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UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

The head of the UN program tasked with fighting HIV and AIDS will step down early, after a damning external report accused him of leading an organization permissive of “sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power.” Executive Director Michel SidibĂ© told a meeting of the organization’s governing board on Thursday that he would step down…MORE

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower’s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The comet will come…MORE

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs on Thursday and Friday. This will be the last — and strongest — meteor shower of the year, according to NASA. This phenomenon was first recorded in 1862 and causes a show…MORE

Pope removes 3 cardinals from his inner circle

Pope removes 3 cardinals from his inner circle

Pope Francis has removed three cardinals from his small council of advisers for reasons of advanced age, the Vatican said Wednesday, though two also have been the subject of allegations relating to sexual abuse or covering it up. Cardinal George Pell, 77, of Australia; Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, 85, of Chile; and Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo…MORE

Unparalleled warmth is changing the Arctic and affecting weather in US, Europe

Unparalleled warmth is changing the Arctic and affecting weather in US, Europe

The Arctic is experiencing a multi-year stretch of unparalleled warmth “that is unlike any period on record,” according to the 2018 Arctic Report Card, a peer-reviewed report released Tuesday morning from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Commerce. The report states that human-caused climate change is transforming…MORE

US undermining ‘last chance’ climate talks, experts charge

US undermining ‘last chance’ climate talks, experts charge

The American delegation came to promote coal. And the kids laughed in their faces. That was the bizarre and symbolic scene that unfolded Monday at the UN COP24 climate talks at a spaceship-shaped conference center in Polish coal country. The nations of the world are meeting here to hash out a “rulebook” to help ensure…MORE

In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says

In 200 years, humans reversed a climate trend lasting 50 million years, study says

What do scientists see when comparing our future climate with the past? In less than 200 years, humans have reversed a multimillion-year cooling trend, new research suggests. If global warming continues unchecked, Earth in 2030 could resemble its former self from 3 million years ago, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings…MORE