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In West Africa, climate change and extremism have created a crisis that will impact us all

Mass migration, human-trafficking, drought, famine and terrorism have combined to make the Sahel one of the most dangerous regions of the world right now.

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Chemical blamed for Beirut explosion under scrutiny

Experts question why ammonium nitrate was stored for so long, so close to the heart of the city.

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Justice

Rising tides of terrorism

Experts refer to climate change as a "force multiplier", meaning that it increases the frequency and intensity of challenges that countries face today.

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Climate

US climate activists charged with 'terrorizing' lobbyist over plastic pollution stunt

Environmental activists opposing a plastics manufacturing facility in Louisiana have been booked with a felony for "terrorizing" an oil and gas lobbyist by delivering a box of plastic pellets found as pollution in bays on the Texas coast.

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Climate

Thomas Friedman: Coronavirus showed how globalization broke the world

If recent weeks have shown us anything, it's that the world is not just flat. It's fragile.

Toxics

Mozambique insurgents stage attacks near big gas projects

Government troops were fighting Islamist fighters amid concern that the country’s growing gas industry may be under threat.
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Climate

COP26 security plans 'blown' after civil servants accidentally publish blueprints of venue online

Civil servants in Westminster accidentally published sensitive details of the site online - including the location of secret tunnels, VIP entrances along with gas and electricity generators.

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Climate

British police said watch out for extremists  — like climate activists

The counterterrorism police quickly disavowed a brochure grouping Extinction Rebellion with militant white supremacists and Islamists. A top government official did not.
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Justice

First-of-a-kind U.S. grid cyberattack hit wind, solar

A Utah renewable energy developer was struck by an unprecedented cyberattack that cut contact to a dozen wind and solar farms this spring, according to documents obtained by E&E News under the Freedom of Information Act.
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A Papuan village finds its forest caught in a web of corporate secrecy

Indonesian companies were given until March this year to disclose their "beneficial owners" under a 2018 presidential regulation, but less than 1 percent have complied.

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Toxics

How terrorists leverage climate change

In the era of climate change, the wall between the natural hazards and terrorism is crumbling.
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Water

Water supply 'poisoned with detergent' at top university on graduation day

'Suspicions were raised at an early stage and we do not believe anyone has come to any harm.'

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Energy

'Cyber event' disrupted U.S. grid networks - DOE

A report posted by the Department of Energy found that a potentially unprecedented "cyber event" hit grid operations in the western United States last month. Who was behind it?
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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