• China Aug 17, 2019

    From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

    From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup. The World...

  • Russia Jul 13, 2019

    Toxic Lake in Russia’s Siberia Becomes Selfie Sensation

    Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.” The lake is blue, however, due to a chemical reaction between toxic...

  • Los Angeles Jun 10, 2019

    Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals She and Her Husband Don’t Live Together All the Time

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk have been married for nearly a year, but the actress recently revealed that she and her husband don’t live together all the time. Three nights a week, Falchuk sleeps at his own home in the trendy Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles when he’s taking care of his children, Brody and Isabella, from a previous relationship....

  • Professor Jan 26, 2019

    UN Warns Climate Change Impacts Security, US Ignores Link

    The U.N. system’s chief scientist on weather and climate warned Friday that climate change has “a multitude of security impacts” and is increasingly regarded as a national security threat — with global warming records broken in 20 of the last 22 years. The Maldives’ foreign minister, Abdulla Shahid, told a U.N. Security Council meeting on “the impacts of climate-related disasters...

  • Indian Ocean Feb 21, 2018

    Australia Boosts Indian Ocean Travel Safety After MH370

    Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. Search and rescue officials from Mauritius, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are visiting the Australian Maritime Safety Authority headquarters in Canberra this week...

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