Earl Turner

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Typhoon Haiyan: survival, loss and humanity in obliterated city of Tacloban

Kate Hodal reports from the capital of Leyte province, where survivors are desperate for food, water and medicine<p>Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help the Philippines<p>On a stretch of road on the way into Tacloban city centre, just past a lone white coffin with gold-painted handles, lay a mass of dead, …

Obama signs order to create climate change task force, may give fed overreaching authority

Through the stroke of the pen, President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.<p>The executive order …

Bangladesh court sentences 152 to death for mutiny massacre

One of the largest mass trials in history has concluded with 152 soldiers being sentenced to death in Bangladesh for revolting against their officers in 2009<p>More than 150 <b>Bangladesh</b>border troops were sentenced to death on Tuesday for the massacre of their commanders in the 2009 mutiny which shook …

Oarfish washed ashore in California was about to spawn

One of two giant fish found along US coast was female and carrying hundreds of thousands of eggs, say scientists<p>A 14 ft (4.2 metre) serpent-like fish washed on to a southern California beach last week was about to become a mother. The oarfish – one of two of the rarely seen deep sea creatures …

Environment: News & features

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

The oarfish, surrounded by the CIMI staff who pulled it out of the water. It is estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds.<p>A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one …

Fish

You can now make money helping the US military convert to solar power

The US military has ambitious plans—$7 billion worth—to install renewable energy at bases and other facilities across the nation. American taxpayers, of course, are footing the bill. But now they can choose to put their money into a military solar project and make a return, thanks to the …

Solar Power

Dollar falls but markets steady as US government shuts down

The dollar fell against a basket of currencies after the US government started to shut down for the first time in nearly 20 years, amid a political stand-off that puts the US in danger of busting through its debt ceiling.<p>Many key services will be come to a halt on Tuesday, after the White House and …

Dollar sinks to 8-month low after US shutdown

<b>The dollar fell to an 8-month low against a range of currencies, before recovering slightly despite a partial shutdown of the US government.</b><p>Analysts said the fall in the dollar had not been more pronounced as the shutdown had been expected.<p>The shutdown began after the two houses of Congress failed …

Stock Markets

Associated Press News

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

How mercury poisons gold miners and enters the food chain

<b>About 15% of the world's gold is produced by artisanal and small-scale miners, most of whom use mercury to extract it from the earth. In Indonesia, the industry supports some three million people - but the miners risk poisoning themselves, their children and the land.</b><p>Fahrul Raji, a man in his early …

Pollution

Does Syria Represent Obama's Final Pivot Away From the Middle East?

The decision not to intervene may signal a broader strategic shift away from the region.<p>There will be ups and downs in the implementation of the agreement but Assad will likely carry it out. After narrowly avoiding American strikes, he will not want to risk attack again. Throughout the …

Cold, wet cases: Oklahoma troopers stumble on six bodies in two cars at bottom of lake

Two decades-old cars containing six skeletons were recovered from a lake in a remote, sparsely populated area of southwestern Oklahoma, officials said Tuesday — potentially solving a pair of cold cases that have bedeviled local authorities for years.<p>Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials stumbled upon …

Associated Press News

Follow the Big Game

Inside Flipboard / February 1, 2013<p>This year’s Super Bowl has sports fans salivating—more than usual, at least. It’ll be the first time in the …

Rapid Arctic thawing could be economic timebomb, scientists say

Rapid thawing of the Arctic could trigger a catastrophic "economic timebomb" which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial …

Samsung's record profits can't hide slowing smartphone growth

Earlier this month, Samsung released its guidance for its Q2 2013 earnings and today the company has essentially made them official, making 9.53 trillion won (around $8.5 billion) in operating profit on revenues of 57.46 trillion won (about $51 billion). As we noted when the guidance was released, …

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence in BP oil spill

WASHINGTON -- Oil-field services giant Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Halliburton has been charged with one count of destruction of evidence in U.S. District Court in New …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects