Australia can’t catch a break. Parts of the country are facing floods this week that officials said are a 1-in-100 year event. They come barely a year after the same areas were gripped by devastating wildfires.
What do you do when you need to name a vehicle, be it a research vessel or some snowplows? Minnesota knows the right answer: Ask the internet. The replies to the state’s contest to name its snowplows may have you in tears.
Winter has receded in Europe this week. Temperature records are falling as unseasonably warm weather sweeps across the continent delivering an early spring thaw, even while neighbouring Russia is simultaneously going through a deep freeze.