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What happened to winter? Vanishing ice convulses Alaskans' way of life

<b>Arctic Dispatches, part 1:</b> The past winter was the warmest on record in the Arctic, putting a lifestyle that has endured for millennia at risk: ‘The magnitude of change is utterly unprecedented’<p>A few days before Christmas last year, Harry Brower, mayor of Alaska’s North Slope Borough, was at home …

Global Warming

Why storm experts are so scared about Hurricane Harvey’s rain

Feet of rain are in the forecast. An expert explains why that’s so concerning.<p>Hurricane Harvey is a huge, life-threatening storm. It struck the Central Texas coast Friday night and brought with it 130 mph winds and several feet of storm surge. But perhaps more concerning is the rain still to …

Climate change will make the South and Midwest too hot to handle

It will increase overall inequality<p>Southern and Midwestern US states will suffer the biggest economic losses from climate change, according to a new study. Some of these areas, already among the poorest in the country, stand to lose as much as 20 percent of the value of the goods and services they …

One of worst droughts in decades devastates South Europe crops

ROME/MADRID (Reuters) - Italian durum wheat and dairy farmer Attilio Tocchi saw warning signs during the winter of the dramatic drought to come at his holding a mile away from the Tuscan coast.<p>“When it still hadn’t rained at the beginning of spring we realised it was already irreparable,” he said, …

Environmentalism

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia<p>For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are …

Climate Change

Netanyahu says he hopes to work with Trump to undo Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he believes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will be a good friend to Israel and …

US Note 7 return rate at 93%, as US carriers reveal plans for upcoming kill-off

Samsung is trying its best to convince Galaxy Note 7 users around the globe to return their devices for safety reasons. On average, around 90 percent of them have already done so, while the rest have decided to take the risk and keep using the device.<p>To make sure we don’t see or hear about another …

'Big ice maker': Northeast braces for storm that pummeled Plains, Midwest

Millions of people were bracing Monday for a week of hazardous conditions from bitterly cold temperatures and a snowstorm that already caused travel chaos.<p>A wave of snow was spreading out from the Midwest and across the Northeast overnight through until Wednesday, according to The Weather Channel. …

2016: the year Facebook became the bad guy

This year has revealed how difficult it is for the social network to ‘make the world more open and connected’ when the decisions it makes can be so divisive<p>Mark Zuckerberg started 2016 with a cookie cutter message of hope. “As the world faces new challenges and opportunities, may we all find the …

Trump to inherit state-run TV network with expanded reach

A provision tucked into the defense bill guts the Voice of America board, stoking fears that Trump could wield a powerful propaganda arm.<p>President-elect Donald Trump is about to inherit a newly empowered Voice of America that some officials fear could serve as an unfettered propaganda arm for the …

Methane emissions are racing toward nightmare status.

Concentrations of the potent greenhouse gas rose faster and faster in the last decade, and particularly in the last two years, according to two new …

Trump could face Capitol Hill showdown with Tillerson pick

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump won't get Rex Tillerson as secretary of state without a fight.<p>The President-elect is leaning towards entrusting the ExxonMobil tycoon with the stewardship of US diplomacy, a move that could ignite the first showdown between the pugilistic President-elect and senators …

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.<p>Guess which one is more optimistic about the country's future and that of their grandchildren?<p>More than likely, you guessed wrong.<p>EDITOR'S …

Department Of Justice Sues Houston Nightclub For Racial Discrimination

A popular Midtown nightclub is being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly discriminating against people of color.<p>KTRK reports that a lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against the owners of 360 Midtown (formerly Gaslamp) for discriminating against African-American, Asian-American, and …

Two Aleppo hospitals bombed out of service in 'catastrophic' airstrikes

Doctors are overwhelmed after attacks, as Unicef counts 96 children killed and 223 injured in city since Friday<p>Airstrikes by forces loyal to the Syrian government have bombed out of service the two largest hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo, which serve a quarter of a million civilians, in what …

FCC Takes Another U-Turn On Set Top Box Rules -- But Who Knows For Sure Anymore?

The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to mandate a new technical standard for rapidly-disappearing Pay TV set-top box technology took another step in the wrong direction on Thursday, when a planned vote was suddenly cancelled minutes before the meeting began.<p>Chairman Tom Wheeler, it seems, …

NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — National Transportation Safety Board investigators held off questioning the engineer in the deadly Hoboken train crash because …

California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said …

Law Enforcement

Trump on former Miss Universe’s weight-shaming allegations: ‘It’s a beauty contest’

Donald Trump continues to defend his treatment of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whose job he says he “saved” years ago by pressuring her to …

How Facebook could swing the election — and who will benefit if it does

There’s been a lot of consternation in recent months about Facebook’s impact on politics. If it’s not fears of partisan censorship and suppressed trending topics, it’s worries about echo chambers or hyper-targeted campaign ads.<p>But in the upcoming presidential election, at least, Facebook’s …

The Cave

New Jersey crash highlights delays in railway anti-collision system

(Reuters) - A deadly commuter train crash in Hoboken station in New Jersey renews focus on a mandatory anti-collision system that has been plagued with lengthy, contentious delays.<p>A derailed New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in …

New Jersey

Photos of millennials' bedrooms around the world are a peek into global youth culture

John Thackwray, a French and South African commercial filmmaker and photographer, has traveled the globe since 2010, and photographed over 1,200 bedrooms of young people born in the 1980s and 1990s.<p>The first of these aerial interior photos was a simple portrait of Thackwray’s flatmate in his …

Pokémon Go servers were hit by 50 times higher traffic than expected

The game was the first to use a new Google feature that let developers share responsibility for keeping the servers up<p>If you played Pokémon Go anywhere near its launch date, you probably noticed that it broke. A lot.<p>There was always the suspicion that its instability was because the servers were …

Will 'Saturday Night Live' take down Trump?

'Maybe it’s going to take comedians to do the job that cable news has relinquished for so much of the campaign.'<p>Monday night was live from Hofstra. Saturday night is live from New York.<p>While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argue over who won Monday night’s debate, inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the …

12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …