Climate change could open ‘rivers in the sky’ over East Asia

Climate change could open 'rivers in the sky' over East Asia

We know that the climate crisis is already having a profound effect on global weather systems, altering temperatures, precipitation, winds, and more. – and a new study predicts likely floods over the mountainous regions of East Asia in the future. The driving rain will be caused by atmospheric rivers, scientists predict. These narrow corridors of … Read more

The discovery of a “magical to see” underwater reef off the coast of Tahiti proves how little we know about the ocean

The discovery of a "magical to see" underwater reef off the coast of Tahiti proves how little we know about the ocean

Off the coast of Tahiti in November, 70m underwater, scientists made an incredible discovery: 3km of giant, pristine, rose-shaped corals blooming on the sea floor in what is known as the ” twilight zone” of the ocean. At this depth there is just enough light to sustain life, and below the ocean turns into a … Read more

US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

US plans $50 billion wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it would dramatically expand its efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have scorched parts of the western United States by more aggressively thinning forests around “hotspots.” warm” where nature and neighborhoods collide. As climate change warms and dries out the West, administration officials said they … Read more

Olympics icon loses contact with dad in Tonga following tsunami disaster

Olympics icon loses contact with dad in Tonga following tsunami disaster

Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofauthe, the Tongan flag bearer who captured international attention at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, has revealed he has not heard from his father and his family since the Tongan tsunami on Saturday evening. “Still no news from my dad or my family in Haapai (Tonga),” … Read more

Stream, how to watch, weather, Mark Wood, box offices

Stream, how to watch, weather, Mark Wood, box offices

Mark Wood’s blistering six-wicket shot gave England a real chance to win the fifth Test from the Ashes against Australia in Hobart. The Couturier finished with stunning numbers of 6-37 as Australia were rolled for just 155 in the second set – marking the first time this Ashes the hosts failed to reach 250. Nonetheless, … Read more

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With their state budgets overflowing with cash, Democratic and Republican governors want to spend some of the windfall on projects to slow climate change and guard against its consequences, from floods and forest fires to polluted air. Democratic governors such as Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have … Read more

rain, weather, how to watch, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc

rain, weather, how to watch, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc

The fifth and final Ashes Test at Blundstone Arena in Hobart is set to start day two with Australia 6-241, with Alex Carey (10*) and Mitchell Starc (0*) in the crease. Day one honors would have gone to England after winning the coin toss and playing to falter Australia at 3-12, before a sparkling century … Read more

Quebec’s minimum wage will drop from $13.50 to $14.25 on May 1

Quebec's minimum wage will drop from $13.50 to $14.25 on May 1

MONTREAL — The minimum wage in Quebec will increase from $13.50 to $14.25 an hour starting May 1. The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, made the announcement on Friday. The increase affects around 301,000 workers, including 166,000 women, in sectors such as retail and restaurants. For tipped employees, the minimum wage … Read more

Former EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

Former EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees on Friday urged the Virginia Senate to oppose the nomination of former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to the cabinet of the GOP Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin announced last week that he had chosen Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who led the EPA during … Read more