Alex Lubben

Syria

Turkey's Offensive Against the Kurds in Syria is Underway and Already Deadly

President Erdoğan launched airstrikes and sent in troops after Trump pulled U.S. forces from the region, abandoning a key ally in the fight against ISIS.
Alex Lubben
Emma Fidel
10.10.19
environment

There's an 'Ecocide' Happening in the Fires at the Edge of the Amazon

Several species of plants and animals are known to live there and nowhere else.
Alex Lubben
10.9.19
environment

Tiny Island Nations Are Carbon-Shaming Everyone at the UN

A total of 15 countries, including several low-lying island nations, committed to zero-out their carbon emissions by 2050
Alex Lubben
9.25.19
News

Japan Just Let the Executives Who Oversaw the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster off the Hook

Years after the disaster, there are ghost towns in the areas surrounding the plant.
Alex Lubben
9.20.19
climate change

Why the Arctic Fires Are So Bad for the Planet (Aside from the Actual Flames)

The fires could create a feedback loop that only worsens the effects of climate change and leads to more fires.
Alex Lubben
8.5.19
Syria

This Heartbreaking Photo Captures the Horrors of Syria's Civil War

The 5-year-old Syrian girl who attempted to save her sister's life later died at the hospital.
Alex Lubben
7.29.19
The Phillipines

Duterte Said “You Must Be Stupid” If You Think He’ll Stand Trial at The Hague for His Drug War

“I am a Filipino. We have our courts here... Shit,” he continued.
Alex Lubben
7.18.19
climate change

It's So Damn Hot Around the World Right Now

A global heat wave is hitting Alaska, Europe, and Asia.
Alex Lubben
7.9.19
nuclear power plant

Russia Is About to Tow its “Floating Chernobyl” Through the Arctic Circle

The plant’s two reactors sit atop a nearly 500-foot platform, which will be pulled by tugboats through the Northern Sea Route
Alex Lubben
7.2.19
environment

We're Buying Into a Giant Lie About Plastic

All in all, only 9 percent of the world’s plastic scrap gets recycled.
Alex Lubben
5.30.19
Health

No One Is Allowed to Leave This Scientology Cruise Ship Because of Measles

This is the ship where Tom Cruise did the splits while singing a rendition of “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll” on his birthday.
Alex Lubben
5.3.19
Sri Lanka Attacks

Sri Lanka’s Grief Over Easter Attacks Is Turning to Fury at the Government

What we know, and still don’t know, about the bombings in Sri Lanka.
Alex Lubben
4.29.19
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