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

Stoked by extreme heat, wildfires flared across Australia, Siberia, and the United States this year, sending smoke plumes around the globe. Less visible was a surge in marine heat to record levels, with more than 80% of the global ocean experiencing a marine heatwave, the WMO said.

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

WMO secretary-general Professor Petteri Taalas said: “This year is the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We welcome all the recent commitments by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions because we are currently not on track and more efforts are needed.”

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

With President Trump’s term in office soon coming to an end, the White House’s flouting of record-keeping requirements could deprive historians and the public “of records documenting a critical part of our nation’s history,” the groups said in a complaint filed Tuesday (local time) in federal court in Washington, DC.

Vietnam records 34 more Covid-19 cases

“Patient 753” is a 30-year-old Filipino who came in on Cathay Pacific flight CX906 of Cathay Pacific, landing at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC after transiting in Hong Kong. He was quarantined on arrival. He is being treated at the Cu Chi field hospital in HCMC.

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

“Countries around the world are facing their own internal impacts, but it’s important that the U.N. continue to advocate … that this crisis impacts us all and the solutions are global,” she told The Associated Press in an interview. “So, we have to work together in order to ensure that all of us get out […]

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

A boy cools off at a water fountain in Montpellier, southern France, on June 27, 2019 during a heat wave. Photo: AFP The heat in northern Siberia reached 38 C at Verkhoyansk on June 20, provisionally the highest known temperature anywhere north of the Arctic Circle.