The state's desperate pleas for firefighters overlooks the fact that institutional barriers are preventing thousands of formerly incarcerated women and people of colour with firefighting experience from working as full-time professional firefighters.
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So far at least six people have been killed, mostly by falling trees.
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Milne Ice Shelf lost an area larger than the size of Manhattan and two resulting islands are now dangerously floating in the ocean, scientists say.
About 1 million square kilometres less of the ocean is covered with ice than in the past seven years, according to new findings, and it's largely caused by the Arctic's record-breaking heatwave.
Up to 10 greater one-horned rhinoceroses, which are found at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, died in the deluge.