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Extinction

It’s time to get real about conservation

To protect endangered species from extinction, the ecological community must become more politically involved, argues Aaron M. Ellison.<p>How can …

Far more fish make their own light than we thought, study finds

From the fireflies that light up our backyards to the graceful, glowing jellyfish we admire in aquarium tanks, bioluminescence — an organism’s …

Ramadan meal row 'prompted German fire' at Duesseldorf shelter

<b>German investigators believe a dispute over Ramadan meals led to a fire that gutted a shelter for 282 asylum seekers in the western city of Duesseldorf.</b><p>They say a group of men who were not fasting had complained that their lunch portions were too small.<p>Two North African men, aged 26, have been …

North Africa

UN blacklists Saudi Arabia-led coalition for 'killing and maiming' children in Yemen air strikes

The United Nations has blacklisted the Saudi-Arabia led coalition for killing and maiming thousands of children in Yemen.<p>Ban Ki-moon, the …

Scientists say that ‘nature,’ untouched by humans, is now almost entirely gone

Implicit in much, if not all, modern environmental sentiment is the idea that the natural world has been despoiled by humans — and if we could just leave it alone, things would get better.<p>But new research suggests that in reality, humans have been altering the natural world for millennia, long …

Anthropology

What is 'regressive left' and who are its examples? | Liberalism (politics)

The "Regressive Left" in a modern sense is the split between classic liberals and extreme liberals, not necessarily in terms of what types of issues …

PepsiCo Finally Comes Clean And Admits The Truth About Their Bottled Water

I'm in!<p>Bottled water is one of the greatest marketing scams of the modern age. Take PepsiCo’s Aquafina brand, for example. Just by including a …

Letter to friends: this is why I will vote Remain in the referendum

<i>The LSE’s Nicholas Barr explains why he will be voting to Remain in the EU referendum – citing a wide range of arguments about sovereignty,</i> …

Head of German Protestant Church Wants to See Islam Taught in Nation’s Schools. Should It Be?

[<b>Update</b>: This post was slightly edited after publication to correct the erroneous impression that all German students would be taught Islamic …

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Home

We are Sea Shepherd<p>Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization...<p>Established …

Detroit among 5 cities leading the way in urban innovation

In 2008, for the first time in history, more human beings lived in cities than in rural areas. The United Nations projects that by 2050 nearly …

Obama's Ban On Plastic Microbeads Failed In One Huge Way

Stiv Wilson chose his battle three and a half years ago. The problem is, he still doesn’t know who all his opponents are.<p>An environmental activist fixated on curbing plastic pollution in the oceans he loves to surf and sail, Wilson focused his efforts on eliminating microbeads, the tiny plastic …

Dogs

London’s empty towers mark a very British form of corruption

These monoliths that dominate the skyline expose the tainted wealth that has the capital’s gullible politicians in thrall<p>Now we know. The glitzy 50-storey tower that looms over London’s Vauxhall and Pimlico is, as the Guardian revealed yesterday, just a stack of bank deposits. Once dubbed Prescott …

Religious Dad Took His 14-Year-Old To Her Rapist and Made Them Get Married

No “World’s Best Dad” T-shirt for <b>Keith Strawn</b>.<p>An Idaho man who <b>took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man</b><p>… who had <i>raped</i> and</i> …

12 Easy Tricks Every Clean Person Knows

Making your bed, dusting shelves, and taking out the trash: piece of cake times three. If only all household chores could be this easy. When the inside of a vase gets so muck-ridden that it's probably a health-code violation or your air conditioner is literally blowing filth into your face, this …

DIY - Self Watering Tomato Buckets - Quiet Corner

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant …

Gardening

'Canaries' of the ocean highlight threat to world's ecosystems

Fifty-nine finfish species have 'disappeared' from fishermen's catches in the world's most species rich and vulnerable marine region, new research …

Mysterious Sperm Whale Deaths Continue — With Marine Litter Found In Their Stomachs

This year has not been kind to sperm whales. Thirteen young bulls have washed ashore near the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, in the latest spate of mysterious deaths that have plagued the species since January. This brings the death-toll to over 30 animals since January, found beached or …

North Sea