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Arctic Circle sees ‘highest-ever’ recorded temperatures

Arctic Circle sees ‘highest-ever’ recorded temperatures

World
Temperatures in the Arctic Circle are likely to have hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching 38C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town.The record still needs to be verified, but it appears to have been 18C higher than the average maximum daily temperature in June.Hot summer weather is not uncommon in the Arctic Circle, but recent months have seen abnormally high temperatures.The Arctic is believed to be warming twice as fast as the global average.Verkhoyansk, home to about 1,300 people, sits just inside the Arctic Circle, in remote Siberia. It has an extreme climate with temperatures plunging in January to an average maximum of -42C and then surging in June to 20C.But a persistent heatwave this year in the Arcti...
Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Science
Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish.That's the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN.While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is making the lack of oxygen worse. Around 700 ocean sites are now suffering from low oxygen, compared with 45 in the 1960s. Researchers say the depletion is threatening species including tuna, marlin and sharks.The threat to oceans from nutrient run-off of chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus from farms and industry has long been known to impact the levels of oxygen in the sea waters and still remains the primary factor, especially closer to coasts.However, i...
Satellite image shows temperatures soaring across Europe

Satellite image shows temperatures soaring across Europe

Science
June 28 (UPI) -- It is really hot in Europe, and the European Space Agency has the satellite images to prove it. Scientists with ESA generated a heat map of continental Europe using data collected by the space agency's Copernicus Sentinel-3's Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer. The map shows the temperature of the land across Europe on June 26. The heatwave currently gripping Europe is producing record temperatures for June. In France, thermometers are registering 100 degrees Fahrenheit, moving Paris officials to ban certain vehicles inside the city. Cities throughout Spain, Italy and Germany also experienced extreme highs on Wednesday and Thursday. In Catalonia, wildfires fueled by the extreme heat and winds are quickly spreading. The heatwave has already claimed several lives,...
Six Nations Shuffle: Howlers, hat-tricks, freezing temperatures & epic comebacks

Six Nations Shuffle: Howlers, hat-tricks, freezing temperatures & epic comebacks

Sports
Watch the quirkier moments from the opening weekend of the Six Nations, featuring a howler from Yoann Huget, our pick for outfit of the day and England's stunning victory over Grand Slam champions Ireland.WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Wales overturn 16-point deficit to beat France, Kinghorn hat-trick seals opening Scotland win, England outclass Grand Slam champions IrelandAvailable to UK users only.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport

Halle Berry, 52, sends temperatures soaring in racy bottomless snap

Entertainment
The Last Boy Scout actress seems to have achieved the impossible – staving off the ageing process.Whether it's red carpet glamour or candid at-home snaps, Halle Berry always managed to wow.And her latest pic certainly didn't disappoint.Posting to her 4.2million Instagram followers, the Catwoman star managed to keep the winter chill at bay with a blisteringly-hot pic.The mum-of-two looked sensational as she showed off her never-ending pins by seemingly ditching trousers altogether.Ensuring to keep her top-half warm though, Halle donned a maroon-coloured faux fur coat.She also donned a very sweet reindeer crown that her tots had made for her.She styled her caramel-coloured tresses into loose curls, which cascaded past her shoulders, while she kept her makeup au naturale to show off her...