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The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism

By now we all understand that America is in the grip of political tribalism. We lament and condemn this phenomenon even as we voraciously engage in it. But by fixating on the symptoms, we remain blind to the root causes. America is being ravaged by predictable, destructive political dynamics that …

Political Science

'Sloppy and careless': courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow, and even reverse, the EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration’s ‘disregard for the law’<p>In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aimed at protecting the public from pollution. It was …

Scott Pruitt

France to let wolf population grow by 40% despite anger from farmers

New strategy will allow the predators to increase in number from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023<p>The French government has announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks.<p>A new strategy unveiled by …

Wildlife

Indonesia issues volcanic ash flight warnings after Mount Sinabung erupts

Largest eruption this year sends ash more than 7km into the sky, turning day into night across five nearby districts<p>Indonesia has raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano to their highest level after it sent a plume of ash more than 7km (4.4 miles) into the air, turning day into …

Asia

Steve Bannon could go to jail if he won’t talk to Congress about Russia

Both parties are considering holding him in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk.<p>Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been refusing to answer lawmakers’ questions about the Trump-Russia investigation — and they’re so tired of it that they’re considering holding him in contempt of …

Donald Trump

Trump spent the weekend tweeting about Russia. He lied, a lot.

Here are the three biggest whoppers from a very long list.<p>Even by his standards, President Trump has been on a Twitter rampage since special counsel Robert Mueller started indicting Russians for election interference last Friday. Trump has sent 16 tweets on the topic in the three days following the …

Donald Trump

Sen. John McCain, Ill With Brain Cancer, Tells Western Allies 'I Am Counting on You... to Never Give Up'

Cindy McCain accepted an award on behalf of her husband John McCain, who is ill with brain cancer, on Saturday night at the Munich Security …

Joe Biden

Ducati Scrambler Hashtag 400 online now

The Ducati Scrambler Hashtag 400 is now on sale as the world’s first motorcycle model only available online.<p>As we predicted on February 8, it’s a …

Motorcycles

Vespa unveils Sei Giorni special edition

Vespa has released a limited-edition Vespa 300 Sei Giorni to honour the model built for the 1951 Sei Giorni Internazionale di Varese regularity …

Motorcycles

Ice Dancing Short Program at the Pyeongchange 2018 Winter Olympics

United Press International is a leading provider of news, photos and information to millions of readers around the globe via UPI.com and its …

Winter Olympics

Sickening: WH official tells the Washington Post mass shooting was a 'reprieve' from their scandals

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Donald Trump

Don’t blame ‘Washington.’ Blame the GOP.

Dysfunctional Washington refuses to work out its differences to solve problems that matter to Americans.<p>So say pundits and policy activists, perhaps hoping that diffuse criticism, rather than finger-pointing, will yield a government willing to govern.<p>But the problem isn’t “Washington.” It isn’t …

Republican Party

Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward …

Climate Change

Exclusive: Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.<p>This …

Donald Trump

Top State Election Official Pushed DHS Secretary To Explain Why Trump Contradicts Intelligence Officials On Russia

A top state election official pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Friday to explain why President Donald Trump continues to downplay the threat of Russian hacking while the nation’s intelligence agencies and members of the president’s Cabinet warn that Russians are …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Democrats Push for Gun Control as Campaign Issue

Democrats have renewed their calls for tighter gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week, vowing to …

Guns

Natural Gas Industry Surprised It Could Be So Much Cleaner

The natural gas industry may be one of its own worst enemies.<p>Most energy executives underestimate how much they can cut emissions as they extract and …

Oil & Gas Industry

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8 Presidents Who Shaped the U.S. Food System (for Better and for Worse)

By Karen Perry Stillerman<p>As we observe Presidents Day, I'm thinking about a president's role in shaping the way we grow food in the U.S., and how we …

Farming

Tell your utilities

As of the first week of February, more than two million acres of formerly protected public lands are now open to mining corporations and energy …

Utilities

Conservationists Discover Nest of One of World's Rarest Turtles

Conservationists have found a nest of a critically endangered turtle with 16 eggs along the Sre Ambel River system near Preah Angkeo village in …

Biodiversity

73% of Deep-Sea Fish Have Ingested Plastic

Microplastics can really be found everywhere, even in the stomachs of creatures living deep underwater.<p>Marine scientists from the National University …

Pollution

Asteroid exploded over Russia February 15, 2013

By in Astronomy Essentials | Today's Image |<p>Two lovely and hopeful signs in the sky … the returning young moon and Venus. Photos here from the …

Astronomy

Brooklyn Printmaker Hilary Lorenz Celebrates an Overlooked Pollinator: the Moth

The winged insects of artist Hilary Lorenz’s Moth Migration Project come from Lithuania, Turkey, Bermuda, and across the United States. Made of ink …

Nature

Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely

HELENA, Mont. — Snow comes early to the Teton mountain range, and when it does the white-bottomed pronghorn that live here get the urge to move.<p>Following an ancient rhythm, they migrate more than 200 miles to the south, where the elevation is lower, winter is milder and grass is easier to find. …

Wildlife

A Viral Video Revealed Big Energy's Stranglehold on West Virginia Politics

Apparently state legislators don't like it when you talk about their campaign donations from fossil fuel companies.<p>“Montani semper liberi!”<p>Those were the last words that West Virginians heard from a resident who, as she commented on proposed state House legislation, was dragged out of a public …

Virginia Politics

'First hint' of a puzzling change in Southern Ocean revealed by CSIRO

Researchers aboard an Australian ship undertaking pioneering work in the Southern Ocean have found the "first hint" of a shift in a decades-long …

Global Warming

New York Magazine Makes A Case For Impeaching Clarence Thomas

New York Magazine is laying out a case for the possible impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.<p>The cover story, penned by former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, described Thomas’ rise to power and his apparent immunity to scrutiny during the height of the #MeToo …

Anita Hill

Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

Current temperatures are hotter than at any time in the history of human civilization<p>In order to understand today’s global warming, we need to understand how Earth’s temperatures varied in the past. How does the rapid warming we see now compare with past natural climate changes? Also, how long have …

Climate Change