Published: Aug 08, 2021
WINTHROP, Wash. - On the worst days, and there have been many, one can see nothing but white - a hot, suffocating fog bank that smells of burning wood and blots out the sun. Hours tick by in a disorienting haze to the whir of air purifiers and box fans. Doors stay sealed, stores are closed and the normal summer bustle in this bucolic mountain town is snuffed out.
Published: Jul 07, 2021
Record-high temperatures from Canada to Scandinavia and intense wildfires flaring up from California to Russias Far East are adding to extreme weather events recorded at the start of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
Published: Jun 20, 2020
With the Fourth of July just around the corner and many states and communities relaxing coronavirus restrictions, the warm sunny weather beckons. But infectious-disease experts warn that the virus remains a threat as we return to travel, swimming, barbecues, ice cream shops and restaurants.
Published: May 11, 2020
The Interior Ministry’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has mobilised various agencies to provide residents in seven provinces much-needed assistance including roof tiles and materials to repair damaged houses after thunderstorms and gusty winds wreaked havoc.
Published: Apr 21, 2020
Jaturong Suriyassin, deputy director-general and spokesman of Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), has assured customers who queried recent rises in their power bills that any recent increases were not due to adjustments in electricity fees.