Palm Oil Development Fueling Demise of Biodiversity 'Crown Jewel': Report

Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, one of the most “biodiverse ecosystems ever documented by science,” is facing imminent threat from industrial development, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). Click Here: Cheap Chiefs Rugby Jersey 2019 The Leuser Ecosystem, located on the island of Sumatra,...

Hamilton keeps rivals behind in final US GP practice

Lewis Hamilton kept his rivals chasing in the final free practice session before this afternoon’s qualifying for the US Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver clocked in with a lap in 1:34.478, improving on his record setting Friday time, and edging out title rival Sebastian Vettel by 0.092s. United States...

In Nicaragua, Protesters Vow to Fight Giant Canal 'With Their Lives'

Chanting “No to the canal!” thousands protested in Nicaragua’s capital on Wednesday over a plan that threatens an environmental and land rights catastrophe. The 173-mile, $50 billion canal would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, passing through Lake Nicaragua. Construction for the canal, which would be bigger than the...

Ricciardo surprised by Ferrari advantage in Malaysia

Daniel Ricciardo admitted that he was surprised by how far ahead of the rest of the field Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended up on Friday. Vettel was more than eight tenths faster than the two Red Bulls in afternoon practice at Sepang International Circuit on Friday afternoon. Click Here: Real...

Hamilton edges toward title with victory in Austin

Lewis Hamilton took victory in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday, his fifth victory in six visits to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Sebastian Vettel followed an alternate tyre strategy to take second ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. It keeps Vettel’s driver title hopes mathematically alive,...

Vettel content with front row, as Raikkonen rues errors

Sebastian Vettel said that he was “reasonably happy” to be starting from second place in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. The Ferrari didn’t have the pace to match Lewis Hamilton’s record-setting pace in qualifying. The second Mercedes driven by Valtteri Bottas also edged Vettel in the final round of the...

From One Hawk to Another: McCain Defends Netanyahu's Racist Rant

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Arizona Senator John McCain (R) defended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s racist election-day tirade against Palestinians, dismissing criticisms of the head of state as “Orwellian.” Netanyahu’s controversial statements were made in a 28-second video posted to his Facebook page on March 17...

Women Around the World Rise Up to Remember Rana Plaza

Marking two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, protesters are converging on the country’s capital and feminist actions are sweeping the globe on Friday, to honor the lives of the 1,138 people—most of them women—who perished in the tragedy and to demand justice for those they...

Take Ferrari’s threat to quit F1 seriously, says Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone says Ferrari’s threat to quit F1 should be taken seriously, insisting the manufacturer will pull out of the sport if it doesn’t like the new regulations. Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne said last week he was unimpressed with The Formula One Group’s plans for changes in 2021 which...

Islam and the 'Culture of Offense': Missing the Point

Dissent and criticism of religion has always been a crucial aspect of free expression. Historically, it has been intrinsically linked with anti-clericalism and the dismantling of that which is deemed taboo, sacred and untouchable by the gatekeepers of power. Such criticism has been key for human progress and is...