August 13, 2019

Report: 2018 climate breaks long-held records, underscoring dire picture

Thanapol sinsrang/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere rose to levels the planet hasn't seen in 800,000 years in 2018, underscoring the impact of irreversible -- and increasing -- environmental damage due to human activity, according to a new federal report. Carbon dioxide and other major greenhouse gases, including methane, and nitrous oxide, continued their rapid increase last year, while global sea level rose to its highest on record, according to the Ame..
August 13, 2019

Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile ‘likely’ cause of fatal explosion in Russia, US official says

republica/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The explosion in northern Russia last week that killed 7 people “likely” involved Russia’s new nuclear-powered cruise missile, a U.S. official said. Russian authorities have given conflicting information about the explosion and whether it was triggered by testing of the missile, which is intended to fly long distances and go around air defense missile systems. The U.S. official also said that increased levels of radiation had been detected in areas near the site o..
August 13, 2019

Riot police storm Hong Kong airport as protesters force second day of cancellations

winhorse/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Riot police stormed the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday as a protest by thousands of anti-government demonstrators forced flights to be canceled for the second straight day. Travelers at one of the world's busiest airports were advised that check-in had been suspended and hundreds flights were cancelled, and that they should leave the terminals as quickly as possible and contact airlines for more information. The clashes appeared to represent an esca..
August 13, 2019

French officials call for investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘links with France’

Ben185/iStock(PARIS) -- A pair of French government officials are calling for an investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s activities in France, citing the “many unanswered questions” in the wake of Epstein’s suicide in jail over the weekend. French Secretary of State for Equality between men and women Marlène Schiappa and Secretary of State for the ministry of solidarity and health Adrien Taquet released a joint statement on Monday asking the French authorities to open their own investigation of Epste..