UK beaches turn into quicksand deathtraps following weeks of storms

03/09/2020

Beaches have been turned into quicksand deathtraps following weeks of storms. Storm tides and coastal streams caused by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have created liquefied patches on the nation’s sands. Runner Stephen Callaghan became stuck after getting caught in quicksand while exercising in Newquay, […]

Roughly 55 million N95 masks in Ontario expired before coronavirus hit

03/09/2020

TORONTO – Millions of face masks stockpiled by Ontario in the aftermath of the SARS outbreak to protect healthcare workers during a future epidemic have expired, according to provincial officials and documents, raising questions about the readiness of Canada’s most populous province to deal with […]

Italian daily coronavirus deaths rise 26.5% to 463

03/09/2020

ROME (Reuters) – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 97 to 463, the Civil Protection Agency said on Monday, a slower rate of increase than registered the day before. The total number of cases in Italy, the European […]

A day without women: Strikes across Latin America follow huge rallies

03/09/2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Latin American women stayed away from offices, schools and government offices on Monday to join a second day of marches to protest against gender violence, inequality and restricted rights. Monday’s wildcat strike, dubbed “a day without us,” is intended to show […]

Where Biden and Sanders diverge on climate change

03/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders believe climate change is an existential threat, that the United States should immediately rejoin global climate talks, and that fossil fuel workers need help adjusting to a cleaner energy economy. The similarities end […]