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20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use

Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and …

These Plastic-Eating Machines Will Filter Our Junk From the Ocean

The Ocean Cleanup revealed how their ocean-plastic-removal machine will actually work.<p>You probably remember hearing about The Ocean Cleanup when it was first announced: 19-year-old Boyan Slat developed a plan to rid the oceans of plastic much faster and much cheaper than anyone else.<p>This directly …

On his fifth day in power, South Korea’s new president shut down 10 big coal-power plants

The South Korean capital, Seoul, is among the world’s most polluted cities, so it’s no surprise that air pollution was one of the key campaign issues for the newly elected president, Moon Jae-in.<p>That’s why, on his fifth day in power, Moon has announced that the country will temporarily shutter 10 …

South Korea

Free Trade Has Record High Approval Among Americans

Most Americans think free trade with foreign countries is good for the U.S. in this modern global economy.<p>In an NBC/Wall Street <i>Journal</i> poll, 57% of …

Young human blood makes old mice smarter

Mice treated with a protein from umbilical cord plasma improved their performance on memory tests.<p>A protein found in young human blood plasma can …

Trump on trade: Scrutinize NAFTA, other deals for 'abuses'

President Donald Trump's latest executive order on trade calls for review of all U.S. free trade agreements — including NAFTA and the World Trade Organization pact — and possible renegotiation of any deal to eliminate “violations and abuses,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.<p>Trump plans …

3 maps that explain the geopolitics of nuclear weapons

North Korea has received a lot of focus due to a recent missile test and the expectation of another nuclear test. It is a poor country whose nuclear program has allowed it to punch above its weight internationally. This has also forced superpowers to approach it with great caution.<p>Nuclear bombs are …

General: 2nd gas attack on Iraq troops in as many days

BAGHDAD — The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq says the Islamic State group has attacked government troops with some type of gas in …

North Korea's Simple But Deadly Artillery Holds Seoul And U.S. Hostage

“These perfectly positioned offensive artillery firing positions are virtually impenetrable, extremely difficult to take out by counterfire."<p>Burrowed into hard granite mountain faces and protected behind blast doors, 15,000 North Korean cannons and rocket launchers are aimed at the glass …

Chechen gay men 'go missing' in alleged anti-gay campaign

Dozens of homosexual men are disappearing in Chechnya, that is according to a leading opposition newspaper in Russia. Some are allegedly being arrested, tortured and killed by police because of their sexuality.<p>A report in Novaya Gazeta claims more than 100 people have been detained in an anti-gay …

Russia

ISIS Leader Baghdadi Fled Iraq with the Help of Suicide Bombers

The leader of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, may have fled the group's final embattled stronghold of Mosul in Iraq using a series of …

The Oceans Are Getting Warmer Faster Than Anyone Realized

Great news, everyone! We’re getting better at measuring the changing temperature of the ocean. Unfortunately, the data shows that they are warming …

How Islamic Terrorists Are Being Radicalized Online

The new documentary ‘American Jihad’ premiering Saturday on Showtime, delves into how many of ISIS and al Qaeda’s terrorists are being manipulated …

Yemen says it captures senior al Qaeda leader | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni troops captured a senior leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) during an early morning raid on Tuesday in the southeastern Hadramawt region, a local security official said.<p>Special forces stormed the house in a remote village where Abu Ali al-Sayari, a Saudi …

Obama: Don't grant terrorists legitimacy by labeling them Islamic

President Obama offered an extended defense of his approach to countering violent extremism on Wednesday, saying those who have criticized his …

Terrorism

How E. coli switches from "attack" mode to "colonize" mode

There's a delicate ecosystem thriving in your gut right now, but all it takes is a bad burrito to throw it off-kilter. Just how pathogens like <i>E. coli</i> …

'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa slows and falls from the headlines, there is a temptation among many to view this outbreak as an isolated event. In fact, the opposite is true. Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver the essentials of modern …

Public Health

Turning the Tide Against Cholera

<i>SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK, Bangladesh</i><p><b>Two hundred years ago</b>, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps.<p>It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into the remote Sundarbans, part of the Ganges River Delta, to log the …

Public Health

Why NASA sent a superbug to the space station

<b>(CNN) —</b> An antibiotic-resistant superbug launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday from the same Kennedy Space Center launch complex where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off and the bug will be studied by astronauts on the International Space Station.<p>Before you start to worry, this …

Ministry of Defence finds ‘staggering violations of humanitarian law’ by Saudi coalition forces in Yemen

The Ministry of Defence has said it has noted 252 alleged violations of international humanitarian law carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in …

Middle East

Amnesty: Up to 13,000 hanged in Syria's 'slaughterhouse'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian prison was known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse." Behind its closed doors, the military police hanged as many of 13,000 …

Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016

Young black men were again killed by police at a sharply higher rate than other Americans in 2016, intensifying concerns over the expected abandonment of criminal justice reform by Donald Trump’s incoming administration.<p>Black males aged 15-34 were nine times more likely than other Americans to be …

Law Enforcement

Why Our Refugee Strategy Doesn't Work for Anyone

Lily Cole travelled to the Greek island of Samos to make a documentary with VICE about the ongoing refugee crisis.<p><i>Top photo: the author (left) with refugees on the Greek island of Samos.</i><p>The six richest nations on Earth – three of which are in Europe – are currently home to just 9 percent of the …

China plays down Steve Bannon's predictions of war with US

Wang Yi dismisses Trump strategist’s comments, saying any ‘sober-minded politician’ would know both would lose out<p>The Chinese foreign minister has taken a swipe at Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, for predicting China and the US will eventually go to war.<p>He said any “sober-minded …

Donald Trump

Trump's 'global gag rule' will cause more abortions, not fewer

Two days after large numbers of people across the globe joined Woman’s Marches, US President Donald Trump reinstated the “global gag rule”, which …