Carbon dioxide reaches a record level despite COVID-19’s drastic impact

Atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million for 2020 in May, the highest monthly reading ever recorded, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, who used measurements at Mauna Loa Observatory. That's a carbon dioxide level [...]

2020-06-13T23:26:54+00:00June 13th, 2020|

U.S., Chinese aircraft fly in Taiwan’s air zone

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Taiwan warded off Chinese aircraft with air force jets on Tuesday, Taipei's defense ministry said. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA-EFE June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. and Chinese aircraft flew in Taiwanese airspace on Tuesday, amid high tensions between Washington and Beijing. Taiwan's defense ministry said several Chinese Su-30 fighters temporarily entered [...]

2020-06-10T02:15:02+00:00June 10th, 2020|

South Korea joins global Black Lives Matter rallies

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) A South Korean demonstrator holds up a sign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in downtown Seoul on Saturday. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI | License Photo June 6 (UPI) -- Activists in South Korea held a Black Lives Matter rally Saturday, joining other demonstrations spreading across the globe after the death of George Floyd. [...]

2020-06-08T00:54:50+00:00June 8th, 2020|

Man finds 40 baby snakes living inside home air conditioner

June 4 (UPI) -- An India resident who noticed baby snakes inside his home opened up his air conditioning unit and found about 40 snakes slithering around inside. Shradhanand, a farmer from the village of Pavli Khurd, Meerut district, said he spotted a snake on the floor of his bedroom Monday night and released the reptile outside. The man [...]

2020-06-05T01:49:03+00:00June 5th, 2020|

Knife-wielding attacker injures 39 at Chinese primary school

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) June 4 (UPI) -- A knife-wielding attacker injured 39 children and teachers Thursday at a primary school in southern China. The attack occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time at Wangfu County Center Primary School in Wangfu township, Wuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Global Times reported At least 37 students and two [...]

2020-06-05T01:45:32+00:00June 5th, 2020|

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Mexico

By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather, Accuweather.com  (0) After swirling around in the Bay of Campeche through the end of the week, Cristobal is forecast to turn northward late on Friday and travel through the western Gulf of Mexico and toward the United States this weekend. Graphic courtesy of AccuWeather June 3 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named [...]

2020-06-03T21:22:21+00:00June 3rd, 2020|

United States to send Brazil 2M doses of hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the end of their joint press conference in the Rose Garden in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2019. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo June 1 (UPI) -- The White House announced it will send Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine in its fight against [...]

2020-06-01T12:35:19+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Brazil, Mexico coronavirus deaths, cases climbing exponentially

By Allen Cone  (0) A man wears a facial mask adorned with the Mexican flag and a message that reads "AMLO go away now" -- in reference to Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, during a protest in Guadalajara, Sunday. A vehicle caravan accuses the leader of having put "the sovereignty, integrity and independence of [...]

2020-06-01T12:26:38+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Australian zookeeper airlifted after attack by two lions

By Danielle Haynes  (0) May 29 (UPI) -- A zookeeper in Australia sustained "critical" injuries Friday when two lions attacked her while she was cleaning their enclosure, local police said. New South Wales police said emergency services treated the 35-year-old woman for head and neck injuries at the scene before airlifting her to St. George Hospital in [...]

2020-05-30T14:00:46+00:00May 30th, 2020|

Marshals arrest 2 in Boston for aiding in Carlos Ghosn escape

By Don Jacobson  (0) Former Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn attends the French Film Festival 2018 in Yokohama, Japan on June 21, 2018. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo May 20 (UPI) -- On a Japanese extradition warrant, federal marshals arrested two Massachusetts men Wednesday who they say helped former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn evade justice [...]

2020-05-20T21:26:51+00:00May 20th, 2020|
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