(UsKings.us) It was an iconic event that would come to symbolize the height of hippie culture: San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love drew an estimated 100,000 people from all over the country in an explosion of music, art, expression and drugs.
(UsKing.us) The Barnes Ice Cap on Baffin Island is set to melt in 300 years because of a warming climate, researchers have found.
The Delaware-sized ice cap in the Canadian Arctic is the last piece of ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America.
Although the ice cap is still 500 meters thick, it's melting at a rapid pace driven by increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that have elevated Arctic temperatures.
(UsKings.us) More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the country’s problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. Even those South Sudanese who can find water spend much of their day hiking, fetching and carrying the containers of the precious fluid that is essential to life.
(UsKings.us) New York City is awash in green and Irish pride as throngs celebrate at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. More than 150,000 people marched from 44th to 79th streets in the 256th annual parade, and the marchers Friday came from all walks of life - military members, teachers and students, police and firefighters, politicians, plumbers and steamfitters.