Arab Youth To Participate In Climate Change Demonstrations
Weeks before a major UN conference is scheduled to take place in Qatar, young people will hit the streets in more than a dozen countries across the region.
Article written by guest writer Kecia Lynn
What's the Latest Development?
On Saturday, young people from across the Arab world will demonstrate in over a dozen countries to call attention to the need for progressive climate change regulation. The marches will take place a few weeks ahead of the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, which for the first time will be held in a Middle East country, Qatar. They are being coordinated by the Arab Youth Climate Movement, a group that was created with the support of several environmental activist organizations.
What's the Big Idea?
Writer Kelly Rigg says that given all the other challenges that young people have faced in the Middle East and North Africa over the past two years, the very existence of this movement "sends a powerful message to leaders not only in the region, but worldwide: tackling climate change is a priority." Their countries' governments have tended to obstruct measures designed to address the problem, but Rigg is hopeful: "Just think what could happen if the winds of change sweeping the Arab region were to collide with the slow-moving front which is the international climate negotiations."
Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
- During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies.
- The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology.
- Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values.
A Bund parade in New York, October 30, 1939.
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Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
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- A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds.
- This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive.
- The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people.