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When I wrote my first article on billionaire bunkers years ago, I never would have imagined how quickly our world was changing. Our lives are in a constant state of flux, the political situation aside, our earth is rapidly changing.
A Facebook user in Mississippi has posted a video showing touch-screen voting machines changing votes during Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election for the governor's race. The video shows a voter trying to cast their ballot for Bill Walker Jr.
With hydrogen fuel there are no carbon emissions, sounds great right? Unfortunately, there’s a downside. Most hydrogen fuel is made from fossil fuel. It’s possible to make hydrogen from purified water but it costs a lot of money and it uses water that we could be drinking instead.
Ankle deep in water, 83-year-old Jim Maturen unreeled his fishing line and watched it plunge into Michigan’s Chippewa Creek. Attached to the end was a thermometer. When the water’s temperature appeared on the display, retired surveyor John McLane scribbled down the reading on a piece of paper.
Forests burned to the ground. Rivers damaged by broken infrastructure. Animals slaughtered and driven from their habitats. The environmental impacts of war are staggering, yet they’re often overshadowed by the societal wreckage created by conflict.
The atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has become increasingly dry over the past two decades—and this process is primarily due to human activities, a study involving NASA scientists has found.
Gun deaths of school-age children in the United States have increased at an alarming rate, with 38,942 fatalities among 5- to 18-year-olds from 1999 to 2017, according to a new study by Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine.
MOSCOW—"The American military have taken away or burned everything valuable," a Russian TV presenter noted this week, showing clips from blogger videos shot in a U.S. military outpost in Syria abandoned under orders from President Donald J. Trump. Here was the security gate, unmanned.
The bumblebee has been officially added to the list of endangered species along with the gray wolf, grizzly bear, the northern spotted owl, and about 700 other extinct animal species.
For decades, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools. Students were systematically stripped of their languages, customs, and culture.
I write this piece reluctantly, because there are still possible fire victims unaccounted for; people have lost loved ones; and hundreds of families have lost their homes. My heart goes out to them.
The Maharashtra State Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices is planning to start a dedicated community radio channel to inform farmers about climate change and help in resolving their problems.
A month-long stay in an Italian villa…a winter spent in the Caribbean sun…gourmet dinners out… your own housekeeper and gardener… You don't need to be wealthy to enjoy "rich man" luxuries in retirement…you just need to know the shortcuts.
Atlanta just turned a former “food desert” into a “food forest” that will provide citizens with free, organic fruits, nuts, veggies, mushrooms and herbs Instead of developing it into townhouses, the City of Atlanta recently voted to transform a vacant, old, overgrown pecan farm into a food f
The surrealist master Salvador Dalí often dabbled in modes of mainstream culture, whether designing wine guides, appearing on game shows, or—in this instance—designing a deck of tarot cards for a James Bond film.
Gardening and people who love to put their hands into soil and tend to growing plants know no boundaries — certainly there’s no less of them in the cold climates — but you can’t just go outside and garden all year round once you get away from the hot equator.
Sweeping education reforms have done very little to change the fact that in the UK, being born well is by far the surest route to prosperity. Since the 1980s, the degree of social fluidity in Britain has plummeted with more people experiencing descent than ascent.
President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner have been accused of breaking the law by failing to keep records of their meetings with foreign government officials including Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and top Saudi offici
Republican-appointed judges give longer sentences to black defendants and shorter ones to women than those appointed by Democrats, a new study conducted at Harvard reveals. The research, conducted by professors Alma Cohen and Crystal Yang, analyzed data on more than 500,000 defendants.
During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump made an aggressive promise on federal finances: He would eliminate the budget deficit within eight years. Now, three years into his presidency, the deficit is 68 percent higher than when he started.
The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 peoplesince the 9/11 attacks of 2001. The U.S.
CHICAGO -- Public housing residents in Chicago are being told they can't smoke marijuana at home, even as pot turns legal in Illinois on Jan. 1. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Housing Authority began sending notices last week.
Given how profound an effect hydraulic fracturing has had on the U.S. economically in recent years, it can come something of a shock to discover how little we know about it.
For decades, profitable Fortune 500 companies have manipulated the tax system to avoid paying even a dime in tax on billions of dollars in U.S. profits.
“They’re just a bunch of unemployed hippies,” a man beside me hissed as he wrestled past the Extinction Rebellion protests that had set up camp in Oxford Circus bringing central London to a standstill.
The Trump Administration is responsible for causing the largest reduction of protected public lands in U.S. history, according to a comprehensive study published this week in the journal Science.
The American college campus, we are led to believe, is a dangerous place: If you say what you really think, particularly as a conservative, a mob of young social justice warriors will come for your faculty position or invitation to speak on campus.
Twitter's new ban on political ads means that environmental advocacy groups won't be able to buy ads on the platform related to climate change given its "legislative importance" — but ads about climate change are currently still fair game for major oil companies like Exxon.
STONE RIDGE, N.Y. — Elizabeth Ryan was standing among her ruined Golden Supreme apple trees, recalling how they were snapped and toppled by Hurricane Sandy and debating if she should finally replace the remains with plums or grapes. "The weather's been ferocious.
Few have driven a Tesla to the point at which the vehicle really starts to show its age. But Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California comprised solely of Teslas, was ticking the odometers of its cars well past 300,000 miles with no signs of slowing.
The world's thickest glacier has succumb to the effects of climate change. Researchers predicted that the alpine glacier would one-day retreat, but the decrease in mass is 80 years ahead of schedule.
Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we’re facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios. Mr. Linden has written widely about climate change.
If there’s one person most often associated with the origins of of trickle-down economics, it’s President Ronald Reagan.
The president of a Virginia Ku Klux Klan group claims that the KKK is a faith-based Christian organization that does not condone violence.
The roofs of hundreds of bus stops have been covered in plants as a gift to honeybee, by a city in the Netherlands. Mainly made up of sedum plants, a total of 316 have been covered in greenery in Utrecht.
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The world's billionaires are growing $2.5 billion richer every day, while the poorest half of the global population is seeing its net worth dwindle. Billionaires, who now number a record 2,208, have more wealth than ever before, according to an Oxfam International report published Monday.
The nation's most expensive weapons program isn't done showing U.S. taxpayers how much it will ultimately cost them, with Bloomberg reporting Monday that the F-35 fighter jet budget is now predicted to jump by a cool $27 billion.
This article is part of a continuing series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports.
Next to living way too long, avoiding blame seems to be the primary skill of the baby boomer generation. From them we’ve inherited a dying world, a systematically racist culture, and a record high national debt.
A 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker giving a speech supporting a climate crisis bill was heckled by an older member of Parliament. Her witty response baffled her audience, to the delight of millennials everywhere. We apologise for the error, and have updated the captions accordingly.
The European colonial expansion across North America brought about severe peril to the indigenous population through violence, disease, displacement, enforced settlements, and oppression. Despite this harrowing past, Native American history carries diverse and rich cultures and traditions.
WASHINGTON — Thursday, November 7 was a fateful day for the courts in America. By an 86-2 margin, the U.S. Senate approved William Nardini to a lifetime appointment on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals — Trump’s 45th appointment of an appeals-court judge.
At a time when so many employers are struggling to find workers who have university degrees, Tyler Duffield thinks supporting higher education is as obvious an obligation of state government as it is essential.
This is not just an impeachment. It’s the endgame for Trump’s relentless assault on the institutions, norms, and practices of America’s liberal democracy for the past three years. It’s also a deeper reckoning.
If an elected official is found to have broken the law or abused the powers of office, is impeachment merited or should the judgment be left to voters?
Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world's growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from coal-fired power plants than ever before. Energy demand around the world grew by 2.
A federal court in Florida has ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny individuals with prior felony convictions the right to vote based on their inability to pay fees and fines.
As the Amazon Rainforest continues to burn as a result of cut-and-burn deforestation practices, we steadily approach the point of no return. Over the last 50 years, about 20 percent of the rainforest has been burned or cut away, according to The Intercept.
Psychedelic drugs like LSD and ecstasy ingredient MDMA have been shown to stimulate the growth of new branches and connections between brain cells which could help address conditions like depression and addiction.
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