A recent paper published in the journal Science claims the current rate of extinction is 1000 times higher than normal.
Posts published in June 2014
Earlier this month, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone, took to the skies for the first sanctioned commercial flight over American land. The move comes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tries to loosen restrictions on commercial uses of drones, which…
On May 31, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American military member to be taken as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan, was released. In exchange for Bergdahl, the United States released five Taliban members from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
In early 2014, asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan went on strike in Israel to demonstrate their value to the Israeli economy and petition to be recognized as refugees, as many of them had fled their home countries due to persecution.
Cuba’s award-winning blogger, Yoani Sanchez, has officially launched Cuba’s first independent digital newspaper, 14ymedio. Sanchez is best known for her outspoken blog, Generation Y, in which she has previously criticized freedom of speech and media restrictions imposed in Cuba since 1959.
On June 2, the Obama administration released its new Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan includes regulations on existing coal power plants. These regulations are part of an effort by the administration to address climate change.
The debate on gentrification – or the shift in an urban community toward higher property values and thus, wealthier residents – was reinvigorated when American filmmaker, Spike Lee, expressed disgust at the phenomenon this past February.
Both gains and losses were seen last week in the battle against MERS, an infection that many scientists and public health officials believe has been accelerating since its appearance two years ago.
Water scarcity in Iran has become an emergency. According to Iran’s energy minister Hamid Chitchian, climate change, droughts, wasteful irrigation practices, and high consumption and depletion of groundwater supplies are major factors in Iran’s water shortage.