Our World

By Lorenzo | A variety of stories, both good and bad, about this wonderful world we are trying to share with one another and with all other forms of life.

New giant geoglyph of orca discovered in Peru desert

A massive “drawing” of a killer whale has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. … in the desert of southern Peru. The largest geoglyphs …

Land Art

In Zimbabwe, an anxious wait to see if Mugabe will return after military takeover

HARARE, Zimbabwe — After ruling Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, leading the country from the triumph of its independence struggle to economic collapse, the world’s oldest head of state became a prisoner of the military he once commanded.<p>Robert Mugabe, 93, was detained along with his wife, …

Africa

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants …

Pollution

Dinosaur-era shark found In Portugal

Dinosaur-era shark found In Portugal<p>11 Nov 2017 at 13:37 ET<p>The rare frilled shark is considered a “living fossil,” as its makeup has remained …

Fish

Bono, the Queen and Many More: Paradise Papers Reveal the Rise of The Global Oligarchy

In response to the recent leak of 13.4 million files from two offshore service providers earlier this week, which documents how the world’s …

Equality

5 of the World's Biggest Cities That Will Be Drowned and See Millions of Refugees

When UN climate negotiators meet for summit talks this month, there will be a new figure on the table: 3C.<p>Until now, global efforts such as the Paris …

Climate Change

We Know Terrifyingly Little About How Our Bodies Respond to Pollutants, but That's Changing

Fish DNA can change in response to pollution. What about the rest of us?Bad news: unless you live in a bubble, you are full of contaminants. Somewhat …

Biology

Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

European authorities are providing new details about a cloud of mysterious radioactive material that appeared over the continent last month.<p>Monitors in Italy were among first to detect the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 on Oct. 3, according to a fresh report by France's Radioprotection and …

Russia

First visitor from beyond our solar system has an origin

Less than a month after spotting the first ever confirmed object from another solar system visiting Earth, astronomers haven’t just given it a name, …

Science

U.S. Now Stands Alone in Climate Denial as Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord

"Donald Trump has isolated the United States on the world stage in an embarrassing and dangerous position."When President Donald Trump decided to …

Climate

6 Environmental Activists Killed for Trying to Protect the Planet

A disturbing number of people are losing their lives in an effort to protect undeveloped land, preserve natural resources and defend community …

Latin America

#WorldWithoutWalls: A Global Demand From Palestine to Mexico and Beyond

A coalition of Palestinian and Mexican advocacy groups launched the #WorldWithoutWalls Global Day of Action on Thursday, the anniversary of the fall …

Western Sahara

Bernie Sanders warns of 'international oligarchy' after Paradise Papers leak

US senator warned that leak of documents exposing offshore tax havens show ‘rapid movement’ toward a group of billionaires controlling the global economy<p>Live updates: billionaires and firms exposed by Paradise Papers<p>Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an “international …

Corruption

Half of Hawaii’s coral reefs damaged in one year: report

Half Of Hawaii’s Coral Reefs Damaged In One Year<p>Half of Hawaii’s coral reefs were bleached in just a one year span—a damaging process where the ocean …

Oceans

Trump Is Racking Up an Appalling Civilian Death Count

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump advocated killing innocent families of suspected terrorists. "When you get these terrorists, you …

Barack Obama

Even Oxford University Is Mixed up With Corrupt Monsanto

The British Empire has schooled the world in colonialism, with resulting devastation in India, Africa and the Americas. While the colonies' …

Agriculture

Here is the full list of Russian Twitter bots in election probe

FILE PHOTO: People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken …

Internet Research Agency

U.S. Commandos Lurk in Countries That Surround Russia, Continuing to Raise Tensions

As U.S.-Russia relationships continue to sour, U.S. policy is persistently provocative.“They are very concerned about their adversary next door,” …

War

The American War Machine Is Already on the Death March Across the African Continent

Click here for reuse options! The root causes of the conflicts are the same as elsewhere: environmental destruction, joblessness, war.On October 4th, …

Africa

Bible not true, claims Israeli newspaper

The <b>Bible</b> and its stories about the first man and the creation of the world are <b>not</b> <b>true</b> because there is no physical evidence to back it up, according …

Bible

If You Want to Understand the Next 10 Years, Study Spain

Some of you may be confused as to why a U.S. citizen living in Colorado has become so completely obsessed with what’s going on in Spain. Bear with …

CIA in Afghanistan: Operation Phoenix Redux?

Photo by ResoluteSupportMedia | CC by 2.0These CIA teams in Afghanistan are not just reminiscent of the Operation Phoenix program in Vietnam, the …

Middle East

Our calculator will guess how many healthy years of life you have left

As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until …

Longevity

Thousands without power in Ireland as freak hurricane batters island with 109 mph winds

Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean and the furthest north since 1939, was downgraded to a storm before it …

Weather

Global warming Is making wildfires and hurricanes worse

Former Vice President Al Gore addressed the crowd at the National Clean Energy Conference in Las Vegas, where he was joined by a group of …

Climate Change

Documents Reveal Middle East Regimes Fear Food, Water, Energy Shortages (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here for reuse options! Governments in the Muslim world are reluctant to reveal how serious their environmental challenges really are.<i>This</i> …

Sustainability

On the Brink of a Dangerous Crisis, Iraqis Line Up to Attack Kurds

Click here for reuse options! Kurds are preparing for the worst.Iraqi security forces and Iranian-backed militias are preparing to attack Kirkuk in a …

Kirkuk

Iranian President Rips 'Delusional' Trump for Sabotaging Nuclear Deal

Jake Johnson, staff writerEuropean leaders also slammed U.S. president's move to decertify the nuclear accord, which they said has been extremely …

Iran

Our Addiction to Palm Oil Is Wiping Out Wildlife and Threatening Food Security

Click here for reuse options! Palm oil is everywhere—in foods, cosmetics, soaps, medicines and biofuels. And it's ruining the planet.Palm oil is now …

Agriculture