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Devastating New Evidence of How Early Native Americans Were Brought to Extinction by Europeans

A new DNA study gravely illustrates the extent of the demise Native American populations suffered due to the arrival of Europeans. The large-scale …

Anthropology

Malawi declares state of emergency over drought

Malawi has declared a state of disaster over worsening food shortages caused by a severe drought<br>as concerns grow over a hunger crisis spreading across much of southern Africa.<p>Malawi's maize production has dropped by 12 percent, leaving it short of about one million tonnes of maize needed to feed …

Africa

New Photo Series Show What Fukushima Looks Like 4 Years After The Meltdown

Haunting.<p>Not many people have entered the exclusion zone following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan more than four years ago, but now a series …

Fukushima

This mind-boggling study shows just how massive sea level rise really is

As our planet continues to warm, coastlines worldwide will retreat inland — in the long run, maybe by a lot. That means some coastal cities, in places like Florida — where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated precisely this topic on Wednesday night — stand to lose quite a lot of land where …

Climate Change

The solution to climate change that has nothing to do with cars or coal

AMAZONAS, Brazil – At the base of a towering, 150-foot-high angelim tree, the scattered sloth claws and clumps of fur are a dead giveaway.<p>The tree contains the nest of a harpy eagle, a bird so powerful it kills monkeys and sloths by tearing them from the trees with its enormous claws. Its presence …

Fossil Fuels

The Guardian view on the EU and the refugee crisis: stop arguing, and fix it

Europe knows what needs to be done. But fragmentation across the continent is making it harder to do<p>Just in the last two months, over 100,000 people have fled to Europe. That’s already three times more than during the same period last year. Winter temperatures in the Mediterranean have not slowed …

North Africa

Australia fails to close gap on Aboriginal disadvantage

An Australian government report that analyses progress on tackling indigenous disadvantage shows the country is failing to meet key targets to improve the life expectancy, health, educational, social and economic outcomes of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander citizens.<p>The 2016 Closing the …

Australia

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius<p>In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, …

Science Fiction

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropocene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

Earth Science

Abandon Earth—Or Face Extinction

<b>Stephen Hawking:</b> I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet …

Space Travel

Fighting erupts over control of Yemen's Aden port

Government forces have clashed with fighters for control over the strategic southern port of Aden, Yemeni officials in the southern city say.<p>The officials said on Sunday that fighters believed to be close to al-Qaeda have refused to hand over the port to the government of President Abd-Rabbu …

Middle East

Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1214000/1214305_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522234446_2841e9fede318b7cfeb717c18b44a2ff<p><b>What I came across on a reef far out in the middle of the South China Sea has left me shocked and confused.</b><p>I'd been told that Chinese fishermen were …

China

The Climate Risk No One Is Talking About

Ministers from across the world gathered in Paris over the weekend to hammer out the details of a sweeping climate accord to limit carbon emissions …

Health Care

U.S. oil rises, reversing course after nearing 11-year lows | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude rose nearly 2 percent Monday, recovering slightly after moving within a hair of 11-year lows, but analysts and traders said it is still too early to declare the market has reached its bottom.<p>A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, …

Oil

The Great Human Migration

Seventy-seven thousand years ago, a craftsman sat in a cave in a limestone cliff overlooking the rocky coast of what is now the Indian Ocean. It was …

How ISIL works: Price controls, vaccination programs, and $40 million a month in taxes

With a ruthless army of jihadists, ISIL is already operating a “proto-state,” despite what Western governments say. But the extent of how the so-called Islamic State works on a daily basis is starting to be revealed.<p>It even has a timetable for vaccinations for children to prevent the spread of …

Oil

11 Insane Ways The World Is Dealing With A Hotter Planet

The world is getting warmer, and the weather crazier. Here are some of the incredible ways that people are adapting to climate change.<p>View this post on Facebook

Marine food chains at risk of collapse, extensive study of world's oceans finds

Important ecosystems could be massively damaged by 2050 unless greenhouse gas emissions and localised pollution is drastically reduced, researchers say<p>The food chains of the world’s oceans are at risk of collapse due to the release of greenhouse gases, overfishing and localised pollution, a stark …

Climate Change

Climbing On Mount Denali

Paul Mason: capitalism is failing, and it's time to panic – video

The neoliberalist capitalist model has resulted in civil wars and economic disaster, and it’s only going to get worse. Unless, Paul Mason argues, we take advantage of the technological revolution we are living through and create a postcapitalist sharing society. If we let prices fall and delink …

Capitalism

We need to grow 50% more food yet agriculture causes climate change. How do we get out of this bind?

The World Bank’s head of agriculture and food security speaks of a “frustrating lack of attention paid to agriculture” at the climate talks and calls for advances in climate-smart farming<p>We are trapped in a vicious cycle: we will need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people but …

Agriculture