Fire continues to ravage Argentina’s delta; authorities struggle to combat the spread

Forest fires have raged for months across Argentina’s delta wetland, threatening a major ecosystem with total destruction, experts warn. Severe drought led to the Paraná River shriveling to its lowest level in decades, according to NASA’s Earth Observatory. As the shrinking river has caused economic damage — grounding several ships and forcing companies to reduce […]

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Extending Cruise Ban, C.D.C. Says Ships Helped Spread Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic raged around the world, cruise ship companies continued to allow their crews to attend social gatherings, work out at gyms and share buffet-style meals, violating basic protocols designed to stop the spread of the highly transmissible virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a scathing 20-page order, released […]

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Wildfires rage across Siberia as Russia sees extraordinary heat, temperature of 100 F degrees in Arctic town

Flames and smoke were captured on satellite imagery as dozens of wildfires raged above the Arctic Circle in Siberia during a sweltering regional heat wave. Russia’s Federal Forestry Agency said Monday in a news release that the main causes of the fires are “human and thunderstorm factors.” During the week of June 15, emergency managers and related personnel […]

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Tom Brady better with Buccaneers than Patriots are without him: Vegas

The debate has raged for years, an answer forever elusive: Was Tom Brady or Bill Belichick more important to the Patriots dynasty? Well, Vegas has rendered a verdict. Even though the Buccaneers haven’t made the playoffs since 2007 and the Patriots have won 11 straight division titles, Caesars Sportsbook believes Brady’s new team is more […]

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Urged on by Conservatives and His Own Advisers, Trump Targeted the W.H.O.

WASHINGTON — Fox News pundits and Republican lawmakers have raged for weeks at the World Health Organization for praising China’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. On his podcast, President Trump’s former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, urged his former boss to stop funding the W.H.O., citing its ties to the “Chinese Communist Party.” And inside […]

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Australia’s New South Wales has no more wildfires for first time since July: officials

Australia’s state hardest-hit by the massive wildfires that raged for months is now blaze-free for the first time in more than 240 days, officials said. The news out of New South Wales comes weeks after fire officials there said recent rainfall had helped contain the blazes. “For the first time since early July 2019, there […]

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Nike shoe debate rages as runners weigh advantages at U.S. Olympic trials

By Amy Tennery ATLANTA (Reuters) – A debate over Nike’s record-breaking distance footwear raged on ahead of Saturday’s U.S. Olympic marathon trials, as the shoe’s buzz-worthy technology continued to raise questions over whether it offered an unfair advantage to runners. The Nike (NYSE:) Vaporfly shoe captured the spotlight in October when Eliud Kipchoge broke the […]

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