The U.S. and Russia are uniting against Canada in an effort to win a hockey gold med—er, no. They’re uniting to try to ban the international commercial trade of polar bear products. Canada, currently, is home to near 75 percent of the world’s remaining polar bears, and it’s also the only country that allows the export of polar bear products.
Around 600 polar bears are killed by Canadian hunters each year, and then exported for their, well, parts. The U.S., supported by... Read More
Nicholas Joy, 17, wandered away from Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine on Sunday and survived two nights in the bitter cold before being found yesterday morning by a snowmobiler.
Joy, who hails from Medford, Massachusetts, was skiing with his father on Sugarloaf when they took separate runs down the mountain and became separated. The boy accidentally skied off the trails on the western side of the mountain and got lost. His father reported him missing when he didn't show up that afternoon.
To surv... Read More
Florida continues its ascent to America's Throne of the Bizarre this week with news that its central region may soon be invaded by a race of super insects. The gallinipper, a species of mosquito with a body larger than a quarter, has benefited greatly from recent tropical storms and is poised for a massive population spike.
"I wouldn't be surprised, given the numbers we saw last year," said University of Florida entomologist Phil Kaufman. "When we hit the rainy cycle we may see that again." ... Read More
Authorities are investigating a ski resort in Arizona after a group of visitors came down with what is believed to be norovirus. The skiers, who have not been identified, became ill after taking a trip to Sunrise Park Resort in Greer, Arizona, on the weekend of February 23. The virus, which is extremely contagious, is spread through fecal contamination in food or water, and causes unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms.
The resort, which is owned by the White Mountain Apache tribe, is currently... Read More
Two of the four Polish climbers who summited Broad Peak on Tuesday are missing, according to Polskie Radio. On Tuesday at roughly 6 p.m., Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Artur Małek, and Tomasz Kowalski reached the summit. By Wednesday evening, Berbeka and Kowalski had still not returned to Camp IV. The expedition organizer said Berbeka and Kowalski camped at 7,900 meters on the mountain and he is not sure what happened to them.
“We should be worried," Artur Hajzer, coordinator of the P... Read More