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Climate change shrinking fish
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Climate change shrinking fish

Global warming increased competition for food in the 2010s, leading to decreased fish weight in important fishing area. Fish weight in the western North Pacific Ocean dipped in the 2010s due to warmer water limiting food supplies, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Researchers analyzed the individual weight and overall biomass...

700 dead from Zambia cholera outbreak as cases surge
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700 dead from Zambia cholera outbreak as cases surge

Zambia has seen a surge in cholera cases since January 2024 with fatalities reaching 700, medical charity Doctors Without Borders said in a statement. The country has recorded nearly 20,000 infections since the outbreak started in October 2023.  While at the beginning of the outbreak cases were restricted to Lusaka and Ndola , the two...

How the UAE kept the Sudan war raging
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How the UAE kept the Sudan war raging

A network of munition supply lines, backing the Rapid Support Forces against the Sudanese army, can be traced to the Gulf via Libya, Chad, Uganda and elsewhere. At midday on 6 August last year, a plane carrying unknown cargo could be seen on the runway at Hamrat al-Sheikh, an airstrip in Sudan’s North Kordofan state. A handful...

US targets dozens of entities from China, UAE and Turkey for helping Russia
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US targets dozens of entities from China, UAE and Turkey for helping Russia

The Biden administration said on Friday it has imposed new trade restrictions on 93 entities from Russia, China, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, India and South Korea for supporting Russia’s war effort in Ukraine. The action, one day before the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, essentially bans U.S. shipments to the targeted...

How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It
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How Big Oil is Using Toxic Chemicals as a Lifeline – and How We Can Stop It

Petrochemicals are an environmental and public health disaster. What you need to know. As we move towards zero-emissions and 100% clean energy, the oil and gas industry is launching a last-ditch effort to protect its profit, betting big on petrochemicals: toxic chemicals made from oil and gas that are used to make plastics, industrial chemicals, and...

Why Are People Climate Change Deniers?
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Why Are People Climate Change Deniers?

University of Bonn and IZA study reveals unexpected results Do climate change deniers bend the facts to avoid having to modify their environmentally harmful behavior? Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) ran an online experiment involving 4,000 US adults, and found no evidence to support this idea. The...

THE REALITY OF CHILD PROSTITUTION IN IRAN
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THE REALITY OF CHILD PROSTITUTION IN IRAN

Iran is one of the Middle East’s most politically important countries and its central government has transformed significantly over the past century. Once a monarchy, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979, but its elected presidents ultimately ceded authority to the Rahbar, a theocratic Supreme Leader. Iran’s authoritarian government and association with terrorist groups have often forced...

Plight of Nepali migrants: UAE emerging as transit point for human trafficking
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Plight of Nepali migrants: UAE emerging as transit point for human trafficking

In recent times, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increasingly become a transit point for human traffickers, exploiting the vulnerabilities of Nepali migrants seeking better opportunities abroad. Due to the easy accessibility of visit visas, many find themselves face to face with deception and exploitation. Tej Bahadur Chhetri, the Nepali ambassador to the UAE, raises...

$1.6 billion ‘mega’ windfarm under threat over Tasmanian devil concerns
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$1.6 billion ‘mega’ windfarm under threat over Tasmanian devil concerns

A massive $1.6 billion windfarm project is under threat over a seemingly small detail that has some up in arms. A $1.6 billion “mega” windfarm project is under threat over its potential impacts to a healthy population of Tasmanian devils. The controversial project proposed for the remote, privately owned, Robbins Island in Tasmania’s far northwest...