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‘It felt like the end of the world. Everything was so quiet’: Hundreds of songbird chicks starve to death in European heatwave

Blistering heat is killing entire populations of songbird chicks in their nests, ecologists have warned.  More than 200 great tit chicks starved to death during the June heatwave in Montpellier because their parents were unable to hunt in 45C heat. Temperatures have rocketed again, topping 40C with records being set in a …

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Heatwave: Record temperatures will be ‘new normal’ in future, climate experts warn as UK experiences second hottest day ever

The UK experienced its second-hottest day on record when the mercury hit 38.1C in Cambridge on Thursday, which also made it the hottest July day ever. While records tumbled across Europe, temperatures in Britain did not rise above the highest-ever temperature of 38.5C, recorded on 10 August 2003 near Faversham in Kent. Experts have warned …

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