Ecuador: Tungurahua volcano erupts covering houses with ash

Residents from communities near Ecuadors Tungurahua volcano were cleaning up on Thursday (19 November) after the volcano erupted, covering houses and fields with smoke and ash. Authorities issued an orange alert as emissions reached 2,500 metres above the crater. Nov 20, 2015

Mexico: Colima volcano eruption sends ash 3000m in to the air

Mexicos Colima volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted on Monday (16 November) sending a plume of smoke and ash some 3,000 metres into the air. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Colima, the volcano has been exhibiting continuous activity since 9 July which has prompted evacuations several times. Nov 17, 2015

California drought: Fast-moving wildfires roar through Simi Valley

A swiftly spreading wildfire roared unchecked through Simi Valley, California, NBC said on Wednesday (11 November). The so-called Brush Fire, is among scores of blazes that have ravaged the drought-stricken western United States this summer, came amid what California fire officials described as unheard of fire behaviour this season. Nov 12, 2015

Global warming is good news for Champagne lovers

Climate change is a touchy subject in Champagne, because as France prepares to host world leaders for talks on how to slow it next month, producers of the regions famous sparkling wine have seen only benefits from global warming so far. The 1.2C increase in temperatures in the region over the past 30 years has reduced frost damage. It has also added 1% in the level of alcohol and reduced acidity, making it easier to comply with strict production rules, according to Champagne makers group CIVC. Nov 10, 2015

CO2 levels hit record high for 30th year in a row

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014 as the relentless fuelling of climate change makes the planet more dangerous for future generations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday (9 November). Nov 9, 2015