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The 1,300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health

Climate change and chemicals like pesticides are driving the crisis.<p><b>Birds are the planet's superheroes, built for survival.</b><p>The ice of Antarctica doesn't faze them. Nor does the heat of the tropics. They thrive in the desert, in swamps, on the open ocean, on sheer rock faces, on treeless tundra, …

Russia’s warming faster than the rest of the planet—and seeing disease, drought, and forest fires as a result

When Vladimir Putin declined to support the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty to limit carbon emissions, he famously quipped that higher temperatures might actually benefit Russia since its people would have to spend less on fur coats.<p>Well, he’s getting his wish. Changes in wind and ocean currents caused by …

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it’s one of America’s favorite vacation spots.<p>Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but …

Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says

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Climate Change

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help lift nearly 5 million people out of poverty, a new study finds.<p>If Congress were to go through with a plan backed by President Barack Obama to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, it would reduce the poverty rate …

No, Raising The Minimum Wage Won't Kill The Economy, In 9 Charts

The impact of a minimum wage hike is one of the most hotly debated issues in economic research. But a growing body of evidence indicates that a Congressional proposal, backed by President Obama, to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would probably help the economy, not hurt it.<p>Seventy-five …

Itemizing Atrocity

<i>For blacks, the “war on terror” hasn’t come home. It’s always been here.</i><p>According to the <i>Economist</i>, “America’s police have become too militarized.” …

Law Enforcement

Minimum Wage Raise Would Reduce Food Stamp Spending By $46 Billion Over Decade: Report

WASHINGTON -- If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits by $46 billion over 10 years, according to a new report released Wednesday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.<p>Echoing a common liberal …

Wall Street Bonuses vs. the Minimum Wage

Purveyors of Ferraris and high-end Swiss watches keep their fingers crossed toward the end of each calendar year, hoping that the big Wall Street …