubble left by tornados and firefighters battled wildfires on Saturday after a storm system cut a swath through the US.

Australian wildfire death toll rises to 208

The death toll in the worst wildfires in Australia's history has risen to 208, after seven more bodies were found, police said on Thursday.

Australian fires death toll soars

Firefighters struggled on Tuesday to save Australian communities threatened by searing wildfires that have already claimed 181 lives.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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