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Israel Will Invade Gaza Again—the Only Question Is How Soon

One year ago today, Israel began its 51-day aerial and ground offensive against the besieged population of the Gaza Strip. During the military …

Tony Blair and the corporate capture of Palestine

Is Tony Blair laying the groundwork for the corporate conquest of Palestine?<p>Supposedly working as a "peace envoy" in Jerusalem, Blair has overseen …

Israel

Lobby group persuades Dutch college to ban "boycott Israel" event

A Dutch university banned a public meeting on the academic boycott of Israel scheduled to take place yesterday.<p>Although the board of the VU, a …

Israel
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“The memories of fear are engraved in their blood”: A family’s life in the rubble of Gaza

Months after Israel’s latest invasion, the Awajahs are searching for a home — and a recognition of their humanity<p>Rubble. That’s been the one constant for the Awajah family for as long as I’ve known them.<p>Four months ago, their home was demolished by the Israeli military -- and it wasn’t the first …

Israel

World's poorest will feel brunt of climate change, warns World Bank

Millions of people around the world are likely to be pushed back into poverty because climate change is undermining economic development in poor …

All-Time Heat Records Broken in . . . Alaska?!

• <i>Published:</i> June 18th, 2013, <i>Last Updated:</i> June 19th, 2013<p>A massive dome of high pressure, sometimes referred to as a "heat dome," has set up shop over …

Global Warming

The Weekend Wonk: Conservatives Debate Carbon Tax. Carbon Tax Wins.

This past week, a unique event occurred in DC that brought together a fairly large group of movement conservatives and libertarians to discuss the …

Obama Group's Climate Push Puts President Under Scrutiny

Organizing for Action — a group that formed out of President Obama's re-election campaign — has posted five tweets in the past week about climate change using the @BarackObama Twitter account.<p>OFA's mission is to promote the president's agenda on a wide range of issues, from guns to immigration. But …

Inside Story - Boycotting Israel

Israel

Churches denounce Israel violence against Christians

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Patriarchs and heads of Christian churches in Jerusalem on Sunday released a joint statement denouncing attacks by Israeli …

Politics still split US on climate change - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — US residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming …

Climate Change

Belief in biblical end-times stifling climate change action in U.S.: study

The United States has failed to take action to mitigate climate change thanks in part to the large number of religious Americans who believe the …

Rights groups "express alarm" after Israeli professor in US calls Palestinian student a "cockroach"

The Center for Constitutional Rights, along with the National Lawyers Guild, the Asian Law Caucus, American Muslims for Palestine and the Council on …

Israel

Climate Change Will Double Area Burned In U.S. Wildfires By 2050, Report Warns

Wildfires in the U.S. will be at least twice as destructive by 2050, burning around 20 million acres nationwide each year, according to a federal …

The right of return is a core issue for Palestinians; let's realize it

This weekend a group of area students including myself will be hosting a groundbreaking conference at Boston University addressing the complex …

Israel

Withering drought still plaguing half of America

The $50 billion drought that bedeviled the country last summer — the worst since the Dust Bowl of the 1930′s — still has its fingers around half the …

Weather

Recent Warming Is Still Unprecedented In Speed, Scale And Cause: A Marcott Et Al. FAQ

Earlier this month, we reported on a new study by <i>Marcott et al.</i> in <i>Science</i>: Recent Warming Is ‘Amazing And Atypical’ And Poised To Destroy Stable …

Crushing defeat for Israel lobby as anti-boycott litigation fails in UK

A British judge comprehensively dismissed a high-profile legal attack on the University and College Union, it emerged on Monday. The case was brought …

Israel

East Jerusalem Doc 'My Neighborhood' Wins Peabody Award

'My Neighborhood' tells the story of Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers evicted Palestinians from their homes.<p>It’s a brief film, only 25 minutes …

Climate Change Will Harm Mekong Basin Harvests

<i>By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network</i><p><i>LONDON</i> – One of the most fertile areas of south east Asia, the Lower Mekong Basin, faces a bleak future from the …

Climate Change

New Research Confirms Global Warming Has Accelerated

Posted on 25 March 2013 by dana1981<p>A new study of ocean warming has just been published in <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> by Balmaseda, Trenberth, and …

Climate Change

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Melting ice is a boon for archaeology

As glaciers melt and recede, they are revealing archaeological treasures from the civilizations that came before ours.<p>A humble tunic found at a site …

Global Warming