Great Barrier Reef needs $10bn for chance of survival, scientists say

This election is Australia’s last chance to save the reef, which requires $1bn a year for 10 years to reduce water pollution to give it a chance to survive climate change, report warns

Europa’s Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance

A new NASA study modeling conditions in the ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa suggests that the necessary balance of chemical energy for life could exist there, even if the moon lacks volcanic hydrothermal activity. Europa is strongly believed to hide a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell. Whether the Jovian moon has…

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Bernie Sanders takes Oregon primary while Clinton claims Kentucky

Sanders overcomes state’s closed primary, which allows only registered Democrats – not independents – to vote, while Clinton declares victory in Kentucky

Magazine about Muslim women aims to highlight diversity

A woman is excluded from her father’s funeral. A feminist removes her headscarf for a day. A Uganda-born singer and social worker from Norway questions her identity. An internationally-renowned Egyptian author makes a strong case for harnessing creativity in the face of patriachy. These are just some of the articles that launched a new digital magazine,…

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World Bank Adopts New Climate Change Action Plan

 In the run-up to the historic COP21 climate agreement at Paris in December 2015, more than 180 countries submitted pledges on climate action – the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs. Countries are now ready to move with increasing urgency to develop more sustainable energy and transport systems, strengthen the resilience of their cities, and prepare people,…

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