A new research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path toward developing body image issues and eating disorder behaviors — even though they are smartphone savvy.
Teens must 'get smart' about social media: Study
Australia controversially repealed a law which allowed sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country.
Australia denies medical evacuations for refugees
Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gun battle in the border state of Coahuila, some communities want a more forceful strategy to prevent cartel assailants from reimposing a reign of terror.
Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfights
A fossilized bird unearthed from stratum dating back 120 million years is a previously unknown species that appears to belong to the second oldest bird genus, researchers said.
Fossil found in Japan identified as new primitive bird species
Pursuing economic growth at the expense of the environment is no longer an option as Europe faces “unprecedented” challenges from climate chaos, pollution, biodiversity loss and the overconsumption of natural resources, according to a report from Europe’s environmental watchdog.
Don't pursue economic growth at expense of environment:  Report
Some Chinese regions near key waterways the Yangtze and Yellow rivers are “seriously lagging” state water quality standards despite big improvements overall this year, the Environment Ministry said.
China urges regions to tackle pollution in major rivers
The runaway train that is climate change is about to blow past another milestone: Global fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions will reach yet another record high. Driven by rising natural gas and oil consumption, levels of CO2 are expected to hit 37 billion tons this year, according to new estimates from the Global Carbon Project, an initiative led by Stanford University scientist Rob Jackson.
Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high
Hoor al-Azim Wetland, located in the Iranian province of Khuzestan, bordering Iraq, is hosting the migratory birds that have arrived in the area to enjoy its pleasant weather during the cold season, said the deputy head of Khuzestan’s Province’s Department of Environment for natural habitats.
Migratory birds back at Hoor al-Azim Wetland
Climate change is harming human health as more people suffer from heat stress, extreme weather and mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Climate change hits health, yet funds lacking: WHO
The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain.
Earth's temperature likely marks hottest decade on record: Report

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