Miranda Johnston

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Will Obama Be Ranked Among America's Greatest Presidents?

As Barack Obama enters the final months of his presidency, historians, journalists and self-appointed pundits will participate in the ritual of ranking him on the scale presidential greatness.<p>Although these surveys garner plenty of attention, they are of little real value. The criteria for judging …

World's First Solar Airport No Longer Pays Electricity Bills

Cochin International Airport, the world’s first 100 percent solar airport, is generating so much power from its massive solar array that the airport …

The Major Problem With "Make America Great Again"

For many, many Americans, this country has never been better than it is today.<p>Donald Trump vows to "Make America Great Again," and on Tuesday, a good chunk of the Republican electorate implored him to do just that by handing him victories in Illinois, Florida, and North Carolina. If elected, Trump …

Sexual Harassment

Why Is Styrofoam Still a Thing?

Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.<p>It might not have the sexiest name, but expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material. Widely—and incorrectly—known by by the trademarked name Styrofoam™, this lightweight substance is crafted from petroleum-based polystyrene beads, which are …

The real-life Gordon Gekko says Bernie Sanders is best chance to fix America's economic problems

This is a bit of a shocker, but who better to know what's needed to fix America's economic and financial problems than the iconic person most known …

How Kim Kardashian Killed the Term "Empowerment"

There's nothing wrong with feeling good about how you look in a naked selfie, but succeeding in sexiness isn't real power.<p>R.I.P. "empowerment." As a word, you had a good run. But you've hit peak meaninglessness, and it's time to kill you off.<p>"Empowerment" has been an empty term for a while now, …

The Penalty for Poverty Should Not Be Death

The Brookings Institution recently issued a report showing that poor Americans die at a much earlier age than rich Americans, and that this life expectancy gap between rich and poor is growing rapidly. A professor of public health at Yale University told the <i>New York Times</i>, "It's embarrassing."<p>Yes, …

It’s Not Just The Bees: 40% Of Food-Pollinating Wildlife Risks Extinction

From California to China, the first-ever global pollinator survey shows why our food supply is headed for trouble.<p>Three out of four foods we consume–from coffee and chocolate to apples and almonds–rely on pollinators like bees and butterflies. And 40% of those insect pollinators are now at risk of …

Agriculture

Too loony for Fox News: Fox created the fact-free GOP, then Trump stole it away

<b>Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Fox News)</b><p>Gullible Fox viewers are the most misinformed. That made it easy for Donald Trump to fill vacuum of ignorance, fear<p>Phil Torres<p>March 7, 2016 7:56pm (UTC)<p>On a recent “Face the Nation” appearance, Marco Rubio blamed Donald Trump’s extraordinary success as a …

Will Inequality Turn Entire Cities Into Ghettos?

It’s a charged word, ghetto, no matter where in its linguistic history you focus. It once referred to areas of cities where Jews were confined and restricted because they weren’t Christian. Today, according to Merriam-Webster, a ghetto is “a part of a city in which members of a particular group or …

San Francisco

The innovators: portable solar panels that can be unrolled like a carpet

Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators used by locals to power up.<p>John Hingley had a solution stuffed in his rucksack: a thin and lightweight portable solar …

Clean Energy

The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country

By <b>Sarah Lazare / AlterNet</b><i>This piece first appeared at AlterNet.</i><p>Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report …

Surveillance

The Best And Worst States To Get Solar Panels For Your Rooftop

Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York aren’t the sunniest states, but they are the best at welcoming solar power.<p>How much you pay to power your home with solar panels varies widely across the U.S. Some states provide incentives, like exemptions on property taxes; others don’t. Some allow …