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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
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FDA to make it tougher to get a COVID-19 vaccine approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to spell out a tough, new standard for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week that will make it exceedingly difficult for any vaccine to be cleared before Election Day.

Canada at a 'crossroads' as new COVID-19 cases surge

Ottawa - Canada is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases that risks ballooning to higher levels than were seen during the first wave of the pandemic in the spring if people do not take stringent precautions, health officials said on Monday.

New COVID-19 restrictions in place as hospitalizations in UK rise

The UK is at a “perilous turning point” and must act, Boris Johnson has told MPs, announcing new restrictions for England including slashing the size of wedding celebrations and bans on indoor team sports, as well as a return to home working.

Climate-fueled wildfires are decimating the planet's forests

Landscape-changing wildfires have become a concern worldwide as global warming creates fires that burn more ferociously and more frequently. Scientists are now asking just how much more devastation our forests and woodlands can take, and still survive?

Op-Ed: Now, what's going on? CDC pulls latest guidance on COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday that revised guidance quietly posted on Friday that said airborne transmission was thought to be the main way the virus spreads was “posted in error.”

Parts of Texas brace for heavy winds, rain and flooding from Beta

Tropical Storm Beta is nearing the northwest Gulf Coast and poses threats of flooding rainfall, storm surge and gusty winds to parts of Texas and Louisiana into midweek.

Alberta could lead Canada in wind and solar power by 2025

Growth in Alberta's renewable energy sector should continue its upward trend, experts say, with one forecast anticipating a surge of projects that could see the province becoming the Canadian leader in utility-scale wind and solar capacity by 2025.

General Electric to stop making new coal-fired power plants

General Electric Company said on Monday it plans to stop making new coal-fired power plants, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate focuses more on renewable sources of power generation.

Op-Ed: Trump's nominee creates 'Constitutional Crisis' in Supreme Court

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about six weeks before Election Day has set into motion what could turn out to be the most severe strain our Democracy, and the Supreme Court has ever seen.

Op-Ed: Trump touts 'phenomenal job' he's done as US nears 200K deaths

Total confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped 6.7 million on Sunday, accounting for nearly 22 percent of the world-wide total of 30.8 million. The U.S. death toll for the virus is hovering close to 200,000, more than any other country.

Factory in China leaks bacteria that has infected thousands

At least 3,245 people in northwest China have tested positive for the bacterial disease, brucellosis, authorities said on Tuesday, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year.

Op-Ed: Climate Change — The great disruptor of life as we know it

America’s worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters. Yet this worsening situation is being ignored by many of us.

Tropical Storm Beta could be a hurricane as it nears Texas Coast

As proof that this year's Atlantic Hurricane season is exceptionally busy, Tropical Storm Beta is churning in the western Gulf, close to the Texas coast. Beta is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday or Monday morning.

Trump offers different take on US-Canada border closure extension

Ottawa - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said border restrictions between Canada and the United States because of the novel coronavirus pandemic would be lifted “pretty soon”, contradicting an agreed to extension until October 21 just hours before.

A champion of women's rights, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court whose unwavering fight for women’s rights and social justice made her an icon to many admirers of the court’s liberal wing, died Friday. She was 87 years old.

Number of COVID-19 cases across the globe surpasses 30 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by Johns Hopkins University. The global count of COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday with over half coming from three countries.

Op-Ed: Trump — Austrians live in 'forest cities' with 'explosive trees'

I just love it when President Donald Trump shows the world just how big an imbecile he really is, and this time, what he said is even better than what he said two years ago about Finland spending a lot of time raking their forests.

Mexico sending toilet paper to U.S. due to pandemic shortage

Toilet paper is back on store shelves in the United States. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for toilet paper has been high, forcing retailers to buy foreign brands, mainly from Mexico.

Melting permafrost reveals first-ever preserved Ice Age cave bear

Yakutsk - After more than 20,000 years, Siberia's melting permafrost has revealed an amazingly well-preserved body of a cave bear. The bear still has intact fur, soft tissues and internal organs, including its nose.

Several White House staff test positive for coronavirus

Washington - Less than one day after the ceremony marking the historic deals with the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, several White House employees tested positive for coronavirus, However, the Trump administration has declined to discuss the situation.
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