History’s 10 most destructive volcanoes

World 11/15/21, 04:51

Volcanic eruptions make up a fifth of all-natural disasters. A succession of massive and sizzling eruptions when the dinosaurs went extinct to more recent explosive events like Mount St. Helens shooting a cloud of dust 15 miles high in 1980 are some of the world's most significant and destructive volcanic eruptions. Deccan ...

COP26: Critics say promises are empty

D.C. 11/14/21, 02:10

The climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, is ending in disappointment and more criticism. For the past two years, the world has been seeing more vivid consequences of climate change, forcing world leaders to pay attention to it. Yet, two weeks of negotiations have passed, and activists see more issues and feel ...

Xi Jinping warns nations to avoid Cold War

U.S. 11/12/21, 03:48

Responding to international pressure on the escalating conflict with Taiwan, Chinese leader Xi Jinping used the return of the Cold War to urge other governments to turn away from the issue.  "Attempts to draw ideological lines or form small circles on geopolitical grounds are bound to fail," Xi said at a ...

US Climate Envoy John Kerry promises no coal by 2030

D.C. 11/12/21, 02:12

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry was confident the U.S. would eliminate coal use in just nine years, he said in an interview at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow Tuesday, Nov. 9. "By 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal," he said, according to Bloomberg. "We will not have ...

Serbian town suffers air pollution from Chinese owned steel mill

News 11/11/21, 16:00

Five years after taking over a steel mill in central Serbia, residents of Radinac town are calling for the facility to be shut down due to the dust contaminant it releases.  The facility, Smedrevo, emits fumes of red-hued smoke that leave the municipality covered in dust described as "greasy" and troubling ...

Tornadoes rip through Orange County, Texas, causing blinding explosions

U.S. 10/28/21, 03:28

A tornado ripped through Orange, Texas, causing blinding booms and rendering motorists speechless. The twister passed in front of motorists throwing large debris about like it was confetti. Mary Phan said she was driving along the Interstate when she observed the twister. “It was much closer to me than the video is showing,” ...

A live tongue-eating parasite found in the mouth of a live fish

U.S. 10/24/21, 03:22

Nature occasionally presents something that appears to have sprung straight out of a horror movie.Fox News reported that workers at a Texas state park recently shared a photo of a fish with a living parasite in its mouth instead of a tongue.The photo was posted to the Galveston Island State ...

Study: A popular synthetic chemical linked to 107,000 early deaths annually in US

News 10/12/21, 06:11

Phthalate, a synthetic chemical found in hundreds of consumer products, may cause the premature deaths of more than 100,000 American people a year, according to a new study released on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution, found that between 91,000 and 107,000 people aged 55 to ...

The far-reaching impact of the global energy crisis

U.S. 10/10/21, 05:47

The sudden energy crisis strains supply networks and geopolitics as the global economy recovers from the COVID-19 outbreak. A particularly severe winter in Europe depleted the continent's energy supplies, as well as a series of hurricanes that shut down Gulf oil refineries, deteriorating relations between China and Australia, and less wind ...