Kate McLennan

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Animal Agriculture's Environmental Impact Is Still Being Ignored

This World Environment Day marks 10 years since the UN described the livestock sector as 'one of the most significant contributors to the most …

Agriculture

World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

Filipino government body gives 47 ‘carbon majors’ 45 days to respond to allegations of human rights violations resulting from climate change<p>The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated …

Rights & Freedoms

Climate models are accurately predicting ocean and global warming | John Abraham

A new study from my colleagues and I vindicates climate models, which are accurately predicting the rate of ocean heat accumulation<p>For those of us who are concerned about global warming, two of the most critical questions we ask are, “how fast is the Earth warming?” and “how much will it warm in …

Climate Change

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We’ve Been Waiting For

By Ben Schiller6 minute Read<p>There’s a simple way to end poverty: the government just gives everyone enough money, so nobody is poor. No ifs, buts, …

Universal Basic Income

Can Animals Think Abstractly?

In her January <i>Scientific American</i> piece titled "What Animals Know about Where Babies Come From,"anthropologist Holly Dunsworth makes a convincing case that despite popular assumptions to the contrary, animals generally — and our closest living relatives, the great apes, specifically — don't …

University of Pennsylvania

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

How World War III became possible - Vox

A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think<p>It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air …

Geopolitics

The 30 most beautiful cities in Europe (how many have you seen?)

From Iceland to Istanbul, from Scandinavia to Sicily, the European continent spans a mind-boggling multitude of cultures, languages, and styles. What …

Top 10 free things to do in Hamburg

Cosmopolitan, posh, naughty…Hamburg is many things, but one thing it’s not: cheap. To help you stretch your euros further, we’ve ferreted out some delicious bargains that have the bonus of letting you experience the city like a local. Skip the tourist traps and tourist tat and let us help you to …

Germany

City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

The Week in Review: Climate Change on the World Stage

One hundred fifty world leaders met in Paris this week to kick off two weeks of negotiations around climate change at The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If a deal is reached, it would be the strongest agreement in history to address greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiators from …

Behind the Story: Inside ISIS’s Marketing Department

<b>Story:</b> Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine <b><br>Outlet:</b> The Washington Post <b><br>Reporters:</b> Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) and Souad Mekhennet (@smekhennet) <b><br>Magazine:</b> Confronting the ‘Caliphate’<p><i>Do terrorists have marketable brands? ISIS does, and it’s dangerously effective. After The</i> …

The World's 10 Most Beautiful Buildings

Palau de la Música Catalana; Barcelona, Spain, Photo credit: kkmarais via Flickr<p>Does the sight of a really incredibly façade make you weak in the knees? Does a breathtaking interior make your heart flutter? Do you stay up at night thinking about architectural details? If so, you have to check out …

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

A Road Trip Along The Icelandic Coast

Living and working in Berlin, Haehnel likes to head off on adventures around the world. On his Instagram account, he describes himself as a “cyclist …

War Is Beautiful* - Analyzing the front-pages of The New York Times | LensCulture

For many individuals, reading the news is a vital part of the day. Whether as a morning routine or an evening relaxation, we look towards the news to stay informed about the world around us. For Americans, the reference remains the <i>New York Times</i>: a newspaper which in its 164 years of existence has …

Islamic State says it killed 2 captives and used bomb to down Russian jet

Islamic State militants boasted of their latest atrocities Wednesday by posting a photo of the crude bomb they said brought down a Russian airliner last month and announcing that they had executed two foreign captives, one Chinese and a Norwegian.<p>The revelations were made in the extremist group's …

Paris attacks at a glance: Wednesday's developments

<b>(CNN) —</b> A suicide bomber blew herself up and a police sniper took out a second terror suspect after authorities stormed two apartments and a church Wednesday in the northern Parisian suburb where one of last week's deadly terrorist attacks took place.<p>The raid in Saint-Denis, home to the Stade de …