California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren’t Ready

Guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Jan. 9, 2019. (John Raoux/AP Photo) A … Read More

One million species, or a quarter of all that are left, are now under threat of extinction

A quarter of the world’s species are under threat of extinction. This tarsier appears to think he could be one of them.(Credit: igorot/Depositphotos) Earth stands to lose a massive 25 percent of its biodiversity, warned UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay as she … Read More

Strong 7.2-magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (May 7), officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127km, about … Read More

Russian tourist and pregnant wife die of suspected bubonic plague, sparking ‘indefinite quarantine’ in western Mongolia

(File photo) Officials with the emergency management department in Bayan Ulgii province confirmed to the Siberian Times preliminary testing revealed the couple died Wednesday. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) A portion of the border between Mongolia and Russia remained closed Saturday morning after … Read More

10 million North Koreans face food shortage after worst harvest, says United Nations

The UN found North Korean protein intake to be very low, with some families consuming protein only a few times a year A department store in Pyongyang. Photo: AP North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grammes a day … Read More

Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

–African swine fever in China will impact global food supply. –Virus will move markets, may influence geopolitics: Rabobank. What started with a few dozen dead pigs in northeastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain. Last August, … Read More

Pork prices could jump this year, stay elevated into 2020 due to China’s pig crisis

With African swine fever ravaging China’s hog industry, U.S. experts are expecting pork prices to go higher and likely stay elevated well into 2020. At least 129 cases of African swine fever have been reported in China since the first … Read More

Blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ found in Delaware

The insect can cause Chagas disease in humans, which can be fatal. A man undergoes a medical examination to prevent Chagas disease in the Argentine province of Corrientes in this picture taken September 16, 2008. . (photo credit: GERMAN POMAR … Read More

Mozambique Just Got Hit by Another Massive Cyclone

Cyclone Kenneth had winds equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. Another strong cyclone hit Mozambique Thursday evening. It’s the second cyclone to rip through the area in less than two months. And according to the U.N., it’s the first time … Read More

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