Climbing high mountain peaks with a bike on his back, and then racing back down on narrow, rocky trails gives Harald Philipp the incredible rush that he describes as his “flow”.
Mountain springs, active volcanoes, fiery lava flows and emerald lakes: New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park looks like another planet. But its popularity among tourists is putting this natural wonder at risk.
Education and fighting poverty are key to combatting the effects of extreme weather, says Joseph Mukabana, Director of the Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries at the World Meteorological Organization.
Over the past week, dead fish have been pulled out of Germany's rivers and lakes by the ton — the extreme heat and a lack of rain have proven too much for them. Global warming is among factors altering fish habitat.
The extreme heat pummeling Germany has helped unearth World War II bombs as water levels drop where battles were once fought. Police have warned against touching the grenades, mines and other possibly live explosives.
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