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Interactive Map Shows if Your Drinking Water Is at Risk From Trump's Executive Order

By Craig Cox and Soren Rundquist<p>The Trump administration is threatening to remove safeguards that protect the drinking water of more than one-third …

Donald Trump Changed His Tone But Not His Message: Be Afraid

To the parents of refractory children everywhere, President Donald Trump’s address to Congress gave a ray of hope that even the most incorrigible …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account

With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch<p>Climate change in the US: the dangers and the solutions – about this series<p>Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can …

Solar Power

8 Investments You Need to Make in Yourself This Year

If you want your career—and your life—to take off this year, it's time to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak, and invest in yourself. After all, "there is no advancement without investment," life coach Stacia Pierce says. "A personal investment in your skills, your image, or even the …

Just What IS A Charter School, Anyway?

We're all familiar with the term "hidden in plain sight." Well, there may be no better way to describe the nation's 6,900 charter schools.<p>These publicly-funded, privately-run schools have been around since the first one opened in St. Paul, Minn., in 1992. Today, they enroll about 3.1 million …

Education

Spending Strategies in Retirement – Which is Best?

Whether you are in retirement now or planning ahead, you'll need to use a guideline, or spending strategy, to determine how much you can withdraw …

Conservatives are willing to combat climate change — when it’s not called “climate change”

Conservatives have a knee-jerk reactions to the phrase, so environmentalists are finding ways to reframe the issue<p>The election of Donald Trump as president is catastrophic in many ways, but perhaps one of the worst implications is what it means for the environment. Trump is a climate change …

Climate

Trump's 1990 Playboy interview perfectly lays out his view of the world

Although reading a quarter-century old article from Playboy in preparation for talks may at first seem to be somewhat unorthodox, in the interview Trump discusses many talking points about foreign policy and economics similar to those he pitched during his campaign for the White House.<p>At the time, …

Donald Trump

Trump Backlash Could Make 2018 a New 'Year of Women' at Ballot Box

President Donald Trump's victory may have galvanized conservatives and struck fear in the hearts of his political foes, but it has also inspired a whole new generation of women to seek elected office in droves.<p>Since his election, Emily's List, a political action committee which recruits and …

Mike Pence

3 solar innovations to watch

Solar costs have already dropped precipitously. But what's next?<p>Late last year, Bloomberg reported on a remarkable turning point: Solar is becoming …

Clean Energy

Unlike Bush, Trump Invokes Terror Threat And Gets Pushback, Not Deference

When President George W. Bush overhauled immigration rules after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he received broad public support, bipartisan backing in Congress and a cooperative judiciary. The U.S. was a country genuinely fearful of more terrorism.<p>Contrast that moment with President Trump's …

Immigration

Let's talk about overpopulation...

Overpopulation is seen as one of the biggest environmental threats our planet faces. But is the problem too many people - or too much …

Geography

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

Political Science

Donald Trump, The Far Right, And The March Against Science

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. On the 21st of January, the United States of America witnessed a monumental event. Hundreds of thousands of women from across the country were found marching the streets in pink …

Donald Trump

Not just 'bad hombres': Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

When<p>President Trumpordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.<p>Up to 8 million people in the country …

Two-thirds of Britons believe Trump is 'threat to international stability'

Over half surveyed believe US president is untrustworthy and that UK state visit should be cancelled, new poll finds<p>Almost two-thirds of the British public believe Donald Trump is a threat to international stability and a clear majority believe he will be a bad president, according to an …

United Kingdom

The Viking 'chieftain' who may have been a woman...and other secrets of the rare boat burial discovered in Scotland

An analysis of chemical elements known as isotopes found in the two teeth suggest the Viking may have grown up in a coastal village in Norway.<p>While …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure.</i><p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded …

Trump’s uninhabitable world: The EPA starts to remove Obama-era information from its site

Federal climate plans, tribal assistance programs and references to international cooperation have been stricken<p>The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration.<p>A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul …

Climate

After the Women's March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in solidarity with scientists, immigrants, LGBT people and more<p>Hope your feet aren’t sore yet, because come spring, there are major nationwide marches planned for nearly every weekend.<p>After the success of …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Trump’s “America First” Policy Is Doomed to Fail

The two words came eight minutes into President Trump’s Inaugural Address, and were delivered with the now-familiar gesticulations. “America first,” he declared, his right arm bouncing with each word, his index finger and thumb pinched together, followed by an exclamatory point of the finger: …

Geopolitics

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

'The aim is to weaken the West': The inside story of how Russian propagandists are waging war on Europe

A Russian-born 13-year-old girl, known only as Lisa F, claimed in January last year that she was kidnapped and raped by three refugees while living in Berlin.<p>The story provoked a huge response on social media. Russian news outlets ran with the news before the police could complete their …

Russia

Think States Alone Can’t Handle Sea Level Rise? Watch California

Last March, a paper by a geoscientist named Rob DeConto came out in <i>Nature</i>. And as far as geology papers go, it was a big deal: It outlined a new …

How Sustainable Home Improvement Store TreeHouse Plans To Green Every Home In America

The company is expanding from its acclaimed Austin flagship to two more Texas locations. But that’s just the start of 34-year-old founder Jason Ballard’s plan to retrofit the residential building sector.<p>If your entire experience shopping at home improvement stores is defined by Home Depot and …

Earn more on your savings: the right way and wrong way

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For many years, I’ve been advising people about the safest places to park their money and …

Finance