21 Dead, 62,000 Displaced in Deadliest Flooding to Swamp Jakarta in Years

This post was originally published on this site At least 21 people have died in some of the deadliest flooding to swamp Jakarta in years, according to the latest report from Reuters. None Unusually heavy rain began to fall in and around the Indonesian capital Dec. 31, 2019: 377 millimeters (approximately 14.8 inches) were recorded […]

Fire Kills at Least 30 Animals at German Monkey House

This post was originally published on this site At least 30 animals died early New Year’s Day in a fire at a monkey house at a zoo in Krefeld, Germany, The New York Times reported. None The Great Ape House had housed orangutans, chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, rodents, marmosets and birds before it burned down a […]

7 Climate Disasters That Cost More Than $10 Billion in 2019

This post was originally published on this site The climate crisis cost countries around the world billions of dollars in extreme weather events in 2019, according to the latest annual tally from UK charity Christian Aid. None The report, published Friday, identified seven disasters that cost $10 billion or more, and 15 disasters that cost […]

Greta Thunberg: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Wasted My Time’ Talking to Trump

This post was originally published on this site Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg doesn’t have any time for climate deniers, even if they are the president of the United States. None In an interview with BBC Radio 4 Monday, she said she would not have spoken to President Donald Trump if she had had the […]

Australia Wildfire Forces 4,000 to Flee to Sea

This post was originally published on this site An out-of-control wildfire in the Australian state of Victoria forced thousands of people to flee towards the coast Tuesday. None Residents of the town of Mallacoota hunkered down in their homes or headed for the relative safety of the beach when a siren sounded around 8 a.m., […]

World’s Oldest Known Black Rhino Dies

This post was originally published on this site The world’s oldest known living black rhino has died at age 57. None The rhino, a female named Fausta, died of natural causes Friday in a conservation area in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Reuters reported. “Records show that Fausta lived longe[r] than any rhino in the […]

Intermittent Fasting Could Be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle, Studies Show

This post was originally published on this site Are you looking to change your eating habits in the New Year? A new review of the evidence published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday suggests that intermittent fasting — the practice of limiting how much you eat during the day or week — can […]

Typhoon Kills 28, Displaces More Than 50,000 in the Philippines

This post was originally published on this site Typhoon Phanfone battered the Philippines on Christmas Day, killing at least 28 and uprooting tens of thousands. None Authorities revised the death toll upwards on Friday from 16, and said it might rise again, AFP reported. At least 12 people are missing. “The likelihood is present that […]

Michigan Zoo Announces Birth of Critically Endangered Black Rhino

This post was originally published on this site A critically endangered black rhino calf was born at a Michigan zoo on Christmas Eve. None Doppsee, a 12-year-old female rhino at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, gave birth to a male calf at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, the zoo said in a blog post. It […]

British Queen Praises Young Climate Activists in Christmas Speech

This post was originally published on this site Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II praised young climate change activists during her Christmas speech broadcast Wednesday. None “The challenges many people face today may be different to those once faced by my generation, but I have been struck by how new generations have brought a similar sense of […]

Trump Makes More Bizarre Claims About Wind Power

This post was originally published on this site President Donald Trump doesn’t like wind power, and he wants everyone to know it. He fought and lost a legal battle to prevent a wind farm from going up near his golf course in Scotland and, in April, he claimed wind turbines caused cancer. None Then, on […]

Boat Carrying 600 Gallons of Oil Sinks off the Galápagos

This post was originally published on this site A barge containing 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank off the Galápagos Islands Sunday, prompting fears for the island chain’s unique wildlife. None The oil spill occurred off San Cristóbal Island when workers were attempting to load a shipping container onto a barge called the Orca, The […]

Docs Reveal Police Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Pipeline Protesters in Canada

This post was originally published on this site Canadian police discussed shooting indigenous protesters who were trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from being built on their land, documents reported by The Guardian Friday revealed. On Jan. 7, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) armed with assault rifles arrested 14 land defenders when they cleared […]

White Sands in New Mexico Is the Latest U.S. National Park

This post was originally published on this site The world’s largest gypsum dunefield is now the United States’ newest national park. None The National Park Service (NPS) welcomed its 62nd member on Friday, when President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The act contained a provision redesignating White Sands National […]

Packaged Hard-Boiled Eggs Linked to 7 Listeria Infections, Including 1 Death

This post was originally published on this site A deadly listeria outbreak has been linked to certain hard-boiled eggs sold in stores and restaurants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Wednesday evening. “CDC is concerned that bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, are contaminated with Listeria and […]

Sixth Democratic Debate Yields Most Substantive Climate Discourse Yet

This post was originally published on this site The climate crisis had its strongest showing to date in the sixth Democratic primary debate hosted by Politico and PBS in Los Angeles Thursday. For the first time, a climate question was asked during the first 30 minutes of the debate, HuffPost reported. The issue got 13 […]

Australia Fire Crisis: PM Morrison Cuts Vacation Short After Two Firefighters Die

This post was originally published on this site Two firefighters died Thursday battling wildfires fueled by a record-breaking heat wave in Australia, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to return home from a Hawaiian vacation he had been much criticized for taking. None The firefighters were 32-year-old Geoffrey Keaton and 36-year-old Andrew O’Dwyer, and both of […]

Consuming Chilies Reduces Death From Heart Attack, Stroke and All Causes, Study Shows

This post was originally published on this site Could chili peppers have life-saving properties? A recent study suggests they might. Researchers looked at the diets of nearly 23,000 adults living in the Molise region of Southern Italy over an eight year period. They found that those who ate chili peppers regularly, defined as four or […]

Consuming Chiles Reduces Death From Heart Attack, Stroke and All Causes, Study Shows

This post was originally published on this site Could chili peppers have life-saving properties? A recent study suggests they might. Researchers looked at the diets of nearly 23,000 adults living in the Molise region of Southern Italy over an eight year period. They found that those who ate chili peppers regularly, defined as four or […]

U.S. Is 7th Deadliest Country for Pollution

This post was originally published on this site The U.S. is the wealthiest country to make an appearance on a list ranking the 10 nations with the most pollution-related deaths, The Guardian reported Wednesday. The list is part of the latest report from the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) on the global health […]

Does Air Pollution Increase Depression and Suicide?

This post was originally published on this site A growing body of evidence suggests that air pollution is harmful to mental as well as physical health. None Now, the first review of studies linking air pollution and mental health problems has found that exposure to air pollution increases the risk of depression and suicide. “We […]

Giant Eagle Becomes First U.S. Retailer of Its Size to Set Single-Use Plastic Phaseout

This post was originally published on this site Pittsburgh-based grocery store chain Giant Eagle announced Tuesday that it will eliminate single-use plastics by 2025. It is the first retailer of its size in the U.S. to make such a commitment, Greenpeace USA senior communications specialist Perry Wheeler told EcoWatch in an email. None “When my […]

Australia Likely Just Broke Its Record for Hottest Day

This post was originally published on this site Tuesday was Australia’s hottest day on record, according to preliminary results from the country’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The country recorded an average maximum temperature of 40.9 degrees Celsius, beating the previous average of 40.3 degrees recorded on Jan. 7, 2013. None And that record could be […]

UK Shoppers Spend More Than $3 Billion on Barely Worn Holiday Party Outfits

This post was originally published on this site It turns out there are environmental consequences to donning gay apparel this holiday season. None The UK charity Hubbub conducted a survey of 3,006 adults and found that, while Britons will spend £2.4 billion (approximately $3.17 billion) on outfits for holiday parties this year, one in five […]

New Satellite Data Reveals One of the Largest Methane Leaks in U.S. History

This post was originally published on this site In February 2018, a blowout at a fracked natural gas well in Belmont County, Ohio forced around 100 nearby residents to flee their homes, as The New York Times reported. Now, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Monday has revealed that […]

Humans to Blame for Extinction of Only Parrot Native to U.S., Study Finds

This post was originally published on this site The Carolina parakeet, the only parrot species native to the U.S., went extinct in 1918 when the last bird died at the Cincinnati Zoo. Now, a little more than 100 years later, researchers have determined that humans were entirely to blame. How? Researchers sequenced the bird’s genome […]

Hunters Banned in Botswana After Shooting and Killing Research Elephant

This post was originally published on this site Two hunters who shot and killed a research elephant in Botswana and then destroyed its collar to hide the evidence have been banned from further hunting in the country. None The death echoes the infamous killing of “Cecil the Lion” by an American hunter in Zimbabwe in […]

Party With One of the Least Ambitious Climate Plans Wins UK Election

This post was originally published on this site The Conservative Party emerged victorious in Thursday’s UK elections with a majority of 78 seats in the House of Commons, its largest majority since 1987, as BBC News reported. None With one seat left to count, the Conservatives now have 364 seats, the Labour Party has 203, […]

Thousands of ‘Penis Fish’ Appear on California Beach

This post was originally published on this site A photographer came across a strange sight when he walked along a Northern California beach last week: thousands of sausage-shaped, 10-inch worms stretching for miles down the beach. “I haven’t seen anything like that before,” David Ford, the photographer, told the Marin Independent Journal. None So he […]

200+ Starlings Found Mysteriously Dead on Welsh Road

This post was originally published on this site Police in Wales are in the midst of an unusual investigation: the sudden death of more than 200 starlings. The birds were found on a road in Anglesey, an island off the Welsh coast, The Guardian reported. The bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon on the road and […]