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Swimmer Killed in Rare Cape Cod Shark Attack

September 16, 2018 |

A 26-year old man was tragically killed by what experts believe is the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in more than 80 years. The swimmer — ID’d by authorities as Boston-area man Arthur Medici — was reportedly in the water off of Cape…

Shark Sightings, Encounters off Cape Cod Up in 2018

August 31, 2018 |

As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what’s driving the increase in shark sightings and encounters—including Massachusetts’ first attack on a human since 2012. One prominent researcher suggests the presence of younger and smaller great white sharks this summer…

Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim: I Punched Shark in Gills

August 29, 2018 |

The man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said on Tuesday he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg, the AP reports. In his first interview since the Aug. 15 attack, William Lytton said he’d been swimming in…

Swimmer Injured in Cape Cod Shark Attack

August 16, 2018 |

A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and…

Cape Cod Town Marks 100 Years Since WWI Sub Attack

July 17, 2018 |

Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Mass., were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore. Then suddenly, a German U-156 submarine…

Cape Town Isn’t Only Big City With Water Crisis

February 12, 2018 |

Cape Town’s water situation is dire , but although it may soon be the first big city in the world to run out of H2O, it’s not the only one nearing such a precarious position. The BBC takes a look at other major urban areas thirsting for liquid sustenance, citing a…


Cape Town tightens water limits

February 2, 2018 |

Cape Town — a city once at the forefront of Africa’s green movement — implemented new emergency water restrictions Thursday as the sprawling metropolis prepares for the day their taps run dry. – RSS Channel – World


Satellite images show Cape Town’s shriveling reservoir

February 1, 2018 |

New satellite images show just how far Cape Town’s biggest water reservoir has shrunk as the city nears the day when it completely runs out of water. – RSS Channel – World


‘Mama Rosie’ cares for Cape Town’s AIDS orphans

November 26, 2017 |

When Rosie Mashale moved to Khayelitsha — Cape Town, South Africa’s largest township — she was alarmed to see children in the dump near her home, scavenging for something to eat. – RSS Channel – World