Category: Homeland Security News

FloodsMajor Floods Increased in Temperate Climates but Decreased Elsewhere Published 10 March 2021 Severe river floods are escalating in temperate climates and putting at risk populations, livelihoods and property, according to new research. The research shows that dangers of extreme river flooding demand close monitoring of rivers for decades to come, to understand and account

Food securityAdaptation, Not Irrigation Recommended for Midwest Corn Farmers Published 10 March 2021 A warming climate may not increase water demand for Midwest crops that may instead be adapted through soil management to changing air temperatures and moisture, say researchers helping farmers manage the challenge. A warming climate may not increase water demand for Midwest crops

3/9/21 Disinformation Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States has accused Russian intelligence agencies of spreading disinformation about Western vaccines against the coronavirus in an attempt to undermine global confidence in their safety, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, told the newspaper that

BOOKSHELF: Syria’s chemical weaponsThe “Red Line” That Wasn’t By Chris Quillen Published 9 March 2021 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons (CW) against his own people is the greatest challenge the Chemical Weapons Convention has ever faced. This breach of the taboo against CW use sparked numerous national and international investigations to determine

CybersecurityCyber Threat Looms Large over German Election By Janosch Delcker Published 9 March 2021 Whether hacking attacks or disinformation campaigns, online meddling could sway public opinion and influence the outcome of the September vote, experts warn. Recent incidents suggest that the threat is real. When Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) met online to elect a