La Nina threatens to return and worsen drought in US West

MIAMI (BLOOMBERG) – The possible return of La Nina threatens to give the drought-ravaged US West another winter without much rain or snow. The US Climate Prediction Center issued a watch for La Nina on Thursday (July 8), saying there’s a 66 per cent chance the phenomenon will return for

Masks again? Delta variant's spread prompts US reconsideration of Covid-19 precautions

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – Throughout the pandemic, masks have ranked among the most contentious public health measures in the United States, symbolising a bitter partisan divide over the role of government and individual liberties. Now, with a new variant of the coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe, masks are again

US discovers ‘double-mutant’ strain of Covid as Dr Fauci warns of race against fourth wave

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US power firm admits manslaughter over 2018 California wildfire that killed 86 people

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A California power company has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and causing the fire that devastated the entire town of Paradise in 2018, it said on Monday (Jan 23). Pacific Gas and Electric’s faulty power lines were blamed for the deadliest blaze in the state’s modern history,