A Global Heat Wave Has Set the Arctic Circle on Fire

Somerset Regional Council secures $138k to fund new flood studies

FIVE rural communities will be protected from flooding under new council flood studies and floodplain management plans.

Somerset Regional Council has been given $138,000 in State and Federal funding to implement flood studies for the five major townships.

Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann the funding would be used to update flood information for Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah….


Globe intensifies disaster preparedness campaign

Globe Telecom continues to strengthen its #GlobeREADY campaign. The company will join the Metro Manila Metrowide Shake Drill this month, in line with its effort to fortify awareness of business continuity management and build resilience against calamities….


A Global Heat Wave Has Set the Arctic Circle on Fire

Fire burns in Karbole, Sweden. Photo: Mats Andersson/AFP/Getty Images

From Japan to Sweden, and Oman to Texas, a global heat wave is setting records, igniting wildfires, and killing dozens all across the world this week.

The south-central region is home to the highest temperatures in the U.S. this week, with nearly 35 million people living under excessive heat warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to be in the triple digits across Texas this weekend, marking the most severe heat wave in the state since 2011…


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