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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...

The shadowy economics of fentanyl
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The shadowy economics of fentanyl

Bertrand Monnet isn’t your ordinary business school professor. Standing at well over six feet tall, he has a quiet intensity to him that’s reminiscent of the actor Vincent Cassel. A former French marine, Monnet now teaches at the EDHEC Business School in France, where he studies the international black market in illicit drugs, which, according to...

Study reveals best temperature for all life to thrive and animals most threatened by global warming
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Study reveals best temperature for all life to thrive and animals most threatened by global warming

Findings add to growing evidence that biodiversity already reducing across world will be further compounded. All species on Earth appear to thrive at an “optimal” 20°C, according to a new study, which suggests land species may struggle more to adapt to changing climate. The review of studies confirmed that the temperature ranges of animals, plants as well as microbes living both in air and water...

Coffee plants fight climate change with a genetic weapon
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Coffee plants fight climate change with a genetic weapon

Coffee is not just a boost in the morning, it’s a big deal for the world. Scientists from the University of Udine have cracked the code on the genes that make our favorite morning drink, coffee, so delicious and resilient.  The unique study behind Coffea arabica shines a light on how coffee survives and thrives. By understanding...

Dubai Dig: Alexei Navalny exposed the link between the Putin’s inner circle and the UAE
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Dubai Dig: Alexei Navalny exposed the link between the Putin’s inner circle and the UAE

On March 23rd 2022, Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny l was murdered in a Russian penal colony while serving a  politically motivated sentence. For over a decade, Navalny had led the influential Russian Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) in  investigating the questionable wealth and conflicts of interest plaguing Russia’s political elites. Through fact-based exposés,...