News Republic IBTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:53 AM GMT The rumour has it that United States President Barack Obama and pop diva Beyonce Knowles Carter are having an affair. The rumour was started by French media and has taken the social media by storm. Lecture to Oxford Farming Conference, 3 January 2013 [Comments are now closed - it was getting impossible to manage them given the volume.] Chinese translation… Italian translation… German translation… Spanish translation… French translation… Vietnamese translation (shortened)… Italian version (also shortened) Thai version and Slovak version. NEW – Portuguese translation.
News Republic IBTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:43 AM GMT A shocking claim by a French paparazzo hit the web claiming a secret love affair between the U.S. President, President Obama and "Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce. French media reports making absurd claims went viral, leaving readers in shock. According to the reports, French photographer Pascal Rostain made such absurd claims alleging Queen Bey having an affair with President Obama.
‘Chasing Ice’ changed this climate-denying Bill O’Reilly listener into a believer Whenever you feel discouraged about working to fix global warming and convince people that it’s a real problem, watch this video: In the documentary Chasing Ice, filmmaker James Balog shot photos of glaciers in Iceland, Greenland, and Alaska at 30-minute intervals for months and months. As Grist has reported: The resulting time-lapse movie can condense months and years into a few mesmerizing moments. Now we can watch the canary in the coal mine as it expires.
News Republic Show captions Showing image 1 of 1 Huffington Post Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:48 AM GMT WASHINGTON -- Rep. Oh, Snapchat: Your smartphone just became a climate scientist This is part of a series exploring how collective intelligence can create a better world. Read the whole series here. Picture this: You’re out on a hike in Mt. Diablo State Park, just outside San Francisco. Upon reaching a nice viewpoint, you think, “Hey, this would look pretty sweet on my Instagram feed.”
PRISM (surveillance program) PRISM logo used in the slides PRISM is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched in 2007 by the National Security Agency (NSA), with participation from an unknown date by the British equivalent agency, GCHQ. PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known officially by the SIGAD US-984XN. The Prism program collects stored Internet communications based on demands made to Internet companies such as Google Inc. under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to turn over any data that match court-approved search terms. The NSA can use these Prism requests to target communications that were encrypted when they traveled across the Internet backbone, to focus on stored data that telecommunication filtering systems discarded earlier, and to get data that is easier to handle, among other things. Slide showing that much of the world's communications flow through the U.S.
Global Warming 101 What is global warming? Think of a blanket, covering the Earth. When CO 2 and other heat-trapping emissions are released into the air, they act like a blanket, holding heat in our atmosphere and warming the planet. Overloading our atmosphere with carbon has far-reaching effects for people all around the world—more extreme storms, more severe droughts, deadly heat waves, rising sea levels, and more acidic oceans, which can affect the very base of the food chain.
Terrorism Research Center The Current TRC Logo The Terrorism Research Center (TRC) is non-profit think tank focused on investigating and researching global terrorism issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration amongst a group of international experts. Terrorism Research Center (1996 to 2012) The Terrorism Research Center (TRC) was founded in 1996 by Matthew Devost, Brian Houghton, and Neal Pollard to establish an organization with a specific focus on terrorism and emerging international security issues like information warfare. It was purchased by Blackwater's Erik Prince in 2007. Over the course of 14 years, the TRC conducted research, analysis, and training on variety of counterterrorism and homeland security issues.
Household Tips from Warrior Mom! Each Other—Where We Are On the desire to change lightbulbs instead of paradigms by Sandra Steingraber