Most dangerous places to travel in 2023 revealed

Thinking of traveling abroad next year? You might want to steer clear of Afghanistan, Mali, Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, which rank among the world’s most dangerous destinations for business and pleasure travelers. That’s according to this year’s “Travel Risk Map,” compiled by global security and medical specialists from the risk assessment firm International SOS. The index takes into … Read more

City of Gold Coast mapping shows additional 88,000 properties at risk of flooding

New mapping released by the City of Gold Coast shows 88,000 additional properties will be at flood risk in a “worst-case” weather scenario, prompting concerns over insurance premiums. Key points: The council has released two different flood maps outlining short-term insurance modelling and long-term climate risks The properties at low to high risk of flooding have increased from about … Read more

SPAC Sponsors Were Winners Even on Losers

Since AEye went public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company in August 2021, shareholders have had a rough go. The laser-technology company’s stock is down over 90% in the midst of missed revenue projections and the broader rout in growth stocks.  The company that ran the SPAC has fared far better. The financial-services firm … Read more

California Geological Survey updates tsunami hazard maps for 7 counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Geological Survey has released updated tsunami hazard maps for seven counties to help users determine whether they are in areas at risk for inundation and for planning. The revised interactive maps released Friday cover San Diego, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Marin, Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties. The new maps reflect new … Read more

Tracking Hurricane Ian: See latest forecast, spaghetti models, information as it makes landfall – 13WMAZ

Tracking Hurricane Ian: See latest forecast, spaghetti models, information as it makes landfall  13WMAZ Hurricane Ian hits Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S.  CBC News Catastrophic Hurricane Ian continues lashing Florida into Thursday  The Weather Network Hurricane Ian: Disney World among parks closed  CTV News View Full coverage on Google News

Rohingya exodus explained in maps and charts | Rohingya News

August 25 marks five years since a brutal crackdown by Myanmar’s military forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh. Today, that number stands at more than one million. The Rohingya are a mostly Muslim ethnic group who have lived in Buddhist-majority Myanmar for centuries. However, Myanmar does not … Read more

Infographic: How big was the Beirut explosion? | Infographic News

It has been two years since a massive explosion shook Lebanon’s capital, killing 218 people and injuring 7,000. On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut ripped through Lebanon’s capital, killing 218 people, injuring 7,000 and leaving 300,000 displaced. The blast, which is considered one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions to … Read more

Meaghan thought psychedelic therapy could help her PSTD. Instead it was the start of a nightmare

The cameras are trained on a single bed in what looks to be a basement. There’s a clock, a box of tissues and armchairs on either side of the bed. WARNING: This story contains content that may disturb some readers. What happens next during the disturbing recording was part of a clinical trial into the … Read more