Asbestos victim’s dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet’s railroad

[ad_1] HELENA, Mont. — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this getting worse,” the retired middle school … Read more

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

[ad_1] Coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time, top reef scientists declared Monday, a result of warming ocean waters amid human-caused climate change. Coral reef bleaching across at least 53 countries, territories or local economies has been confirmed from February 2023 to now, scientists from the National Oceanic and … Read more

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

[ad_1] PARIS — In Paris’ outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That’s because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic race venue in Paris’ high-rise business district to … Read more

Heavy rain across Kauai prompts rescues from floodwater

[ad_1] HONOLULU — Several people on the Hawaiian island of Kauai needed to be rescued from floodwaters during heavy rain, authorities said Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Heavy rain beginning Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of public schools Friday across Kauai and the opening of shelters. Crews worked Friday to reopen … Read more

Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on federal lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule issued Friday by the Biden administration. The Interior Department’s rule raises royalty rates for oil drilling by more than one-third, to 16.67%, in … Read more

Dead whale in New Jersey had a fractured skull among numerous injuries, experts find

[ad_1] LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A post-mortem examination of a whale that washed ashore on New Jersey’s Long Beach Island found that the animal had sustained numerous blunt force injuries including a fractured skull and vertebrae. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Friday released observations from a necropsy done Thursday evening on the nearly … Read more

Making cement is very damaging for the climate. One solution is opening in California

[ad_1] It’s a major contributor to climate change — the way buildings and roads are made with concrete. It’s also a problem that’s growing as more of the world develops. So the race has been on to find solutions for a material that’s responsible for roughly 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Now one California … Read more

Start of the Masters delayed by at least one hour because of bad weather

[ad_1] AUGUSTA, Ga. — The start of the Masters has been delayed by at least one hour because of bad weather. The first round was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. local time on Thursday, with Erik van Rooyen and Jake Knapp going out in the first group. “The first round will not begin before … Read more

Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

[ad_1] The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad’s disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn’t enough. They said Wednesday that the settlement for everyone within 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the East Palestine disaster is bigger than any … Read more

Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

[ad_1] The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad’s disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn’t enough. They said Wednesday that the settlement for everyone within 20 miles (32 kilometers) of the East Palestine disaster is bigger than any … Read more