Was a man in Alaska rescued after activating the iPhone 14 emergency SOS feature

News roundup for Tue, Dec 06, 2022

In short: Major supply chain disruptions avoided as diesel shortages are easing. Lake Powell could reach ‘minimum power pool’ status as early as July. Repeat Covid infections might be the cause of current high respiratory infections. Infant formula shortage could last until spring; Diesel still in short supply but prices dropped and refineries have been

Has a Florida girl fought a shark and won

News roundup for Fri, Dec 02, 2022

In short: US Senate approves bill to enforce railroad labor agreement ahead of strike. Eurozone inflation eased a little to 10% as energy prices are cooling. Water shortages could hit 20% of California’s urban water agencies in the coming months. December 1 is the first day of meteorological winter. Read here about Winter survival kits,

Does Oregon have a snow plower shortage

News roundup for Tue, Nov 29, 2022

In short: Fed officials expect to switch to smaller interest rate increases “soon.” Property catastrophe reinsurance premiums will be higher in Australia, Florida, and France. Drought is shrinking California’s farmland. Fed officials expect to switch to smaller interest rate increases “soon”; Property catastrophe reinsurance premiums will be higher in Australia, Florida, and France; Drought is

News roundup for Tue, Nov 22, 2022

(Editor’s note: There will be no news roundup Friday 25 — will be back Tuesday 29. Be safe, sane, and have a memorable Thanksgiving — if celebrating. Or come say on Discord!) In short: Texas, the central US, New England, and the Carolinas are at risk of winter blackouts. Supply chain stresses are returning to

Has Frida the hero dog from Mexico's earthquacke died

News roundup for Fri, Nov 18, 2022

In short: The UK is in a recession and its inflation hit a new high of 11.1%. CDC conducted tabletop exercises to deal with an Ebola outbreak. Edible drones could help disaster victims survive. The UK is in a recession and inflation hit a new high of 11.1%; Thanksgiving will be 20% more expensive this

Are Biden and Xi Jinping open to talks

News roundup for Tue, Nov 15, 2022

In short: East Coast and Gulf Coast on alert for more tropical activity, while the south and east US could flood. EIA expects US gasoline prices to start falling in Nov and be flat through 2023. Some Generac generators recalled after finger amputations. Wheat products, lunch meat, lettuce, and eggs are more expensive; US gasoline

Are the Guna peole being moved to the mainland due to rising sea levels

News roundup for Fri, Nov 11, 2022

(Edited 11/11 to add a piece of missing news about Taiwan.) In short: Early signs that US inflation might be cooling down. UK testing contingency plan to deal with nationwide power blackouts. US and Russia will restart nuclear arms control talks. US inflation might be peaking; UK food inflation hit new highs and it’s not

Are Americans refusing to give up on turkeys despite higher prices

News roundup for Tue, Nov 08, 2022

(Note: Edited to add the date of Election Day.) In short: Storm Nicole will strengthen into a hurricane and hit Florida and the southeastern US on Wednesday. The US is officially in a flu epidemic and the CDC is ready to deploy ventilators. One in three senior execs expects supply chain issues to last until

Has a global ammo shortage left Australians unable to cull kangaroos

News roundup for Fri, Nov 04, 2022

In short: WH announced $13.5 bln in funding to help households with energy bills. Lisa will bring flash floods to Mexico; Storm Martin will pound Ireland and north of the UK over the weekend. Study shows monkeypox can spread asymptomatically half of the time. US not running out of diesel but prices will be high;

News roundup for Tue, Nov 01, 2022

In short: Eurozone inflation hit a new high of 10.7%. US flu-related hospitalizations highest in 10 years. Marshall Fire victims could experience a similar fire within two years. Eurozone inflation hit a new high of 10.7%; Changes to Affordable Care Act; The UK should expect gas and turkey shortages. If you’re shopping for the Affordable

Are Russians doing secret work at Zaporizhia nuclear plant

News roundup for Fri, Oct 28, 2022

In short: WHO warns drug-resistant fungal pathogens are on the rise. Europe has excess natural gas but the market will be tight until 2025. Australia announced a buyback scheme for flood victims in NSW. US GDP grew 2.6% in Q3; Fed might slow pace of rate hikes in December; Europe has excess natural gas but

News roundup for Tue, Oct 25, 2022

In short: The US to brace for a “tripledemic” of respiratory illnesses. Canada’s nationwide handgun sales ban went into effect. Colorado will recycle wastewater for drinking. Next US GDP report expected to show growth; Eurozone’s fear of recession accelerating; Global growth forecast to slow in 2023 The US unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, payrolls rose by 263,000,

Are heating bills going to rise this winter

News roundup for Fri, Oct 21, 2022

In short: US heating bills are going up this winter. 70% of US children’s hospitals are full. Flesh-eating bacteria is infecting Floridians after Hurricane Ian. US recession looms; Heating prices increase; High PFAS in US deer and fish More economists believe the US is heading toward recession within the next 12 months. Employers are expected

Have Iraq and Uruguay deposited crop seeds at the Arctic doomsday vault

News roundup for Tue, Oct 18, 2022

In short: US inflation rose 0.4% in September; COLA will increase by 8.7% in 2023. Current floods in Southeast Australia might cause food shortages and high food prices. A chronic shortage of AdBlue could damage Germany’s supply chain and economy. US inflation rose 0.4% in September; Supply chain issues affecting Adderall, butter, tomatoes, beer, and