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ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE: Australia -- Wildfires
TOPIC: The cities of Sydney and Adelaide are undergoing a thick, smoky haze from the fires near it, as Australia’s wildfire season has opened early. New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia are all experiencing multiple fires. High winds and high temperatures are feeding the fires. How did these fires start? Does Australia undergo a fire season every summer? What was the advice given to the residents of Sydney and Adelaide regarding air quality?
SEARCH TERMS: Australia AND wildfires
Business and Economics
BUSINESS: United Kingdom – Uber Loses London License
TOPIC: Transport for London has ruled that Uber should lose its license to operate in London, one of its biggest markets, because over 14,000 rides were made with drivers who weren’t driving under their own name. Uber can continue while its appeal is being heard. What is threatening about the fact that Uber drivers could fake their identities? What are some of the reasons for the popularity of Uber in London?
SEARCH TERMS: London AND Uber
Arts and Literature
MUSIC: CMA Awards
TOPIC: Garth Brooks’s has broken a Country Music Award (CMA) record with his 7th win as Entertainer of the Year. Whose record did he break? Why were fans of Carrie Underwood upset and shocked? What are some of the qualities that critics and fans like about Brooks’ music?
SEARCH TERMS: “Country Music Awards” AND “Garth Brooks” AND “Entertainer of the Year”