Global Warming Is Starving the World's Reefs Faster Than Ever
The risks to coral reefs are accelerating largely due to human activity, with rising water temperatures meaning they now have about 80 percent less recovery time between bleaching episodes than just three decades ago, according to a report in the journal Science.
Trump Seeks to Open Most U.S. Coastal Waters to New Drilling
The Trump administration is proposing to open almost all U.S. coastal waters to oil drilling, including those off California and Florida where activists have fought for decades to spare delicate ecosystems from oil spills.
Blizzard Triggers a 60-Fold Surge in Prices for U.S. Natural Gas
Natural gas surged to 60 times the going rate as howling blizzard conditions stoked demand for the furnace fuel across the U.S. Northeast.
U.S. Sanctions Five Iranian Entities, Signals More Measures
The U.S sanctioned five Iranian entities for their work on the nation’s ballistic missile program and signaled that more punitive measures lay ahead in response to the Islamic Republic’s suppression of anti-government protests.
Russia, Turkey Warn US, 'External Parties' Against Interfering in Iran's 'Domestic Affairs'
Many countries in Europe have come out against the U.S., Israel Saudi Arabia’s aggressive support for the violent opposition protests in Iran.
Iran arrests European citizen ‘leading rioters’ – report
An unidentified European citizen has been arrested amid anti-government protests in western Iran’s Borujerd county, Tasnim news agency reports citing a local official. Head of the local Justice Department Hamidreza Abolhassani asserted that the person was “trained by European intelligence services and was leading the rioters.” The nationality of the arrested individual has not yet been disclosed.
Sessions Ending Obama-Era Policy That Ushered In Legal Weed
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week.
Emmanuel Macron: French president announces 'fake news' law
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans for a new law to combat so-called fake news.
Poverty In Latin America On The Rise After a Decade of Decline
There was a decade of decline before poverty rose in 2015 and 2016.
Trump Bannon row: Lawyers seek to halt book's release
Lawyers for US President Donald Trump are seeking to stop the release of a book containing damaging allegations about his administration.