Environment

Sydney in Australia receives most rain in 30 years

The Gospers Mountain fire, near the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, was 512,626 hectares in size. The area larger than Long Island and Manhattan in New York City combined had been burning but has since been put out by the heavy rain.

World’s biggest iceberg heading towards ocean

The iceberg, with an area 6,000 sq km, broke free from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica in July 2017 and is now nearing the Southern Ocean. It is largely intact but the ocean's rougher waters will likely break it up.

Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping

“We analysed almost a quarter of a million cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and found a clear link with acute air pollution levels," said Professor Kazuaki Negishi