Madagascar connected to EASSy fiber optic cable

Madagascar has been connected to EASSy, a high bandwidth fibre optic cable that connects countries on Africa's eastern coast to the rest of the world, Telecom Malagasy (Telma) said Saturday.

Ore. town uses geothermal energy to stay warm

(AP) -- When snow falls on this downtown of brick buildings and glass storefronts in southern Oregon, it piles up everywhere but the sidewalks. It's the first sign that this timber and ranching town is like few others.

Sandstorms blanket Beijing in yellow dust

Beijingers woke up Saturday to find the Chinese capital blanketed in yellow dust, as a sandstorm caused by a severe drought in the north and in Mongolia swept into the city.

Arizona state employee fired over jaguar capture

(AP) -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department has fired an employee based on results of an internal investigation into the capture and death of what was the only known wild jaguar in the U.S.