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ISIS Is Threatening to Poison Indonesia's Food and Water Supply

Minister Luhut says the country is aware of and prepared for a possible attempted cyanide attack that might specifically target police through their food, water, or even coffee.<p>ISIS hasn't been dominating the headlines this month quite as much as they were late last year, but they're still dreaming …

Extremism

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As global populations swell, farmers are cultivating more and more land in a desperate bid to keep pace with the ever-intensifying needs of humans.<p>As …

The EPA Just Banned the Chemicals That Helped Save the Ozone Layer | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized on Thursday a rule that puts new limitations on a group of chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. While HFCs make up just a tiny percentage …

Climate

Scientists put cameras on sharks — and found something surprising

Previously, scientists assumed that sharks were negatively buoyant (meaning they have a natural tendency to sink) or neutrally buoyant (meaning their buoyancy is canceled out by their weight in the water).<p>Now, by combing through photos and data captured by the swimming sharks, researchers have …

Hawaii

House votes to block Obama's climate plan amid veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change.<p>Lawmakers voted 247-180 to support a bill allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's …

Clean Technology

Organic farming 'benefits biodiversity'

<b>Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.</b><p>Fields around organic farms have more types of wild plants, providing benefits for wildlife, say scientists.<p>The research is likely to fuel the debate over the environmental …

Agriculture

Earth is halfway to being inhospitable to life, scientist says

A Swedish scientist claims in a new theory that humanity has exceeded four of the nine limits for keeping the planet hospitable to modern life, while …

Nature Is Losing The Battle Against Humans

Let’s face it. Nature is losing. The wild places of the world are disappearing, and will continue to disappear, until they are no more. I’m glad I’ll be dead before it’s all gone.<p>We were looking at some Audubon data this weekend, and realized that every bird population we care about is in dramatic …

Ecology
Political Science
Barack Obama