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Australia attempts to derail UN plan to ban nuclear weapons

Diplomats force a vote on a report to begin negotiations on a ban in 2017 that had been expected to pass unanimously<p>Australia has attempted to derail a ban on nuclear weapons at a UN meeting on disarmament, by single-handedly forcing a vote on a report that had been expected to pass unanimously.<p>The …

North Korea

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

El Principito es tan buena como Intensa Mente, quizás hasta mejor

<i>Esta reseña se publicó originalmente en Garuyo.</i><p><b>El principito</b> de <b>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry</b> es considerada una de las <b>obras literarias francesas más</b> …

Little Sun: Una de las Ideas más Brillantes del Mundo - TECHcetera

De acuerdo al último reporte World Economic Oultlook (WEO) de la Agencia Internacional de Energía IEA, 1.3 billones de personas alrededor del mundo …

Cientos se manifiestan en Chile contra los transgénicos

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Cientos de personas marcharon el sábado por las calles de Santiago para expresar su rechazo a los alimentos transgénicos y a la empresa Monsanto en una manifestación convocada de manera global en otros lugares del mundo.<p>"Queremos un Chile libre de transgénicos", afirma en su …

What causes sinkholes and why has Britain seen a spike?

Geologists are warning that the prolonged flooding and wet weather will lead to more sinkholes appearing across the UK over the coming months.<p>At least six are known to have opened up over the past month, including a 5ft hole that appeared under a house in Ripon on Monday night.<p>The BBC's Science …

Weather

U.S. Government To Pull Foreign Aid In El Salvador For Refusing Monsanto Seeds

I'm in!<p>Governments do not dictate major policy, major multinational corporations do. We’ve seen this time and time again, and one of the best …

Chemtrail Pilot Blows the Lid Off OPERATION INDIGO SKYFOLD

“Maybe my fellow pilots will read or hear about this, and decide to come forward as well.” – Indigo Skyfold Pilot<p>In confirmation to the Indigo …

“The end of the world”: Why America misunderstands ISIS — and what you really need to know

Your conception of ISIS is scarily — and dangerously — incomplete, expert Charles Lister tells Salon. Here’s why<p>For a little more than six months, the United States has effectively been at war with the Islamic State (aka, ISIL or ISIS). Yet despite the country having committed significant resources …

Middle East

Drought, Climate Change and California's Multibillion-Dollar Problem

Two weeks before California Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement on Wednesday that residents and businesses in the Golden State — which is withering amid one of its worst droughts in modern history — would be subjected to unprecedented restrictions on water usage, he issued a blistering attack on …

Climate Change

Study: Climate change may bring about megadroughts this century.

When it comes to drought in the West, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. That’s the conclusion from a new study that links an increasing risk of decades-long …

Climate Change

Netanyahu Calls Iran Nuclear Agreement a Threat to Israel's Survival

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday slammed a preliminary agreement over Iran’s nuclear program as one that puts the country in mortal danger.<p>"A deal based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel," Netanyahu warned in a statement after speaking to President Barack …

South Asia

California Drought: Farmers Faced With Whether to Grow Crops or Sell Water

In drought-stricken California, where water has become a precious commodity, some of those who need it most are choosing to forego it.<p>Some rice farmers, whose livelihoods depend on hydrating their fields, may sell water instead of using it — and they could make $700 an acre-foot, more than they …

Northern California

Experts: Passover Blood Moon arrives at ‘dark moment’

If it’s a coincidence, it’s an astounding one. An ominous “Blood Moon” appearing at the same time the Obama administration is boasting of a nuclear …

Water, water everywhere, but in Taiwan today there's just a drop to drink

Starting today, residents in several cities in northern Taiwan will wake up, turn on the tap and nothing will come out.<p>Drought seems to be capturing headlines lately. California, as you've probably read, is facing extreme water shortages. Brazil, too. And now Taiwan — an island nation surrounded by …

China

California drought: governor tells climate-change deniers to wake up

Brown: ‘With the weather that’s happening, climate change is not a hoax’ Feinstein plans emergency legislation to address ‘very serious problem’<p>As his state faces the worst drought in its history, with mandatory water rationing for residents and fears of destruction to the agricultural sector, …

Water

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Aquaponics

Syria Conflict Indicates Armageddon, Say One Third Of Americans (SURVEY)

Most things aren't really the end of the world, but one-third of Americans who were surveyed believe that the Syria conflict is an indication that our days are numbered. A biblical passage which prophesies the destruction of Damascus and links it to the coming of Armageddon is leading many people …

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Do You Have These Deadly Plants at Home?

Keep your kids and pets away from these popular picks.<p>We're not saying you can't keep them. But watch pets and kids closely — they might get sick (or worse) from eating these leaves and flowers. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Are the Biblical End Times Upon Us? New Research Reveals Where Americans Stand on Natural Disasters and the Apocalypse

A majority of Americans believe (62 percent) that climate change is causing natural disasters, but a substantial proportion of the nation also thinks that these calamities are the result of the “end times” (49 percent) as recounted in the Bible, according to the Public Religion Research …