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Source: Fox News

Politically correct CMAs hits record low ratings, continuing award shows' downward spiral

Friday 18:13 GMT

The CMAs featured Keith Urban picking up the Entertainer of the Year award, a somber note with Garth Brooks leading a moment of silence for the 12 people who were killed at a Southern California country bar last week and a memorable Luke Bryan performance of "What Makes You Country.”

Even with the record low viewership, the three-hour telecast still landed ABC its best non-sports performance on a particular night in over a year.

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Source: CBS News

A hot 2018 holiday gift: Reusable straws

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Whether you consider single-use plastic straws a big problem or a fraction of the world's plastic consumption, there are plenty of options this year to give reusable straws as holiday gifts.

If you want to feel better about yourself and your holiday gift choices, and to urge someone on your list to give up plastic because they seem not ready for the #NoStrawChallenge, look for these options:. Let your loved one sip in style with a selection of reusable, luxury straws from Tiffany, because who doesn't love to see a blue box with their name on it come gift time?

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Source: The Guradian

Habitat loss threatens all our futures, world leaders warned

Sunday 12:39 GMT

Since 1970 humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles, according to the latest Living Planet report by WWF, which warned that the loss of wildlife was now an emergency that is threatening our civilisation.

Amid the worst loss of life on Earth since the demise of the dinosaurs, the agenda at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh could hardly be more important, but the spirit of international collaboration appears to be as much at risk of extinction as the world’s endangered wildlife.

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Source: The Guradian

Jair Bolsonaro's rise to power casts shadow over UN environment conference

Monday 12:40 GMT

Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power in Brazil has cast a shadow over the first global environment conference since the ultra-nationalist was elected to lead the most biodiverse nation on Earth.

Araújo believes that international efforts to solve global problems are part of a cultural Marxist plot to curb growth in western economies and promote the rise of China.

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Source: Common Domain

Meet the post-millennials — the most educated, ethnically diverse Americans

Monday 15:25 GMT

The post-millennial set, now ages 6 to 21, is poised to be the most diverse, most-educated generation yet, and is growing up amid the biggest average household incomes ever, the Pew Research Center concluded.

The generation, given labels like “Generation Z” and “the iGen,” is also largely growing up in cities and suburbs and working less than previous generations, the study noted in its analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Source: Al Jazeera

How diverse the new United States' leadership really is

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

The House of Representatives is the most diverse, both in terms of representation of people of colour, as well as women.

Click the filters below to see the makeup of the president’s cabinet, as well as the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, including those newly elected. But when looking at the country's elected officials, as well as the Supreme Court and President Donald Trump’s cabinet, one thing stands out - most are still white men.

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Source: DW

Organic farmers protecting Italy's rich food tradition

Today 09:54 GMT

These are just some of the heirloom apples and other crop varieties that Italian organic farmers are growing in a bid to save the country's vibrant food heritage.

He's president of "Civilta Contadina," a 150-member organization founded in 1996 to monitor agricultural biodiversity and to promote food sovereignty — or the idea that communities should have more control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed.


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