More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics Play

More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics

Two large surveys carried out in 2001-02 and 2012-13 have found that harmful levels of drinking are increasing among almost all demographics in the US. According to an analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry, the number of teetotalers is falling while high-risk drinking and alcoholism rose sharply during the 11-year period. Aug 10, 2017
Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing Play

Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing

Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing. In fact, two-thirds of Europe could be affected by an extreme weather event by 2100, according to a study published in the  Lancet Planetary Health journal on 4 August. In the 72 hours since, this years worlds strongest storm , Typhoon Noru pounded Central Japan, causing more than 400 flights to get cancelled.Landslides crippled Northern Italy and Southwest China following extended heatwaves Meanwhile, wildfires raged in  Western Greenland, an occurrence so rare that The European Union Earth Observation Programme has no data on  similar activity in this region. At this time, this appears to be unprecedented. Aug 8, 2017
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