California turns off power to millions to prevent wildfires Oct 10, 2019 0 1170 12345 Los Angeles: Rolling blackouts affecting up to 800,000 customers began on Wednesday in parts of California as a utility company switched off power because of hot, windy weather that raises the risk of wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric, which announced the three-phase deliberate power outage, is working to prevent a repeat of a catastrophe last November in which power lines it owned were determined to have sparked California’s deadliest wildfire ever. In that inferno, 85 people died and a town called Paradise was virtually destroyed. The company has been found responsible for dozens of other wildfires in recent years, too. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize Oct 10, 2019 0 203 Two dead as German synagogue targeted in Yom Kippur attack Oct 10, 2019 0 204 Trump is most mentally ill human being in America, says Rihanna Oct 10, 2019 0 614 Britain, EU to hold last-ditch talks tomorrow as Brexit deadline looms AFP London Britain and the European Union on Wednesday agreed to hold last-ditch talks aimed at securing a Brexit deal with just days left to thrash out an agreement, as the two sides accuse each other of failing to .. Corbyn says he must head Brexit interim government if Johnson falls London (dpa) - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday insisted that he must be the one to lead any caretaker government to steer Britain away from a no-deal Brexit if Prime Minister Boris Johnson is forced out .. Bavarian mushrooms still radioactive 33 years after Chernobyl Munich: Certain varieties of wild mushroom in Bavaria are continuing to show traces of radioactive caesium-137, more than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, radiation monitoring officials reported on Wednesday. .. US military going into Middle East was ‘worst decision ever’: Trump AFP Washington, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the US military becoming involved in the Middle East was the “worst decision ever made” and that he was ensuring the safe return of troops. Trump has faced a .. Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after ‘fatal’ warming AFP Washington For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world’s climate change-threatened reefs. The chance ..