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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in stores. The interesting thing is that these scanners also support chip and PIN technology but, as evidenced …

Amazon begins large-scale rooftop solar installation across its warehouses

Amazon is looking to improve its renewable energy track record, with a new project that will see it install large solar energy gathering arrays on the rooftops of many of its global fulfillment and sorting facilities. The plan is to start with 15 system installations in the U.S. by the end of this …

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 …

Donald Trump blames Barack Obama for leaks and protests – video

President Donald Trump says Barack Obama is behind the recent protests against him. In an interview with Fox and Friends, which will air on Tuesday morning in the US, Trump also accuses Obama and his allies of involvement in the leaks of information from the White House. There is no evidence to …

CNN

Trump’s Cabinet Racks Up ‘No’ Votes in Senate

Congress has delivered more votes against Trump's Cabinet than the last four presidents' Cabinets combined<p><i>Last updated at 3:25 p.m. on March 2</i><p>With …

New polymer could create win-win scenario in war against plastic waste

Getting rid of plastic waste remains a Sisyphean task despite our efforts to tackle it by employing PET-eating bacteria and turning it into footwear, …

Sustainability

CPA sends notice to UCI, says riders just don’t want disc brakes

Until something like the T’red disc brake cover shown above becomes more mainstream (or, at least used in the peloton), it seems riders just aren’t …

Cycling

Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

One of the very first bills President Trump signed into law this month killed a Securities and Exchange Commission rule meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption. Trump said getting rid of the rule, which required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas royalties …

Corruption

The Guardian view on George W Bush: a welcome return

A polarising president, Mr Bush sounds a lot better out of office than in it. His swipe at Donald Trump’s brand of populism may mark a turning point for Republicans. We hope so<p>During his time in the White House, George W Bush was regarded as a warmonger and hardline conservative. As president he …

Scientists sound the alarm on impending ‘major extinction event’

Biologists are gathering at the Vatican this week to discuss ways to stave off massive man-made extinction.<p>In June of 2016, a group of scientists …

Ecology

One County Saw a 27% Drop in Assaults After It Helped Enforce Immigration Law. Here’s the Rest of the Story.

In July 2007, the elected board of a growing county in Northern Virginia adopted a controversial resolution requiring the police department to …

Immigration

SpaceX says it will fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the rocket company SpaceX, says that two private individuals have hired his firm to fly a manned mission around the moon in late 2018.<p>Musk said that the two individuals had not given his company permission to release their names, but that they knew each other and …

Space Travel

Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Defend Climate Science, Explain How Renewables Can Power America

Science educator Bill Nye and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders held a Facebook Live conversation on Monday morning about climate change.<p>In the two hours …

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

Oscars flub engulfs PricewaterhouseCoopers in controversy

The now-infamous Oscars flub engulfed PricewaterhouseCoopers in crisis Monday, threatening to undermine the auditing giant's reputation as the Academy Awards awards ceremony monitor amid jokes and ridicule by social media users and others.<p>The firm, popularly referred to as PwC, apologized after …

Entertainment

Someone has made the most peaceful-looking video game we've ever seen, and it's literature nerd paradise

An action-packed video game like <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> or <i>Call of Duty</i> sends players on secret missions and bloody battles. <i>The Sims</i> is all about power and …

Henry David Thoreau

Best New Cycling Gear for Spring

As chosen by Bicycle Sports Pacific in Vancouver<p>We recently hit up our friend Dave de Jonge, Assistant Manager at Bicycle Sports Pacific Vancouver to …

Clemson University

Arkansas lawmaker tries to remove Clinton’s name from state airport, says it’s embarrassing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker wants to remove the names of Arkansas' most famous Democrats from Little Rock's airport.<p>Sen. Jason Rapert says pilots have complained to him about flying into Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. He says Little Rock's airport commission …

Government

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p><i>This article is the subject of a legal complaint on behalf of Cambridge Analytica LLC and SCL Elections Limited.</i><p>Just over a week ago, Donald …

Obama for president – of France?

A grassroots campaign is seeking a million signatures to draft the former US president to run for president of France.<p>February 25, 2017 —Apparently …

Barack Obama

Nation's First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA's Scott Pruitt

By Brett VandenHeuvel<p>Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation's first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's administrator …

'You could save a fortune': the appliance eating up energy without owners even realising

Airconditioners and clothes dryers are notorious for eating up energy. But there's one household appliance that can bump up power bills by four …

The Number of Veggies You Should Be Eating Is More Than You Think

How many servings of fruit and vegetables to you commit to each day? A recent article in <i>New Scientists</i> insists that we should be doubling our daily …

Drug Abuse Counselor Sentenced For Driving Drunk With Victim On Her Windshield

The woman drove 2 miles with a dying man on her car in 2012.<p>A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Thursday for a 2012 incident that involved her driving drunk, hitting a man and driving 2 miles with him on her windshield.<p>Prosecutors charged Sherri Wilkins, 55, …

FB17: K-EDGE gets lighter with new aluminum Race Mounts

Just a few months since we last saw them, K-EDGE is back with another new mount. This time they’re targeting the opposite end of the spectrum with …

Tour de France

Leaked report suggests millions could lose coverage under GOP health proposal

Republican replacement plans for Obamacare would lead to significant declines in the number of Americans with health insurance coverage, according to an analysis presented Saturday at the National Governors Association and obtained by Vox.<p>The analysis was conducted by the health research firm …

Buoyed By Anti-Trump Activism, Democrat Wins Delaware Special Election

An army of volunteers, many from out of state, flooded the state Senate district for Stephanie Hansen.<p>MIDDLETOWN, Del. ― This is what democracy looks like.<p>It’s been a chant that has animated marches and protests around the country since the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated president, but it’s …

National Debt Dips. Trump Crows. Well, Sure, but …

WASHINGTON — In a message posted on Twitter on Saturday, President Trump highlighted a dip in the national debt during his first month in office, contrasting it with an increase in the first month of the Obama administration.<p>The numbers are broadly accurate, but the lack of attention to them is for …