Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

CNN — Hurricane-strength Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard after making landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday, slamming the area with fierce rain and damaging winds and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands in what could be a “landmark” weather event for the country. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds … Read more

Pakistan floods: Experts slam ‘pittance’ in aid as they find climate crisis role

Pakistan floods: Experts slam ‘pittance’ in aid as they find climate crisis role

London CNN — An analysis of Pakistan’s devastating floods has found “fingerprints” of the human-made climate crisis on the disaster, which killed more than 1,400 people and destroyed so much land and infrastructure it has plunged the South Asian nation into crisis. The analysis, published Thursday by the World Weather Attribution initiative, was unable to … Read more

Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

Interest rates: European Central Bank sets record hike to fight inflation

London CNN Business — The European Central Bank is hiking interest rates by a record three-quarters of a percentage point as it scrambles to contain the inflationary fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing energy crisis. The move will take the benchmark rate for the 19 countries using the euro to 0.75%. It … Read more

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: History, control and key developments since the start of the war

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant: History, control and key developments since the start of the war

CNN — “The day has come,” Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declared Monday, marking the beginning of his journey to the largest nuclear plant in Europe that sits on the fire line between the Russian occupiers and Ukrainian forces . On Thursday, a group of 14 inspectors led by … Read more

Russia cuts off gas exports to Europe via Nord Stream indefinitely

Russia cuts off gas exports to Europe via Nord Stream indefinitely

London CNN Business — Russia won’t immediately resume exports of natural gas to Europe through its Nord Stream 1 pipeline, worsening a shortage that threatens to tip the continent into an energy crisis this winter. On Friday, Russian state energy giant Gazprom said it would not resume flows through the pipeline on Saturday as planned … Read more

Extreme heat is slamming the world’s three biggest economies all at once

Extreme heat is slamming the world’s three biggest economies all at once

London CNN Business — Estimating just how catastrophic climate change will be for the global economy has historically proven challenging. But this summer, it’s increasingly obvious how quickly costs can pile up. Extreme heat and drought conditions are battering the United States, Europe and China, compounding problems for workers and businesses at a time when … Read more

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

How Iran exploited Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN — Nearly 10 years after he was driven underground, Salman Rushdie believed he was free. The author had been living under heavy security and highest secrecy … Read more

Cold showers and no lights: How one German city is fighting Russia’s energy battle

Cold showers and no lights: How one German city is fighting Russia’s energy battle

Berlin, London CNN Business — The German city of Hanover has banned hot water in public buildings and has introduced measures to reduce heating and energy usage as Europe faces a potential natural gas crisis this winter. “Every kilowatt-hour saved saves the gas storage tanks,” said the mayor’s office in a news release on Wednesday. … Read more

Russian hackers allegedly target Ukraine’s biggest private energy firm

Russian hackers allegedly target Ukraine’s biggest private energy firm

CNN — Russian hackers carried out a “cyberattack” on Ukraine’s biggest private energy conglomerate in retaliation for its owner’s opposition to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the firm said Friday. DTEK Group, which owns coal and thermal power plants in various parts of Ukraine, said the goal of the hack was to “destabilize the technological processes” … Read more

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Reuters — Spain is seeing its hottest early summer temperatures, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, and drought stalked Italian farmers as a heatwave sent Europeans hunting for shade and fretting over climate change. Such was the heat that England’s upscale Royal Ascot Racecourse even saw a rare change of protocol: guests were allowed … Read more