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Get ready for the new normal: dry and drier

California in the Great<p>Droughtis a living diorama of how the future is going to look across much of the United States as climate change sets in. Like hippies and "dude," wine bars and hot tubs, mega-churches and gay rights, what gets big in California goes national soon enough. Now, the large dark …

South Asia

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Meet the red panda, the world’s most squee-worthy potential climate change victim

The red panda is both vulnerable and adorable, and the New York Times is on it<p>The trendiest creature facing the demise of its species due to human activity is the red panda -- and the New York Times is on it.<p>The raccoon-like mammals, correctly described by the paper of record as "adorable," have …

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Since its completion in Vienna on July 14, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries—has …

10 Common Myths And Misconceptions About The Science Of Weather

Well, it’s that time of year. Media organizations are covering the “<i>forecast</i>” from the Old Farmer’s Almanac. This year it is saying more freezing temperatures and more snow. I am not going to write about the accuracy of almanacs. There are good discussions about this by Eric Holthaus in Slate, …

Weather

Curfew lifted in eastern Turkish district

MUŞ – Doğan News Agency<p>AA photo<p>A curfew declared early Aug. 16 in the eastern province of Muş’s Varto district was lifted around 24 hours later, the …

Why El Niño has never been more turbulent

Climatologists are predicting that global warming could make this year’s edition the strongest on record<p>A strong El Niño is building in the Pacific Ocean and is predicted to bring giant storms and rainfall that—combined with the effects of climate change—could have repercussions worldwide.<p>“We’re …

Climate Change

Kaag blames Lebanese politicians for political impasse

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Drastic measures must be taken to solve trash crisis: Lebanon health minister

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Raw: Dozens Killed in Syrian Airstrikes

Lessons From Katrina: Can Media-Citizen Collaboration Help Cities Adapt to Climate Risks?

Ten years ago this month one of the United States’ deadliest and most costly storms, Hurricane Katrina, struck the Gulf Coast. In Louisiana, the …

Four ways the Obama administration defends Iran

The Obama administration has spent a lot of time defending Iran as it pushes for approval of the nuclear agreement, to the point where many skeptics …

Fox News' inner struggle with climate misinformation

Fox anchor Shep Smith calls out the same science misinformation tactics used by his own network<p>Research has shown that Fox News is a major driving force behind climate denial, decreasing viewer trust in scientists and the existence of global warming. In 2013, only 28% of Fox News’ climate science …

Climate Change

'UN Won't Stop ISIS Even if it Beheads Everyone in Libya'

Since the "Arab Spring," Libya has been divided into areas controlled by the temporary government, militia forces aligned with the Muslim …

Peers Attack Government Climate Scientists at Taxpayers' Expense - Official Memo

Lord Lawson’s climate denying Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money through the inappropriate use of …

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli border forces

A Palestinian man who allegedly tried to stab an Israeli border policeman has been shot and killed in the occupied West Bank, near the city of Nablus, medics have said.<p>Monday's incident occurred near an Israeli military checkpoint. The army said the man, 26-year-old Mohammad al-Atrash, approached a …

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A Mom Who Never Graduated Accepted Her Son's Diploma Days After He Died In A Car Crash

“I’m going to be his legs and he’s going to be my wings and we’re going to go up there and get our diploma," she said.