On March 5, 2019, hackers targeted the U.S. electrical grid. For around 10 hours, operators in California, Utah, and Wyoming experienced “blind spots” — temporary losses of visibility to parts of the control system.
It was a normal day at the lab for Dave Remsen—until one of the guests escaped from its room. The alarm was raised by a staffer, and a hunt ensued. After some frantic searching and mild panic, the guest was located, then scooped up—carefully—and plopped back into their tank.
THE CORONAVIRUS crisis has crashed straight into California’s existing homeless crisis, with the number of people without homes in the state likely to increase by a staggering 45 percent due to the pandemic.
In a stark, white hospital room in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, a man named Keith spends long days quarantined in an entire wing.
Keith, in his 50s and wears a grubby T-shirt and pants and sports a long scraggly beard, is highly contagious with a rare strain of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.
“I’m happy I’m here,” Keith says. “I have run away [from the hospital] many times, but now I know that it is a good thing that I am here. I need to take my medication so I can get better.”
PAWHUSKA, Okla. — The late October morning is so bitterly cold that the vaccine a hardy Oklahoman cowboy is trying to administer to an impatient bison has frozen.
Last year, 32-year-old Ana Maria* and her four children were forced to flee for their lives after guerrillas entered their village in Tumaco, southwestern Colombia.
In a tiny wooden lodge, in a misty valley in Montenegro, six locals puff away on homemade cigarettes and sip the country’s traditional plum brandy at 11:15 a.m.
There are six glasses on the small table, filled with ice-cold water drawn from their river. It’s that clean.
News package from Papua New Guinea on the country's TB epidemic.
I visited remote Papua New Guinea to film b-roll and two interviews for the news report, which aired on Al Jazeera's TV channels. The package was presented by AJ's Sydney correspondent.
Wednesday marked a milestone in the battle to protect endangered species, when an international team of scientists announced they had successfully created two northern white rhino embryos.
The landmark achievement is a promising step towards pulling the white rhino back from the brink of extinction.
It also highlights how technology is being harnessed to protect wildlife - including efforts beyond the lab in places like South Africa.
For several consecutive years, fires have devastated the Californian coast, and the fire service is under increasing pressure with fewer resources. One former firefighter is setting up his own fire crew, but is that the right approach?
The last remaining fortune cookie factory in San Francisco is on the verge of closure, thanks to sky-high rents and new technology, but its owner says he will never give up the family business, writes Lucy Sherriff.
"They are essentially living corpses," says Colombian scientist Rodrigo Bernal of Colombia's national tree.
The ceroxylon quindiuense, a distinct species of palm tree which was declared the country's national tree in 1985, is on the verge of extinction and most Colombians are not even aware of the problem.