Climate change ‘could make UK’s office-to-flat conversions uninhabitable’

Repurposing commercial buildings could create swathes of homes that are unfit for living in future climate conditions, according to a new report

US awards $15.6m to accurately predict weather and climate patterns

The projects are expected to help scientists better understand one of the most challenging aspects of earth system modelling

(Not) gone with the wind!

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a typhoon-proof wind turbine deal for an onshore wind cluster in Japan

Americans burn furniture for heating as power outages rock Texas

Texas Governor has blamed renewables for power issues

UK summer heatwaves projected to soar 50% higher than global average

A new study warns the country could face a ‘future of extreme heatwaves’, carrying with it a raft of serious health risks

Met Office: Future weather extremes in the UK ‘may break new records’

The national meteorologic service for the UK warns extreme heat and rainfalls will pose increasing challenges to health, infrastructure and services

Met Office receives £1.2bn to develop climate and weather supercomputer

It will help to more accurately predict storms, select the most suitable locations for flood defences and predict changes to the global climate

Winter temperatures ‘could cost households an additional £12.9bn’

A new report suggests colder weather could see each household spend an average £448 more on energy and warmer clothing this winter compared with the spring-summer period

Environment Agency issues raft of flood warnings and alerts for the UK

The move follows heavy rain this weekend causing rivers across the country to come close to overflowing their banks

Met Office granted £20m to improve severe space weather forecast

Space weather, such as flares or winds from the Sun’s surface or geomagnetic storms, can damage British satellites and cause power disruptions