This deadly disease thrives in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for marine life
A deadly disease is thriving in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for the Florida coast. Now, the government is putting aside differences to effect change. Volunteers are making a huge impact, as well.
Japan’s KFC-fuelled Finger Lickin' Christmas
Forget turkey, stuffing and brussels sprouts -- in Japan, the most popular food to eat at Christmas is an American favourite: fried chicken from fast-food giant KFC. "If I don't eat KFC chicken, I don't feel the Christmas spirit," says one student.news.yahoo.com
Fisker CEO says the EV startup is trying to do more than just take customers from Tesla
The founder and CEO of Fisker told CNBC on Thursday that the electric-vehicle startup is trying to do more than just swipe market share from Tesla. Henrik Fisker made the comments in an interview on "Mad Money," one day after his company announced it had inked a key production deal with Foxconn Technology Group. "At the end of the day, we're not out here just to go and take Tesla customers away from Tesla," Fisker told host Jim Cramer. That's great, but we really want to do an alternative," Fisker said, touting the Ocean as a true SUV. Fisker, which last year went public through a reverse merger, saw its stock close down 4.43% Thursday to $21.58 per share.cnbc.com
US holiday weekend adds to virus worries as case counts grow
The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. Officials and health authorities warned people to take precautions or simply stay home on Independence Day, as confirmed cases are climbing in 40 states. Florida reported 11,445 confirmed infections on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to more than 190,000. Im really, really worried about the Fourth of July," said Dr. Don Williamson, a former state health officer who now heads the Alabama Hospital Association. Officials in South Florida including in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys closed beaches through the weekend.
More than 10,000 sign on to reopen St. Johns County beaches
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A petition to reopen beaches in St. Johns County with 10,000 plus signatures is growing. The petition is addressed to St. Johns County Leadership from ‘The Surf Community’. It asks for beaches to be reopened with restrictions including,only open for county residents with valid I.D. The creator of the petition is urging signers to contact County Administrator Hunter Conrad. The petitioner, identified as Eric Hires, did not offer a plan on how the restrictions could be enforced and at what cost.
Shell fossils show how ocean acidification can cause mass extinction
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ocean acidification caused a mass extinction of marine life 66 million years ago, research into tiny shell fossils has shown. This in turn caused acid rain and large scale acidification of the world's oceans, prompting a mass extinction of most marine and land based life, including all dinosaurs. At least one quarter of the CO2 released by burning coal, oil and gas doesn't stay in the air, but instead dissolves into the ocean, according to The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, a US government initiative, and The Smithsonian Ocean Portal. So far, ocean pH has dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 since the industrial revolution, and is expected to fall by another 0.3 to 0.4 pH units by the end of the century, it added. Ocean acidification has already caused massive die-offs of oysters in the Pacific Northwest.
Frank Ocean releases new song 'DHL'
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - Frank Ocean has finally released new music -- and more may be on the way. Ocean premiered the track "DHL" Saturday at the end of "blonded RADIO," his Beats 1 radio show. The song, produced by Boys Noize, is Ocean's first release since covering the Audrey Hepburn classic "Moon River" in February 2018. Although "DHL" is a new song, Ocean appears to have dropped at least one hint about it two years ago. While they aren't available to stream online, both songs are available for purchase as 12 vinyl singles on his website.