"Blazes in central Portugal reached houses on Sunday, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the flames."
"Last week's record breaking heatwave across much of Europe was made "at least five times" more likely to happen by climate change, say scientists."
"More than 100 acres of protected sand dunes were bulldozed on President Trump's golf course in Scotland, leading the government to remove the destroyed ecosystem from protected status."
"The heatwave frying parts of Europe smashed France’s high-temperature record, with weather service Meteo-France reporting 45.9 degrees Celsius, or 114.6 Fahrenheit, in the town of Gallargues le Montueux near the Mediterranean Sea."
"A push by most European Union nations for the world’s biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary."
"A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs."
"Britain would bring its net production of greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 under legislation that Prime Minister Theresa May proposed on Wednesday, a move that would make it the first of the world’s major economic powers to commit to ending its contribution to global warming."
"European Green parties on Monday were cheering E.U. elections that vaulted them into a kingmaking position of power, as voters abandoned traditional political parties in favor of climate-focused activists in a green wave that swept several countries."