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Space junk is a massive problem. Russia’s anti-satellite missile test just made it worse
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Space junk is a massive problem. Russia’s anti-satellite missile test just made it worse

Days after world powers wrapped up a monumental climate summit in Glasgow, another environmental emergency was unfolding — this time in space. On Monday, Russia fired a missile at one of its own satellites as a test, generating thousands of pieces of debris that sent crew members on the International Space Station scrambling for cover.…MORE

Why CNN is launching a new series on skin whitening
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Why CNN is launching a new series on skin whitening

In 2020, the global skin whitening market was reportedly valued at $8.6bn. It is projected to grow to $13.7bn by 2025. If we live in a culture where market size is synonymous with societal importance, then why aren’t we talking about skin whitening? In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests around the world…MORE

Over 50 dead and 12 injured after clashes at same Ecuadorian prison where a riot left more than 100 dead in September
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Over 50 dead and 12 injured after clashes at same Ecuadorian prison where a riot left more than 100 dead in September

At least 58 inmates died and 12 were injured after violence broke out at one of Ecuador’s largest prisons. Dozens of inmates were killed and injured in clashes early Saturday in Litoral Penitentiary, the same prison in the Guayas Province where more than 100 were killed just over a month ago, Guayas Governor Pablo Arosemena…MORE

COP26 climate deal includes historic reference to fossil fuels but doesn’t meet urgency of the crisis
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COP26 climate deal includes historic reference to fossil fuels but doesn’t meet urgency of the crisis

Nearly 200 nations reached a climate agreement on Saturday at COP26 with an unprecedented reference to the role of fossil fuels in the climate crisis, even after an 11th-hour objection from India that watered down the language around reducing the use of coal. The COP process has tried and failed for years to include an…MORE

New images show just how much our world has changed
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New images show just how much our world has changed

As we eye exploring other planets in our solar system, we can’t forget about our own. A number of missions in the works aim to seek out the potential for life on moons around Jupiter and Saturn. Perseverance continues to check out Mars years before humans plan to arrive, and Heinz announced this week its…MORE

Harry and Meghan visit Afghan refugees at Task Force Liberty

Harry and Meghan visit Afghan refugees at Task Force Liberty

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited a military base Thursday where they met Afghan refugees who had made it to the United States. The couple spoke with women recently arrived at Task Force Liberty, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, which is home to more than 10,000 Afghan refugees, a spokesperson…MORE

India and Iran say no to including fossil fuels in climate agreement
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India and Iran say no to including fossil fuels in climate agreement

India and Iran expressed fierce opposition to the inclusion of fossil fuels in any final agreement at the COP26 climate talks on Saturday, potentially thwarting what would have been a major breakthrough in the history of climate action at the 11th hour. In all 25 COPs before Glasgow, never has an agreement made even a…MORE

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