Veterans advocates are raising concerns that the Department of Veterans Affairs will classify Gulf War illness as a psychiatric condition after the release of research by the Institute of Medicine. Separate research has linked the illness to physical changes in the brain and exposure to sarin gas.
The U.S. likely will decide this week if it will send weapons to Syrian rebels, an official says. Meanwhile, Syrian government troops are expected to go on the offensive after capturing Qusair, where they reportedly killed at least 100 people fleeing the town.
World Oceans Day was celebrated with the announcement of two World Economic Forum ocean-management initiatives designed to promote sustainability and life-cycle tracking of seafood, writes Greg Stone of Conservation International.
The High-Level Panel report on post-2015 development reflects a " 'new mainstream' in development thinking" that puts attention on critical issues such as governance, inequality, sustainability and global economic rules, writes Terra Lawson-Remer.
Pioneer Green Energy is scrapping its plan to build a wind farm in Yolo County, Calif., after failing to secure a partner for the project, according to a letter sent by the company to one of the participating landowners. The declining price of solar power and policy uncertainty led to the project's demise, the company said.