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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
Expertise in Women's health, Health, Government, Science & space, Education,   see all» Ethnic cultures, Unemployment, Politics, Environment & green living, Pharmaceuticals, Charity & volunteer work

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Texas faces future of drier summers and decreasing water supplies

Texas' future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century - likely resulting in the driest conditions the state has endured in the last 1,000 years.

EPA approves two Lysol Products to kill COVID-19 on surfaces

The EPA has added two Lysol products to the agency's list of over 431 disinfectants that can kill viruses. However, the Lysol products have proven to be effective against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy - another victim of COVID-19

Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old menswear retailer that has dressed 40 US presidents and unofficially became the outfitter of Wall Street bankers, has filed for bankruptcy.

Op-Ed: Trump's withdrawal from WHO another sign he's not fit to lead

The U.S. State Department and the United Nations say the Trump administration formally notified the UN Monday of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, triggering a 12-month withdrawal process that will end with the US exiting on July 6, 2021.

Record debts come due for struggling Canadian energy industry

The Canadian energy industry has borrowed heavily to survive a series of catastrophes and is facing $6 billion in refinancing in the next six months, the Bank of Canada said in May.

Siberian Arctic sets record for June heat as wildfires spread

Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9°F) above normal, in a heatwave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known.

Supreme Court deals major blow to Keystone XL Pipeline

For the third time in 48 hours, another pipeline project has been hit a major blow by the courts. This time, it is TC Energy's Keystone XL Pipeline. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the pipeline must complete an arduous environmental review.

Op-Ed: Trump continues to inflame racial tensions — slamming NASCAR

After spending the weekend stoking division, President Donald Trump upped the ante today by defending the Confederate flag and bashing NASCAR and driver, Bubba Wallace.

Court orders Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down by August 5

The Trump administration has been handed a stunning defeat after a district court ruled Monday that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline must shut down by August 5 during an in-depth environmental review.

Statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass ripped from base

Rochester - A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, N.Y., on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, which was delivered in that city on July 5, 1852.

Dominion Energy cancels the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Richmond - The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is dead, abandoned by Dominion Energy and its partner, Duke Energy, after the $8 billion project reached a regulatory dead-end.

FDA commissioner won't confirm Trump's vaccine claims

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn said Sunday that he would not make a prediction on when a coronavirus vaccine would become available in the U.S. after Trump on Saturday said: we'd have one "long before the end of the year."

Has oil industry already crossed the Rubicon of peak demand?

Although crude prices have rebounded from coronavirus crisis lows, oil execs and experts are starting to ask if the industry has crossed the rubicon of peak demand.

Florida shatters single-day record for new coronavirus cases

Florida on Saturday reported at least 11,445 new coronavirus cases, the state’s largest number of daily cases so far, according to figures released by the Florida Department of Health.

Op-Ed: Is it a political rally or 4th of July on the National Mall?

The explosion of coronavirus cases isn't stopping President Donald Trump from hosting a July 4th "blowout" Saturday at the White House and the National Mall, despite objections from public health officials.

Military: Troops issued bayonets and live rounds for DC unrest

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed that soldiers who were deployed to Washington to quell the protests over George Floyd’s death were issued bayonets, live rounds of ammunition and riot gear.

Deadly heatwave to hit large part of U.S. next week

A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the extreme heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks.

Mutated, more virulent coronavirus strain now dominates globally

The genetic variation of the novel coronavirus that dominates the world today infects human cells more readily than the original that emerged in China, according to a new study published in the journal Cell on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Not wearing a face mask during the pandemic is just plain stupid

Wearing a face mask or choosing not to wear one goes beyond political affiliations - for some people it is a matter of their personal freedom being taken away. But we live in a country where we are governed by rules meant to keep us safe.

Op-Ed: Trump thinks he looks like the Lone Ranger when he wears his mask

Under growing pressure from health officials and lawmakers from both parties, President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally endorsed wearing face masks. Well, he sort of - kind of - said that. He did say wearing one made him look like the Lone Ranger.
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