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U.N. warns world must take “unprecedented” steps to avert worst effects of global warming

U.N. warns world must take “unprecedented” steps to avert worst effects of global warming

Society would have to enact “unprecedented” changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as well as the loss of species, a U.N. report said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/uXlsgJDq-rk/u-n-warns-world-must-take-unprecedented-steps-to-avert-worst-effects-of-global-warming-idUSKCN1MI022

New York crash that killed 20 a ‘wake-up call’ for limo safety: regulator

New York crash that killed 20 a ‘wake-up call’ for limo safety: regulator

A crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York is a “wake-up call” for limousine safety, the chief of the federal agency investigating what happened to a stretch limo taking passengers to a surprise birthday party said on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/kwl_JfvVc5I/new-york-crash-that-killed-20-a-wake-up-call-for-limo-safety-regulator-idUSKCN1MH0SM

Fast-evolving storm Michael expected to slam Florida as hurricane

Fast-evolving storm Michael expected to slam Florida as hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and was on track to hit the Florida Panhandle midweek, with the potential to pack winds of at least 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/wcSu5tgRn8g/fast-evolving-storm-michael-expected-to-slam-florida-as-hurricane-idUSKCN1MI0KA