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New planetary dashboard shows ‘Great Acceleration’ in human activity since 1950

Jan 16, 2015
New planetary dashboard shows ‘Great Acceleration’ in human activity since 1950

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NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

Jan 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 - The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.

The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet,...

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Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 ‘planetary boundaries,’ according to researchers

Jan 16, 2015

MADISON, WI, Jan. 15, 2015 - An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a "safe operating space."

Civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result...

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Cameron urged to secure Guantanamo Brit’s release, amid new evidence of abuse

Jan 15, 2015

Jan. 15, 2015 - Lawyers for a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay for the last 13 years have urged the Prime Minister to secure his release during a 2-day White House visit starting today.

British resident Shaker Aamer, from South London, has been detained at the US prison camp since 2002, and has never...

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Saudi Arabia set to resume flogging of Raif Badawi this Friday

Jan 15, 2015

Jan. 14, 2015 - The Saudi Arabian authorities have an opportunity to improve their appalling human rights record by heeding the international outcry about the public flogging of Raif Badawi and halting it immediately, said Amnesty International

The organization has learned that the imprisoned activist, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000...

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Mexico bans wild animals in circuses

Jan 12, 2015

Dec. 12, 2014 - In a huge victory for animals, Mexico has passed legislation banning the use of wild animals in circuses, becoming the 29th nation to introduce an animal circus prohibition and heralding one of the biggest ever breakthroughs in the campaign to stop circus suffering.

The ban, which is now awaiting the signature...

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Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack Feeds on Centuries-Old Tensions; May Strengthen Far Right, Says Islamic Culture Expert

Jan 9, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015 - The secular, anti-immigration and Islamophobic divisions now gripping France have their roots in the nation’s 200-year history of close interaction with Algeria and its strong 19th century tradition of opposing organized religion of any form, suggests John R. Bowen, PhD, a sociocultural anthropologist who has written four books on Islam’s...

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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights condemns terrorist attack in Paris, calls for global protection of journalists

Jan 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 8, 2015 - Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFK Human Rights) condemns the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7th that resulted in the death of 12 people, including cartoonists, other staff ...

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Brussel’s press corps pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo journalists

Jan 8, 2015
Brussel’s press corps pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo journalists

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UNESCO Director-General condemns “unprecedented” and “appalling crime” against Charlie Hebdo

Jan 8, 2015

Paris, January 7, 2015 - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today paid homage to the 12 victims of the savage attack against the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in the heart of Paris. Eight of those killed when three masked gunmen opened fire on an editorial meeting at the magazine’s offices, were journalists. They included...

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