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Donald Trump's State Department approves Saudi Arabia weapons sales blocked by Barack Obama

The State Department has approved resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia previously blocked by Barack Obama.<p>A multi-million dollar technology for Riyadh …

Saudi Arabia

The Head Of U.S. Central Command Accepts Blame For The Botched Trump-Approved Raid In Yemen

The mission to assign blame for a botched U.S. military raid in Yemen — which Trump authorized while eating dinner with Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner at the White House — has now arrived at a resolution. The unusual “boots on the ground” raid (the first such Yemen mission in years) ended with the …

Attack On US Green Beret Soldiers In Jordan: Lone Wolf Behind Death Of 3 Special Forces

A U.S. military investigation found that a Jordanian officer acted alone in the killing of three U.S. special forces soldiers stationed in Jordan in …

Zoo denied license after report finds 486 animals died there in four years

A zoo in England has been denied a license renewal after an investigation revealed 486 animals died there over the course of four years.<p>South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness has 28 days to appeal the rejection, which would close the zoo "upon refusal of the license." The zoo, which is owned …

Al Qaeda ‘bomber’: I wanted to be a terrorist since I was kid

For as long as he could remember Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun always wanted to be a jihadi.<p>The al Qaeda operative,​ on trial for killing two US …

Extremism

Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more …

Obama Administration

GUNMAKER CEO: People are buying guns because cops are backing off and crime is 'soaring to the roof'

While he was campaigning, President Donald Trump promised voters fewer restrictions on assault-weapon sales. The National Rifle Association endorsed him as a candidate.<p>And after he won in November, some analysts who cover the industry became concerned that gun sales would suffer, since prospective …

It might feel good, but February’s intense heat is a very bad sign

The United States hits record high temps, as a climate change denier takes the reins at the EPA.<p>Meteorologists expect to see dozens of heat records …

Yemen: Airstrikes Kill 8 Women and a Child During Funeral Party, Houthis report

Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen said Thursday that an overnight airstrike has killed eight women and a child at a funeral reception near the capital, …

Survivors in Yemen describe horror of U.S. raid which killed at least 26

The main figure killed in last month's U.S. raid in Yemen targeting al-Qaeda was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's U.S.- and …

Middle East

The 9mm

We all know it simply as the 9mm, but it goes by a variety of names: 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum, 9x19mm, 9mmP, and I’m sure there are others depending …

A scientist explains the very real struggle of talking to climate-change deniers

The world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. One of Jorgensen’s jobs is to create educational material on global warming, its impact, and what we can do to fight against it.<p>In a conversation with Redditors, Jorgensen …

Arctic Ice Isn't Doomed Yet—Here's How to Save It

Crazy warm winters haven't pushed Arctic ice beyond a “tipping point.” Every ton of CO2 we don't emit saves 32 square feet of it.<p>During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads. But throughout most of 2016, conditions in the Arctic …

Global Warming

Animal Welfare Now a Top Priority for Global Food Brands, Report Finds

A new report points to animal welfare as a top priority for both consumers and food companies, not just an ethical debate amongst meat-eaters and …

Government facing legal action over failure to fight climate change

The Government is facing legal action over its failure to come up with a plan to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels in order to meet the …

Climate

As the White House changes course on climate change, California stubbornly presses forward

With cheese and shrimp cocktail piled on their plates, guests strolled the exhibit like patrons at an art gallery, sipping beer and pausing to ponder the displays that lined the room. But instead of paintings or sculptures, they were examining scientific charts about climate change at a state …

Climate

Things fall apart: why do the ecosystems we depend on collapse?

People collapse, buildings collapse, economies collapse and even entire human civilizations collapse. Collapse is also common in the natural world – …

Can Species Be Saved Without the Endangered Species Act?

The Endangered Species Act is on track to become as threatened as the wildlife it helps to protect.<p>When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, no group of legislators is considered more hostile than the previous two years' 114th Congress. America's newest batch of congressional members is on track …

10 most endangered species on Earth in 2017

Endangered species are animals or plants whose population sizes fall to such low numbers that they are at risk of vanishing entirely – going extinct …

GOP May Make Endangered Species Act Extinct In Favor Of Corporate Profit

January 28, 2017Samantha Layne Environment<p>Endangered Species Are More Endangered Than Ever<p>With Republicans taking control of the government, the …

Humans are making life really, really hard for other primates

Our closest animal relatives are facing mass extinction within our lifetime. This is the grim finding of a massive new study on the survival …

The Endangered Species Act: Uncertainty under Trump

Environmental preservation is an issue that has enjoyed bountiful support across all religions and party lines for more than a century, which is why …

200 artificial snow mounds have been created for critically endangered Saimaa seals to have pups in

Volunteer conservationists in Finland have been shovelling snow to make banks big enough for Saimaa ringed seals to make lairs in for giving birth, …

Trump’s border wall is really bad for endangered species

President Donald Trump’s proposed $20 billion monument to his insatiable fear of “the other” wouldn’t only stop undocumented people from entering the …

People around the world are helping the US save its climate data

Michelle Murphy is a professor in Canada, but her research on the Great Lakes depends on water quality data collected by her neighbors to the south.<p>Specifically, the US Environmental Protection Agency.<p>“Without EPA data, you are blinded," Murphy says of her work studying chemical emissions into the …

Exxon Praises ‘Monumental’ Paris Agreement in Signal to Trump

Exxon Mobil Corp., the U.S. oil giant that’s facing investigations over what it knew and when about climate change, sees the Paris agreement to …

Maps locate effects of wildlife trade

The consumption of wildlife in one part of the world has ecological impacts around the world.<p>Share on TwitterShare on Twitter<br>• Share on FacebookShare …