January 15, 2020

Australia wildfires are paving the way for ‘fire clouds’: Here’s what to know

FILE photo - Каркоцкая Татьяна/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The devastation of the Australia bushfires has been nothing short of catastrophic: over 15 million acres of land burned, at least 25 dead, and one billion animals feared dead, according to an estimate from ecologists at The University of Sydney. The intensity of the blazes has also paved the way for a common but dangerous weather event, known as a pyrocumulus cloud, that could cause even more destruction. What exactly is it? Pyrocumulus clouds,..
January 15, 2020

Avalanches kill at least 100 in Kashmir

Juanmonino/iStock(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) -- Dozens of people have been killed by avalanches and landslides that have swept through the Pakistan-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said. Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority put the death toll at 100 on Wednesday, though that number is expected to increase. Hundreds of people in remote villages remain stranded in the snow as rescuers rush to save them. Nearly 200 homes and other structures have been damaged by the avalanches ..
January 15, 2020

Duchess Meghan visits women’s shelter in Canada

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is stepping back into public life after her surprise announcement with Prince Harry that they plan to "step back" from royal duties. Meghan, 38, visited a women's shelter in Vancouver Tuesday, according to a photo shared on social media by the shelter. "Look who we had tea with today!" the Downtown Eastside Women's Center wrote on Facebook. "The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecti..
January 15, 2020

Avalanches kill at least 76 in Kashmir

Juanmonino/iStock(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) -- Dozens of people have been killed by avalanches and landslides that have swept through the Pakistan-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said. Pakistan's National Disaster Management Authority put the death toll at 76 on Wednesday, though that number is expected to increase. Hundreds of people in remote villages remain stranded in the snow as rescuers rush to save them. Nearly 200 homes and other structures have been damaged by the avalanches a..