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Global warming making oceans 'sick', scientists warn

Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet, a major scientific report said on Monday.<p>The findings, based on peer-reviewed research, were compiled by 80 scientists from 12 countries, experts …

Rio’s Techno-Utopian Future for the Rich

How the city’s vision for a networked infrastructure system will make its inequality problem worse<p>Brazilians have had a lot to worry about in the lead-up to the Olympic Games this month: a political crisis that led to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, a public health crisis in the form …

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Trump's remarks on gun rights, Clinton unleash torrent of criticism

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that gun rights activists could act to stop Democratic rival Hillary Clinton from nominating liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices, igniting yet another fire storm of criticism just as he sought to steer …

Cuban Artists Are Employing Hip-Hop To Dismantle Racism

When the Cuban revolution happened in 1959, the government hoped that the ousting of Fulgencio Batista, U.S. imperialism, and the implementation of …

Paris Agreement on climate change could go into effect this year

Many longtime climate activists were surprised when negotiators succeeded in crafting and adopting the Paris Agreement on climate change in December …

The worst drought in decades is crushing Vietnam, but there's still hope things will get better later this year

So the economy probably isn't going to grow by nearly enough in the rest of the year to make 2016 look great. The new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc — who succeeded former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung after he set an even more ambitious target of 7% earlier this year — even said it would be …

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What factors influence income inequality?

Dale O. Cloninger, <i>University of Houston-Clear Lake</i><p>Whether it's by coincidence or causation, the financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 has resulted in growing angst over income inequality.<p>Millions of workers disappeared from the workforce and have yet to return. This has magnified the gap between …

How Donald Trump's Muslim ban evolved into "extreme vetting"

Just as scary, but more solidly constitutional.<p>Donald Trump’s Muslim ban isn’t a Muslim ban anymore. It’s a much more — terrifyingly — workable policy.<p>In 2015, Trump proposed a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." Since he’s sewed up the Republican nomination, the …

NASA’s worrying prediction for 2016

The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record around the world, according to scientists at NASA and America’s National Oceanic and …

A Failure of Ethics, Empathy and Equality

Alan Wolfe thoughtfully criticizes those on the left who fail to appreciate the moral imperatives for the existence of the State of Israel.<p>http://chronicle.com/article/Israels-Moral-Peril/131273/<p>Indeed after several thousand years of persecution, discrimination, mass displacement and exile, …

'Brexit': What we know

After the United Kingdom's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union, consequences over the British exit — or "Brexit" — were showing Monday. Here's what we know:<p><b>What's next?</b><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron said the U.K. will not trigger formal EU exit talks at this stage. He said …

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