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Copşa Mică was virtually unheard of in its own country until the fall of communist dictator, Nicolae Ceauşescu, in 1989, opened Romania's borders to international media. Some newspapers called it the most polluted town in the world, and a photo of its soot-covered inhabitants even made the front cover ... keep reading
Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the US intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re on a new planet, a resource-shock world of a sort humanity has never before experienced ... keep reading
Humanitarian workers are governed by an international code of conduct that requires that their services be provided independently of national agendas, on the basis of need alone. In 2011, however, the CIA broke this code of good faith by using a sham hepatitis B vaccination project to collect DNA in ... keep reading
Defence establishments around the world increasingly see climate change as posing potentially serious threats to national and international security, according to a review of high-level statements by the world’s governments released here Thursday. The review, “The Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change: Preliminary Results,” found that nearly three ... keep reading
The United State's top military official in the Pacific says the biggest long term security threat in the region is climate change. In an interview with the Boston Globe Admiral Samuel J Locklear III, commander, US Pacific Command said significant upheaval related to the warming planet "is probably the ... keep reading
As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran's eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its energy grid is vulnerable to anyone with basic weapons and know-how. Forget about cyber warfare and highly organized terrorist ... keep reading
This article is reprinted from The Nation but originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. There’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your ... keep reading
Written by Ellen Cantarow/The Nationand TomDispatch in November 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Politics & Government, War, Water
With the U.S. intelligence budget shrinking, the CIA has quietly shut down its Center on Climate Change and National Security -- a project that was launched with the support of Leon Panetta when he led the agency, but that drew sharp criticism from some Republicans in Congress., reports Greenwire ... keep reading
The conflict in Gaza may have come to an inauspicious end last night following a ceasefire agreement, but there is little reason to rejoice for the Palestinian people. Although a ground assault of the Gaza Strip was narrowly avoided, still well over 1,500 air strikes by F-16 fighter jets ... keep reading
Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has created a low cost solution for landmine clearance. His ‘Mine Kafon’ is a 175-pound wind-powered landmine clearer that looks like a giant tumbleweed. Built by hand from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, the creation blows across the ground and is destroyed if it rolls over an ... keep reading
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