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The Earth is Dying, But Not Fast Enough by THOMAS NAIL

We hear all the time that we are at the tipping point of a long history of increasing energy consumption. Unfettered energy use is eating up finite fuels, increasing planetary temperatures, releasing stored methane and other emissions into the atmosphere, and raising ocean temperatures to levels that threaten the world’s fisheries. Carbon emissions are now heating up the planet at …

FDA Considers Black Box Warning for all Breast Implants After Doctors Report Side Effects Including Cancer and Death

CINCINNATI — A rash and joint pain may have saved Lily McBreen’s life by getting her to the doctor in time for a breast cancer diagnosis. Although many other survivors choose implants after their mastectomies, she’s adamant that she won’t. Having almost lost her life once, she’s worried the side effects of receiving breast implants could endanger it again. “After …

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‘The Saddest Thing Is That It Won’t Be Breaking News’: Concentration of CO2 Hits Record High of 416 ppm by Jessica Corbett

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high Monday, a reading from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that elicited fresh calls from climate activists and scientists for the international community to end planet-heating emissions from fossil fuels and deforestation. According to NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory, an atmospheric baseline station in Hawaii, the daily average of CO2 levels …

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The Night Socialism Went Mainstream

t has taken a single week for Senator Bernie Sanders to achieve a distinction that eluded him for the entirety of his underdog campaign four years ago: The 78-year-old democratic socialist from Vermont is now, at least for the moment, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president.  Sanders’s victory tonight in the New Hampshire primary, combined with his strong finish …

The Race For Arctic Oil Is Heating Up By Tsvetana Paraskova

Despite climate concerns and environmentalist backlash against exploration for oil and gas in pristine sensitive regions of the Arctic, companies continue to explore for hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic Circle, in Russia and Norway in particular. The largest Russian energy companies are looking to explore more Arctic oil and gas resources on and offshore Russia, while Norwegian and other Western …

Exclusive: While The Press And Public Focus On Iran, US Military Prepares For War With Russia BY WILLIAM M. ARKIN

During the height of tensions with Iran last year, the United States conducted an unprecedented series of war games. Over five months, from May until the end of September, 93 separate military exercises were held, with forces operating continuously in, above and around 29 countries. The games, which practiced everything from ground platoon tactics to cyber warfare, weren’t held in …

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What Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy can offer in the Anthropocene

With our collapsing democracies and imploding biosphere, it’s no wonder that people despair. The Austrian psychoanalyst and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl presciently described such sentiments in his book Man’s Search for Meaning (1946). He wrote of something that ‘so many patients complain [about] today, namely, the feeling of the total and ultimate meaninglessness of their lives’. A nihilistic wisdom emerges when staring down the …

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Girls beginning puberty almost a year earlier than in 1970s

Girls are beginning puberty almost a year earlier than women 40 years ago, according to research. Scientists have found the onset of development of glandular breast tissue has crept forwards by about three months per decade since the late 1970s. Puberty generally begins between eight and 13 years in girls and nine and 14 years for boys. However, a number of …

Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline

Engaging civil society and policy makers is essential for the future and mutual well-being both of people and insects. In addition to mitigating climate change, an important aspect of the solution involves setting aside high-quality and manageable portions of land for conservation, and transforming global agricultural practices to promote species co-existence. Humanity is pushing many ecosystems beyond recovery. As a …