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Typhoon Hero Who Saved Trapped Families In Philippines Was 'Just Working On Human Instinct'

He thought there was a good chance he wouldn’t make it through Typhoon Haiyan, but Jonathan Fitzpatrick decided that if these were his last moments on earth, he would spend them helping people in need.<p>Fitzpatrick, of Walsall England, was in the Philippines working as an electrical engineer when one …

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3 3 hours ago Comic News<p>Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's IDW Publishing series, Locke & Key, is officially picked up by Netflix for a 10-episode …

Comics

Hero husky! Rescued dog saves family's lives

At only three months old, one newly-adopted puppy is already being called a hero.<p>Jill McLarty and her husband, Tim, adopted Hunter, a husky mix, in February from the Michigan Human Society. Little did they know that the puppy they just rescued would soon rescue them.<p>When Tim first saw Hunter on the …

charity: water

Each season we have the opportunity to work with a group of passionate and diligent interns who support our staff in incredible ways. From developing …

Women in Iraq Being Detained and Abused, Report Says

Thousands of women in Iraq are being illegally detained and many subjected to torture and abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday in a scathing …

Tell us about your experiences of pollution in China

The latest figures show sales of air purifiers and face masks have boomed in China as citizens attempt to protect themselves from the smog that plagues many of the country’s cities.<p>Total sales of air purifiers hit 3.5bn RMB (£293m) in 2013, according to Daxue Consulting who have carried out market …

Lords lambast EU water and sanitation projects in sub-Saharan Africa

A House of Lords committee has sent a scathing letter (pdf) to the European commission accusing it of "culpable waste" in its water and sanitation projects in sub-Saharan Africa.<p>The letter from Lord Boswell, chairman of the EU select committee, drew on a report from the European court of auditors …

What if Americans Only Had as Much Water as Families in Africa?

Wildlife<p>The average family in Africa gets by on only five gallons of water a day, according to this thought-provoking PSA video from bewaterwise.com, a project of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.<p>The average American family (directly) uses 552 gallons of water a day, according …

Fukushima operator reveals leak of 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water

Frantic efforts to contain radioactive leaks at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been dealt another blow after its operator said about 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water had seeped out of a storage tank at the site.<p>The leak is the worst such incident since the March 2011 …

Fukushima operator may have to dump contaminated water into Pacific

As Japan marks the third anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, Tepco is struggling to find a solution for hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water<p>A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that it may …

Act Now to Save U.S. Water Efficiency Standards

This afternoon I learned from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a bill that would repeal the enormously successful and crucially needed national water efficiency standards for plumbing fixtures.<p>A vote could …

Multinationals need to take notice and take action on water risk data

New research from the World Resources Institute scores water-related risks facing 181 countries and 100 river basins. This is the first national-level data of its kind, evaluating competition for available water supplies, annual and seasonal supply variability, flood occurrence, and drought …

Could Pollutants Trapped by Green Roofs Contaminate Nearby Water Sources?

<i>Green Roof photo from Shutterstock</i><p>Green roofs are thought to capture harmful air pollution particles and store them in their soil layer and …

Pollution

Air pollution: how big a problem is it for cyclists?

It’s a scenario familiar to any urban cyclist: you’re stuck behind a fume-belching bus or taxi, a choking diesel aroma wafting through your lungs. You think: is this really the healthy option?<p>The good, if simple, answer from pollution experts is: yes. Cycling does remain many, many times better for …

China's 'War on Pollution' May End Up Accelerating Climate Change

Air pollution in Paris – big picture

First published on Fri 14 Mar 2014 09.09 EDT

How Urban Light Pollution Could Be Killing Rainforests

Jewish leaders warn against changing Racial Discrimination Act

Jewish community leaders have warned that an immediate amendment to sections of the Racial Discrimination Act in response to the 2011 conviction of the columnist Andrew Bolt could “give succour to racists”.<p>The executive director of the Australia/Israel Jewish Affairs Council, Dr Colin Rubenstein, …

Victorian police act against racial bias but say racism is not systemic

Victoria police has promised a series of reforms to stamp out racial bias when dealing with ethnic minorities but has stopped short of admitting that systemic racism is a problem within the force.<p>A police report, called Equality is Not the Same, has set out a three-year plan to improve the force’s …

Extreme-right groups declining, but 'leaner and meaner,' watchdog says

The number of far-right militias, extremist patriot groups and hate organizations in the U.S. dropped last year for the first time since 1999, but the organizations are becoming "leaner and meaner," the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday.<p>The center attributed the drop to, among other …

Atheism and Agnosticism

Anti-gay laws violate global pacts: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - A legal ban on same-sex marriage in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country, violates international accords and could bring mob law against gays onto its streets, the United Nations’ human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday.<p>U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay …