Huge Australian bushfire was caused by unseasonal freak weather

Huge Australian bushfire was caused by unseasonal freak weather

Dean Lewins / EPA-EFE / Rex / Shutterstock By Alice Klein A FIERCE fire has swept through 1200 hectares of bush and destroyed 69 homes in New South Wales, Australia. The fire engulfed the seaside town of Tathra on 18 March after starting in nearby bushland. A mix of 38°C heat and gusty winds created […]

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

Record low Arctic ice linked to freak weather in US, Europe

By Colin Barras Another year, another climate record broken. But don’t let this one wash over you. Arctic sea ice is usually at its most extensive in early March, which marks the end of the Arctic winter – but this year’s winter ice cap is the smallest recorded in almost 40 years of monitoring. The […]