Some major roads heading to the south and west from Sydney were closed for part of the day and authorities asked people to delay travel at the start of the Christmas holiday period, warning of the unpredictability of the fires due to high winds and temperatures above 40°C, Reuters reported.
Temperatures hit a record 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 600 miles (955 kilometers) from the North Pole, the Canadian meteorology service said Tuesday.
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In Alaska, where sea ice has shrunk to record lows in places and far-north temperatures have climbed to record highs, dozens of fires are burning the treeless tundra and releasing carbon into the atmosphere.
A new study in the journal Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, suggested that higher water temperature, which increases the aggressiveness of some fish, could lead to better protection of some coral.
The torrent of arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week tightened its grip on Saturday and brought record cold to some spots, as forecasters warned revelers from Memphis to Maine to expect numbing conditions on New Year’s Eve.