Gates Foundation urges UN and honors inspiration as goalkeeper | Health, medicine and fitness

By Thalia Petty, Associated Press New York (AFP) – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined distinctive optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals, held by the Gates Foundation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Bill Gates made the case … Read more

Fiona slams Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces a major clean-up

Caye, Puerto Rico (AFP) – Hurricane Fiona hit the Turks and Caicos Islands Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after ravaging Puerto Rico, with most people left without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to ferry survivors to safety. The eye of the storm passed near Grand Turk Island, the capital of … Read more

A study finds that rising temperatures and other factors have exacerbated floods in Pakistan

Climate change likely caused rainfall of up to 50% late last month in two southern Pakistan provinces, but global warming It was not the biggest cause of the catastrophic floods in the country A new scientific analysis has found that more than 1,500 people have been killed. The study said that the general vulnerability of … Read more

Oil company settles criminal cases in California spill | Health, medicine and fitness

Aimee Thaksin, Don Thompson SANTA ANA, CA (Associated Press) — An oil company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to neglecting to dump crude off the coast of Southern California when its underwater pipeline ruptured last year, a leak that closed miles of coastline and closed fisheries. Meanwhile, in state court, Houston-based Amplify Energy and … Read more

Europe’s plan for floating gas stations raises climate concerns

New York (AFP) – As winter approaches, European countries, scrambling to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have adopted a short-term reform: a chain of about 20 floating terminals that receive liquefied natural gas from other countries and convert it into fuel heating. However, the plan, with the first floating terminals set … Read more