Swathes of land across the Horn of Africa are being ravaged by a drought that has put 20 million people at risk of starvation. A donor conference in April raised almost $1.4 billion for the region, which the UN says is facing its worst drought in 40 years. In the afflicted areas, people eke out a living mainly from herding and subsistence farming. They are experiencing their fourth consecutive poor rainy season since the end of 2020 -- a situation exacerbated by a locust invasion that wiped out crops between 2019 and 2021.
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From Hawkins High to the Upside Down! The M.AC. x Stranger Things collection dropped on May 15.
- Miami Herald
Guess who’s coming to dinner? Rather, breakfast.
- Idaho Statesman
The man was found below a popular viewing area in Canyonlands that sits at 6,080 feet elevation.
- The Weather Network
"The use of this island was truly unprecedented in this part of New Jersey."
In the face of climate change, architects are looking to the past to design more resilient buildings
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
ERCOT warns of high demand due to extreme heat through Friday. If your power goes how, do you know what to do?
A wildfire burning for 40 days in New Mexico on Monday became the largest in the Southwestern state's recorded history as it forced the evacuation of a small ski resort and villages in drought-hit mountains east of Santa Fe. Driven by relentless winds, the blaze has torched an area approaching the size of Los Angeles, destroying hundreds of homes and other properties in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Residents of the Sipapu ski resort and communities around 13 miles (21 km) south of Taos received evacuation alerts over their cellphones late on Sunday as the blaze pushed into the Pecos Wilderness.
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
“We have never had one hit this close to our home.”
The "exceptional" 130-million-year-old fossilized remains of a pregnant ichthyosaur with several fully intact embryos have been unearthed in Chile, a first-of-its-kind prehistoric discovery on the planet. A melting glacier in Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region slowly revealed the treasure: A 13-foot-long fossilized marine creature, nicknamed Fiona by scientists. The fossil dates to the Early Cretaceous Period, between 129 million and 139 million years ago, when the mighty bra
- Silver City Sun-News
The Black Fire in the Gila National Forest erupted Monday, tripling in size from 18,000 acres to more than 56,000 acres.
Sceptics say that far from helping save the planet, electric cars are a liberal pipe-dream whose environmental benefits are exaggerated.
AccuWeather meteorologists are continuing to closely watch areas over the waters in the western Caribbean and the south-central Gulf of Mexico for signs of tropical development and potential risk to lives and property in the region, including the United States. Satellite photos on Monday revealed gathering clouds over part of the region around Central America. There was some persistent thunderstorm activity over the southwestern part of the Caribbean on Monday, a continuation of weather that dev
- The Providence Journal
A coyote pup rescued in Rhode Island this spring is "getting along swimmingly" with her foster brother, a pup rescued in Massachusetts.
- Washington Post
WOOLFORD, Md. - A dozen or so dead northern snakeheads lay stacked in slime and ice behind a general store in Woolford on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Fisherman Caz Kenny reached into the cooler to highlight some of the controversial fish's finer points, such as the sharp, gnarled teeth behind its ghastly mug. Kenny, a lifelong outdoorsman, has been sounding the alarm for years about the invasive species, a powerful predator native to Asia and Russia that was first discovered breeding on the East C
The pup was born on April 29 and the veterinary staff is hand-rearing the baby boy
- Miami Herald
The manatee was found floating lopsided and having difficulty swimming, according to park rangers.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Arizona’s wildfire season, which got off to an early start this year, could be even more catastrophic in 2022 than in previous years.
- The Holland Sentinel
Twice within a week, the mats and the buoys connected to them were pulled out.
- The Daily Beast
Catherine Falls CommercialA team of engineers in France smashed the record for furthest distance traveled in a hydrogen-powered car last Wednesday. The vehicle traveled more than 2,000 kilometers (or about 1,242 miles) over the course of three days on a single full tank of gas made from biomethanol, a biomass that comes from manure.Yes, as in poop.The biofuel, dubbed G-H3, was developed by ARM Engineering, a French transportation research and development firm. It’s created through a process call
- Tacoma News Tribune
The rescue occurred Friday at an elevation of 12,200 feet, about 2,200 feet from the summit.