UK warns people with significant allergies should avoid Pfizer vaccine

The U.K.’s Regulatory Agency is advising people with a history of “significant” allergic reactions to avoid Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, after two National Health Service members developed severe allergic reactions to it on Tuesday (Dec. 8). “As is common with new vaccines the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have advised on a precautionary basis […]

Australia bushfire inquiry warns ‘compounding disasters’ to come

Australia’s devastating 2019-2020 bushfires killed or displaced nearly three billion animals and cost the economy an estimated US$7 billion Australians should be ready for “compounding” overlapping crises as they face more frequent, costly and severe climate change-worsened disasters, an inquiry into the nation’s recent historic bushfires warned Friday. Following devastating 2019-2020 blazes that killed 33 […]

Drone warns surfer of very close encounter with 5-foot shark in Australia

A drone camera caught a close encounter between a surfer and a white shark off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, last week. The surfer and the great white shark seemed mutually spooked by their brush with each other — though in the surfer’s case, the shock came after he swam ashore and saw […]