Missing Mt. Whitney hiker is experienced climber, family says https://t.co/csEVAPKPjM


In 2019, one of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in #Afghanistan is displacement due to conflict and natural disasters. More than 132,200 people have left their villages this year due to fighting, according to OCHA report. https://t.co/thiZB3JT7R

#Afghanistan, Pakistan and the UNHCR on Tuesday unanimously agreed to a 12-point joint declaration on the conclusion of the 30th Tripartite Dialogue on safe and honourable repatriation of Afghan #refugees, Pakistani media reported. https://t.co/UBa5uOGRYX

President Ghani arrived in #Kabul on Wednesday morning from a three-day official visit to the UK, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. #Afghanistan https://t.co/CHASyAdBJY

The BCCI has turned down #Afghanistan Cricket Board’s request to host its T20 league in India, Cricbuzz reported, adding that it is rare for the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to say no to ACB as it has contributed immensely to the growth of Afghanistan #cricket. https://t.co/0HzwQaZR0p

What oil companies knew: the great climate cover-up – podcast

Oil firms are said to have known for decades of the link between burning fossil fuels and climate breakdown. Author Bill McKibben describes how industry lobbying created a 30-year barrier to tackling the crisis. Plus: John Stewart on his campaign to stop the third runway at Heathrow

Before 1988, climate change was a subject confined to the realm of academic journals. That all changed when the scientist James Hansen told Congress that global heating was caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of the burning of fossil fuels.

That moment caught the imagination of the journalist Bill McKibben, who has written and campaigned on climate breakdown ever since. And it has been reported that fossil fuel companies, such as ExxonMobil, were making links between the burning of oil and rising sea levels as early as the 1970s. But instead of making their findings public, the industry colluded to cast doubt over the science.

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from Science | The Guardian http://bit.ly/2FiNdUS

According to a new poll, 60 percent of Russians believe “real men” serve in the army https://t.co/3e2z1P3Slk