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Study: Counties with Highest Murder Rates Among Lowest in Gun Ownership

A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that U.S. counties with the highest murder rates are among those with the …

Duke University Study: Fracking Isn't Contaminating Ground Water

We have another study from Duke University that shows groundwater isn’t being polluted by fracking, despite the cries from the environmentalists that …

As global groundwater disappears, rice, wheat and other international crops may start to vanish

We already know that humans are depleting vital groundwater resources across the globe. But a new study shows one of the biggest causes of …

What is Gab.ai? The Free Speech Alternative to Social Media

Gab.ai<p>Gab.ai is the brand new social media platform designed with one goal in mind: free speech.<p>The CEO of Gab.ai Andrew Torba has promised to uphold …

Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained

This is it. The battle over the future of US climate policy is officially underway.<p>In a sweeping new executive order, President Trump ordered his Cabinet today to start demolishing a wide array of Obama-era policies on global warming — including emissions rules for power plants, limits on methane …

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Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.<p>Flanked by coal miners and coal …

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

By Juliet Eilperin and<p>Juliet Eilperin<p>Reporter covering national affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Brady Dennis<p>Brady Dennis<p>Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s …

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Gun rights supporters see political tide shifting in their favor

After years of restrictive gun laws being imposed across the country during the President Obama years, gun rights advocates are seeing the tide turn in their favor.<p>Since President Trump assumed office earlier this year, more than a dozen states have introduced pro-gun legislation. The bills have …

The Truth About the London Terror Attack

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How to Buy Water Rights

Here is what you need to know about water rights, before it's too late. The price of water is going up. Aquifers are being depleted. Water tables are …

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South Dakota governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws

It's not something you see every day: a Republican governor in a Republican-dominated state vetoing a Republican-backed gun bill.<p>That's what happened in South Dakota on Friday, as Gov. Dennis Daugaard followed through with his threats to veto a pair of bills that would have loosened the state's gun …

Why Trump Probably Won't Crack Down on Pot

The same dense, diffuse media environment that propelled the self-proclaimed groper to victory makes it tough for old-school drug panics to take over America—even if Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates weed.<p>In a speech delivered to law enforcement officials in Virginia on Wednesday, Attorney …

US attorney general Jeff Sessions is waxing nostalgic about the war on drugs

US attorney general Jeff Sessions knows that the country is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. Sessions also knows that many state legislators—and scientists—believe legal marijuana could help fix it. He just really, <i>really</i> hates that idea.<p>“I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve …

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Study finds peculiar tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt

Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water.<p>Scientists have long known the annual snowmelt is starting sooner as the climate warms. New research …

Best Float Trips in the Ozarks

Fifteen years ago, if you told me there were two--let alone 40--amazing paddling trips in the Ozarks worth visiting from afar, I would have replied: …

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International team reports ocean acidification spreading rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research …

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What You Need to Know

And how Donald Trump's policy differs from that of previous presidents.<p>Earlier this month, Donald Trump welcomed Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to the White House. During the leaders’ joint press conference, the topic of controversial Israeli settlements and the country’s ongoing …

People in Latin America are starting to turn against outlawing marijuana

A study published the International Journal of Drug Policy found that, in some parts of the region, more than 40% of respondents supported legalizing the drug, while in other, more conservative areas, support remained minimal.<p>"In recent years Latin American countries have increasingly rejected the …

How Doug Benson Created the Weed-Themed Courtroom Show You Didn't Know You Wanted

We went behind the scenes of Comedy Central's 'The High Court' to find out how stoners are redefining reality court shows.<p>Doug Benson is a weed activist, a longtime fixture of the Los Angeles comedy scene, a major player in the world of podcasting, and a dude who is high a lot. The last thing he'd …

Rising Temperatures to Blame for Water Loss in Colorado River

By Tim Radford<p>The Colorado River is dwindling, and climate change is officially to blame. In the first 14 years of this century, the flow declined to …

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War On ISIS: Israel Bombs Hamas In Gaza, Hezbollah In Syria As Palestinians Join Fight

Israeli jets conducted airstrikes Monday in the Gaza Strip, responding to rockets fired by Palestinian Sunni militant group Hamas into southern …

US attorney general weighs rollback of cannabis legalization

Jeff Sessions has promised to stick to his hardline against recreational cannibas. So far, however, he has refused to commit to enforcing federal …

The Latest: Trump meets with leaders of black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>6:25 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is meeting with the leaders of the nation's …