China continues to suffer a pollution crisis, with Beijing shrouded in acrid smog. Authorities have introduced anti-pollution policies and often pledged to clean up the environment but the problem has not eased. In October 2013, clouds of smog blanketed Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang province. According to reports, visibility was cut to 33 feet.
Feb. 17 Daily Brief: South Korean resort collapses, illegal gold miners targeted in Brazil, 100 days since Typhoon Haiyan
At least three students were killed after a South Korean resort building collapsed, the Munduruku tribe of Brazil tracks down illegal gold miners, shelter remains a problem 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan, and more in today’s daily brief.
A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., swallowing 8 cars including a ’62 Black Corvette, a PPG Pace Car, a Ruby Red 40th anniversary Corvette and other anniversary vehicles. In November, a building had partially collapsed over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World in Clermont, Florida. The 40 to 60 foot sinkhole opened up under the resort building reportedly beginning late August 11 into early August 12. To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
Jan. 29 Daily Brief: Super Pope, flamingos in the snow, icy Atlanta, Chinese new year, bombing in Aleppo
Super Pope, flamingos in the snow, icy Atlanta, Chinese new year, bombing in Aleppo and more in today’s daily brief.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world.
Jan. 15 Daily Brief: A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad
A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad and more in today’s daily brief.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a new creamery, a new panda, and a continuation of a diplomatic spat with India.
An inferno that raged for almost half a day destroyed the more than 1,000-year-old Tibetan village of Dukezong in southwest China’s Yunnan province.
Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China
Today’s strange news from around the world: Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare,” participants broke the Guiness World Records by creating the largest sushi mosaic using a total of 20,647 pieces during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong, and police in China detained a former chef over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV.
While much of the U.S. prepares for potentially record-breaking cold temperatures this week, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has visitors flocking to northeast China to, uh, chill out. The event kicked off Sunday with an ice swimming competition, but the festival really heats up (we know, we know) at night when guests stroll past giant ice sculptures illuminated in a winter village.