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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...