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D.C. is Leader in HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Combat

Washington D.C. remains the leader when it comes to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But, on a more positive note, D.C. is also the leader when it comes to the fighting the deadly disease. The number of new cases being reported has gone down, says Martin Austermuhle is the DCIST report “D.C. Still Leads in HIV/AIDS Epidemic, [...]

Diabetes Epidemic Now Causing Eye Disease

In a USA TODAY report, reporter Nanci Hellmich talks about the new vision problems being caused by diabetes. Experts fear the epidemic may get even worse, she reports in her post “Diabetes epidemic brings spike in related eye disease”: “The nation’s rising level of diabetes is driving another health problem: a significant jump in adults [...]

Zoo Animals Killed in Duluth, MN Floods

A polar bear and a seal briefly escaped from a Duluth, Minnesota zoo during flooding. Many other animals weren’t as lucky. They were killed during the floods that caused a sewage overflow and evacuations in Duluth. This was reported by Miguel Llanos on’s Weather channel in the post entitled, “Flooding drowns zoo animals in [...]

B.C. Threatened by Fraser River Flooding

Two B.C. communities are suffering because of the flooding waters from the Fraser River. Alerts have been issued in both Chilliwack and Prince George. Evacuations are underway, according to a CBC News report entitled, “Fraser River flooding threatens two B.C. Communities”: “The rising waters of B.C.’s mighty Fraser River are threatening low-lying homes in Prince [...]

Food Allergies Becoming Deadly Epidemic

A food allergy campaign has been launched by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). The goal is to establish guidelines that could actually help to save the lives of school-aged children with food allergies. The following was reported in the Market Watch press release entitled “Allergies Become Epidemic: Food Allergy Sufferers Double [...]

Japan Finally Starts Bringing Nuclear Power Back Online

The people of Japan are divided when it comes to the subject of powering up the nuclear reactors that have been down since Japan’s earthquake and tsunami last year, in 2011. But, officials have decided to move forward with their plans, says Eric Talmadge of the Associated Press in the Manufacturing.Net press release, “Japan OKs [...]

Be Prepared to Survive Monsoon Season

AAA warns that the best way to be prepared for a disaster is to protect your home, keep your car prepared and stay safe while on the highways and roads. This comes from a staff report on Arizona City Independent entitled, “Preparedness is the key to weathering monsoon season”: “From high winds and heavy rain [...]

Uttar Pradesh, India Expecting Monsoon Next Week

The people of one part of India are looking forward to the monsoon that’s expected to hit some time next week. This was reported in the new article, “Monsoon expected to arrive in Uttar Pradesh by June 21” by Ashish Tripathi of Lucknow from the Times of India: “If all goes well, Uttar Pradesh would [...]

Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Causing Evacuation of Hundreds

On Wednesday, hundred of Indonesia residents were sent fleeing for their lives due to a volcanic eruption. Mount Gamkonora briefly spewed smoke and ash causing a Volcano alert in the area. This was reported in a press release on minews 26, “Hundreds briefly evacuate as volcano erupts in northeast Indonesia”: “Hundreds of residents in northeastern [...]

Small Earthquake Shakes Disneyland

Scientists haven’t been able to find a time in history when an earthquake that may have been produced by the Whittier fault. It runs along the Orange county border, the county where Disneyland is located. But, on Wednesday, invitation-only guests felt the effects of a small magnitude quake, as reported in a post on LA [...]

Remembering the 1980s Onset of AIDS Epidemic in San Francisco

David Weissman is the director of “We Were Here”, a documentary about the 1980s onset of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, California. He gives us an inside view of the documentary in his post “’We Were Here’: Remembering the AIDS Epidemic of the 1980s” on Huffpost Gay Voices: “In the summer of 2008, I [...]

Bulldozers Help in Search of Afghanistan Earthquake Victims

Monday, Afghan officials were in need of bulldozers in order to search for earthquake victims. So man structures were crumbled from the landslides causes by the quakes that it was impossible to get to survivors and bodies using the shovels rescue teams had brought with them. Now, Rahim Faiez of the Associated Press reports that [...]

New Mexico and Colorado Wildfires Burning Uncontrollably

According to the CBS News Press Release “Wildfires in Colo., NM burn out of control“, one person is now dead and damage has been done to over 100 buildings. This is all due to the wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico that were burning out of control. Here are some quotes from this morning’s press [...]

Potato and Tomato Blight Could Spread in Pennsylvania

The late blight, a disease that caused the 19th century potato famine in Ireland, had been found in both potatoes and tomatoes in three different counties in Pennsylvania. The scare is reported in “Tomato, potato blight in 3 Pa. Counties“, a press release by Public Opinion Online: “Late blight, the same disease that caused Ireland’s [...]

Florida’s Escambia County Jail Loses Power from Floods

The torrential rains in some areas in Florida left four feet of flood waters. This has caused major damage across the Panhandle of Florida. “Florida floods close roads, cut power to jail” as reported by the Associated Press on msnbc: “Floodwaters from torrential rains damaged homes and closed roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, cutting power [...]

Death Toll in Afghanistan Earthquake May Reach 100

A earthquake has struck Afghanistan causing a massive landslide. The combination of both disasters has caused about 100 deaths, says officials. Monday’s earthquake in northern Afghanistan has turned into more of a recovery than a rescue, as noted in an Associated Press press release, “Nearly 100 feared dead after quake hits Afghanistan” on Fox News: [...]

Rapid City, SD Reflects on 1972 Floods That Killed 238 People

40 Years after the flash floods in Rapid City, SD that took 238 lives and over 1,300 homes, residents are looking back. As the worst flash flood in US history, it’s important to locals that people remember the devastation that was caused, as reported in “40 Years After Killer Flood, A Reshaped City Reflects” by [...]

Hurricane Damage Big Risk for New York City

Rene Lynch of the LA Times reports on the damage that could be done if a strong hurricane hit New York City. She suggests that it could completely destroy the economy, causing billions of dollars worth of damage in her post “The Big Apple is at big risk for hurricane damage, analysis shows”: “If a [...]

Ocean Species Threat from Japan Tsunami Debris

Debris from the tsunami is once again threatening the environment. Now, species from the ocean has floated onto the shores of Japan. A floating dock containing about 100 tons of living creatures that could cause even more harm in Japan, as reported in OPB’s EarthFix post “Tsunami Debris’ Environmental Threat: Invasive Species”: “Oregon State University scientists [...]

China TB Epidemic is Resistant to Treatment

Kanoko Matsuyama of Bloomberg Business Week reports on the tuberculosis epidemic currently threatening China residents. The medicine being prescribed in public health facilities is not adequate enough to treat the disease according the...Show More Summary

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