World Why did the air quality in these states plummet on Tuesday?
Crunch time looming for Morrison on climate as the world looks to Australia to act
The need for China, India and other big emitters in the developing world to ramp up their ambition explains why the US and Britain are so exercised about Australia's 2030 target.Professor Lesley Hughes doesn't get a lot of invitations from the Morrison government to sit at the top table. The high-profile climate scientist was unceremoniously sacked, along with the entire Climate Commission, shortly after Tony Abbott became prime minister. His successors have shunned her advice ever since.
Skies across majorwere a murky grey this week against a blood orange sun as smoke choked the East Coast.
New York City saw its worst air quality in more than 14 years, with thereaching into the 160s on Wednesday morning.
The conditions are attributable to the giantalmost 3,000 miles away.
And this is not the first time this has happened either.
In September 2020,smoke plumes as they were swept from west to east, spreading over much of the continental U.S.
Last year was witness to unprecedented fires thatin the midst of the .
Wonder Where World War III Might Break Out? Try Taiwan
Ever wondered where World War III might break out? A clear and troubling consensus has emerged in the American national security community that the Taiwan Strait is the most likely place for a major war to erupt between the United States and China; that it might start soon, and that such a conflict might quickly escalate into a nuclear confrontation. In March, the leading foreign policy organization in the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, issued a report concluding that Taiwan has become “the most dangerous flashpoint in the world.
"We’re seeing lots of fires producing a tremendous amount of smoke, and … by the time that smoke gets to the eastern portion of the country, where it’s usually thinned out, there’s just so much smoke in the atmosphere from all these fires that it’s still pretty thick,". "Over the last two years we’ve seen this phenomenon."
Now, wildfires are active in 13 states and 83 fires have already burned nearly 1.3 million acres, according to.
There are 19,300 firefighters and support personnel working to fight the blazes.
Smoke from those fires – including, which is – in the jet stream.
After virus closures, Shakespeare returns... outside
Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company has returned to the stage after an enforced 18-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic -- at a specially built open-air theatre in the bard's home town. The first performance of "The Comedy of Errors" took place on Tuesday night, in front of a 250-strong crowd -- half the capacity until pandemic restrictions are eased in England next week. "This feels like the real spirit of Shakespeare. You've just gotThe first performance of "The Comedy of Errors" took place on Tuesday night, in front of a 250-strong crowd -- half the capacity until pandemic restrictions are eased in England next week.
are bands of strong wind in the upper atmosphere generally blowing from west to east across the world.
in New York and , shared images of the smoke-filled landscapes and cityscapes, with skylines almost invisible.
As fires grow on both sides of California's Sierra Nevada, the fate of this year's wildfire season remains – like the air – unclear.
of the country is under moderate to exceptional conditions and is in that category.
Dry conditions andlinked to the impacts of have made each wildfire season more difficult, and extreme weather and wildfires are expected to become even more frequent and destructive.
to see some relief from the smoke on Wednesday during afternoon , while air quality alerts remain in effect for parts of the mid-Atlantic.
'Quality-of-life crimes' in Philadelphia, including public urination and prostitution, to get new treatment .
The Philadelphia Police Department has issued an internal memo detailing changes to the way officers handle "quality of life crimes," such as public urination or prostitution, under a new pilot program. The changes come in response to a 2010 lawsuit, Bailey v. City of Philadelphia, in which eight Black Philadelphia residents sued the city over allegations of discrimination during stop-and-frisk encounters. The city reached a settlement in 2011 and agreed to train officers to enter relevant information into a database after each stop and search, as Fox 29 Philadelphia first reported.