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Science, Tech & Environment

The GOP is leading an effort to block the military from planning for climate change

Since the Bush Administration, the Department of Defense has been warning that climate change poses a threat to national security. In January 2016, Pentagon officials proposed to update their climate threat assessments, in response to a directive from President Obama. House Republicans have moved to block the Defense Department’s efforts to prepare for climate change.

Business, Finance & Economics

Anti-poaching efforts in Kenya focus on saving animals — and people too

In recent years, Kenya has been on the front line of the war against terror. In 2013, Al-Shabaab killed 67 people in an attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate mall. More recently, militants stormed a northern Kenyan university, killing 148 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack in more than a decade. Terrorism experts now know the group receives at least some of its funding from the illegal wildlife trade, so stopping poachers in Kenya’s national parks is not just about saving elephants, it’s about saving people, too.