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Students plan Climate Change Conference

EDITOR Following the Skagway School Climate Change Project's trip to the Marshall Islands last spring, the group is still going strong. Currently, the students who make up the group are planning a Climate Change Conference, to be held conjunctively with the upcoming Fall Festival. Details are still

SKAGWAYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-15 07:00:00

Harvey caused a chemical plant explosion. Is that the next face of climate change?

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Among Hurricane Harvey's devastating effects were environmental accidents. In Crosby, Tex., for example, a chemical plant lost electrical power, leading to a m

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-06 10:00:00

A man who stood up to the bomb

Suddenly it's possible - indeed, all too easy - to imagine one man starting a nuclear war. What's a little harder to imagine is one human being stopping such a war. For all time. The person who came closest to this may have been Tony de Brum, former foreign minister of the Marshall Islands, who died

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-06 15:00:50

Just what is a hydrogen bomb?

North Korea announced on Sunday that it had successfully conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, using what it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb - or an "H-bomb".Experts haven't yet verified whether the weapon was indeed an "H-bomb", though they widely agree that it created an explosion

CNBC - 2017-09-04 12:15:38

Thursday's Market Insights: DryShips Inc. (DRYS), Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (HIMX), bluebird bio Inc (BLUE)

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) investors are running for the hills after the Greek bulk shipping firm disclosed in its earnings report that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a subpoena to DRYS, demanding documents related to company's huge sale of stock between June 2016 and July

SMARTERANALYST.COM - 2017-08-31 16:47:09

Original peace ship sails into Channel Islands Harbor

The nonprofit organization Veterans for Peace has docked the Golden Rule at the Channel Islands Harbor. Newly restored, it set sail in 1958 to stop atmospheric nuclear testing and has since inspired many peace advocates and peace ships. JUAN CARLO/THE STAR In 1958, four Quaker peace activists set s

VCSTAR.COM - 2017-08-30 01:22:37

Kim Wall was a journalist most aspire to be

Coleen Jose: Kim Wall was the kind of journalist most of us in the industry aspire to be Her work shone light on the world's troubles, illuminating some of the dark places, writes Jose

CNN - 2017-08-26 20:04:13

Tony deBrum, a diplomat from the Marshall Islands who fought against nuclear arms and climate change, dies at 72

As a 9-year-old on an island between Hawaii and Australia, Tony deBrum witnessed the explosion of the largest bomb ever detonated by the United States. The "Castle Bravo" nuclear weapon was 1,000 times as powerful as the one dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. From his perch 280 miles from ground zero, de

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-08-25 08:00:00

Around 1 million in money from London prostitution was processed through Adrian Delia's Barclays International account in Jersey

This London solicitor's letter is self-explanatory. I have removed the name of his client who paid around 1 million in 'rents from London properties' into Adrian Delia's account with Barclays International in Jersey over the course of "three or four years", at the rate of 20,000 a month - at a time

DAPHNECARUANAGALIZIA.COM - 2017-08-24 07:58:34

Marshall Islands' Politician, Climate & Anti-Nuclear Activist Tony de Brum Dies

And in the Marshall Islands, the longtime political leader and anti-nuclear activist Tony de Brum has died at the age of 72. De Brum helped organize for his country's independence from the United States and went on to serve in a number of top political positions during his 50-year career in governme

DEMOCRACY NOW - 2017-08-24 07:00:00

Global, Regional, and National Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease, 1990-2015

Original Article N Engl J Med 2017; 377:713-722August 24, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1603693 Comments open through August 30, 2017 Share:Abstract Background Rheumatic heart disease remains an important preventable cause of cardiovascular death and disability, particularly in low-income and middle-inco

NEJM.ORG - 2017-08-24 07:00:00

Marshallese students build traditional sailing boat in summer class

Les Kaios had never sailed, much less built a sailing boat. Still, the ocean, and boat building is in his blood. His grandfather built boats on the Marshall Islands before immigrating to the United States. So, when Kaios, 13, built a traditional Marshallese sailing boat this summer it connected him

THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW - 2017-08-23 07:06:51

Remains Of World War II Soldier Being Returned To Whitwell

A World War II soldier's remains have been identified and are being returned home to Whitwell.  The remains of Cpl. Henry Andregg Jr. were identified among over 500 previously unidentified remains left in the aftermath of intense fighting on the Island of Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands.  Cpl.

CHATTANOOGAN - 2017-08-23 07:00:00

Pacific climate campaigner de Brum dead at 72

Majuro (Marshall Islands) (AFP) - Pacific climate change campaigner Tony de Brum, who was instrumental in forging the 2015 Paris accord on global warming, has died aged 72, the Marshall Islands government said Wednesday. De Brum, whose tireless advocacy pricked the world's conscience over the fate o

YAHOO! - 2017-08-23 02:45:01

Tony de Brum, Voice of Pacific Islands on Climate Change, Dies at 72

Tony de Brum in 2015 on the island of Ebeye in the Marshall Islands. As a boy he watched a nuclear bomb being tested over the Bikini Atoll.Credit Josh Haner/The New York Times Tony A. de Brum, a longtime political leader in the Republic of the Marshall Islands who helped negotiate his country's ind

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-08-22 22:54:11

Former Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum Dies

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Now we're going to remember a man who fought for the survival of his nation, the Marshall Islands. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) TONY DEBRUM: The Marshall Islands cover an area of approximately a million square miles of ocean. Many people call us a small island state. I prefe

NPR - 2017-08-22 20:39:00

Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after fatal collisions

Vessels from several nations are searching Southeast Asian waters for 10 missing U.S. sailors after an early morning collision Monday between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull. SINGAPORE - The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the

NWJOBS - 2017-08-21 06:33:03

Republic of The Marshall Islands: The country preparedness package

The Country Preparedness Package (CPP) is a joint initiative of the Governments of the Pacific Islands and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT). The CPP is intended to strengthen preparedness and collaboration between national and international actors in the event of a disaster. The CPP is a process

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-08-17 06:27:00

It Is Not Time Yet To Buy DryShips

Discount to book value is not large enough to buy in or add in view of all the uncertainties. Wait for a retracement to 1.5-2 USD before considering a buy-in. Shipping industry as a whole is not yet out of the woods. At least one law suit has been filed with an US court, which will likely be more im

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2017-08-16 17:16:18

6 extravagant things worth as much as the 222M PSG is paying for Neymar

Neymar's release clause will cost Paris St-Germain and incredible 222M. It will be the biggest transfer fee in soccer history, more than the two previous-biggest deals of all time combined and will shake up the game. Spending that kind of money on one player seems ridiculous, because it is, but it's

SB NATION - 2017-08-02 18:48:54