US logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one day

“We are at a very critical time right now about being able to maintain the resilience of our healthcare system,” he said. “The reality is December and January and February are going to be rough times. I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult in the public health history of this nation, largely […]

2020 likely to be second warmest year on record globally, says UN agency

Geneva: This year is on track to be the second hottest on record, behind 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday. Five data sets currently place 2020, a year characterised by heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and raging hurricanes, as the second warmest since records began in 1850.

2020 is on course to be one of hottest years on record — with global temperatures over 2°F above baseline as climate crisis continues

Research into the 2003 European heatwave suggested at the time that human activity had more than doubled the risk of such warm summers — and that annual heatwaves like we are experiencing now could become commonplace by around the middle of the century.

2020 on track to be among hottest years on record

FILE – This Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Eta at 10:40 a.m. EST in the Gulf of Mexico, Theta, right, and a tropical wave to the south that became Tropical Storm Iota. An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020 — an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires, […]

Carbon dioxide levels are still at a record high despite factories closing, planes being grounded and energy use reducing during Covid lockdown, scientists warn

R rate for Covid-19 is higher in areas where the air quality is poorer Areas with higher levels of air pollution are more likely to more Covid-19 cases, according to a new study that found a clear link between pollution and the R rate. 

Historians sue to force Trump administration to preserve records

Three of the groups that filed the complaint – the National Security Archive, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations – filed a similar suit in 2019 that was thrown out this year. One group that wasn’t part of the first case is the American Historical […]

Vietnam records 34 more Covid-19 cases

He developed fever on August 1, and was admitted to the General Hospital of northern Hai Duong Province three days later. His test results were positive for the novel coronavirus. The man is being treated at General Hospital of Tropical Diseases 2 in Hanoi.

Nearly 100 world leaders to speak at UN session on Covid-19

Nearly 100 world leaders and several dozen ministers are slated to speak at the UN General Assembly’s special session starting Thursday on the response to Covid-19 and the best path to recovery from the pandemic which has claimed 1.5 million lives, shattered economies, and left tens of millions of people unemployed in countries rich and […]

Woman reports catching intruder while recording TikTok dance video

Hagerstown police said on their Facebook page that officers obtained the video from Viverette and after an investigation identified the suspect as Angel Moises Rodriguez-Gomez, 36. He was arrested on November 24 and multiple charges were filed, including second-degree assault, stalking and malicious destruction of property.

2020 one of three hottest years ever recorded: UN

The drought affecting the Cerro Lake, allegedly polluted by chemical disposals from a tannery located on its banks, is visible on October 19, 2020, in Limpio, 25 km northeast of Asuncion, Paraguay. Photo: AFP However, CO2 remains in the atmosphere for centuries, meaning the effect of the pandemic is negligible.