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Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary in the Trump administration, shares business interests with Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, and he failed to clearly disclose those interests when he was being confirmed for his cabinet position.
Fifteen kids from a dozen countries, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, recently brought a formal complaint to the United Nations. They’re arguing that climate change violates children’s rights as guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a global agreement.
A cloud of noxious particles brewing in the air above the Alberta oil sands is one of the most prolific sources of air pollution in North America, often exceeding the total emissions from Canada's largest city, federal scientists have discovered.
Holes in immigration laws are allowing state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families without notifying their deported parents, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Vanity Fair reported on Wednesday that before crucial points in the trade war, investors bought or sold thousands of electronically traded futures contracts, known as e-minis, on the S&P 500. In one case, Vanity Fair said, a trader or group of traders made about $1.
Russia is far from done with destabilizing our democracy, Murphy writes. The Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Richard M. Burr, right, and Mark Warner, made that clear in its latest report on 2016 election interference. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
After a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump privately rationalized why someone would join the KKK, suggesting the racist group doesn't believe what it used to, a book published this week with insider details on the Trump White House claims.
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge Energy earlier this year, asking them to immediately shut down the portion of the Line 5 oil pipeline that runs through their reservation. The tribe says easements allowing Enbridge to operate the pipeline have expired.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), soccer player Megan Rapinoe and teen climate activist Greta Thunberg have each made BBC’s list of this year’s 100 most inspiring and influential women. The list, released on Wednesday, pays tribute to women across the world who have driven change.
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Ignorance for the Lord: Florida’s new Board of Education chair is an anti-science Christian extremist who denies evolution. Andy Tuck, an ignorant conservative Christian and a citrus farmer, is Florida’s new Board Of Education chair.
The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.
During the peak of the Cold War, the United States tested its nuclear arsenal in the Pacific. Between 1946 and 1958, the US dropped a total of 67 nuclear bombs on islands and reefs in the South Pacific as it looked to flex its muscles towards the Soviet Union.
The biggest issue of the federal election campaign is the climate crisis and how to transition from fossil fuels, says a former oil and gas manager. Mike Drew / Postmedia I’m an oil and gas veteran with over 30 years in the business.
The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of "fear mongering" over the advent of wireless technology's 5G.
The family business of billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) received the maximum $125,000 allowed under a federal program designed to aid farmers during the U.S.-China trade war, according to records reviewed by the AP.
The Institute for Policy Studies on Thursday shared the results of extensive research into how the $750 billion U.S.
In a move that I suspect history will remember, the United States military bombed its own Syrian Anti-ISIS base, just as Turk forces were about to arrive and take it over.
The environmental law non-profit Earthjustice said Tuesday it would challenge a Trump administration proposal to open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to the logging industry—threatening wildlife and indigenous populations as well as one of the world's greatest carbon sinks.
President Trump has awarded the 2020 Group of Seven summit of world leaders to his private company, scheduling the summit for June at his Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in Florida, the White House announced Thursday.
The Greenland ice sheet covers an area the size of Alaska with enough ice to raise global sea level by more than 20 feet. Greenland gains ice each winter from compacting snow accumulation and loses ice from melt water and icebergs discharged to the ocean.
The Trump administration reportedly has obtained search warrants that would allow them access to the Facebook pages of thousands of anti-Trump protesters.
Agriculture is an important sector of the U.S. economy. The crops, livestock, and seafood produced in the United States contribute more than $300 billion to the economy each year.
On Monday evening, the Metropolitan Police issued a revised section 14 order saying demonstrators protesting in London after 21:00 BST could be arrested.
Updated at 3:48 p.m. on October 10, 2019. If the president’s fundamental defense against impeachment is that there’s nothing to see here and people should move along, Thursday morning was not a good day for the president.
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There is a celebrated line in Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, his bestselling study of ecocide and sudden social implosion.
History is a good teacher. If we pay attention to her, she reminds us that populations don’t become monstrous overnight, that nations don’t abandon humanity in a single moment, that generational human rights atrocities don’t form in an instant or in a vacuum.
LONDON (Reuters) - Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict “incalculable human suffering.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased by the second highest annual rise in the past six decades, according to new data. Atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gas were 414.8 parts per million in May, which was 3.
President Lenín Moreno ordered the army on to the streets of Ecuador’s capital Quito after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attacking a television station, newspaper and the national auditor’s office.
Micah Geiringer's mother gave him just two don'ts: Don't get arrested and don't Super-glue yourself to anything. Micah is walking, talking, freakishly-eloquent proof that teenage rebellion is alive and well in Wellington, New Zealand, in October 2019.
As many as five billion people, particularly in Africa and South Asia, are likely to face shortages of food and clean water in the coming decades as nature declines.
Trump boasted about donating his presidential salary, but his taxpayer-funded trips to his private golf clubs have cost taxpayers 278.5 years of presidential salary. The president to date has spent 278.5 YEARS of annual presidential salary in taxpayer money to play golf. https://t.co/vkkwfYxzcn
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is the latest member of the Trump administration to get caught for using her personal email to conduct official business in what appears as yet another contradiction to Donald Trump's incessant attacks on Hillary Clinton's use of a private server when she was secretar
In the United States today approximately 12.8 million students—or 27 percent of all those in school—attend school in a district in which over 75 percent of students are non-white.
Rudy Giuliani is rambling gibberish and in total freak out mode now that he is the subject of a criminal investigation over his potentially illegal activity. The violations of civil liberties and constitutionally mandated due process, are stacking up.
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The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in unison in saying that climate change is real, that it's a problem, and that we should probably do something about it now, not later.
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, spoke in a closed-door testimony to three House committees Friday.
After President Donald Trump launched unhinged and racist attacks on Rep.
How close are you and your BFF? Has your relationship changed at all throughout the years? It’s fairly typical to see best friends spend the vast majority of their time together as children, teens, and even college students.
A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area.
A mailer circulating in Montana labeled "2019 congressional district census" notifies voters "you have been selected to represent voters in Bozeman, Montana," with an enclosed letter that reads, "President Trump has requested that a Census of every Congressional district be conducted immediately.
When Christopher Wylie first began working for the British behavioral research company SCL Group, the company used data drawn from a number of sources as a means of potentially altering outcomes for its, sometimes military, clients.
American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can't be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign investors.
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Reports of climate science being scrubbed from U.S. government websites arrived early in President Donald Trump’s tenure. And the hits keep coming.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Environmental Protection Agency kept three scientists from speaking at a Monday event in a move condemned by researchers and Democratic members of Congress as an attempt by the agency to silence a discussion of climate change.
“Overall the staff of these agencies is down and continues to go down. I think you’re going to see a brain drain continue until the end of this administration," one former official said.
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