February 11, 2020

‘Grounds for optimism’: Global carbon emissions level out despite growing economy

Pgiam/iStock(LONDON) -- Global carbon dioxide emissions stopped growing last year, despite the global economy experiencing a marked increase in size, according to data published today. Following two years of increasing emissions, CO2 emissions flattened to 33 gigatons thanks to the growing role of renewable resources in electricity generation in advanced economies in 2019, according to the International Atomic Agency (IEA). The global economy, meanwhile, expanded by 2.9%, the IEA said. The flatl..
February 11, 2020

Coronavirus infects residents on different floors of apartment building

jarun011/iStock(HONG KONG) -- A hundred people have been quarantined in Hong Kong after being evacuated from an apartment building where two residents living on different floors were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, authorities said. During a press conference Tuesday, officials from Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection said the two infected residents were separated by 10 floors and the decision to partially evacuate the public housing estate in the city's Tsing Yi area was mad..
February 11, 2020

Thirteenth American diagnosed with coronavirus; death toll tops 1,000 in China

Carl Court/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A 13th American was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on Monday as the death toll in China topped 1,000 with health officials struggling to contain the epidemic. The American tested positive for the disease in San Diego, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson confirmed to ABC News on Monday evening. The patient had arrived from China on the first evacuation flight to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. The flight landed at ..
February 10, 2020

‘Political earthquake’ in Ireland as nationalists win historic result

iStock/omersukrugoksu(DUBLIN) -- The left-wing nationalist party Sinn Féin surged to a historic result in the Irish general election over the weekend, upending the country’s two-party system as the wave of anti-establishment populism that has shaken up democracies around the world appeared to reach Ireland. Sinn Féin, long associated with the nationalist terrorist group the Irish Republican Army or IRA, won the largest share of the popular vote in Saturday's election, coming ahead of Irelan..