Since the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spillage that ignited the modern environmental movement in 1969, California has been a leader for offshore oil drilling restrictions. The latest Huntington Beach spillage is raising new calls for an end of such drilling.
A cargo ship anchored in the Pacific isn't a fixed point. It's not like parking a car. The massive vessels can still move in shifting winds and ocean currents, even though they are anchored with a multi-ton anchor.
Federal investigators believe a ship's anchor could have hooked on, dragged, and tore an underwater pipeline that exploded into the ocean off Southern California. Tens of thousands of gallons worth of crude oil were spilled.
Fumio Kishida, Japan's new Prime Minister, announced that he would dissolve the lower house in preparation for the Oct. 31 elections. He is seeking a new mandate to address the coronavirus pandemic and other security threats from China or North Korea.
President Joe Biden called on Republican senators "get out the way" and allowed Democrats to suspend the nation's debt limit. This was to prevent the U.S. government's dangerously close to defaulting on its credit card. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell refused to lend his party’s support.
A recent house party close to the U.S.–Mexico border saw the Democratic candidate for Congress Rochelle Garza talk about schools, taxes, immigration, and the conversion of an old railway line to a hiking trail.
Expo 2020 in Dubai acknowledged Sunday for the first-time that three workers died of the coronavirus while building the fair. This is a prestigious event that draws attention to labor conditions in the United Arab Emirates.
Haiti's prime minister, who is dealing with political turmoil following the earthquake's aftermath, said Tuesday that he will hold a referendum on the country's constitution in February. He also hopes to organize legislative and presidential elections by the beginning of next year.
There are many stakes as Japanese governing party members vote Wednesday to elect four candidates to replace Yoshihide Suga as prime minister. The next leader will need to address a devastated economy, a militarily empowered military operating in dangerous areas, vital ties with Washington and tensions with China and North Korea.
As President Joe Biden visited a disaster site in each state this summer, from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding Louisiana and New York, he stated that climate change was "everybody’s crisis" and that America must be serious about the "code Red" threat posed by global warming.
Gabby Petito's family pleaded Tuesday with the media and the public to help find others missing persons. Petito was a 22-year old woman who disappeared while on cross-country travel with her boyfriend.
Federal investigators stated Monday that an Amtrak train which ran aground in Montana's rural countryside was just below the speed limit of 75 mph (121 km/h). It then went off the track on a curve and killed three people, possibly ejecting passengers.