Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...percentage points.When the poll was under way, Francis, the first Latin American pope, was on a homecoming tour through South America that especially unsettled conservatives.In his July 9 speech in Bolivia - an address that the Rev. Jim Martin...
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Another month, another heat record broken

...June was warm nearly all over the world, with exceptional heat in Spain, Austria, parts of Asia, Australia and South America. Southern Pakistan had a June heat wave that killed more than 1,200 people - which, according to an international...
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Photo: A note from South America

...Trip South wait to cross the border from Chile into Argentina as they make their way by bike to the southern tip of South America this month. The group has traversed down the coast of Chile, across the dry interior of the thin country, and into...
Photos: Living Legends

...presented their show "Seasons" on Thursday at Centennial Hall. Celebrating the Native cultural heritage of North and South America and the South Pacific, Living Legends combined music, costume, and dance.The "Seasons" performance took the...
Ice age camel bones found in Yukon redraw the species' lineage

...America were related to llamas and alpacas common to South America, but they now have genetic proof that the animals are...Africa and Asia, and llamas and alpacas found in South America, said Zazula.He said paleontologists believed western...
Pink Martini to perform at Centennial Hall Sept. 20

...repertoire on concert stages throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, and North and South America. They have played with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston...
Pope gushes about Paraguayan women during Mass in Caacupe

...pope arrived Friday afternoon in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion on the final leg of his three-nation tour of South America's poorest countries that included Ecuador and neighboring Bolivia.As soon as Francis arrived Saturday in Caacupe...
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On the Trails: Solstice at Cowee Meadows

...the mountains of Hawaii. The species is thought to have originated in North America, but it was probably carried to South America by migrating birds. There is good evidence that migratory shorebirds can carry seeds and spores of a variety of plants...
Wildfires could spread in western Canada

...result of the weather pattern known as El Nino, which is caused by the warming of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America.He cautioned that fire crews may not actually be able to put out the fires completely until the fall or the first...
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Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

...famously unpretentious pope changed into his vestments for the Mass in a nearby Burger King.Speaking to the crowd in South America's poorest country, Francis decried the prevailing mentality of the world economy where so many people are "discarded...
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