(Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his special envoy for cities and climate change, in a bid to build momentum ahead of a planned U.N. summit meeting in September. Ban said Bloomberg will assist him in “consultations with mayors and related key stakeholders, in order to raise political will and mobilize action among cities as part of his long-term strategy to advance efforts on […]
‘ChewBacca’ hackers targeted retailers in 11 countries: RSA
(Reuters) – A cyber criminal ring targeting small retailers in 11 countries stole data on 49,000 payment cards using a malicious software known as “ChewBacca” before the operation was shut down, according to a cyber research firm. RSA FirstWatch disclosed the attacks on Thursday on its website. It said the firm’s researchers uncovered the ring, whose victims included small companies in the United States, Russia, Canada and Australia. They managed to steal details from some […]
Monarch Butterfly Migration in Danger of Disappearing
WWF reports that the monarch butterfly migration to Mexico is in danger of disappearing. Illegal logging is considered one of the contributing factors.
UK Trial Proves Peanut Allergy Can Be Beaten
A study of British children suffering peanut allergy has shown that most can overcome their serious intolerance in a 6 month program of gradual exposure to the legume.