NEW YORK (AP) — The toll of drug-resistant “superbug” infections worsened during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
After years of decline, 2020 ushered in a 15% increase in hospital infections and deaths caused by some of the most worrisome bacterial infections, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Monday blamed the previous administration’s inaction on climate change for an increase in the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year.
Australia emitted 488 million metric tons (538 million U.S.
DENVER (AP) — It was during an archaeological dig that the rosebush was discovered.
Bonnie Clark, an archaeologist with the University of Denver, and her team were on-site at Camp Amache when they found the bramble crawling across the remnants of a barracks doorway in 2012.
Global atmospheric levels of the potent but short-lived greenhouse gas methane increased a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, worrying scientists because of the large role methane has in climate change.
OAKISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Crews rescued three kayakers stranded in deep mud as the tide rose on the North Carolina coast Sunday, officials said.
Oak Island Water Rescue received a report around 3 p.m.
Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cox Medical Center Branson is using grant money to add buttons to identification badges worn by up to 400 employees who work in the emergency room and inpatient hospital rooms.
US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID-19 infections may have slightly increased layoffs.
KEKAHA, Hawaii (AP) — Researchers have documented a decrease in Kauai's population of rose-ringed parakeets, a invasive species plaguing local farms.
The island had a minimum of 7,300 of the parakeets this year, down from 10,500 last year, said Jane Anderson, assistant professor of research at Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute of Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
BUTTE LA ROSE, La. (AP) — The body of an 80-year-old man has been found in a Louisiana river, where he was thrown when two boats collided late last month.
The body of Robert Schoeffler of Lafayette was found Saturday in the Little Atchafalaya River near Butte La Rose, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said...
Stocks are closing higher Friday after a late surge by technology stocks led the S&P 500 to a new high...
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over...
BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door...
LONDON (AP) — The line between fantasy and reality is blurry in the world of Philip Pullman. Which, he thinks, is how it should be...
DENVER (AP) — Beginning next year, Colorado will bring in more tax revenue from wholesale deals involving marijuana intended to be sold to consumers after the average prices of those wholesale products rose in the latter part of this year.
An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This shrub's branches are studded with pastel blossoms year after year, despite drought, poor soil or general neglect...
Angelique is soon to arrive in my garden, but only briefly. And as in years past, I'll miss her when she leaves and will look forward to her return next spring...
NEW YORK (AP) — When heavy rain pelted Central America, Shane Pliska couldn't get shipments of taupe-colored roses he needed for clients' weddings...
LONDON (AP) — The royal wedding will take place among white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, set off by branches of beech, birch and hornbeam...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A horse chestnut tree towers over a busy street in New Hampshire's main port city. It's known for its history more than its height; legend has it that William Whipple planted it after returning in 1776 from signing the Declaration of Independence...
In a winter full of Aprils, Tommy Hebert hopes cooler weeks ahead will slow the blooming of the roses at Tyrrell Park.
Hebert, a member of the Golden Triangle Rose Society, was at the park on Monday snipping bad-looking branches from the park's rose plants.
HARLINGEN — Forgot today is Valentine’s Day?
Don’t panic. It’s still not too late.
Plenty of local florists say they are ready to take last-minute orders, whether you want an arrangement of a dozen roses or a basket.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.
But every year, police and growers in Colombia must work around the clock to make sure that the romance of Valentine's Day isn't spoiled by the drug, the nation's other major export along with flowers.