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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
Expertise in Education, Environment & green living, Charity & volunteer work, Science & space, Pharmaceuticals,   see all» Health, Politics, Unemployment, Women's health, Ethnic cultures, Government

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New Orleans under 'State of Emergency' after cyberattack

New Orleans - The city of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after an attempted cyber-attack on Friday, officials announced on Twitter Friday evening. Just days before this attack, Pensacola, Florida computers were attacked by a ransomware virus.

Op-Ed: Trump campaign's redesigned Time cover is a bad joke

When it comes to being the world's biggest loser, our Twitter-in-chief has come out on top again, and it's all thanks to his so-called War Room photoshopping his head on top of the Time Person of the Year's body.

UN climate talks in limbo as countries refuse to compromise

Madrid - The climate talks in Madrid have encountered some huge obstacles after participating countries failed to come to a consensus on draft documents presented overnight.

NASA approves Dec. 20 Boeing CST-100 Starliner test flight

After an intensive review Thursday, NASA gave its approval to proceed with the launch on December 20 of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

Swiss startup chosen by ESA for space debris cleanup mission

A self-destructing robot will be sent into orbit on the world's first space cleanup mission, European scientists announced Monday, a fresh approach to fixing up the galaxy's junk graveyard.

Canadian Conservative leader Andrew Sheer resigns

Ottawa - After a disappointing election loss and facing internal party divisions over his ability to lead the party, Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Sheer has decided to resign.

Op-Ed: 'Sour Grapes' to Trump for criticizing Time's Person of the Year

President Trump and Greta Thunberg’s Twitter war picked back up Thursday morning⁠—a day after Time magazine named Thunberg its Person Of The Year⁠—which Trump called “ridiculous,” and advised Thunberg to “work on her Anger Management probl

Economic disaster awaits world if we don't tackle climate crisis

Madrid - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries and companies Thursday to tackle climate change, saying failure to do so would mean “economic disaster.”

Archaeologists unearth lost town from Aksumite Empire

Despite their prominent place in the ancient world, much of the story of the Aksumite civilization is still a mystery to archaeologists today. This partly explains why the discovery of the town of Beta Samati is so important.

Army to fund rare earths for first time since Manhattan Project

The U.S. Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure a domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and electronics, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Blue Origin to launch and land reusable spacecraft Wednesday

Blue Origin says it’s now targeting Wednesday for the next uncrewed flight test of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, with a cargo manifest that should warm kids’ hearts for the holidays.

Greenland's ice sheet - News goes from bad to worse

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. This is the latest assessment from an international team of polar scientists who've reviewed all the satellite observations of the ice sheet over a 26-year period.

Ford and McDonald's join forces on new sustainability initiative

Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning routine, coffee beans, in vehicle parts such as headlamp housing.

UK sets a new renewable energy record this week

London - The UK had a little help this week from Storm Aiyah, the first named storm of the season, with wind power generating more than 16 gigawatts (GW) of electricity - setting a new record for renewable energy.

Trump plans on finalizing new fuel-efficiency rules next year

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration will finalize its rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards next year and expected it would provoke a new legal challenge by California.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon in-flight abort test gets launch date

On Friday, December 6th, a NASA Commercial Crew Program blog post confirmed a NET date of Saturday, January 4th, 2020 for the SpaceX Crew Dragon in-flight abort test (IFA), a critical final test before a crewed mission to the International Space Station.

Severe drought — Once mighty Victoria Falls dries to a trickle

The worst drought in a century in south-central Africa has slowed the world's largest waterfalls - situated across the Zimbabwe and Zambia border - down to a trickle.

Climate Crisis: Ocean oxygen levels falling at unprecedented rate

In a new report presented at COP25 in Madrid on Saturday, scientists warned that due to the climate crisis, our oceans are rapidly running out of oxygen - threatening fish species and disrupting marine ecosystems.

New York City's tech talent lures Amazon to open office by 2021

Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The tech giant has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens.

Former radioactive site collapses into Detroit River

A site on the Detroit River that was once used to produce radioactive materials during World War II collapsed last month raising concerns about whether the adjacent water supply is safe to drink.
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