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Five ways the US heatproofs 50C cities By BBC | Last Updated: 21st July, 2019, 13:41

The number of extreme heat days will rocket across the US

Five ways the US heatproofs 50C cities

Nearly 150 mn people sweltering through deadly US heat wave Nearly 150 mn people sweltering through deadly US heat wave

Heat index values — combining the effect of heat and humidity — could reach 110 to 115 degrees, particularly in the east


Dozens of dead whales found on a beach in Iceland Dozens of dead whales found on a beach in Iceland

Tourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on…


Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada

The heatwave could affect about 200 million people in major cities like New York, Washington and Boston in the East Coast, and the Midwest region too


Floods effected tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed Floods effected tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed

A female tiger which fled a wildlife park in India's flood-ravaged state of Assam was found relaxing on a bed inside a local resident's house


Manmade ruin adds 7,000 species to endangered 'Red List' Manmade ruin adds 7,000 species to endangered 'Red List'

Mankind's destruction of nature is driving species to the brink of extinction at an "unprecedented" rate


Wild elephant’s body found in Sherpur Wild elephant’s body found in Sherpur

Forest officers recovered the body of a wild elephant from Gajni Tilapara boarder area in Jhenigati…


Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks

The call comes as the region's seal population -- estimated in the hundreds of thousands — has been blamed for drawing droves of great white sharks in recent years. Seals are the favored meal for the powerful predators


Humanity’s climate ‘carbon budget’ dwindling fast Humanity’s climate ‘carbon budget’ dwindling fast

The 2015 Paris climate treaty enjoins the world to set that bar at “well below” two degrees Celsius in order to avoid an upsurge in killer heatwaves, droughts and superstorm


Power plant fined Tk 20 lakh for polluting Halda River Power plant fined Tk 20 lakh for polluting Halda River

The Department of Environment on Wednesday suspend production of Picking power plant in Hathazari upazila…


Over 550,000 people affected by dry weather in Sri Lanka Over 550,000 people affected by dry weather in Sri Lanka

Number of people affected by the severe dry weather across the island country had risen to over 550,000


Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings

The country is considered the least forested in Europe; indeed, forests in Iceland are so rare, or their trees so young, that people often joke that those lost in the woods only need to stand up to find their way


Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

More than 50 firefighters and a water-dropping Air Force helicopter are working to control the flames


Partial lunar eclipse on July 17 Partial lunar eclipse on July 17

The eclipse will start at zero hours 42 minutes 12 seconds BST and will end at 6 hours 19 minutes 24 seconds of that day


Climate change: Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation Used cooking oil imports may boost deforestation

Demand for palm oil has led to large-scale deforestation and the loss of natural habitats across Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Between 2010 and 2015, Indonesia alone lost 3 million hectares of forest to continued expansion of palm oil cultivation


New species of ancient bird found fossilized in amber New species of ancient bird found fossilized in amber

A joint research team of scientists from China and other countries announced Thursday that they had discovered a new species of ancient bird fossilized in amber in northern Myanmar


Ghastly pics show huge Python swallowing Crocodile whole (Video) Ghastly pics show huge Python swallowing Crocodile

 The pictures were clicked by a kayaker in Mount Isa, Queensland, and shared online by GG Wildlife Rescue, a nonprofit in Australia


Met Office forecasts very heavy rainfall Met Office forecasts very heavy rainfall

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast for parts of Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions for the next 24 hours


The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest

More than a third of Germany's electricity is still produced by burning coal - mostly dirty brown lignite


Australia corella deaths: Dozens of birds found in suspected poisoning Mass bird deaths in suspected Australia poisoning

The deaths are being investigated by government departments


Troubled waters: China-fuelled cruise boom sparks environment fears Troubled waters: China-fuelled cruise boom sparks environment fears

About 30 million people worldwide are expected to go on a cruise this year, up nearly 70 percent from a decade ago, according to the Cruise Lines International Association


Headbanging cockatoo Snowball knows 14 different dance moves Headbanging cockatoo Snowball knows 14 different dance moves

A headbanging cockatoo has wowed researchers after showing off 14 different dance moves to 1980s classics.…


Siberian lake loved by Instagrammers is toxic Siberian lake is toxic

A turquoise lake in Siberia where people have been taking selfies is actually a power plant's ash dump


Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

More than 20% of silver gulls nationwide carrying bacteria such as E. coli, which can cause urinary tract and blood infections


Bangladesh has shown world how to deal with climate change: WB Bangladesh has shown world how to deal with climate change: WB

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday said Bangladesh has shown the world…


2 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo 2 rare Barbary lion cubs born in Czech zoo

The pair, one male and one female, were born on May 10 in the Dvur Kralove park


Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded in Bosnia Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded in Bosnia

This has caused tensions both among migrants of different nationalities and with locals, who are also poor


Alaska heat wave shatters city's record, disrupts jobs and lives Alaska heat wave shatters city's record, disrupts jobs and lives

Temperatures in Alaska's largest city Anchorage have soared to a sweltering all-time record of 90 degrees Fahrenheit 


Reforestation could cut carbon levels by two-thirds, study says Reforestation could cut carbon levels by two-thirds

The paper found that the Earth can support 2.2 billion acres (900 million hectares) of trees that would sequester 205 billion tonnes of carbon


Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month

Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear are two top threats to right whales often cited by conservationists


Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate

Scientists plan to sail the ship into the Arctic Ocean, anchor it to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them, effectively trapping themselves in the vast sheet of white that forms over the North Pole each winter


One lakh trees to be planted marking Bangabandhu’s birth centenary One lakh trees to be planted marking Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

District Administration has taken initiative for planting of saplings of one lakh trees in Sherpur district…


Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite's love of exotic wildlife Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite's love of exotic wildlife

Exotic animals especially big cats are seen as symbols of wealth and power


Antarctic sea ice in dizzying decline since 2014: study Antarctic sea ice in dizzying decline since 2014: study

Scientists already knew Antarctica was thawing at an increasing rate, like the Arctic, because of accelerating discharge from glaciers


Alert level increased at world's largest volcano in Hawaii Alert level increased at world's largest volcano in Hawaii

Its lava flows have stretched to the south and west coasts eight times and neared Hilo, on the east side, seven times. During its last eruption, lava flows came within 4.5 miles


'Football pitch' of Amazon forest lost every minute 'Football pitch' of Amazon forest lost every minute

An area of Amazon rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch is now being cleared every single…


Heatwave moves toward central and eastern Europe Heatwave moves toward central and eastern Europe

Temperatures are expected to soar to 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) in Serbia on Tuesday, though showers in the evening could provide some relief


Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically

From 2014 to 2017, however, "the Antarctic lost almost as much as the Arctic" over almost 40 years, NASA climatologist Claire Parkinson told AFP, and the trend has continued ever since


Total eclipse of the sun on Tuesday Total eclipse of the sun on Tuesday

The eclipse will be visible from South-East of Mutuaura Island of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean to South-East of Muruqu town of Bolivia


High Court declares all rivers as living entities All rivers are living entities: HC

The High Court also declares the National River Conservation Commission as the legal guardian of the rivers

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