Rob McGregor

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Sen. Orrin Hatch Slams Steve Bannon Over Remarks on Mormons

The longest-serving Republican in the Senate criticized Steve Bannon’s remarks on Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith.<p>In a statement, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch …

Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction In U.S. History

<b>Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET</b><p>On a visit to Utah on Monday, President Trump announced his proclamations dramatically shrinking the size of the state's two massive national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Taken together, Trump's orders mark the largest reversal of national monument …

Trump's Food Choices Grow More Disconcerting

A new memoir implicates the Filet-O-Fish in a 2,400-calorie dinner.<p>“Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”<p>This 2,400-calorie meal is among the details in a forthcoming book by …

David Bossie

This Rocket Scientist Has an Ambitious Climate Change Plan. And He's Running For Congress

A push to solve climate change with an "Apollo level" effort.

Big advertisers suspend YouTube campaigns after reports of videos sexualizing children

Several major companies suspended their advertising campaigns on YouTube on Friday after learning their ads were displayed on videos that appeared to sexualize children.<p>In distancing themselves from YouTube, the companies cited the video platform’s seeming inability to police its content so their …

Advertising

The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Clean Technology

Keystone Pipeline closed through several states after 200,000-gallon leak in South Dakota

Part of the controversial Keystone Pipeline was shut down Thursday after more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota, the state and the company that runs the pipeline said Thursday.<p>Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist for the Ground Water Quality Program of the state Department of …

Clean Technology

Elephant Trophies Used to Be Banned in America. Trump Just Reversed That

What the actual hell.

United States

North Korea 'sentences Trump to death' for insulting Kim Jong-un

Regime-run newspaper says US president is ‘hideous criminal’ after he said North was a ‘cruel dictatorship’ and Kim ‘short and fat’<p>North Korea’s state media has criticised Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for …

More than £40,000 raised for woman fired for lifting middle finger to President Donald Trump

A cyclist who was fired after being photographed raising her middle finger to President Donald Trump’s passing motorcade has had more than $55,000 raised for her on a crowdfunding site.<p>Juli Briskman was sacked from her position in marketing for government contractor Akima LCC on Halloween after the …

Donald Trump

Jerry Brown: How to beat Donald Trump on climate change | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 13.11.2017

California Governor Jerry Brown has emerged as the default climate leader for the US. At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Brown tells DW's …

Climate

Trump: ‘Hundreds more’ would have died in Texas if gun laws were stricter

Tougher vetting for individuals who purchase firearms would not have stopped the gunman in last weekend’s mass shooting in Texas, President Donald Trump said Tuesday, tamping down renewed calls for gun control.<p>At a press conference Tuesday in South Korea, Trump was asked if he would consider …

Guns

Toyota is eyeing airless tires for its future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass adoption in the automotive sector.<p>If Toyota has its way, future electric cars from the company will run airless tires to help offset …

Tokyo Motor Show

Actress Mila Kunis Says She Set Up Monthly Donation to Planned Parenthood In Mike Pence's Name

Actress Mila Kunis predicted she would receive “a lot of hate mail” after revealing in a recent interview after admitting to the “little prank” she …

U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of …

Climate Change

Neanderthals Were Screwed From the Very Start, Say Scientists

They were never going to outlast humans.<p>Filed Under Biology, History & Human Behavior<p>The only living evidence of Neanderthals today is in the genomes …

Evolution

Generation Z is creating a $5 billion market for fake meat and seafood

Millennials have a reputation for killing all sorts of food-related industries and products, including casual dining chains like Applebee's, cereal, light yogurt, and even beer.<p>Meanwhile, Generation Z is shaping a billion-dollar food market.<p>Fake meat is a fast-rising food category that could change …

Agriculture
Stock Markets

Scott Pruitt’s quest to kill Obama's climate regulations is deeply shady — and legally vulnerable

The top five reasons courts might raise an eyebrow.<p>On October 10, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took the first step in what is likely to be a protracted and contentious effort to repeal Obama’s landmark program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the Clean Power Plan.<p>EPA issued a …

UN: Number of starving has increased

Hunger levels are surging globally, with crises escalating in Yemen and South Sudan. As we mark World Food Day, DW learns how failing to tackle …

Africa

An earthquake expert says there’s one neighborhood in San Francisco where she'd never buy a house

"It could happen tomorrow or in 30 years," Mary Comerio, an architect who specializes in earthquake engineering research and a professor of disaster recovery and reconstruction at the University of California, Berkeley, told Business Insider.<p>The potential impacts of this quake on San Francisco are …

Natural Disasters

Why one region of the US will survive climate change better than any other, according to urban planners

Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from hurricanes and flood-causing downpours, and close to a body of water yet far enough to avoid the threat of sea-level rise.<p>Which places does that leave? According to climate scientists and urban planners, not a lot.<p>"The bottom line is it's going to …

Climate Change

As Argentine Elections Approach, Two Disturbing Mysteries Loom

BUENOS AIRES — Only a few weeks ago, Argentina’s midterm election was shaping up to be a duel over economic policy.<p>But in the final weeks before the vote, two national mysteries have roiled the race.<p>The leftist former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is running for a senate seat, hoping …

Argentina

Tropical forests are now emitting more carbon than oxygen, alarming new study finds

So much of the Earth’s forest has been destroyed that the tropics now emit more carbon than they capture, scientists have found.<p>Tropical forests …

The Desperate But Effective Attempts to Silence Climate Scientists

By Jeremy Deaton<p>People play dirty when they can't win by playing fair. This is, more or less, the story of climate change denial in the …

We’ve Grossly Underestimated How Much Cow Farts Are Contributing to Global Warming

A new NASA-sponsored study shows that global methane emissions produced by livestock are 11 percent higher than estimates made last decade. Because …