January 22, 2020

The Caribbean-Americans searching for their Chinese roots

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BY EVELINE CHAO From Atlas Obscura Hakka Conferences are allowing distant relatives to meet and untangle their complex genealogy. RICARDO HOYEN LIKES TO JOKE that he was kidnapped. He was born in Jamaica, where he grew up in Kingston, but was sent to New York City to live with an aunt when he was 15, […]

June does it again: Global temperature sets 14th consecutive monthly record

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By Jeff Masters and Bob Henson From Weather Underground Even with the intense 2015 – 2016 El Niño event out of the picture, June 2016 was still the planet’s warmest June since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Tuesday. In the NOAA database, June 2016 came in […]