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15 июля, 01:42

'Quite odd': coral and fish thrive on Bikini Atoll 70 years after nuclear tests

Scientists say marine life has proved ‘remarkably resilient’ despite the Pacific island being declared a wasteland in the 1950sThe former island paradise of Bikini Atoll is slowing blooming back to life, 70 years after the United States dropped 23 nuclear bombs on it, including a device in 1954 that was 1,100-times larger than the Hiroshima atom bomb. A team of scientists from Stanford University have been surprised to discover an abundance of marine life apparently thriving in the crater of Bikini Atoll, which was declared a nuclear wasteland after the bombings, with its 167 inhabitants relocated to other islands. Continue reading...

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07 июля, 22:43

What is the World’s Most Powerful Passport?

Breaking down the most powerful passport for each continent, as well as ones you don't want to likely go traveling with. The post What is the World’s Most Powerful Passport? appeared first on Visual Capitalist.

07 июля, 00:00

ADB, FSM, RMI Sign Grant Agreements to Improve Education Quality

ADB and the Governments of the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia have signed 3 grant agreements worth $16.8 million to improve the quality of basic education in the two Pacific island countries.

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06 июля, 21:07

Did Amelia Earhart Survive? A Found Photo Offers a Theory, but No Proof

Some people think the pilot was imprisoned on Japanese territory after a crash-landing. An old photograph could give that theory new life.

06 июля, 02:36

U.S. missile shield not yet ready for North Korean nukes

The Pentagon and its contractors still haven't figured out how to reliably shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile like the one recently tested by North Korea.

06 июля, 00:01

Newly discovered photo reignites Amelia Earhart conspiracy theory

Photo purportedly shows pilot and navigator on a dock in the Marshall Islands in 1937 – under Japanese rule at the time – but some experts remain unconvincedA newly unearthed picture from the US national archives has given new credence to a popular theory about the disappearance of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart.Some experts say the image shows the pilot, her navigator Fred Noonan and her airplane in the Marshall Islands in 1937, when the archipelago was occupied by Japan – proving that she died in Japanese custody, rather than during a crash landing in the Pacific. Continue reading...

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05 июля, 22:12

New photo purports to show Amelia Earhart alive in the Marshall Islands after a crash landing in the Pacific

A lost photo may shed new light on the mysterious death of famous aviator Amelia Earhart...

23 июня, 14:34

Новый принц Саудовской Аравии: что будет с нефтью?

Саид Мохаммед бин Салман, 31-летний архитектор плана "Видение-2030", министр обороны и председатель Совета по экономическим вопросам и развитию Саудовской Аравии был избран наследным принцем королевства, сменив в этом статусе принца Мохаммеда бин Найефа.

23 июня, 14:34

Новый принц Саудовской Аравии: что будет с нефтью?

Саид Мохаммед бин Салман, 31-летний архитектор плана "Видение-2030", министр обороны и председатель Совета по экономическим вопросам и развитию Саудовской Аравии был избран наследным принцем Королевства, сменив в этом статусе принца Мохаммеда бин Найефа.

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22 июня, 19:23

Новейшая ракета-перехватчик США провалила вторые испытания

Учения ВМС США по перехвату баллистических ракет при помощи SM-3 Block IIA обернулись провалом. Как передает Defence News, системы эсминца John Paul Jones не смогли перехватить ракеты.

15 июня, 14:05

America Has Big Plans to Defend Itself from Nuclear ICBMs (Think North Korea)

Kris Osborn Security, The Multi-Object Kill Vehicle can simultaneously destory ICBMs and decoys with a single interceptor. Steve Nicholls, Director of Advanced Air & Missile Defense Systems for Raytheon, told Scout Warrior last year that the MOKV is being developed to provide the MDA with “a key capability for its Ballistic Missile Defense System - to discriminate lethal objects from countermeasures and debris. The kill vehicle, launched from the ground-based interceptor extends the ground-based discrimination capability with onboard sensors and processing to ensure the real threat is eliminated.” The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said. During the test, an ICBM-class target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a Missile Defense Agency statement said.  "Multiple sensors provided target acquisition and tracking data to the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) system," the statement added.  The intercept, taking place over the Pacific Ocean, used X-band radar to track the target for using a fire control solution to destroy the ICBM. All of this is seen by developers as a crucial step toward a new future system, called Multi-Object Kill Vehicle, or MOKV. It is designed to release from a Ground Based Interceptor and destroy approaching Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles, or ICBMs -- and also take out decoys traveling alongside the incoming missile threat. Development of the MOVK is intended to evolve from existing tests with the EKV, however industry and Pentagon developers do not want to rush the system in order to ensure it is well suited to destroy emerging threats anticipated five, ten or more years from now, said Norm Montano, Raytheon EKV Program Director.  "The threat is evolving. North Korea is frequently testing. You can't underestimate the learning that they are doing. We don't want to rush MOKV. We want to get there and get there right," Montano said. "If we move too fast we might not get all the learning that we need." Read full article

14 июня, 12:59

Marshall Islands leader appeals for help on climate change

The president of the Marshall Islands is appealing for help to convince U.S. President Donald Trump of the need to fight global warming following his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

13 июня, 17:16

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09 июня, 13:01

World Order Could Hinge On Solving The Climate Crisis, Security Experts Warn

WASHINGTON — From flooding in coastal cities to conflicts driven by food and water shortages, people are already feeling the effects of climate change. And if the world does not mitigate climate-related impacts, they are likely to “intersect, amplify and ripple across countries,” disrupting international security, a team of climate and security experts warns in a new report.  The lengthy report from The Center for Climate and Security identifies 12 key climatic risks, or “epicenters,” and makes the case for why addressing them should be of the highest priority for world governments. Those risk categories vary from eroding state sovereignty and disrupted trade routes, to increased pandemics and a damaged coffee trade. “The risks that climate change is posing to each of these elements of the world are potentially globally significant by themselves,” Center co-president Francesco Femia, an editor of the report, told HuffPost. “All of these things are essentially happening together, and climate is making it worse. And when you put all of these things together you have a potential for a very significant impact on global security, and potentially — loftily — on world order.”  If climate risks are not significantly reduced, Femia added, they are likely to put pressure on nation-states’ ability to provide basic resources, creating tensions not only within those nation-states but between them. One example highlighted in the report is the often-violent disputes between China and Vietnam over fishing rights in the South China Sea, where fish stocks have all but collapsed.  Another “epicenter” the report analyzes is the potential for entire nations ― in low-lying islands like Kiribati, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and the Maldives — to be submerged by climate-induced sea level rise. Some 2,300 years after the Greek philosopher Plato wrote of the lost city of Atlantis, “the world may be facing a new Atlantis, as sea level rise — caused by climate change — is threatening to inundate civilizations again,” the report reads. “We have no means of international, legal norms for dealing with that sort of thing,” Femia said. “We have no experience with a disappearance of a nation under the ocean, and what to do with the citizens of that nation.”  The 139-page report, titled Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene, was released Friday at the fourth Annual Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference, at the University of Oxford in England. It comes roughly seven months after the Center delivered its comprehensive climate change “briefing book” to Donald Trump when he was President-elect. That document ― released in September and prepared by the center’s Climate and Security Advisory Group, a non-partisan group of 43 U.S. military, national security and other experts ― had a rather similar, albeit more local message: The new administration must prioritize climate change or risk jeopardizing national security. But the president, who has dismissed the phenomenon as “bullshit” and a Chinese hoax, didn’t seem to get the memo. Since taking office, he has moved quickly to derail America’s actions to combat climate change, including rolling back Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a policy limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Catering to fossil fuel interests, Trump has promised to revive America’s dying coal industry, increase oil and gas production, and open up now-protected areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to drilling. And he has proposed sweeping cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other scientific agencies.  Last week, Trump followed through on one of his campaign promises, announcing he would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris Agreement — a landmark international accord aimed at warding off the worst effects of climate change.  Asked about Trump’s first six months in office, Femia said he finds the president’s unwillingness to address climate change “deeply unfortunate.” However, a lot of it is “short-term politics that won’t stand up to the impacts,” The Center for Climate and Security co-president said. And Femia noted that even under a White House that has “poured cold water on everything climate,” U.S. defense and security officials have made clear the threat is a real and must be taken seriously. “The reason for that is that the impacts are already happening,” he said. “And all these departments and agencies that deal with risk and threats to the United States understand that and have been dealing with it for at least the past 10 years.” Femia added that while the administration may slow progress, he expects the reality of the threat will eventually change politics, despite what the White House has to say about it.  In one key chapter of the report, Femia and Caitlin E. Werrell, co-founder of The Center for Climate and Security, discuss the threat of climate change on state sovereignty. “National governments, as well as regional and international security institutions will need to integrate the effects of climate change into their strategies, plans, and operations, and shift resources accordingly,” they write. “Improving, augmenting, and possibly even creating new governance structures for addressing climate change may also be necessary for maintaining a stable world order.” View the Center’s new report here.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

07 июня, 08:30

В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире

Успешно проведённый Америкой перехват межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты 30 мая гарантирует США доминирование в мире, как утверждается на сайте Народно-освободительной армии Китая.

06 июня, 17:46

В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире

Успешно проведённый Америкой перехват межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты 30 мая гарантирует США доминирование в мире, утверждается на сайте Народно-освободительной армии КитаяThe post В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире appeared first on MixedNews.

06 июня, 17:46

В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире

Успешно проведённый Америкой перехват межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты 30 мая гарантирует США доминирование в мире, утверждается на сайте Народно-освободительной армии КитаяThe post В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире appeared first on MixedNews.

06 июня, 17:46

В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире

Успешно проведённый Америкой перехват межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты 30 мая гарантирует США доминирование в мире, утверждается на сайте Народно-освободительной армии КитаяThe post В Китае считают, что перехват МБР гарантирует США доминирование в мире appeared first on MixedNews.

06 июня, 09:50

Почему Россия и Китай критикуют американскую ПРО?

Китай и Россия критикуют США за попытки защититься от межконтинентальных баллистических ракет. Во вторник американские военные осуществили успешный перехват межконтинентальной баллистической ракеты, уничтожив МБР, выпущенную с полигона имени Рейгана на Маршалловых островах. Перехват был проведен противоракетой, запущенной с авиабазы Ванденберг в Калифорнии. Россия и Китай, являющиеся соперниками США, сейчас критикуют Вашингтон за его оборонительные действия.