August 9, 2019

Experts: Asteroid whizzing by Earth this weekend won’t come close to impact

Thanapol sinsrang/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Residents of planet Earth fret not -- a 1,000-foot asteroid whizzing by our planet this weekend won't even come close to making impact. In fact, while asteroid 2006 QQ23 is considered to be a "potentially hazardous asteroid," its passage will be about 5 million miles away from Earth, "just barely into the zone that we start to keep closer track of these objects," NASA Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson told ABC News. Johnson added that "there i..
August 9, 2019

US calls China ‘thuggish regime’ after Beijing protests diplomat’s opposition meeting

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. accused China of behaving like a "thuggish regime" in a growing spat over the protests in Hong Kong that have seized the territory for weeks now. China has accused Western countries and the U.S. in particular of orchestrating the movement, which protesters deny. But those allegations were fueled by a meeting between a senior U.S. diplomat and some pro-democracy activists. A pro-Beijing newspaper published a report on Thursday, including photos an..
August 9, 2019

Altering global diets, food systems could help combat climate change: UN

IrenaV/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A United Nations panel says countries around the world need to adapt food systems to limit climate change, including adopting more sustainable agriculture practices and altering diets to eat less red meat. Agriculture and other uses of land around the world contribute more than 23% of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the report and warming from climate change could start to make food more expensive as heat, drought or extreme rains make crops less productive. Th..
August 8, 2019

US and Canadian military aircraft intercept 2 Russian bombers north of Alaska coast

U.S. Defense Department(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. and Canadian fighter aircraft intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers over the Beaufort Sea north of the Alaskan and Canadian coast on Thursday, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The bombers had entered the Alaskan and Canadian Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ), which extends 200 miles off the coast, but they did not cross into U.S. or Canadian sovereign airspace. It's believed to be the fifth Russian interc..