Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.
People are to blame, the resea...
Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth’s atmosphere. Th...
Drowned Man’s Mother Feels a Hole That “Nobody Can Fill”
2019-06-26 18:04:49 UTC
SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she feels a hole that “nobody can fill.”
Rosa Ramírez says she begged Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez not to leave, and if he had to, to leave ...
Japan Eats Whale Despite Environmental Concerns
2019-06-24 04:59:19 UTC
MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale.
Though Japan's government maintains that eating whale is ...
Mozambique's Cyclone Survivors Face Cholera
2019-03-27 17:36:23 UTC
BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai.
Thousands of people were trapped for more than a ...
China’s Population to Reach 1.442 Billion in 2029
2019-01-06 05:03:07 UTC
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of “unstoppable” decline in 2030, government scholars said in a research report published on Friday.
The world’s most populous country must now draw up policies to try to cope with a...
Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
(Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate.
The congressionally mandated report, writ...
European lawmakers vote to ban single-use plastics
2018-10-25 19:15:10 UTC
European lawmakers have approved measures to reduce plastics polluting seas and oceans. A proposed ban targets the top 10 single-use plastic products that litter Europe's beaches.
The European Parliament on Wednesday approved measures that could lead to a ban on single-use plastic items, inclu...
Green crabs from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem
2018-09-19 05:21:29 UTC
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.
Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threa...
Motorway bridge collapse in Italian city of Genoa
2018-08-14 16:09:17 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.
An 80-meter section of the bridge, including one ...
Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
2018-09-26 21:40:04 UTC
<blockquote>Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden —
Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily l...
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, shoots lava into sky
2018-05-04 06:00:22 UTC
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes.
Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on...
Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday
In a 9-4 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...
Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April, the city said Sunday.
Hospitals, key ...
Vietnam to evacuate a million people as typhoon approaches
2017-12-25 19:34:46 UTC
HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people.
Typhoon Tembin is expected to slam into ...
German 'Wolfskinder': the Forgotten Orphans of World War Two
2017-11-03 06:17:09 UTC
They were barefoot and they had lice. It must have been April 1946, but after so many decades, Erika Smetonus isn't entirely sure about the dates.
Her mother hadn't survived the war, her father was missing. Smetonus was completely alone when the great expulsion and flight of the East Prussian...
US requires all nations to provide extensive traveler data
2017-07-13 23:30:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveler poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters.
Countries that fail to comply with the new protocols or take s...
GOODBYE VLADIMIR LENIN!
2017-04-20 18:27:08 UTC
Moscow — The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliament.
The communist party, which ruled the countr...
Trump Targets H-1B Visas Which Are Used Largely By Tech Industry
2017-04-18 05:04:49 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump targets H-1B visas which are used largely by tech industry and will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill high-skilled jobs.
Trump is to sign the order wh...
AMERICA'S SHAME: Refugees Are Fleeing Into Canada From The U.S.
2017-03-31 04:12:42 UTC
By Christinne Muschi and Melissa Fares |
<h3>HEMMINGFORD, QUEBEC — A Sudanese man hopped out of a taxi just before daybreak, a duffle bag slung over his shoulder as he headed for the U.S. - Canadian border.</h3>
Within seconds, the man, who was braving negative 6 degrees Celsius (21 degree...
Trump Chaos: Canadian Schools Suspended Future Trips To U.S.
2017-03-24 18:42:36 UTC
Canada's largest school board and its national Girl Guides organization have suspended new trips to the United States, citing uncertainty around who is allowed into the country.
Toronto District School Board, which oversees more than 250,000 students, decided Wednesday to suspend U.S. trips fo...
Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
2017-03-06 09:47:21 UTC
According to travel search site Kayak (PCLN.O), searches from Europe for flights to the U.S. are down by 12 percent since the elections.
Demand for travel to the United States over the coming months has flattened out following a positive start to the year, with uncertainty over a possible new ...
California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday.
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation will help ensure that California's current target...
Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy.
Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on the morning of July 10, when they spotted a flock...
Germany: 91-Year-Old Woman Gets Run Over By Train And Survives
2016-05-27 22:50:49 UTC
<blockquote><h3><i>A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.</h3></i>
Police said the senior was attempting to cros...