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Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

By Tim Radford<p>German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq.<p>They predict that, in a few …

Global Warming

Climate Change May Force Millions Of Americans To Move Inland

In low-lying island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives, the term “climate migrant” is all too familiar. Rising sea levels have already forced some Pacific Ocean communities to flee from their homes and there are fears that several whole islands will be underwater in just a few decades.<p>But it’s …

Climate Change

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

In recent years, things have been overwhelmingly bad for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Scientists say that one of our world's greatest natural treasures is now truly "terminal." This news comes after sequential, massive bleaching events — which is what happens when ocean temperatures rise beyond levels …

Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

‘Dead Rivers, Closed Beaches’: A Water Crisis on Long Island

OAKDALE, N.Y. — The Great South Bay, flanked by Fire Island and the South Shore of Long Island, once produced half the shellfish consumed in the United States, and supported 6,000 jobs in the early 1970s.<p>Since then, the health of the bay has declined. Housing development meant more septic tanks …

Nassau County

America has a water crisis no one is talking about

Outdated infrastructure is making water too expensive for millions of families.<p>Access to clean water is a basic human right. Yet for 14 million US households, or 12 percent of homes, water bills are too expensive. And as the cost of water rises, even more Americans are at risk of not being able to …

Income Inequality

South Korea already working on reducing trade surplus with U.S. - finance minister | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s finance minister said on Sunday the government was already working on downsizing its trade surplus with the United States, a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments Thursday that Washington will renegotiate or scrap the free trade pact the two countries …

South Korea

Tories are ‘fanatics’ for saying they would start a nuclear war, Green Party says

The Green Party has accused the Conservatives of “fanaticism” after the Defence Secretary admitted that Theresa May could start a nuclear war.<p>Michael …

Nuclear war has become thinkable again – we need a reminder of what it means

As Trump faces down North Korea, it’s alarming to think that most of the world’s nuclear warheads are now in the hands of men who are prepared to use them<p>Last week, Donald Trump deployed his superweapon Moab, the “mother of all bombs” – 10 tonnes of high explosive detonated in mid-air in such a way …

North Korea

Why efforts to secure a deal on banning all nuclear weapons are so important

Last week negotiations to ban nuclear weapons started in New York. The talks came as a result of United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted …

North Korea

Teen admits to ISIS-inspired terror plot to kill Pope Francis

A New Jersey teen plotted to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia — attempting to hire a sniper to shoot him during his Papal …

Crime

Police admit they don't know why Khalid Masood committed his terror attack in London

LONDON (AP) — A senior British counterterrorism officer says police have found "no evidence" Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida.<p>Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says Masood clearly had "an interest in jihad," but police have no evidence …

Extremism

New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattle

Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified …

University of Tennessee

This woman suffers from a disease that makes her smell like fish

Kelly Fidoe-White got complaints about her odor her entire life, to the point where she would take multiple showers a day. In 2015, she was diagnosed …

Health

Iraq: Hundreds Detained in Degrading Conditions

(Erbil) – The Iraqi interior ministry is holding at least 1,269 detainees, including boys as young as 13, without charge in horrendous conditions and …

Human Rights

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This woman appears to be planning an exit from her marriage, helped by her husband’s windfall.<p>7:16 p.m. Today7:16 p.m. March 21, 2018<p>The company is …

China uses Trump "fake news" tactic to defend accusations of human rights violations

President Donald Trump's lexicon is going global. On Friday, the Chinese government appropriated Trump's tactic of dismissing damning media reports …

Rights & Freedoms

Netizen Report: How Private is Our Email? Riseup Users Want to Know

<b>Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the</b> …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Is A War Criminal? Regime Rapes, Kills And Tortures Innocent Civilians, United Nations Warns

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime faces accusations of human rights violations, including rape, torture and forced labor, after a United …

To Break the Moscow-Tehran Alliance, Target Iran’s Regime

Putin may not like the Islamic Republic, but it serves his interests in important ways.<p>Want a deal with Vladimir Putin in the Middle East? Then start with the real questions: Are the Russians prepared to abandon Iran and Bashar Assad’s Syria? If so, what would it take to pull it off?<p>Start by …

Middle East

The Latest: Trump's nominee for Army secretary drops out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>11:25 p.m.<p>An administration official says President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, Vincent Viola, has withdrawn his name from consideration.<p>The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official isn't …

Donald Trump

War With China? US, North Korea Among 'Five Potential Threats' Named By Chinese Military Strategists

China ranks the United States, North Korea and Japan as its biggest enemies, according to a document originally issued by Chinese military …

Three Russian cyber arrests, one suspicious death, and a new twist in the US election hack

In the eerie world of international espionage, nothing of late has topped the official US accusation that Russian president Vladimir Putin plotted to put US president Donald Trump in power. Now, the tale has become even more salacious with the reported arrest of three Russian cyber experts, one of …

Russia