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New analysis of climate change’s impact on wildlife found 47% of mammals and 24.4% of birds on the red list of threatened species complied by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are negatively impacted by climate change. That comes out to roughly 700 species. The analysis examines reports between 1990 and 2015 and can be found in the Nature Climate Change journal.



President Trump Held Joint News Conference With Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu

 The two leaders shake hands during a joint news conference on February 15, 2017

President Trump is hosting Prime Minister Netanyahu for the first time since taking office in January. Tensions between the U.S. and Israel were tense during the last administration. President Trump broke away from diplomatic precedent set since the Clinton administration by stating the U.S. will no longer push for a Palestinian state as part of the Palestine and Israel peace agreement. He said, “I’m looking at two-state and one-state” solutions. President Trump did not delve into the ramifications his solutions might pose on the religious dynamics responsible for the issues between the two states.

Church of England Votes Against Gay Marriage

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 Peaceful protestors outside the Church House on February 15, 2017.

After hours of debate, the Church of England voted against gay marriage today, maintaining that marriage within the church should be between a man and a woman. In order to pass motion, all three houses must vote in support. The House of Bishops voted 43-1 in favor of gay marriage, the House of Laity supported it 106-83, but the House of Clergy rejected the motion 100 to 93. The House of Bishops will present a new report to further press the issue.


Turkey’s Health Tourism is Booming!

 A patient undergoes a hair transplant in Istanbul, Turkey on February 15, 2017.


Tourists in need of health procudures such as plastic surgery, hair transplants, and organ transplants are flocking to Turkey. Luxury clinics, like the Esteworld Clinic, specialize in vacations that include medical surgeries, sightseeing, meals, and even hotel deals. They’ve had clients from over 100 countries, mostly from Europe and Arab countries. It’s not uncommon for patients to arrive on group tours for the procedures. By introducing tax-free health care zones, Turkey’s health ministry is hoping to have two million medical tourists by 2023, garnering 20 billion in revenue from the sector.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1474322329332{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Popular” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”sidebar-heading” css=”.vc_custom_1474492896664{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”avada-custom-sidebar-culture” el_class=”headline-list-column”][vc_custom_heading text=”Recommended” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”sidebar-heading”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”avada-custom-sidebar-recommended” el_class=”headline-list-column”][vc_custom_heading text=”Culture” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”sidebar-heading”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”avada-custom-sidebar-culture” el_class=”headline-list-column”][vc_custom_heading text=”Style” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” el_class=”sidebar-heading”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”avada-custom-sidebar-stylewidget” el_class=”headline-list-column”][/vc_column][/vc_row]