Evan Mack

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Antarctic ice shelf thinning speeds up

<b>Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate.</b><p>Fernando Paolo and colleagues used 18 years of data from European radar satellites to compile their assessment.<p>In the first half of that period, the total …

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

<b>(Reuters/AP/Jason Reed/Luis Alvarez/Kevin Lamarque/Filipe Frazao via Shutterstock/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The evidence for the prosecution is clear. Human decency requires putting the Bush administration on trial<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 20, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p><i>“There is no longer any doubt as to whether</i> …

EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake …

UPDATE 1-Texas school board approves textbooks criticized for religious bent | Reuters

(Updates with vote)<p>By Jon Herskovitz and Jim Forsyth<p>AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Texas State Board of Education, whose decisions can have national ramifications, on Friday approved nearly 100 textbooks despite criticism the books exaggerated the influence biblical figures had in forming …

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

AUSTIN — Texas’ school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation’s second-largest state, but only after defeating six and …

Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy<p>Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, just snow. Superstorm Sandy, receding shorelines, and more. Hurricanes Isaac, Ivan, and Irene, with cousins Rammasun, Bopha, and Haiyan.<p>The parade of geological changes and extreme …

House Republicans just passed a bill forbidding scientists from advising the EPA on their own research

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>The “reform” measure makes room for industry-funded experts on the EPA’s advisory board<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 19, 2014 10:15pm (UTC)<p>Congressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and ultimately failing to pass, a bill …

Here Are The Most- And Least-Trusted News Outlets In America

<i>To see updated survey information from 2018, click here.</i><p>News outlets like CNN and ABC News might have the biggest audiences, but they're not the most trusted across-the-board in America.<p>The most trusted news outlets in America, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, are actually British.<p>…

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World’s researchers to Canada: Stop censoring science!

The scientific community is rising up against the Canadian government’s outrageous suppression<p>The state of science in Canada is in a bad way and getting worse. Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, media censorship of scientists has reached Orwellian levels, when they're allowed to work at all -- …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Why the GOP Hates U.S. History: Inconvenient Truths That Freak Out American Conservatives

Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it's not because of "radical Islam." It's because of new high school history standards.<p>America's right wing, you see, is terrified of history because it is always sentimentalizing it. Many of its arguments rely on a …

10 Facts About Homelessness

Renee Delisle was one of over 3,500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The <i>Santa Cruz Sentinel</i> reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other homeless people slept in cars or under culverts, Renee ended up living in an …