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Scorched rail tracks, melting museum and global warming

The naysayers and nonbelievers of global warming are mum as the scorching heat waves paint nations red hot worldwide. Last week, the waves of heat have been high enough to deform and melt infrastructures as millions of citizens of the world are suffering through the rise of the searing temperature. To put things into perspective, you can fry slices of meat in a frying pan under the Texas sun. That being said, the sweltering conditions, as of late, have also raised awareness of ageing infrastructures worldwide, most of which are roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

Warning signs of a heat stroke

With record breaking heat waves being experienced all over the world, heat stroke is a very real risk that many of us will face even without realising. A heatstroke, also called a sun stroke, is the most serious form of harm caused by exposure to extreme heat, usually indicated by a core body temperature of 104°C. But there are warning signs of a heatstroke in the making, and we can all look out for the following symptoms to help avoid it for ourselves and prevent it in the people around you.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Scorched rail tracks, melting museum and global warming

The naysayers and nonbelievers of global warming are mum as the scorching heat waves paint nations red hot worldwide. Last week, the waves of heat have been high enough to deform and melt infrastructures as millions of citizens of the world are suffering through the rise of the searing temperature. To put things into perspective, you can fry slices of meat in a frying pan under the Texas sun. That being said, the sweltering conditions, as of late, have also raised awareness of ageing infrastructures worldwide, most of which are roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Record Australian heat brings fire to scorched land

Firefighters battled 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria as a record-breaking heatwave delivered the hottest start to March on record for the southern third of the country.

July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018

Heatwave kills 14 in Japan

An intense heatwave kills at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reports, and high temperatures hamper the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

School-goers hit hard by heat

With a heat wave sweeping the country for weeks, school-going children are falling sick due to the scorching summer sun.

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

Heatwave to continue for next few days

The ongoing heat wave which is sweeping across the country shall continue for at least three or four more days, the Met office says.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

Diarrhoea cases soar amid heat

With a heat wave sweeping across the country, several hundred diarrhoea patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country.

July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015

Farm animals get air-con for heatwave in Italy

Italy's farm animals are being given showers, fans and air conditioning in their stalls to try to keep them cool during the current heatwave there.

June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015

Pakistan heatwave deaths over 800

The death toll from a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province passes 800, hospital officials say, as mortuaries reached capacity.

June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015

Pakistan heatwave leaves 120 dead

More than 120 people have died during a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.