Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 190th day of 2020. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July ...

Opinion: A European Green wave may be coming — finally

The world is currently in the grips of two era-defining crises. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting us every day, restricting our freedoms and damaging our economies. But the other crisis, the one r...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 5, the 187th day of 2020. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, ...

UN agency: Source of radioactivity in Nordics still unclear

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment but it's still unclea...

US navy admiral concerned about China's meddling in global community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Navy admiral James G. Foggo warned that the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) attempt to undermine international rules in Europe and Africa have become more obvious...

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statem...

Radioactivity hike seen in northern Europe; source unknown

HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic authorities say they detected slightly increased levels of radioactivity in northern Europe this month that Dutch officials said may be from a source in western Russia and may “...

Fivefold growth of forest fires in Siberia reported

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s forest fire aerial protection service says forest fires in Siberia have grown nearly fivefold over the past week. The fires come amid a notable heat wave in p...

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a...

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. REPUBLICANS OPPOSED BY TRUMP WIN In North Carolina, voters picked 24-year-o...

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a li...

UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency is investigating media reports suggesting a new record high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Arctic Circle amid a heatwave...

Fire guts Russia's Antarctic research station, no one hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire on a Russian research outpost in the Antarctic has damaged some of its facilities but no one was hurt, officials said Monday. The state-funded Arctic and Antarct...

Temperature hits 100 F degrees in Arctic Russian town

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian town with the world's widest temperature range has recorded a new high amid a heat wave that is contributing to severe forest fires. The temperature in Verk...

Putin orders officials to fully clean Arctic fuel spill area

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government Friday to fully repair environmental damage from a massive fuel leak in the Arctic. A power plant in the Siberia...