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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