Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm in nearly a decade, left a path of destruction over the Caribbean and is gaining strength as it heads towards southern US. At least 16 deaths have been blamed on the hurricane, and it is feared that Haiti is facing catastrophic damage.
2016 Republican National Convention
Scenes from the four day Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people gathered for the convention, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night.
Source: 2016 Republican National Convention - The Boston Globe
Animals in the News – The Atlantic
It’s time once more for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet.
360 TB Of Data On One Small Glass Disc
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years.
Source: Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind | University of Southampton
Flint water crisis – The Boston Globe
A state of emergency has been declared in Flint, Michigan due to the contamination of the city’s water supply. The public health crisis started when the water supply source was switched in 2014 from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save money until a new pipeline was completed. Thousands of residents have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead including about 9,000 children who are the most susceptible to lead poisoning. State officials and the National Guard are distributing bottled water and filters to residents while they wait for a solution.
India Mumbai identifies ‘no selfie’ zones after woman dies
Police in India's Mumbai city identify 15 places where taking selfies "can be dangerous", a week after an 18-year-old drowned while taking a selfie.
Source: India Mumbai identifies 'no selfie' zones after woman dies - BBC News
Thousands of Migrants Are Crossing the Balkans on Foot – The Atlantic
On October 17, Hungary closed its border with Croatia, blocking thousands of refugees still traveling from Mediterranean landing points to central and northern European countries. An estimated 58,000 migrants have arrived in Slovenia over the last week alone.
Source: Thousands of Migrants Are Crossing the Balkans on Foot - The Atlantic
The Umbrella Movement, one year later
A year after Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in scenes that made headline news around the world, Reuters photographer Tyrone Siu revisited the scenes of the demonstrations. The anniversary comes amid a passionate debate in Hong Kong about the extent of mainland China’s control of the city.
Source: The Umbrella Movement, one year later - The Boston Globe
Hot-air balloon festivals
Hot-air balloon festivals are a visual treat for many. Not only do they provide a stunning perspective for their passengers, but their playful shapes, colors, and themes make these floating vessels excellent subject matter for photographers, both on the ground and in the sky. Here is a look at some of the 2015 balloonist gatherings around the globe.
North Korea Marks 70 Years of Workers’ Party Rule – The Atlantic
Over the weekend, reclusive North Korea held a massive military parade and numerous other mass performances to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party, inviting foreign media to cover the event in Pyongyang.
Source: North Korea Marks 70 Years of Workers' Party Rule - The Atlantic