Dangerous carbon monoxide levels force LES evacuations

A sleek hotel and several other buildings in lower Manhattan were evacuated Wednesday morning after manhole fires outside created dangerous carbon monoxide levels inside, FDNY officials said. The underground fires on the Lower East Side were reported around 10:55 a.m. The Hotel on Rivington at 107 Rivington Street and

Mom, son found dead in garage from carbon monoxide

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Authorities say two people died inside a Georgia home where the air was filled with carbon monoxide. Savannah police said in a news release that 91-year-old Martha Brown and her son, 70-year-old John Duncan, were found dead Tuesday in a back room of the house. Firefighters

Boy’s family settles over death from carbon monoxide at hotel

BOONE, N.C. — Attorneys say the family of a boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a North Carolina Best Western hotel in 2013 has agreed to settle wrongful death and injury lawsuits. The family’s attorneys said in a news release Monday that they agreed to settle the

Teen dead, 20 others sickened in carbon monoxide poisoning

A teenage girl died and 20 others were injured in a carbon monoxide poisoning incident in New Jersey, a report said. The 13-year-old girl was inside a three-story home in Perth Amboy when cops discovered her unconscious and rushed her to the hospital — where she died, according to

Family of 4 found dead in vacation cabin

PARKS, Ariz. — An Arizona family of four, including two young children, staying in a northern Arizona cabin has been found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies of the four family members were discovered Monday in Parks, Arizona, following a request

Teen dies of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex in car

A teenage girl has died of carbon monoxide poisoning after having sex in a car while the engine was running. Alena Styukhina, 15, was killed when toxic fumes filled a garage in Russia as she was allegedly seduced by a male racer. Artyom Dorogov, 22, is said to have turned

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

ESA BERLIN — Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. The European Space Agency released images Friday made by its Sentinel-5P satellite that show high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in parts

Refrigerator blamed for boy’s carbon monoxide death

Tragedy struck a family in Alaska last week from an unlikely source: their refrigerator. The propane-powered appliance at their cabin near Big Lake started leaking carbon monoxide, causing the death of a 10-year-old boy and sickening other family members, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. When Sarah Kleb’s daughter Caroline complained of a