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VANCOUVER (Reuters) - British Columbia closed schools and universities on Monday due to extreme heat which pushed temperature in the western Canadian province to a national record over the weekend, in a country that is widely known for its brutal winter and snows.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Tuesday to look into the tech powerhouse's electricity management after two major blackouts hit homes and businesses in less than a week, triggering criticism of the government's power policy.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan launched island-wide power cuts on Monday evening following a spike in demand amid a heatwave and drought and failure at a power plant, the second such outage in the global tech hub in a week.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Six districts in Kedah and Perak recorded a yellow-level heatwave with maximum temperatures of between 35°C and 37°C over the past three days, says the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).
TAIPING: While Taiping is known as the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia, the town is currently facing a month-long drought, with folks saying that the town has not seen any rain for more than a month.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Ten areas in Peninsular Malaysia recorded a yellow-level heatwave with maximum temperatures of between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius as of 4.30pm Sunday (Feb 28), according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Last year tied with 2016 as the world's warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified, the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation service said on Friday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities on Monday managed to stave off a massive bushfire as it neared a coastal township on world heritage-listed Fraser Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef.
GENEVA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The year 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record, and 2011 to 2020 the warmest decade on record with the warmest six years all being since 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.