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Jul 16 2021
More than 100 people have been killed by floods in Germany after extreme rainfall caused rivers to overflow in the western part of the country on Thursday, and the toll is expected to increase as the floodwaters recede.
Dozens have also been killed in neighboring Belgium and the Netherlands.
Rescue operations are ongoing as hundreds of people are still listed as missing, althoughBuzzFeed News
May 01 2021
States are months away from getting the census data they need to draw new political maps, but courts are already filling up with lawsuits challenging the redistricting process.
One of the Democratic Party's most prominent lawyers quickly filed three suits in states where neither Republicans nor Democrats have full control over the redistricting process, in preparation for court actionPolitico
Jan 11 2021
Over the past 40 years, damage from major weather and climate disasters has cost the United States nearly $2 trillion dollars. A closer look at the data reveals that recently the cost of such incidents has been escalating quickly, due in part to human-caused climate change.
According to NOAA's assessment of the biggest U.S. weather disasters — those with an inflation-adjusted cost of aCBS News (Online)
Dec 30 2020
More than 2.5 million voters have cast ballots during the early voting period for Georgia’s high-stakes runoffs for two U.S. Senate seats, shattering records as both Democrats and Republicans mount unprecedented efforts to get their supporters to the polls.
The twin contests between Sen. David Perdue (R) and investigative journalist Jon Ossoff (D) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and the RevThe Hill
Nov 24 2020
Dr. Drew Miller knew his patient had to be moved.
The vital signs of the 30-year-old COVID-19 victim were crashing, and Kearny County Hospital in rural Lakin, Kansas, just wasn’t equipped to handle the case. Miller, Kearny’s chief medical officer - who doubles as the county health officer - called around to larger hospitals in search of an ICU bed. With coronavirus cases soaringReuters
Sep 16 2020
Sally is now a tropical storm -- but the crawling cyclone still has plenty of misery to deliver to parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle that it has pummeled in the hours since it smashed ashore as a Category 2 hurricane.
The storm has spurred water rescues, sapped power, dropped trees and left serious flooding as it crawled at an agonizingly slow pace since Wednesday morning.CNN (Online News)
Sep 11 2020
The 2020 presidential campaign heads into the fall stretch with a dizzying pace of news developments threatening to upend the contest. But NPR interviews with voters across the country around Labor Day weekend found that most are locked into their support for either President Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The small contingent of undecided voters said they are unenthusiastic aboutNPR (Online News)
Aug 30 2020
Confronting a climate crisis that threatens the fossil fuel industry, oil companies are racing to make more plastic. But they face two problems: Many markets are already awash with plastic, and few countries are willing to be dumping grounds for the world’s plastic waste.
The industry thinks it has found a solution to both problems in Africa.New York Times (News)
Aug 27 2020
Hurricane Laura pounded the Louisiana and Texas coasts as it made landfall near Cameron, La., as a Category 4 storm early Thursday, delivering a barrage of 150-mile-an-hour winds and massive storm surge. The cyclone weakened as it moved inland, but remained destructive, with strong winds and heavy rain, and forecasters said it could spawn tornadoes.
At 8 a.m. Central time, the storm wasNew York Times (News)
Aug 24 2020
President Trump’s reelection campaign has made a seven-figure digital ad buy ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention, targeting platforms like YouTube, Google, Facebook and Hulu.
The YouTube ads began running on the video-sharing platform’s masthead at 12:01 a.m. Monday and are set to run throughout the four-day convention, Axios reported. The campaign plans to run adsThe Hill