Category: Homeland Security News

Armed conflictAn Avalanche of Violence: Revealing Predictable Patterns in Armed Conflicts Published 13 January 2021 New research finds that human conflict exhibits remarkable regularity despite substantial geographic and cultural differences. New work by SFI’s Collective Computation Group (C4) finds that human conflict exhibits remarkable regularity despite substantial geographic and cultural differences. In November 1941, two years after

Food securityBeating the “Billion-Dollar Bug” Is a Shared Burden Published 13 January 2021 A lurking threat that has stymied US corn growers for decades is now returning to the forefront: western corn rootworm. Sometimes referred to as the “billion-dollar bug,” the species’ tiny larvae chew through the roots of corn plants, causing devastating yield losses.

Climate challenges2020 Was on Par with Warmest Year Ever Recorded, Ends Warmest Decade on Record Published 12 January 2021 Globally, 2020 was tied with the previous warmest year 2016, making it the sixth in a series of exceptionally warm years starting in 2015, and 2011-2020 the warmest decade recorded. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that, globally,

Democracy watchU.S. Capitol Police Overrun by Mob After Declining Help By Jeff Seldin Published 8 January 2021 Law enforcement officials in charge of protecting the U.S. Capitol repeatedly declined offers of additional assistance ahead of Wednesday’s protest-turned-riot that forced lawmakers to take shelter, delaying certification of the results of the country’s presidential election. The allegations,