As prices rise around the world - especially prices for fuel - one group is making record amounts of money: oil companies. While customers have struggled with rising prices, oil companies have made billions of dollars in profits.
Published in “Environment”
In today's news roundup, candy prices take a scary rise before Halloween, a teenager wins Florida's python-hunting contest, and over a thousand sheep cross through downtown Madrid.
Southeast Australia has been struggling as it faces its third year of flooding in a row. Thousands of homes have been flooded or cut off by flood waters. Because the ground is already soaked, and more rain is on the way, more flooding is expected.
A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London shows that, on average, wildlife numbers have dropped sharply since 1970. The main cause of the drop is human activity. The report is alarming, but there are some signs of hope.
In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
In an effort to help out important insects like bees and butterflies, bus stops across the United Kingdom and Europe are getting living roofs. Small gardens on bus shelter roofs are being planted with flowers chosen to help support the struggling insects.
In today's news roundup, young men race to leave Russia as it looks for more soldiers, earthquakes strike in Mexico and Taiwan, and scientists report that there are 20 quadrillion ants on the planet.
Cheetahs, the world's fastest animals, died out in India over 70 years ago. Now a new project is trying to bring cheetahs back to India. Eight of the animals were turned loose in Kuno National Park last week.
Three large storms hit different parts of the world this weekend. Hurricane Fiona has left the island of Puerto Rico without power. In Japan, Typhoon Nanmadol has forced millions from their homes. And Alaska faces widespread flooding after an unusual typhoon.
On Wednesday, Yvon Chouinard, who started the clothing company Patagonia, announced that he was giving the company away. Mr. Chouinard and his family have turned over the $3 billion company to an organization that will work to fight climate change.
Scientists report that people in Sydney, Australia are in a battle with cockatoos. The birds have learned to open the lids on trash bins, and people are figuring out new ways to keep the lids closed. But the clever birds are quickly discovering new tricks.