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Rising temps could cause as many as 2,100 fatal injuries per year

Rising temps could cause as many as 2,100 fatal injuries per year

Science
Jan. 13 (UPI) -- If temperatures continue to climb as a result of climate change, hundreds more people in the United States are likely to succumb to fatal injuries. Climate change will increase the prevalence of extreme heat, prolonged droughts and even air pollution, all of which will result in the loss of human life. But new research suggests rising temperatures will increase the number of fatal injuries that occur each year in the United States. Scientists analyzed the number of fatalities that occurred in every county in every state except Hawaii and Alaska between 1980 and 2017, as well as unusual monthly temperature changes over the 38-year period. The fatalities data included both unintentional deaths, transportation accidents, drownings and falls, and intentional deaths, homicide...
Brits Rising Star Celeste: ‘I got sacked lots, but it was worth it’

Brits Rising Star Celeste: ‘I got sacked lots, but it was worth it’

Entertainment
Celeste Waite moved to London three years ago with just £100 in her pocket.The 25-year-old singer, who's just been named the Brits 2020 Rising Star, found herself a job in a restaurant to pay the rent and put all her effort into making music. Image: Adele won the Brits Rising Star award (then called Critics Choice) back in 2008 She tells Sky News it was a moment of truth: "I felt like it was a turning point whether I would make things happen or not."I needed to pay the rent, and I had to prioritise whether I wanted to work more hours to have more money to live off, or sacrifice that and go to the studio, but with no idea how long it would take to get to a point where I could be doing it full time."The self-taught musician chose singi
Study: Rising sea levels could displace 300M people by 2050

Study: Rising sea levels could displace 300M people by 2050

Science
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Rising sea levels could displace hundreds of millions of people before the end of this century, according to a new study. Published Tuesday in Nature Communications, a new study by researchers Scott A. Kulp and Benjamin H. Stauss states that due to climate change, sea levels could rise between two feet and seven feet by the year 2100. If these new calculations prove true, 340 million people could be displaced by 2050 and 630 million could lose their homes by the end of this century, which is three times previous estimates. The areas facing the greatest threat are in Asia, specifically China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan as they home 70 percent of all people worldwide currently living on implicated land, the report says. And l...
Recession threat is rising as earnings roll over, market bear David Rosenberg warns

Recession threat is rising as earnings roll over, market bear David Rosenberg warns

Finance
One of Wall Street's biggest long-time bears is painting a painful picture for stocks as earnings season goes into full gear.Gluskin Sheff's David Rosenberg warns earnings are "rolling over" and ominous economic data suggests the economy is on the brink of a recession. "Maybe a recession is not here. But it's certainly suggesting of a significant growth turndown right now in the U.S. economy," he told CNBC's "Futures Now " last Thursday.Even though the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted its worst week since May, they're still trading just around one percent from all-time highs.But the robust levels are not deterring Rosenberg's bearishness. "The stock market peaked on October of 2007 and the recession started two months later," he said. "This is one of these rare periods where earnings ar...
Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran

Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran

Business
May 11 (UPI) -- The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for additional military strength amid rising tensions with Iran. On Friday, the Pentagon announced the ship and an additional launching system for PAC-3 missiles are part of the U.S. Central Command's original request from earlier this week for additional forces. The command is based in Qatar. They will join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and four B-52 bombers for heightened Iranian readiness. "The Department of Defense continues to closely monitor the activities of the Iranian regime, their military and proxies," the Pentagon said in a news release. "Due to operational security, we will not discuss timelines or loc...