Satellite data shows Amazon rainforest burning at record rates

By Daniel Uria  (0) A NASA satellite image shows several fires burning in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory Aug. 21 (UPI) — Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, data from international space agencies indicate. The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research on Tuesday said its satellite data showed […]

Hong Kong protests show no sign of slowing as 1.7 million rally

By Thomas Maresca  (0) A massive crowd of protesters under umbrellas leave an anti-government rally in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on August 18, 2019. Organizers estimated 1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI | License Photo HONG KONG, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The organizers of a rally on Sunday afternoon in Hong […]

Human-induced global warming responsible for West Antarctic’s melting ice

By Brooks Hays  (0) Shifting wind patterns caused by climate change are encouraging warm ocean conditions along the coast of Western Antarctica, accelerating melt rates among key glaciers. Photo by Pierre Dutrieux/BAS Aug. 16 (UPI) — Human-caused climate change has triggered wind shifts in Antarctica, according to a new study, driving accelerated melting across the continent’s […]

Knife attacker kills woman in Sydney stabbing spree,

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) A woman is taken to an ambulance after an attack Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Dean Lewins/EPA-EFE Aug. 13 (UPI) — Australian authorities said a knife attack in downtown Sydney Tuesday killed one woman before the assailant was subdued by three bystanders. Police said Mert Ney attacked the woman and shouted an […]

Hackers can hijack your digital photos for ransom, experts warn

By Daniel Uria  (0) Cybersecurity experts say hackers may soon turn their efforts to hijack your photos stored on certain digital cameras with DSLR capability. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo Aug. 13 (UPI) — Hackers and malware and ransomware have for years targeted personal computers and computerized networks, but analysts say cybercriminals may soon […]

Jeffrey Epstein investigation expands to France, Caribbean

By Clyde Hughes  (0) French authorities are examining Epstein’s activities in Paris, where he owned an apartment. Photo by New York State Division of Criminal Justice/EPA-EFE Aug. 13 (UPI) — The investigation into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epsteinhas branched out overseas — as authorities are now examining his properties in France and the Caribbean. French authorities said they […]

Trump says he received a ‘beautiful’ letter from Kim Jong Un

By Elizabeth Shim  (1) President Donald Trump said Friday he received communication from Kim Jong Un. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo Aug. 9 (UPI) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he received a “beautiful” letter from Kim Jong Un, three days after North Korea fired short-range projectiles from its east coast. Speaking to reporters as he left the White […]