Mining for minerals and diamonds contributes to deforestation, pollution of natural habitats and increased hunting, while primates are at risk from poaching in civil war and from landmines laid down in conflict - and in the future climate change.
First place for the warmest goes to 2015. NASA scientists estimate the planet has warmed about 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, a degree of warming that scientists say will have a definite impact on the planet. While the sea ice extent there last year didn't break the record, the mercury stayed high and the smaller amount of ice now present in the region is at unprecedented levels for the time of year.
Even though El Niño conditions in the picture for significant portions of 2015 and 2016, Schmidt says it only made minor contributions to overall global temperature changes. NASA reported nearly identical data, and the UK Met Office, which also track global temperatures for the United Nations, said 2016 was the hottest year on record .
The agency found no indication of a safety problem with it. The NHTSA said it did not identify any defects in the design or performance of the emergency braking feature on Tesla's Autopilot or other systems, saying they performed as designed.
He signed a waiver allowing former Gen. James Mattis to become secretary of defense; a proclamation of a national day of patriotism; and nominations for his Cabinet. The lone Democratic speaker in the ceremony then warned of "a rapidly changing economy. a fractured media. and threats, foreign and domestic". There is very little Democrats can technically do to hold up Trump's nominees forever.
Amazon .com Inc. and Apple Inc. have abolished contractual obligations around the world that required the two companies to supply and distribute audiobooks exclusively with each other, under pressure from European Union antitrust regulators.