Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN – Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane strength after making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds and storm surge, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and washing away or collapsing some coastal homes. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph … Read more

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian … Read more

Tom Brady’s TB12 Method is in schools. Experts have doubts.

In some Tampa Bay-area schools, students use foam rollers and vibrating spheres to massage their muscles as they work toward goals for strength and flexibility. It’s all part of a new physical education curriculum from quarterback Tom Bradywhose vision for healthy living is fueling a fitness empire. The arrangement with schools in Pinellas County, Florida, … Read more

Constitution stops Charles becoming Britain’s ‘green’ king

LONDON (AP) — On a blustery November day last year, Britain’s future king stood before world leaders to deliver a rallying cry that they should “act with all dispatch, and decisively” to confront a common enemy. The clarion call — in the vast, windowless hall of a Glasgow convention center at the opening of the … Read more

Chinese researchers clone an Arctic wolf in ‘landmark’ conservation project

Hong Kong CNN – Researchers in China have cloned a wild Arctic wolf – and they’re hoping the controversial genetic technology can now be used to help save other species under threat as the world edges towards an extinction crisis. On Monday, the Beijing-based company Sinogene Biotechnology unveiled the female wolf clone, named Maya by … Read more

Scientists find clues to how air pollution can trigger lung cancer

CNN – Scientists have long known that air pollution can be linked with an increased risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, but new research describes one mechanism that might help explain how. The findings, presented Saturday at the European Society for Medical Oncology Presidential Symposium in Paris, suggest that air pollution … Read more

‘Clairvoyant’ 2012 climate report warned of extreme weather

Record high temperatures in urban Europe as heat waves bake the planet more often. Devastating floods, some in poorer unprepared areas. Increasing destruction from hurricanes. Drought and famine in poorer parts of Africa as dry spells worsen across the globe. Wild weather worldwide getting stronger and more frequent, resulting “in unprecedented extremes.” Sound like the … Read more