French man loses part of his leg in shark attack

A man in Hawaii lost part of his leg in a shark attack.
Mac Pigott tells KHON-TV he visited the victim on Saturday in a hospital on the island of Kauai following the attack at Davidson’s Beach. The man who was attacked was a surfer from France.
Pigott says doctors amputated one of the man’s legs just below the knee.
He says the victim is setting goals so he can compete one day in the Paralympic Games. Officials closed the beach on Friday after the attack.
KHON-TV says it reopened on Saturday.

Tiger malls, kills man at zoo in China

A man in China was killed by a tiger after he entered his enclosure.
Per The AFP, “The incident occurred at the Youngor Wildlife Park in the city of Ningbo, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Shanghai, according to media reports which added that one tiger in the enclosure was shot dead as a result, (2017.)
Video emerged online showing a tiger mauling a man in black clothing as visitors screamed in horror and two other tigers stood close by watching. We don’t know how he got into the enclosure.

whitehouse.gov removed the climate page – hours after Donald Trump was swarn in

Throughout the eight years of the Obama presidency the government had worked toward fixing climate issues throughout the united states and the world. Now, all that is gone.
“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry,” the website now says. “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. In two terms, the Obama administration relied heavily on regulations and regulatory oversight to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change (cbs, 2017.) That will end this year.
“Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to gut the agency’s regulatory power . A self-described “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” the former attorney general of Oklahoma sued the EPA multiple times to block what he considered excessive regulation of natural resources. At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday , Pruitt repeated his long-held view that the role of human activity in causing climate change is “subject to more debate” –
despite near-universal consensus in the scientific community that says otherwise. On WhiteHouse.gov, the Trump administration promised to leverage the “vast untapped domestic energy reserves right here in America,” and pivot federal policies to accelerate the oil, gas and coal industries. In one nod to environmental protection, the new administration website says America’s “need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. “Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority,” WhiteHouse.gov reads. “President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water (cbs, 2017.)

woman says she has completed an insane challenge in a year – if true sets a record

A woman in New Hampshire says she hiked 48 mountains in one year, each standing over 4000 feet tall.
Sue Johnston, 51, says she has hiked every one of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot mountains in every single month of the year in 2016, The Concord Monitor reported (http://bit.ly/2jqEmHB).

The challenge is known as the “Grid” and it takes most hikers years to complete. Completing the Grid requires hiking each mountain in every month, but doing it all in one year isn’t required. December was her hardest month (perhaps because of the Holiday.)
She spent a total of 21 days hiking last month. In July, she spent 119 hours hiking over a period of 10 days. She completed the Grid on Dec. 26, atop Mount Isolation in Pinkham Notch. ___
Congratulations!!!!