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In Australia's outback town of Oodnadatta, it is just another very hot day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An outback town near Australia's red-hot centre barely paused on Wednesday for a heat wave that is gripping the country, fuelling fires and prompting widespread health warnings as heat records get set to tumble.

Melting ice in the Bering Sea causes massive environmental changes

This ice provided a giant platform for growing algae at the base of the food chain, and has been a significant contributor to the remarkable productivity of a body of water, stretching from Alaska to northeast Russia, that sustains some of the biggest fisheries on the planet.