Raging Wildfires in Chile

Raging Wildfires in Chile

Over 180,000 hectares of land have been affected in central Chile over the past week. Currently, there are 35 "out-of-control" fires that firefighters and aircrafts are battling to extinguish. Chile's arid, 40 degree weather along with strong winds make it the perfect setting for wildfires to spread in. So far, 256 people have ...

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Northern China Winter Air Pollution

Northern China Winter Air Pollution

As the northern hemisphere entered winter season, public heating supply in northern China was in full swing again. At the same time, air pollution dramatically increased at this time of the year in northern China.
There have been discussions around the cause of air pollution. Many people believe that heating supply is the influence factor since coal is the major power source for heating companies in China.

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The Perils of Black Ice

The Perils of Black Ice

 

Black ice is a thin, transparent layer of ice that can be found on pavements, roads, bridges and overpasses. The reason why it is called "black ice" is its appearance on top of asphalt - which makes the ice itself appear black in colour. Black ice can form after a rainfall event, fog event, or when ...

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Contaminated Drinking Water

Yesterday the City of Moncton, a city located in the northeastern region of New Brunswick, Canada, issued a precautionary boil water order. This happened shortly after a major water main break occurred Tuesday at 6pm. The order was labelled as precautionary since there is a potential for water contamination.

 

The city of Moncton has issued a precautionary water boil advisory to residents in the areas marked in yellow.

 

Residents located within the ...

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Flood Risk Management

Floods can happen at any time of the year. In the Winter, large chunks of ice can obstruct or block a river's flow. This causes an overflow of water over the river banks, causing flooding. Snow starts to melt and cause run-off in the Springtime. During the Summer months, intense periods of thunderstorms can ...

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