Emily Patzer

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Climate Change Is Stranding Hundreds of Dying Baby Sea Lions in California

The ripples of climate change are being seen all around the world, but it’s not often they wash up on our very doorstep.<p>Last week, as the United States added its support to the first global law that would finally hold nations accountable for climate change, biologists in California were attempting …

China's high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China's economic future is emerging in Shenzhen.<p>Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China's manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future growth …

The Zika Virus And How Algorithms And Media Effects Impact Our Understanding Of Global Issues

According to the latest Google Trends data, the world has suddenly become very interested in the Zika virus. Though the virus has been known to infect humans for over half a century, its outbreak in South America and the Caribbean over the past year sparked global attention last month with the …

Starbucks is watering down its prices as it debuts in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa<p>On its first day in sub-Saharan Africa, Starbucks supplied blankets and umbrellas along with free coffee samples to its new customers who lined up in an uncharacteristically cold, wet Johannesburg on Thursday.<p>It’s taken Starbucks years to get to South Africa, but some …

Paying Men and Women Equally Could Add $4.3 Trillion to US Economy

Gender pay inequality isn't just unfair — it's also a missed financial opportunity.<p>Women with full-time jobs still make $0.78 for every dollar a man …

Uber is distracting us from a much bigger issue for the US economy

The Uber economy is tiny in size, but great in hype. While Uber drivers and other so-called gig workers are estimated to make up just 0.5% of the US labor force, big conversations are happening at every level of government over whether we should reshape labor policies to accommodate this new type …

Economics

Film's dark vision of future Hong Kong unsettles Beijing

HONG KONG (AP) — It's the Hong Kong movie that Beijing doesn't want you to see.<p>Made on a shoestring budget, "Ten Years" became a surprise hit with local audiences for its dystopian view of the former British colony's future under Beijing's rule.<p>The filmmakers imagine a Hong Kong in which protesters …

Christmas tree worms have eyes that breathe, gills that see

Christmas tree worms have eyes “in a really silly place,” says Michael Bok. Which is part of their charm.<p>This widespread marine worm (<i>Spirobranchus</i> …

Biology

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in a Nigerian camp meant to be a haven

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Two female suicide bombers between the ages of 17 and 20 blew themselves up this week in a camp in northeastern Nigeria set up to shelter people from terrorism, killing at least 58 people. But others were spared when a third intended bomber realized at the last minute that her …

Uganda: People have not had a free and fair election for the past 20 years, activists claim

Ugandans have not had a free and fair election for at least the past 20 years, a human rights group has claimed.<p>Political tensions are running high …

AUV Shows What Great White Sharks Do All Day

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>No creature has a reputation more fearsome than the great white shark. Despite all we’ve learned about them, including how they really don’t have much interest at in all eating us, movies and basic cable documentaries still show them as “machines” that do little more than …

A Blueprint For A New Plastics Economy That Eliminates Waste And Pollution

A new report looks at ways to mitigate some of this damage. It calls for a circular economy around plastic (a “New Plastics Economy”) where more …

Sustainability

Emerging currencies suffer as oil prices head south

TOKYO: Emerging market currencies suffered in Asian trading on Tuesday (Jan 26) as another drop in oil prices and a regional equity sell-off pushed …

Surprise, Surprise: Climate Change Leads Top Global Risks for 2016

Related:<p>For the first time, an environmental risk has topped the <b>World Economic Forum (WEF)</b>’s <i>Global Risks Report</i> ranking, with the greatest potential …

SARB set for 50bps rate hike as US Fed mulls weak inflation

Weak inflation is expected to be the key topic when the Federal Reserve opens a two-day monetary policy meeting Tuesday, its first since its historic …

Economics

Stocks open higher, led by energy sector as oil price rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Higher oil prices and some positive earnings news from U.S. companies are helping to send the stock market higher in early …

Stock Markets

Why the Supreme Court's Electricity Ruling Is Important For Innovation

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of technology competition and innovation in how energy customers are compensated for reducing their electricity …

Global oil glut sends US stock markets plummeting

Dow finishes down over 200 points and global markets dip after crude oil prices fall on news that Iraq will inject record oil production into oversupplied market<p>US stock markets fell once more Monday as a renewed slump in oil prices, anxiety over global economic growth and central bank policies all …

Desert island toxic algae may hint to a treatment for dementia

<b>Scientists say they now have good evidence in animals that exposure to a toxin from algae can trigger dementia-like changes in the brain.</b><p>If the US team is right, they may have found a new route towards treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's .<p>Their work, in the …

Dementia

Animals are showing up in really strange places - this is the surprising reason why

But as passageways open up in the melting ice, these animals become more free to move about as they please. Such exchange could cause a variety of …

Freaky creatures recently discovered in deep seas

Scientists dove down to 800-meter-deep waters in the Coral Sea off northeastern Australia - and found astonishing species, some of which had never …

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