Europe struggles as heatwave sparks multiple wildfires
European countries struggle with a prolonged heatwave as it sparks multiple wildfires in Spain, France and Portugal
Firefighters in Portugal battled nearly 20 blazes while several others burned across swathes of western Spain.
Water-bombing aircraft tackled fires across multiple fronts as tourists and villages were faced with evacuation and temperates nudged the high 40s Celsius.
Six water-bomber aircraft and around 800 firefighters also tackled several blazes in south west France.
In Leiria in Portugal, 750 firefighters tackled two main fire fronts.
And 23 aircraft criss-crossed the skies tackling fires nationwide
France has also reduced the scale of planned nationwide celebrations on July 14th, Bastille Day, France’s national holiday.
Fireworks displays in many areas of the country have been cancelled due to the fire risk.
The Met Office in the UK also says there is a chance that this heatwave will see the UK reach its highest ever recorded temperature.
Why Elon Musk was booed on stage
New Twitter boss Elon Musk did not receive the warmest welcome at Dave Chappelle’s recent comedy show
Elon Musk appeared embarrassed at Dave Chappelle’s recent San Francisco comedy show, when the audience began booing him.
A mixed reaction from audience members at the show. Some cheered as Chappelle welcome Musk onto the stage, but it was impossible to notice many booing him.
It’s no surprise though, given San Francisco is the home of Twitter HQ, and the place where Musk just fired thousands of staff.
It comes as the controversial new boss makes drastic changes to the social media platform.
After trying to joke his way around the awkwardness for Musk, Chappelle finished the show with some words of wisdom and a prayer.
However, Musk has since responded to the booing from the crowd insisting it “was 90% cheers & 10% boos (except during quiet periods), but, still, that’s a lot of boos, which is a first for me in real life (frequent on Twitter).”
Why ‘zombie viruses’ could be the next biggest public threat
A new report reveals the world will see an increase in so-called ‘zombie viruses’ that are emerging beneath us
A new report by scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research has revealed the global threat of ‘zombie viruses.’ As climate change continues to take effect, the earth is undeniably getter hotter.
Global warming essentially means significant areas of permafrost are now melting. Permafrost is a frozen layer on or under the Earth’s surface, holding beneath it millions of ‘zombie viruses’ not seen in millions of years.
The now melting permafrost means it is lifting the veil on potentially dangerous microbes that human kind isn’t prepared for.
In Siberia, the scientists uncovered a ‘zombie virus’ which they believe is 50,000 years old. This would be the oldest age of a frozen virus returning to life and able to infect.
Researchers are concerned about the global health impact if the earth continues to warm at its current rate.
Dozens injured in Turkey following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake
It’s been a week of major earthquakes, and this time Turkey has fallen victim.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6 struck the west of the country on Wednesday.
35 people have been injured in the quake. But authorities have confirmed there were no immediate reports of deaths or significant damage.
It struck at a depth of 2 kilometres and authorities continue their checks into damage.
The country’s interior minister says there were some barns were wrecked, and power was cut in some parts.
It’s believed the quake was felt in major cities of Istanbul and the capital of Ankara.
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