Olympics Jan 16, 2020

Judge orders Rio Olympic venues shut on security grounds

A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics facilities be closed to the public over safety concerns. The Rio Games — the first to be held in South America — were heavily criticized for their extreme costs, estimated around $12.5 ...

Amazon forest fires rose 30% in 2019

World / Science & Health Jan 9, 2020

Amazon forest fires rose 30% in 2019

The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5 percent in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday. According to INPE, the number of fires detected in the Amazon region was 89,178 in 2019, compared ...