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Peru's Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after top court ruling

Peru's Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after top court ruling Until Friday, Fujimori had been in jail since October 2018 after prosecutors said she led a criminal organisation and received millions of dollars from Odebrecht during her 2011 election campaign. She denied any wrongdoing and said the accusations were false. Her supporters also carried the orange banners of her political party. She is the daughter of the country's authoritarian former Presiden... [Full Article...]

'Our house is on fire': EU Parliament declares climate emergency

'Our house is on fire': EU Parliament declares climate emergency They also want the Commission to ensure that all relevant legislative and budgetary proposals are fully aligned with the objective of limiting global warming to under 1.5 °C. "5 years in the past, nobody would have anticipated the European Parliament to declare a local weather emergency, so there's some progress", stated Greenpeace's EU pointman Sebastian Mang, including that "drastic cuts" in emi... [Full Article...]

Suriname president guilty of murder over 1982 executions

Suriname president guilty of murder over 1982 executions He was expected to return home on Saturday or Sunday. The prosecution had alleged that the men were arrested on the night of December 7 and 8 of that year and transferred to Fort Zeelandia, then the headquarters of the Surinamese National Army. [Full Article...]

Leonardo DiCaprio accused of Amazon fires by Brazil President

Leonardo DiCaprio accused of Amazon fires by Brazil President Politicians and other NGOs fiercely criticized the arrest , saying it was part of a concerted attempt by Bolsonaro's government to harass environmental groups. Take pictures, make a video. "A part of that went to the people that were setting fires". Senator Randolfe Rodrigues tweeted: "How desperate". "Our negligent and incompetent president - responsible for an environmental dismantling unpr... [Full Article...]

Climate change 'tipping points' said too close for comfort

Climate change 'tipping points' said too close for comfort Researchers have warned that half of the climate "tipping points" warned about a decade ago are now active. Go beyond that and we are at risk of unleashing self-reinforced warming - this is what Earth system scientists fear most. The truth that we begin to see some sudden shifts within the system ought to give an additional impetus to satisfy the Paris targets of limiting the warming as near 1.5... [Full Article...]

Scientists believe most bottlenose dolphins are 'right-handed'

Scientists believe most bottlenose dolphins are 'right-handed' It appears the common bottlenose dolphins appear to have an even stronger bias towards their right side than humans, where 90% of people show that preference. Based on data collected from 2012 to 2018, they found a "significant" right-side (left turn) bias in these dolphins. Only one dolphin turned to the right, the study said, and this behavior was consistent in this dolphin across two separate e... [Full Article...]

Real vs. fake: What's the most environmentally-friendly Christmas tree?

Real vs. fake: What's the most environmentally-friendly Christmas tree? Three Boy Scout troops are working together to raise money for their outings by selling Christmas Trees. He says fresh local trees bring joy while helping state producers. In the video above, Tammy Aissen, co-owner of Aissen Tree Farm in Pilsen, explains their role in the holiday tradition. The dry trees have a quicker average burn time. [Full Article...]

Family from Texas killed in Kingston plane crash

Family from Texas killed in Kingston plane crash Vakhabov said the embassy is in touch with the Kingston police and the coroner's office. They've said the plane left Markham, Ontario, and was destined for the Kingston airport, but went down just a few miles from its destination. It's a shock to all of us. Canadian investigators were busy throughout the day "taking pictures of the wreckage, looking at the condition of the engines and the genera... [Full Article...]


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