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After NZ Volcano Eruption, Should Adventure Tourism Be Better Regulated?

After NZ Volcano Eruption, Should Adventure Tourism Be Better Regulated?

Last week, an eruption at New Zealand’s popular White Island volcano killed 16 people and it’s raised questions about why potentially dangerous tourist destinations aren’t better regulated for safety.

This follows a year on Mt. Everest where overcrowding from unqualified mountain climbers created dangerous conditions at the summit.

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Australian heatwaves become a public health crisis

Australian heatwaves become a public health crisis

While a record-breaking cold snap is headed for parts of the Midwest, summer in Australia has brought dangerous heatwaves that are threatening people and wildlife. As NPR reported, Australia’s State Emergency Service declared the heat wave a threat to public safety, as an increasing number of Australians have called ambulances and gone to hospitals in Adelaide for heat-associated illnesses.

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