Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN  —  On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators … Read more

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in next 30 years, report says

Glaciers at Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park on track to disappear in next 30 years, report says

CNN — The climate crisis affects almost all regions of the world. But perhaps one of the most visible indicators of its impact is its effect on Earth’s iconic glaciers, a major source of fresh water supply. Glaciers have been melting at a breakneck pace in recent decades, accounting for about 20% of global sea … Read more

After Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark, protesters took to the streets

After Hurricane Ian left Cuba in the dark, protesters took to the streets

CNN — Protesters in Cuba who have taken to the streets after Hurricane Ian damaged the island’s already shaky power grid may face criminal charges, Cuba’s attorney general’s office said Saturday. In a memo published in the island’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma, prosecutors said they were investigating cases of arson and vandalism of state property, … Read more

Grand Canyon Caverns: Tourists trapped about 200 feet underground

Grand Canyon Caverns: Tourists trapped about 200 feet underground

CNN — Five people have been trapped about 200 feet underground at Grand Canyon Caverns since Sunday in Peach Springs, Arizona, officials said. The group was stranded at the tourist site after an elevator malfunctioned, according to Jon Paxton, a spokesman for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. “Yesterday, five people were coming out of the … Read more

The Mississippi River has dropped to record lows amid severe drought

The Mississippi River has dropped to record lows amid severe drought

CNN — Photos and satellite imagery from the central United States show how the region’s worst drought in at least a decade pushed the Mississippi River and its tributaries to record lows this month. Across the river basin, dozens of gauges have dropped below their low water mark. The Mississippi River was at historically low … Read more

Ancient DNA reveals the social life of Neanderthals

Ancient DNA reveals the social life of Neanderthals

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, register for free here. CNN — Neanderthal is an insult that still lobbies to imply that someone is dim-witted and out of touch. The more we learn about our Stone Age cousins, the more it seems the … Read more

Abu Dhabi’s dugongs: the quirky grazers of the sea that inspired tales of mermaids

Abu Dhabi’s dugongs: the quirky grazers of the sea that inspired tales of mermaids

CNN — Legend has it that the inspiration for mermaids comes from an elusive marine mammal so crazy that it flees at the first sight of a human. It is an animal that is a large part of the folklore of Southeast Asia, where many cultures believe it was originally part human, and many languages … Read more

Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

Editor’s Note: This roundup is part of the CNN Opinion series “America’s Future Starts Now,” in which people share how they have been affected by the biggest issues facing the nation and experts offer their proposed solutions. The views expressed in these commentaries are the authors’ own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN  —  One … Read more

The Gandhis: from the ‘Kennedys of India’ to the political wilderness

The Gandhis: from the ‘Kennedys of India’ to the political wilderness

CNN — He has about 2,500 kilometers to go until his journey is complete. But the great-grandson of India’s first prime minister seems determined. Dressed head-to-toe in white, Rahul Gandhi is walking 3,500 kilometers (2,175 miles) across India to meet voters and revive interest in the Indian National Congress, a once-powerful political party now struggling … Read more

World War 2 shipwrecks pollute the North Sea 80 years later

World War 2 shipwrecks pollute the North Sea 80 years later

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — A World War II shipwreck is still leaking explosives and other toxic elements into the seabed in the North Sea more than 80 years after it was sunk. The wreck’s hazardous pollutants continue … Read more