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Bumblebees in decline as climate change worsens

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The cascading impacts from the world’s climate crisis could result in fewer bumblebees and more small-bodied bees

Tracking more than 20-thousand bees over a period of eight years, a new study was designed to work out just how different species react to changing weather patterns.

Larger-bodied bees tend to decline in numbers when temperatures increase, while populations of smaller bees increase.

It is one of the first indications that “climate-induced changes may drastically reshape bee communities”.

Bumblebees are “the most threatened under climate warming than any other on our earth”.

Researchers warn these declining numbers may have significant negative effects on the functioning of the ecosystem as we know it.

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Heatwave drains River Po and exposes WW2 Bomb

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Well how’s this for a climate discovery

Heatwaves across Europe are scorching fields and draining rivers.

In Italy, the waters of the nation’s River Po are now running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb.

Military experts have now defused the device and carried out a controlled explosion.

The 450 kilogram bomb was discovered by fisherman on July 25 near a northern village.

Around 3,000 people living nearby were evacuated for the disposal operation, and the area’s airspace was also shut down.

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Floods: authorities search for stranded motorists

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Authorities are desperately searching for stranded motorists after Death Valley was drenched by a near-record downpour

1,000 people are believed to be stuck inside the National Park, forcing the site’s closure.

On top of this, 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff have buried in several feet of debris at an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters.

Flash floods are a natural part of the region’s ecology and occur somewhere throughout the national park every year, often reshaping its canyon landscape.

Authorities say no further monsoonal rain is expected imminently, but additional showers have been forecast.

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Iran mudslides leave 69 people dead

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Iran mudslides and flash floods have left 69 people dead

Extreme landslides and flash floods have hit Iran’s major cities and provinces.

The extreme weather event has devastated thousands of civilians across 20 provinces, including the Tehran region.

Iran’s crisis Management Organisation says approximately 20,000 residential homes have been damaged and 45 people are still missing.

Many of the regions major airports and highways have also been impacted with thousands of people urgently evacuated.

Iran has been fighting the heavy rainfall for over two weeks, with deadly mudslides sweeping livelihoods away.

The Iranian Meteorological organisation has warned the floods are set to continue, with predictions more heavy rainfall is on the way.

So far, the floods have caused millions in damages to major provinces. Ten of thousands of livestock and animals have also been washed away.

Many locals have taken to social media to show the extent of the floods.

Many scientists around the world are blaming climate change for these kind of frequent weather disasters.

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