Tag Archives: Heatwave

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that

Global warming to increase Arizona temps by 8.5 degrees

Days like Thursday, the temperature could be 120 degrees in Phoenix instead of the current 111, according to a long-range global warming study by the Nature Conservancy. The environmental group says climate change and global warming scenarios could increase annual

30 Dead in Russia wild fires

Russian firefighters Sunday battled the flames of spreading forest fires that have already killed 30 people and devastated villages, but officials claimed some success in controlling the disaster. The emergency situations ministry said it deployed hundreds of thousands of workers

2010 ‘hottest year on record’

THE world is hotter than ever according to new temperature data. March, April, May and June set records, making 2010 the warmest year worldwide since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. “It’s part of an

Australia: Perth wilts as mercury soars

There’s been a record drain on electricity as people in Perth tried to escape the heat today. The temperature in the city hit 42.7C about 12:40pm (AWST). Western Power says air conditioners and big-screen TVs are to blame for the

Australia: Local population of endangered bird cut by half

Researchers say extreme heat has wiped out half a local population of endangered birds on WA’s South Coast. More than 170 birds have been found dead in Hopetoun. 150 of those are the endangered white-tailed black cockatoo, known as the

Canada Heatwave Pushes Mercury Past 30 C

EDMONTON – At a time when pools are typically being emptied and furnaces fired up for the fall, Prairie folks are swimming and running their air conditioners. People are desperately seeking shade as they watch the leaves drifting from the

96 dead – Australian Wildfires worst in history

BBC – The death toll from bush fires in southern Australia has reached 96, the worst in the country’s history. Thousands of firefighters are battling several major fires, and the number of dead is expected to rise as rescue workers

750 houses lost in Australia’s deadliest Wildfires

HEALESVILLE, Australia — A spokesman says fire officials have confirmed that 750 houses have been destroyed in Australia’s deadly wildfires and that tally will rise. Hayden Lane of the Victoria Country Fire Service said Sunday that 550 of the houses

Fires to follow floods as wild weather hits Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) – Eastern Australia braced for more fires and floods Friday as the south faced extreme heat and heavy rain threatened to swell floodwaters ravaging the north. A once-in-a-century heatwave was forecast to intensify over the weekend with high