Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 28, 2019

Australia's summer was hottest on record

Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February, and forecasts show the autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. "After a record hot December and January, it won't come as a surprise that this summer ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 15, 2019

Tasmania fires may wipe out ancient species

Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bush fires consumed vast tracts of wild bush land. As authorities downgraded emergency warnings Friday, with wetter weather — and even some snow — bringing respite from more than ...