UN: 25 Percent Of Premature Deaths Are Caused By Environmental Degradation

Environmental degradation is responsible for one in four premature deaths, the United Nations’ (UN) latest Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report reveals. That equates to approximately 9 million deaths in 2015 alone.  The report, unveiled at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on Wednesday, has been six years in the making and has involved the work of 250 scientists from 70 countries to gauge how environmental factors affect more than 100 diseases. It found that 1.4 million people die annually simply due to lack of access to clean water. This is because dirty water often carries pathogens that can cause easily preventable diseases – diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid, for example. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are as many as 844 million people worldwide who …

Soccer Stars Ali Krieger And Ashlyn Harris Are Engaged

Ali Krieger andannouncing their engagement in the process, too.  Orlando Pride teammates “We became really close friends, and we just hung out, we clicked, and we had so much in common,” Harris, who is a goalkeeper, said of their first meeting in 2010, when both were playing for the U.S. National Team. “We always sat next to each other on the bus and on flights, and we kind of just talked about our dreams and our hopes and what we wanted to do one day when we grew up.” “The rest has kind of been history,” she added.  telling People she was initially drawn to Harris’ “creativity and ambition.”  taken note of the chemistry between the two ― even dubbing them …

Site Of “Blackened Stones” Could Push Back Human Occupation Of Australia By 55,000 Years

On Australia’s southern coast scientists have found a puzzle. Every explanation is so improbable it would be dismissed, were it not that the alternatives were just as strange. Among these unlikely options is the astonishing possibility humans reached Australia 55,000 years earlier than the oldest previously proposed dates. If true, it would not only overturn our thinking about the occupation of one continent, but the whole of human migration beyond Africa. Forty-five years ago Professor James Bowler of the University of Melbourne made a discovery that was to change Australian archaeology. At Lake Mungo, New South Wales, he found the oldest human remains in Australia, proving humans had been in Australia for 40,000 years. Since then tools 25,000 years older …

Nicki Minaj Cancels YET ANOTHER European Concert Date & Fans Get Their Revenge! – Perez Hilton

Three strikes, you’re out, Nicki Minaj! On Friday, music promoter MCD Productions announced the rapper’s Dublin concert for that night has been canceled after bad weather left her equipment stranded. The company wrote on Twitter: “Due to adverse weather conditions which have affected Irish Sea saiings over the last 24hrs resulting in some equipment trucks not arriving, Nicki Minaj has been forced to cancel her concert tonight.” They added: “Nicki Minaj apologises for any inconvenience caused to fans due to these unforeseen circumstances.” As seen here on social media: [ NICKI MINAJ CONCERT UPDATE ]Due to adverse weather conditions which have affected Irish Sea saiings over the last 24hrs resulting in some equipment trucks not arriving, Nicki Minaj has been forced …

Any sign of May changing course?

MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal deal again There is already consternation in the Commons over her additional pledge that leaving without a deal remains the default option. The vote will, though, after pressure from colleagues, be a free vote where Tories can vote as they wish. That might not sound like a big deal, but for the government to let its own troops vote as they like on an issue that’s so important is extremely unusual. And if, as is likely, they rule out leaving with no deal for now, on Thursday she confirmed another vote for delaying Brexit. What isn’t clear from all of that is how the prime minister actually intends to dig herself out of this dreadful …

This British weatherman interrupted a live debate on crime with a point we all need to hear.

Alex Beresford just couldn’t stay silent while listening to a Good Morning Britain debate about knife crime in the UK. With an increase in knife attacks over the past few years, debates over how to handle knife crime in the United Kingdom are common. Similar to gang-related gun violence in the U.S., the majority of victims and perpetrators of such crimes are black youths living in urban areas. And also like gun violence debates in the U.S., such discussions are too often held without representation from the communities being debated. That fact compelled weatherman Alex Beresford to interject from off camera during a live Good Morning Britain debate on knife crime. Police Federation chair, John Apter, was in the middle …

CAIR: Trump To Blame For ‘Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Demanding Trump speak out against the attacks more strongly, Awad warned the president during a Friday press conference that his actions “impact the lives of innocent people at home and globally.” posted a lengthy manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum, citing his hatred for Islam and his love of American extremist movements. “During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed,” Awad said. “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe, but also we do not excuse those terrorist attackers against minorities at home and abroad.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

Meghan Markle Losing ANOTHER Aide – But Why?? – Perez Hilton

What is going on behind the scenes at Kensington Palace? Seriously, Meghan Markle has the same turnover rate as the Trump White House at this point! In the latest AGAIN?! news, the Duchess of Cambridge is losing another aide, this time private secretary Amy Pickerill. This exit follows a string of recent losses. In November, Meghan’s personal assistant Melissa Touabti quit after only six months, and reports were the two had a difficult relationship. In December, Meghan and Prince Harry learned they were losing their temporary secretary, Samantha Cohen, aka The Panther. Wait, what? Is she a Royal pencil pusher or an international assassin?? Anyway, Cohen worked for the Royals for 17 years then just a few months under the new Duchess and hasta la …

Mueller failure to have Trump testify would be a mistake Schiff

House intelligence chair wants president put under oath but White House lawyers have resisted putting liar Trump at risk The chairman of the House intelligence committee said on Sunday it would be a mistake if special counsel Robert Mueller does not get Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury assigned to weigh criminal charges in the ongoing investigations of framing the likelihood of Trump lying to prosecutors as a perjury trap laid by Mueller. Famously, Watergate reporter Bob Woodward concluded his Articles of impeachment against Clinton accused him of making perjurious, false, and misleading statements before the grand jury. But Schiff warned that without sworn testimony by Trump, the public is unlikely to learn the details of his business …

One of the world’s biggest chemical companies is now using recycled plastic to build new roads.

The planet has a massive problem with plastic. On the macro level, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which lies between the coast of California and Hawaii, is made of 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris and is twice the size of Texas. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch weighs 87,000 tons — 16 times more than previous estimates — more than the weight of 43,000 cars & and contains more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, a recent study shows. In the patch there is more plastic than plankton. #plasticpollution pic.twitter.com/F5rIKU5v5H — ClimateEarth 🌿🌎🌊 🐘🐅🐳⛈️ (@climate_earth) March 6, 2019 On a micro level, a recent study published in The Guardian found that microplastic pollution has been found “everywhere” they’ve looked, from the UK’s …

Scientists May Have Discovered A New Orca Species

Now they have. Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. (Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP) “This is the most different looking killer whale I’ve ever seen,” said Robert Pitman, a NOAA marine ecologist in San Diego. He was part of the team that spotted the orcas off Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They likely mostly eat fish, not marine mammals like seals, as other killer whales do, Pitman said. Fishermen have complained about how good …

Brazil judge issues arrest warrant for suspect in shooting

Five students, a teacher and a school administrator were killed at Raul Brasil school. One of the shooters also killed his uncle shortly before carrying out the massacre. Nine others were wounded, including seven who were still hospitalized Thursday. Attackers Guilherme Taucci Monteiro, 17, and Luiz Henrique de Castro, 25, are also dead. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

A mom left her baby at the airport, so the whole plane turned around to get her daughter.

Creative Commons/ If you have children and are upset with yourself for not being the perfect parent,  take comfort in knowing  that at least your vulnerable parenting moment didn’t make international news, like one mother who was recently separated from her baby. Before we blame the mother involved, it’s important to remember that Moms and Dads are human beings, too, and they are bound to forget to pick their child up from soccer practice at some point or forget about a date that means everything to their young child every now and then, no matter how mindful and caring they strive to be. While traveling from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia, a mother realized she left her baby at the terminal …