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Then and now: The burning issue of wildfires

BBC News 02 Aug 2021
In our monthly feature, Then and Now, we reveal some of the ways that planet Earth has been changing against the backdrop of a warming world. In recent years, the devastating impact of wildfires has been dominating headlines around the world ... Fires in the western US and Australia have been among the most deadly.

California’s 2020 fire siege: wildfires by the numbers

East Bay Times 02 Aug 2021
In the new world of mega-fires, a series of wildfires exploded late in August with a barrage of lightning and fires that blazed for four months ... International fire services sent staff ... California leans heavily on its array of planes, air tankers and helicopters to attack fires, operating the largest airborne civil firefighting fleet in the world.

Fleet of Ghadir-class submarines testament to Iran’s growing naval combat power

Press TV 02 Aug 2021
During the exercise, Ghadir-class submarines, with the help of Jask 2 project, became the first mass-produced light submarine in the world to have the operational capability of firing cruise missiles from underwater ... the much-needed ability to fire cruise missiles from underwater.

Messages of support pour in for Turkey’s fight against forest fires

Anadolu Agency 02 Aug 2021
Meanwhile Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Islamic world, published a statement expressing its sorrow and conveying its condolences for the forest fire victims and their relatives as well as all the workers and volunteers trying to stem the spread of the massive fires.

Tesla big battery fire in Victoria burns into day three

The Observer 02 Aug 2021
A fire that began at a Victorian big battery near Geelong on Friday has continued to burn for three days ... About 150 firefighters from the Country Fire Authority and Fire Rescue Victoria were called on to respond to the situation. World's biggest battery with 1,200MW capacity set to be built in NSW Hunter Valley.

Here's a closer look at the candidates who want to be Rockford's next fire chief

Rockford Register Star 02 Aug 2021
ROCKFORD — All four finalists working to become the 11th chief in the history of the Rockford Fire Department already are high-ranking officers in the department ... Unsatisfied, Brass went to work for the DeKalb Fire Department in 1996, completing fire science training at the Elgin Fire Academy in May 1997.

A minute with: stand-up comedian Daniel Sloss on pandemic stage fright

Gulf Daily News 02 Aug 2021
Trade publication Pollstar in a survey of live tours found him to be the world's top-selling comic so far in 2021, with ticket sales exceeding 40,000 ... The best comedy venues in the world, if a fire was to break out, 50 per cent of the audience would die because ideal comedy conditions is underground, shoulder-to-shoulder.".

Medupi power station completed at last as final unit comes online

Business Day 02 Aug 2021
The Medupi coal-fired power station — ... The Medupi power station uses direct dry-cooling systems due to the water scarcity in the Lephalale area, and is the fourth-largest coal-fired plant and the largest dry-cooled power station in the world.

Kelowna company Pela Case, brings 'Plastic Wave' to Okanagan

Castanet 02 Aug 2021
Pela Case, the world's first compostable ... "With our oceans covering over 70% of our globe, that makes plastic a major contributor to global warming— which is literally setting the world around us on fire as we speak," states the press release from Pela case.

Olympics-Cycling-Germany smash women's team pursuit world record

Yahoo Daily News 02 Aug 2021
Olympics-Cycling-Germany smash women's team pursuit world record ... IZU, Japan (Reuters) -Germany fired the opening salvo in the battle for women's team pursuit gold with a massive world record in qualifying as the Olympic track cycling programme began on Monday ... team also broke the old world record with 4.10.118.

After billions in cost overruns, design flaws, delays and load shedding Medupi is finally complete

News24 02 Aug 2021
The fourth largest coal-fired plant in the world has been beset by cost overruns and design flaws that led to major delays. Breakdowns had often contributed to load shedding ... .


Korea Times 02 Aug 2021
1903-Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey ... 1964-North Vietnam fires on a U.S ... swimmers set 3 world records at National championships ... .

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sifan Hassan begins treble quest on Day 4 of athletics, Kendra Harrison hunts for elusive gold

Yahoo Daily News 02 Aug 2021
The world 1500 and 10,000m champion from 2019, who will also race the latter in Tokyo, said ... World record holder Kendra Harrison's quest for an elusive championship gold will continue as she safely advanced through the semi-finals of the short hurdles ... or outdoor world crown.

Is ‘New World’ unique enough to compete in the MMO genre?

NME 02 Aug 2021
Since I was a teenager I’ve been playing them, starting with World Of Warcraft, and eventually trying out other titles before, eventually, inevitably, jumping aboard the Final Fantasy XIV train ... New World preview ... But what does New World offer that is so different to other major titles? ... New World ... New World ... New World.

Commentary: US can build and fight climate change at same time

Finger Lakes Times 02 Aug 2021
Consider steel. The global steel industry alone emitted 3.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide in 2019, accounting for 11% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Global Efficiency Initiative ... Aluminum produced in China relies on coal-fired power plants that burn more coal by themselves than every country in the world except India, the U.S.