London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… visiting survivors. Challenge for fragile government Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals By Laura Kuenssberg, BBC political editor Any government trying to deal with a terrible event like the Grenfell Tower disaster needs sensitivity and nimbleness. Ministers have a complicated “to do” list – make sure help gets to where it is required, turn on the taps for emergency cash and show that …


19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 15, 2017

… monastery complex, some of whose structures date back to the 12th century.  Under threat due to: interpretative and visitation facilities; management activities romrodinka via Getty Images 8 Medieval monuments in Kosovo This charming site comprises two monasteries and two churches known for their paintings and frescoes, which are excellent examples of a uniquely Balkan style of art, UNESCO says.   Under threat due to: civil unrest; legal …


Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and Story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was a result of two years of work and collaboration with the …


Oldest Homo sapiens fossils discovered

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The oldest fossil remains of Homo sapiens, dating back to 300,000 years, have been found at a site in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. This is 100,000 years older than previously discovered fossils of Homo sapiens that have been securely dated. The discovery was presented in a study in the journal Nature on Wednesday. But what the researchers found to be most remarkable about these fossils is that they capture a moment in time of evolution. The facial features of the skull look like a modern …


URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… everyone, just so you know im doing ok. Bit of pain but I will survive." Morrison, an electrician from Darwin, posted on social media that he had been stabbed leaving Belushi's London Bridge bar after watching the Champions League soccer final. Morrison said in a video: "All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife. I just, like, push him off. I walk into a pub and I'm like: 'Someone help me, I've just been stabbed.' " ___ 10:45 p.m. The site …


‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ gets more screenings after Paris Climate Agreement fallout

June 4, 2017

… scheduled screenings include Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Voorhees, New Jersey, with updates being added to the site as they are scheduled. Directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenkissued a statement following Trump’s decision: “We were shocked and disappointed to hear President Trump’s announcement…In our new film,An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,we filmedbehind-the-scenes in Paris to show thehard work, finesse, and passion …


Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… Superfund site. Superfund is an important part of EPAs work, but Pruitts position fails to account for the history of the program. And every decision hes made about it so far suggests hes not serious about making it better. While he initially vowed , the 2018 budget the Trump administration this month would slash EPAs overall funding by to its and cut Superfund from $1.09 billion to $762 million. The administration argues that it can do more with less that the EPA will and optimize its …


Paul Ryan Gets Snubbed By Eighth Graders Who Refuse To Take A Photo With Him

May 30, 2017

… Mashable reported that close to 100 of the students declined the offer to pose for a photo alongside Ryan, so Im sure that definitely killed the #FridayFeeling vibe. According to the site, the #FridayFeeling picture is the group of remaining students who accepted the photo invitation. Those who declined waited in a nearby parking lot. Mark Wilson Student Louisa Maynard-Parisi spoke with The Village Greenand said, I didnt want to be in [the picture] because he believes in most of what Trump …


Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

… transgender adult respondents reportedly made a suicide attempt during their lives, so Facebook users of all ages could certainly benefit from the helpful resource. The messenger crisis support will also expand awareness to other areas of the mental heath community with the help of participating organizations likeCrisis Text Line, the National Eating Disorder Association, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The social media site recently received a great …

May 18, 2017