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‘Mutual suicide’: US issues stark warning on climate change – Al Jazeera English

The United States has warned inaction by world powers on climate change is tantamount to a “mutual suicide pact” after countries such as China, India, and Russia expressed scepticism on the global security threat it posed. John Kerry, the US…

John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to a Global ‘Suicide Pact’ – The New York Times

The United States climate envoy, John Kerry, on Tuesday warned that global warming was making the world a more dangerous place and posed risks to peace and security around the world. Failing to address the threats of climate change is…

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Pakistan Sees Record Drop in Terrorism Last Year, With Attacks Down 45% Compared to 2019.

Once routinely in the news for all the wrong reasons, Pakistan is now a much safer place than it used to be. The South Asian nation has seen a reduction in terrorist attacks on home soil by 86% since 2013, and between 2019 and 2020 alone there was a 45% fall. The promising stats continue […]

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Genetically-modified mosquitoes key to stopping Zika virus spread

In 2016, the World Health Organization called the Zika virus epidemic a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ due to the virus causing birth defects for pregnant women in addition to neurological problems.

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Compound from medicinal herb kills brain-eating amoebae in lab studies

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a deadly disease caused by the ‘brain-eating amoeba’ Naegleria fowleri, is becoming more common in some areas of the world, and it has no effective treatment. Now, researchers have found that a compound isolated from the leaves of a traditional medicinal plant, Inula viscosa or ‘false yellowhead,’ kills the amoebae by causing them to commit cell suicide in lab studies, which could lead to new treatments.

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The Environmentalists’ Train Wreck Isn’t Slowing Down

Just days before Christmas, as parcels were being prepared and stockings stuffed, ten rail cars carrying crude oil from North Dakota, destined for a nearby Phillips 66 refinery, derailed along a section of BNSF track. The incident occurred just south…

The Environmentalists’ Train Wreck Isn’t Slowing Down

Just days before Christmas, as parcels were being prepared and stockings stuffed, ten rail cars carrying crude oil from North Dakota, destined for a nearby Phillips 66 refinery, derailed along a section of BNSF track. The incident occurred just south…

Link between dietary fiber and depression partially explained by gut-brain interactions

Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That’s because it’s good for your health in so many ways — from weight management to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. A new study also finds that it might be linked with a reduced risk of depression, especially in premenopausal women.