1st August - Today's News: Tropical Storm Emily Hits Florida
Meanwhile, in the Pacific, after explosive strengthening, Super Typhoon Noru is 2017’s strongest storm so far - though it appears to have since weakened again
At least 35 hikers stranded by flash flooding in Arizona forest are dramatically air-lifted out by rescue helicopter
A Ukrainian 'hero' pilot gets medal for landing blind after hailstorm smashes windowscreen in Turkey last week
Once again, firefighters battle blazes across Portugal with the country's drought to "last months". And, as wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?
Aerial images reveal extent of storm damage in Perth from a suspected tornado
Ancient glaciers may have helped warm Earth (their impact has no significance on a human timescale though)
Some possible good news as a new study shows that methane-eating microbes may reduce release of gases as Antarctic ice sheets melt
But it looks like two degrees of warming already baked in by the end of this century. That's fahrenheit though, so not quite as bad as it first sounds, although continuing current CO2 emission rates makes around 1.5c look pretty inevitable.
More evidence on what caused the world's greatest extinction? With the Siberian Traps back in the frame.
Bad news for the Centauris: an Earth-like atmosphere may not survive Proxima b's orbit
And researchers reveal a 300 foot high megatsunami wave that hit Greenland last month was triggered by a landslide - which it appears it also caused the earthquake that coincided with it