Two airlifted to safety as cascading floods hit Coverack in Cornwall after thunderstorm

Two airlifted to safety as cascading floods hit Coverack in Cornwall after thunderstorm

Flash flooding sent water rushing through the streets after severe thunderstorms hit the Cornish village of Coverack on Tuesday, July 18.An elderly couple was rescued from the roof of a house. According to the Mullion Fire Station, firefighters from Mullion and Cornwall Fire and Rescue worked together with the coastguard to airlift the couple from the roof of their home, after they had become trapped by the floods. Jul 19, 2017
Humans to blame for biological annihilation of wildlife and sixth mass extinction in Earths history

Humans to blame for biological annihilation of wildlife and sixth mass extinction in Earths history

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has concluded that 30% of the 27,600 terrestrial vertebrate species evaluated are losing populations. According to Gerardo Ceballos, study co-author and Ecology professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, if this trend continues, at the end of the century 70% of these species would be lost. Jul 19, 2017