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Anthropocene artifacts. (Photo by Garrett, on Flickr) Views
The Anthropocene: It’s Not All About Us
We need to recognize we share the planet with millions of other life forms
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Great Barrier Reef Facing 'Unprecedented' Threat from Coal Expansion
Report slams Australian government for poor stewardship of the World Heritage site
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Putin Calls for De-escalation, US Pushes New Sanctions
Russian president says soldiers near border will return to normal 'training grounds' and requests contentious referendum votes in the east be postponed
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Nobel Economists Back Call to End Failed 'War on Drugs'
New report says militarized approach to fighting drug trade 'has failed on its own terms' and that new paradigms must be tried
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President Obama uncomfortably accepting the Nobel Peace Prize from Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009. (White House photo) Views
What Obama Can Do To Save Ukraine
The fate of Ukraine – whether it descends into civil war or finds a path back from the brink – may rest with President Obama and whether he can work with Russian President Putin while recognizing the legitimate concerns of both eastern and western Ukrainians
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UN Probe Chief Doubtful on Syria Sarin Exposure Claims
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.N. team that investigated the Aug. 21, 2013 Sarin attack in the Damascus suburbs, Ake Sellstrom, is doubtful about the number of victims of the attack reported immediately after the event. Sellstrom has suggested that many people who claimed to have been seriously...
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Nigerian children at school. (Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian) Views
The Fear of an Educated Girl
On my first day of first grade, I cried when my father dropped me off in the schoolyard, scared to be left alone. In sixth grade, I worried about making friends in a new school. In eleventh grade, my knees shook when I stood up to speak at my school’s speech contest. I was afraid, but my fears were...
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A new report includes a call from some of the world’s leading economists, including five Nobel Prize winners, to end the “war on drugs” and experiment with alternative policies. (Credit: Report cover / LSE) Views
Why the Costly, Pointless War on Drugs Must Come to an End
A new report from the London School of Economics lays out the case against the counter-productive decades-long attack on recreational drugs.
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Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a road leading into Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 2, 2014. Ukraine launched what appeared to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country's east, with fighting breaking out Friday in a city that has become the focus of the insurgency. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Views
The Crisis in Ukraine: What Can Be Done?
The crisis in Ukraine is serious. At some point soon, reality needs to become the priority. No more name-calling. No more blaming. If there are any adults in the room, they need to stand up. The crisis in Ukraine is going critical, and that is a fact. The first fact. The Ukraine has 15 nuclear...
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Peter Sellers playing Dr. Strangelove as he struggles to control his right arm from making a Nazi salute. Views
Ukraine’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Reality
The horrendous fire in Odessa, killing dozens of ethnic Russians protesting against the U.S.-backed coup regime in Kiev, has lurched the country closer to full-scale civil war and disrupted the American media’s efforts to deny the existence of pro-regime neo-Nazis.
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