Ryan Ruechel

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Scientists figured out how to convert polluted air into clean energy

In an era of growing concern for the environment, scientists in Belgium have come up with the groundwork for one possible solution: converting air …

Purchasing power over politics: American consumers buy more clean energy and electric vehicles

Americans are switching to cleaner cars and electricity. In addition to being smart purchases, these clean energy choices could be a political …

Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers

And the rate that they’re disappearing is increasing<p><i>This post originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>Glacier National Park is losing its namesake glaciers and new research shows just how quickly: Over the past 50 years, 39 of the parks glaciers have shrunk dramatically, some by as much as 85 …

Ontario agriculture minister to tout free trade in U.S.

As Canada prepares for trade talks with the United States and Mexico, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Food has launched a tour of several U.S. states touting the benefits of free trade.<p>The push follows a meeting Premier Kathleen Wynne held last week with representatives of the province's food …

Economics and Bad Weather Amplify Africa’s Food Crisis

Rising inflation, foreign-exchange shortages raise prices of staples even in regions unaffected by war<p>A toxic mix of economics, bad weather and conflict is fueling record starvation levels in Africa, as prices of staple foods touch records in half the continent’s 54 countries amid the worst …

Africa

Dorking narrowly avoided 'nuclear bomb drop' fiasco

<b>Scientists working on the UK's first atom bomb narrowly avoided a fiasco when they nearly dropped a five tonne replica on Dorking, it has emerged.</b><p>The dummy device was being flown to Orford Ness, a top secret military test site in Suffolk, in the early 1950s.<p>It came loose in the bomb bay while over …

Mini-nukes: Still a bad choice for the United States

In December, the Defense Science Board—an independent group of experts and former officials that provides advice to the Defense Department—submitted …

North Korea

What CMOs Can Learn From The State AgTech Industry

While you may find it a struggle to market a certain product or service as a CMO, imagine having the task of creating a marketing campaign that is driven at attracting economic development projects, such as agricultural tech (agtech), for a given state. The ability to sell a state’s agtech …

Agriculture

Navy SEAL's book on the bin Laden killing shows the real reason photos of the body were never released

The book, "The Operator" by Robert O'Neill, recounts the former Navy chief's career spanning 400 missions, though his role with the elite SEAL team's raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, has become his most consequential.<p>According to O'Neill, he was walking behind his fellow SEALs …

Military

Islamic State group using human shields in Mosul

The BBC has gained exclusive access to the Iraqi army's helicopter missions against IS militants in Mosul.<p>BBC Persian reporter Nafiseh Kouhnavard witnessed IS militants using human shields to deter the military from firing at them.<p><i>Produced and directed by the BBC's Joe Inwood.</i>

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Iraq’s Shia Militias: The Double-Edged Sword Against ISIS

When Iraq needed its army to defend the nation’s second largest city against ISIS in 2014, the army buckled. Mosul fell to ISIS, and with fears that …

Middle East

US admits it conducted Mosul air strike 'at location' where '200' civilians died

Amid the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the UK’s Parliament, which killed four people including a police officer, another mass casualty further …

Veteran charged with murder as terrorism in landmark New York City case for allegedly killing black man

A white Maryland man accused of prowling the streets of New York City for a black person to "assassinate" has been charged with murder as an act of …

Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn

Nobody in the United States has ever died from an intercontinental missile strike. Over the past 50 years, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on silos, submarines, bombers and satellites to ensure that does not happen.<p>During the same period, nearly 2 million Americans have died from …

Public Health

'Inferno' brings insight and humanity to Ebola outbreak

"Inferno" (St. Martin's Press), by Steven HatchIn 2014, Dr. Steven Hatch, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical …

Disease

Nipah: fearsome virus that caught the medical and scientific world off-guard

Nipah will be among the first diseases to be targeted by a new initiative aiming to prevent epidemics. But what is it, and why is it so dangerous?<p>In 1998, with no explanation or signal of danger, a fearsome disease took off in Malaysia. Pigs died in large numbers and then men slaughtering infected …

Disease

Drug-Resistant "Nightmare Bacteria" Are Quickly Spreading Through U.S. Hospitals

Stealthily Spreading<p>Researchers have found evidence that drug-resistant superbugs, which have been labeled “nightmare bacteria,” are spreading faster …

Inside the Green Berets' Hunt for Wanted Warlord Joseph Kony

HAUTE-KOTTO PREFECTURE, Central African Republic — The helicopter settles in the elephant grass, rotor wash flattening the six-foot-tall fronds.<p>The first man on the ground is Travis, a brawny Green Beret with a solemn demeanor. He scans the treeline, carbine at the ready, and the rest of the …

Africa

Antarctic: temperature records verified

Heat and cold records in the Antarctic have now been officially confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. What do we gain from the news? …

Pakistan shells border with Afghanistan as tensions rise over terrorist attacks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An escalating border conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan is threatening to undermine their cooperation on terrorism and peace talks with the Taliban as the Trump administration begins weighing its options to spur progress on both fronts.<p>After a blitz of terrorist …

Afghanistan

South Africa's rand currency 'rigged by banks'

<b>Local and international banks have been accused of rigging the price of South Africa's currency, the rand, by the country's competition watchdog.</b><p>Global giants Barclays, JP Morgan and HSBC are among 17 banks named as part of the two-year investigation.<p>Banks colluded, using online chat rooms to …

Execution Leaflets Bring New ISIS Terrorism Fear to Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — High in a remote, mountainous region of Pakistan, fearful residents have found leaflets containing ISIS propaganda that threaten attacks against their communities.<p>The sheets feature the black flag of ISIS, alongside pictures of an execution and armed militants waving automatic …

Pakistan

Ranking The Top 10 Snubs From The 2017 NBA All-Star Game

The 2017 All-Star Game rosters are officially set, with the NBA announcing reserve selections for the Western and Eastern Conferences on …

NBA

D’Angelo Russell Is Better Than You Think He Is

D’Angelo Russell’s rookie year was doomed from the start with Zombie Kobe given license to fire inefficient shots at will and Byron Scott doing more …

Documentary on Kerala (India) Water Problems and Purifying Techniques, 2011 - IbiscusMedia

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bomb attack | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber on a motorbike on Wednesday killed four people and wounded 10 in an attack on a vehicle carrying national security officials in the Afghan capital, police said.<p>Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred during morning rush …

Extremism