War averted…for now, also a solution to the ocean’s plastic pollution?, and more

The bombing of Syria is on hold now as Syria agrees in principle to Russian plan to hand over chemical weapons -details still being worked out

19 year old inventor develops plan to remove all the plastic from the world’s oceans in 5 years, ambitious and awesome! Nice to see someone actually make some headway on this crucial problem

New undersea volcano is the largest in the world

Kenya discovers massive new source of fresh water

Over 6,000 acres of Sierra wilderness saved in landmark deal

Poland steals half of private pension funds to cover sovereign debt

LSD not so bad after all says Norwegian study

Colombia becomes first country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis), caused by parasite

New attempt to drill farther than ever before into earth’s crust

China gains the lead on pipeline wars


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