Hannah Dyson

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Philadelphia wants you to have a plush Pope Francis doll

Since Pope Francis announced his upcoming trip to Philadelphia, organizers have been in a tizzy. Where will people stay? What will they look at? And — what will they buy?<p>The pope is set to visit the city Sept. 26 and 27, in time for the closing festival for the World Meeting of Families Congress, …

Teen killed, 2 others injured in West Virginia lightning strike

A West Virginia teenager was killed and two others were injured when they were apparently struck by lightning while fishing, authorities said Monday.<p>Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said emergency crews were called to called to a residential pond outside Fayetteville, approximately 60 miles …

Boko Haram attack on northern Nigerian city kills 20

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram once again attacked the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, waking residents with deafening …

How Brain-Damaging Mercury Puts Arctic Kids at Risk

Inuit children, exposed in the womb, have lower IQs because their mothers eat whale meat and other foods tainted with contaminants that drift north.<p>In the frozen far north, in Arctic Quebec, the Inuit have relied on the same nutritious foods culled from the oceans for centuries: beluga whale, fish, …

Greenland glacier melt increases mercury discharge

As glaciers melt, streams carry more mercury into the ocean, increasing risk of mercury poisoning in humans and wildlife in Greenland and in adjacent …

Global Warming

Famine No More? Wild Potato Gene Could Stop Future Blights

Years of searching have unearthed a gene that may prevent potato plants from succumbing to the notorious blight that once devastated Ireland. Over a million people died of starvation in the mid-19th century and millions more left the country when a pathogen known now as Phytophthora infestans …

South America

Most Americans still back nuclear power, see future in solar – poll

Americans are increasingly looking to solar and wind energy for the future, but most of them still support nuclear energy, a new Gallup poll shows. …