A car driven by a suicide bomber rammed into the Posh Hotel in south Mogadishu on Wednesday evening before gunmen rushed into Pizza House, an adjacent restaurant, and took 20 people hostage. Posh Hotel is the only venue with a discotheque in the capital.
(ANSAmed) – ISTANBUL, JUNE 12 – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken western Turkey and been felt in the Marmara region and Istanbul, according to the Turkish civil protection service (AFAD).
A Delaware-sized iceberg is very close to splitting off from one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica, scientists say, after a fast-growing crack stretched to within 8 miles of the open ocean this
A California government council is warning that climate change could cause ocean waters off the coast to rise far higher than previously anticipated ― an increase in sea-level by as much as 10 feet by the end of the century.
This worst-case scenario would destroy airports in Oakland and San Francisco, and would swamp roadways, low-lying bridges, railroad tracks, farmland, beaches and some towns. As many as 42,000 homes would be completely submerged, warns the report released this month by a California Ocean Protection Council advisory team. The council adopted an updated report with higher sea-level estimates on Wednesday.
Flooding rivers swamped towns along Australia’s east coast on Friday forcing tens of thousands of people to be evacuated as fast-flowing waters cut roads and destroyed bridges after the remnants of a powerful cyclone swept through the region. The disaster zone from ex-Cyclone Debbie stretched 1,000 kms
Fossil fuel reserves are finite, all but gone and it’s only a matter of before they run out. And considering that experts are forecasting our power needs to double by 2100, there’s no question about it — if we don’t find some other way to meet our energy demands, we’re in a whole lot of trouble.
This is where renewable energy comes in. There’s geothermal power, hydroelectric power, solar power and wind power. Among the four, it’s solar power that holds the most promise. Supposedly, the energy that the sun can provide in just an hour is more than the total energy that humans can consume in a year. Which means the sun is more than capable of providing our energy needs. We just have to figure out how to tap into that almost infinite energy.
The main problem with the sun though is that it doesn’t shine all the time.
By positioning solar panels in space instead of on the Earth’s surface, trapping of solar power will have no more limitations — there’s no night time to consider, not even clouds covering the sun. As an added bonus, solar energy can be trapped in its entirety — without dust, water vapor or the Earth’s ozone layer absorbing some of its power. And because absorption of energy is continuous, there won’t be any need to store it for later use, which also means none of it would be wasted as storing typically results in up to 50% energy loss.by
Sao Paulo state prosecutors say they filed money laundering and misrepresentation charges against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva because of evidence he and his family unduly benefited from a real estate scheme that adversely affected thousands of families.
Sebastien De La Cruz, who is Mexican American, was attacked when he sang the national anthem.
On March 8 and 9, a total solar eclipse will darken the sky over the Pacific Ocean, but unfortunately, not too many people are well placed to see it.
Watch it online
Given few people will be able to see the totality of the eclipse, there are a number of online resources available. Telescope service Slooh will be live streaming the eclipse from an undisclosed location in Indonesia, hosted by astronomer Paul Cox, from March 8, 11 p.m. Universal Time. Panasonic will also live broadcast the event from Ternate Island, Indonesia from Tuesday, March 8, 8 p.m. Universal Time.
Seven Portland residents are filing a class-action lawsuit against a city glass manufacturer over pollution concerns.
A powerful and shallow 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, officials said.
The U.S. Geological Service said the temblor was centered “in the ocean” at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
Indonesia issued a tsunami warning following the event, according to Reuters.
Source: NBC News
MISSOULA –Dozens of people are expected to march in downtown Missoula Tuesday evening to show support for Syrian refugees, and to send a message of acceptance.
The march comes after several heated gatherings, especially in Ravalli County last month where hundreds came to express fear and concern over Montana hosting any refugees fleeing the ongoing Syrian Civil War for relocation. Soft Landing Missoula’s march, planned for this evening, is being held in response to that anti-refugee sentiment.
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Government and business leaders, including Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates, are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development. More read 83 comments
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