January 7, 2020

What Iran’s latest nuclear deal announcement really means

CGinspiration/iStock(NEW YORK) -- One day after Iran's government announced the country will no longer abide by any of the operational restraints on its nuclear program under the nuclear deal, President Donald Trump issued a new all-caps warning to Tehran. "IRAN WILL NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON!" the president tweeted on Monday. It's a red line he has issued before, at times scolding Iran for recent steps to violate the nuclear deal from which he withdrew the U.S. and even warning Ira..
January 7, 2020

Climate change can ‘supercharge’ wildfires in Australia through more extreme heat, drought

Patrick Honan/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Climate change can increase the chances that areas prone to wildfires see both record high temperatures and drought simultaneously, creating the potential to ”supercharge” the wildfires in Australia after 2019's record-high temperatures, climate experts say. These fire conditions match what climate scientists have been predicting for more than a decade. A United Nations climate report published in 2007 said heatwaves and fires were “virtually certain to in..
January 7, 2020

One American killed, two injured in attack while driving in Mexico

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- One American citizen was killed and two others injured during an attack just south of the Texas border in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Saturday, a U.S. State Department spokesperson confirmed to ABC News. "We are providing them all appropriate consular assistance. We are closely monitoring local authorities' investigation into this brutal attack," the spokesperson said. News of the death comes after the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas province, issued a..
January 6, 2020

Using map of North America to show scale of massive Australia wildfires gives horrifying perspective

File photo. imamember/iStock(AUSTRALIA) -- The raging fires in Australia have burned over 12.35 million acres of land -- with at least 24 people killed and more than 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes, officials said. The size of the fires are twice as large as the state of Maryland and bigger than several other states, including Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New Jersey. A superimposed map of Australia over the United States and Canada shows the scale of the massive wildfires that h..