Cleanup efforts continue after an offshore oil spill released heavy crude into the ocean not far from Southern California beaches. Some of the oil washed onto miles of beaches and a protected marshland. (Oct. 5)
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- Atlanta Black Star
‘Poses Real Problems’: Ex Minneapolis Cop Has Murder Conviction Reversed and Sentencing Reduced; New Precedence Draws Concern as Derek Chauvin Seeks to Appeal His Conviction
Minneapolis’ first cop to be convicted of murder may regain his freedom sooner than anticipated. In an unprecedented turn of events, a Minnesota judge re-sentenced […]
- The Daily Beast
TwitterHouston cops carrying out a welfare check on an apartment found a nightmare: three siblings abandoned and living with the skeletal remains of a fourth.“A very horrific situation out here, very tragic,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a Sunday press conference. “I’ve been in this business a long time and I had never heard of a scenario like this. It really caught me by surprise.”The surviving children were ages 15, 10, and 7, and they had been living in “deplorable conditions” fo
- The New York Times
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man in Florida’s largest city wrote to officials that the smell and flies were getting bad, after six weeks of waiting for his yard waste to be picked up. Other residents sent photos of overflowing bins, stacked plastic bags and littered lawns. At one point, the fed-up neighbors of Almira Street in Jacksonville threatened to rent a truck and dump their trash on the steps of City Hall. The disruption to America’s economy created by the coronavirus pandemic has led to mass c
- USA TODAY
EVs cost more to power than gasoline costs to fuel an internal combustion car with reasonable gas mileage, according to an Anderson Economic Group report.
A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country's worsening plastic waste crisis by turning bottles, single-use sachets and snack food wrappers that clog rivers and spoil beaches into building materials. The Plastic Flamingo, or "The Plaf", as they are commonly known, collect the waste, shred it and then mould it into posts and planks called "eco-lumber" that can be used for fencing, decking or even to make disaster-relief shelters. Having collected over 100 tonnes of plastic waste to date, the social enterprise is doing its bit to address a local problem that has global ramifications.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
DULUTH – As cargo ships wait their turn to unload containers at congested coastal hubs, leaders of the country's farthest-inland port have a better idea: Ship it to Duluth. The Port of Duluth-Superior announced last week it can now handle "significantly larger" volumes of containers arriving on international vessels because of expanded permissions from the Department of Homeland Security. That ...
Raw video of damage in North Bay as storm rips through the Bay Area
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- Raleigh News and Observer
The village’s restaurants, bars and boardwalk make it a booming tourist destination, and new development keeps getting built. But the marshes that drive the economy are some of the most endangered in South Carolina. “You can call it global warming, or whatever you want to call it, but the tides are higher now than they used to be.’’
- Washington Examiner
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, authorities said.
- WABC – NY
A 13-year-old girl was arrested after a violent brawl broke out at a high school on Staten Island Friday.
- Business Insider
The CEO of a logistics startup took a boat tour of the Port of Long Beach and found a lot of things wrong, including terminals 'simply overflowing with containers'
The City of Long Beach said on Friday that it will temporarily permit additional container stacking to free up space and alleviate port congestion.
- KGO – San Francisco
STORM WATCH: Several drivers abandoned their vehicles on I-880 in Fremont after flooding from one of the strongest storms to hit the Bay Area in years blocked the freeway early Monday.
- Business Insider
Hooters waitress reveals how much she makes in tips, with one shift netting her as much as $408 on top of her $2.13 hourly wage
Kirsten Songer, who works at Hooters, used a TikTok video to discuss the tips she earns on top of her hourly wage of $2.13.
- In The Know by Yahoo
TikTok says dad 'understood the assignment' when it came to his kid's Halloween costume: 'Give this boy an Oscar'
The father and son understood the assignment this spooky season.
A man who attacked an 11-year-old Black girl in a New York City park last week is now in custody. […] The post Man arrested for attack on 11-year-old girl in New York City park appeared first on TheGrio.
NOAA; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios; Data: NOAA; Map: Kavya Beheraj/AxiosThe return of La Niña for the second straight year means winter in Colorado will bring warmer temperatures and less precipitation than normal, according to a new forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Why it matters: Dry conditions have fueled some of Colorado's most devastating wildfires, including last year's East Troublesome blaze, which raged for more than a month and destroyed nearly 194,000 acres.S
What's the evidence for global warming and how do we know it's being caused by human activity?
Comedian Chris Rock has an old joke about how bad Bill Gates would feel if he woke up one day with Oprah's money. The point was that "rich" is a subjective term. The same holds true if you make a lot...
- Miami Herald
A Connecticut pimp’s planned tour of major tourist and sporting events with two women and a 17-year-old girl ended with the first stop, January 2020 during Super Bowl Week in Miami. And he’ll be watching the next several Super Bowls from federal prison.