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8 Conservationists Convicted of Spying in Iran

8 Conservationists Convicted of Spying in Iran

By Kayleigh Long A court in Tehran last week delivered a guilty verdict in the case of eight Iranian conservationists accused of spying, with sentences ranging from four to 10 years. The eight were all affiliated with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF), a Tehran-based conservation organization that works to save the critically endangered Asiatic […]

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    8 Conservationists Convicted of Spying in Iran

    8 Conservationists Convicted of Spying in Iran

    By Kayleigh Long A court in Tehran last week delivered a guilty verdict in the case of eight Iranian conservationists accused of spying, with sentences ranging from four to 10 years. The eight were all affiliated with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF), a Tehran-based conservation organization that works to save the critically endangered Asiatic […]

    Fears of Environmental Disaster After Oil Tanker Collision

    Fears of Environmental Disaster After Oil Tanker Collision

    The oil tanker that set fire after colliding with a freight ship off the east coast of China may explode and sink, possibly putting the environment and human health at risk, experts warned. The Iranian tanker was carrying 150,000 tons, or nearly 1 million barrels, of condensate crude oil when it collided with the CF […]

    Climate Deniers Are Like ‘Elites Expecting to Survive Nuclear Winter’

    Climate Deniers Are Like ‘Elites Expecting to Survive Nuclear Winter’

    By John Buell Last winter when President-elect Trump tweeted: “United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” the tweet was portrayed as shockingly new and threatening. As president, Trump continues his inflammatory rhetoric. Nonetheless, his nuclear posture is closer to his […]

    Iranian City Hits Record 129 Degrees

    Iranian City Hits Record 129 Degrees

    By Joe McCarthy There’s a heat wave, and then there’s 129 degree weather—one is uncomfortable, the other is deadly. As countries around the world face rising temperatures from climate change, parts of Iran are getting scorched. On Thursday, the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz hit a staggering 128.7 or 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to two […]

    Fossil Fuel Industry Continues to Squash Renewable Energy Age

    Fossil Fuel Industry Continues to Squash Renewable Energy Age

    TomDispatch By Michael T. Klare When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems. Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil, will soon be superseded by the Age of Renewables, just as oil had long since superseded the […]