Arctic oil rush: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei meets the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with oil spills, say environmentalists

Syrian children working in Lebanon face violence and 10-hour days, says IRC

International Rescue Committee finds Syrian refugee children whose parents are unable to get work sometimes toil through the night to support their families

The Children of Agent Orange

The analysis that followed was revealing: The odds of having a child born with birth defects during or after the war were more than a third higher for veterans who say they handled, sprayed or were directly sprayed with Agent Orange than for veterans who say they weren’t exposed or weren’t sure. The analysis controlled for such variables as age and health status.

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Which nations could be next to join the global nuclear club?

The global club of nuclear weapons states now stands at nine, but if President-elect Donald Trump rips up a nuclear deal with Iran or backpedals on alliance commitments in East Asia, the number might grow…

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Rick Perry Reportedly Is Leading Choice To Head Energy Department

The New York Post said picking Perry would solidify indications Trump’s administration would be friendly to oil and gas concerns. He reportedly favors Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic, to head Interior. He already has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has repeatedly sued the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the EPA, and is expected to select ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

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