February 7, 2020

Bumblebees even more devastated by recent climate change than previously thought: Study

Paul Hartley/iStock(LONDON) -- A new study has drawn a direct link between climate change and the global decline in the bumblebee populations, with scientists now warning that further declines can be expected as the planet continues to heat up. The study, jointly authored by Peter Soroye and Jeremy Kerr from the University of Ottawa, and Tim Newbold from University College London, found that recent climate change, which has increased global temperatures, "has driven stronger and more widespread..
February 7, 2020

Royal wedding details announced for Prince Andrew’s daughter, Princess Beatrice

Luc Castel/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Get your fascinators ready. Details on the wedding of Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, the Duchess of York, have been announced. Beatrice, 31, will marry Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi, described by the BBC as a "property tycoon," on Friday, May 29, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. The wedding will take place at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London, where Prince George, the son of Beatrice's cousin Prince Willi..
February 7, 2020

Leader of al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen killed in US operation: White House

kylieellway/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The leader of al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in Yemen, according to a statement issued by the White House on Thursday. "At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al-Rimi, a founder and the leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and a deputy to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri," according to t..
February 7, 2020

Fiery freight train derailment prompts Canada to enact 30-day speed limit

Lemanieh/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After a second freight train carrying crude oil derailed in Saskatchewan in just two months, Canada's transport minister announced a 30-day speed limit for similar shipments. Effective at midnight Feb. 7, trains with at least 20 cars carrying potentially dangerous cargo can't exceed 20 mph in cities and 25 mph elsewhere, Marc Garneau said in a tweet on Thursday. "I have taken this precautionary measure today since there are similarities between today's..