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These are all the nations banning gas-powered cars by 2040

The US lags behind other countries when it comes to putting policies in place that will encourage electric vehicle adoption.<p>Some states, like …

Los Angeles

Wall Street found a parasite growing in the US economy that could spur the next recession

Imagine a parasite living in the US economy, siphoning off the cash that has powered the middle class for decades. We know it's there, but no one — on the right or the left — is talking seriously about how to slow its growth.<p>This parasite is our healthcare system. It is already causing more damage …

Health Care

The Pope Is Fed Up With Climate Change Deniers

The head of the Catholic Church joins the fight against global warming<p>The events of the past two weeks are not lost on the Pope. Hurricane after record hurricane has battered the Caribbean and the southern United States. Images of cities under water have flooded our TV screens. And yet, despite the …

Climate

This is how your world could end

In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the catastrophic outcome of rising temperatures for all the world’s population<p>Many of us share some dim apprehension that the world is flying out of control, that the centre cannot hold. Raging …

Climate Change

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

Clean Energy

Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

The consequences of climate change can be weird and apocalyptic.<p>You can find evidence of a changing climate everywhere on Earth. But nowhere are the changes more dramatic than in the Arctic.<p>Our world’s northern polar region is warming twice as fast as the global average. And the consequences are …

Global Warming

4 lies Jeff Sessions told to justify ending DACA

And one misleading claim.<p>On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially announced the Trump administration will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields nearly 800,000 young, unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Explaining why the Trump administration is …

Immigration

Hurricane Harvey offers lessons Republicans will probably ignore

Hurricane Harveyhas exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations ofRepublicans. Those three shaky imperatives are that 1) lowering taxes is always a good idea, 2) government programs can always be cut and 3) economic growth must …

What North Korea wants

What does North Korea want? The question is on many minds, especially because the nation keeps timing weapons tests—including a sixth nuclear test on Sunday (Sept. 3)—to ruin weekends and meetings between world leaders.<p>A useful approach to understanding North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s thinking …

North Korea

Court Concedes DNC Had the Right to Rig Primaries Against Sanders

In June 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for …

Trump’s lawyers sue Greenpeace over Dakota Pipeline, making jaw-dropping accusations

Greenpeace calls the suit “a pattern of harassment by corporate bullies, with Trump’s attorneys leading the way.”<p>Still reeling from a D.C. district court loss in June, Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), has sued Greenpeace and other environmental …

Environment

Trump just delivered the most chilling speech of his presidency

The president of the United States is explicitly encouraging police violence.<p>In a speech to law enforcement officials in Long Island on Friday, the president of the United States delivered a clear and chilling message: He thinks that unauthorized immigrants are subhuman, and that law enforcement …

Donald Trump

Tesla Announced the Cost of Its Solar Roof

Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real …

U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Ship

The U.S.S. Thunderbolt issued a rare response on Tuesday as an Iranian military vessel repeatedly ignored its signals.<p>A U.S. Navy patrol ship known as the U.S.S. <i>Thunderbolt</i> fired warning shots at an armed Iranian vessel after the vessel came within 150 yards of it on Tuesday. Both boats were …

South Asia

Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Plans follow French commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road owing to effect of poor air quality on people’s health<p>Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.<p>The commitment, which …

Environmentalism

John McCain's Incongruous Speech

The Arizona senator delivered an impassioned critique of partisanship, haste, and win-at-all-costs legislation, just moments after casting a vote to debate a bill that exemplifies all three.<p>It was a day of contradictions for John McCain: Returning from his own sickbed, he flew into Washington to …

Political Science

Congress Is Looking to Punish Anyone Who Boycotts Israel

Under bills in both the House and Senate, your political beliefs could get you gigantic fines and prison time.<p>Health care may be stalled, but Congress is still weighing plenty of terrible legislation. As The Intercept reports, bills in both houses would make it a literal felony for any American to …

Constitutional Rights

Jeremy Corbyn’s Achievement

By the time that Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, arrived at the vote count in his Islington North constituency, in the small hours of Friday morning, it was clear that something historic had taken place in British politics. Thursday’s snap general election, …

Labour Party

Bernie Sanders could have won. That's the Corbyn lesson for America

Bernie, like Corbyn, offered hope that another world was possible. He’s exactly the kind of candidate the Democrats must rally behind in the future<p>Had he been the Democratic party’s nominee, Bernie Sanders could have won the presidency. I’ve been waiting more than half a year to say this aloud, and …

Middle-class

Iran says London attacks 'wake up call', urges uprooting terrorism sources | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday the London attacks were a “wake-up call” and urged Western states to go after ideological and financial sources of terrorism, state media reported, in a thinly veiled reference to Saudi Arabia.<p>Three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before …

Middle East

This industry is creating jobs 17 times faster than the rest of the US economy

Solar installers from Baker Electric place solar panels on the roof of a residential home in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, California. Mike Blake/Reuters A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that solar jobs in the U.S. (and other nations) are expanding …

U.S. Economy

Leaving the Paris Agreement Would Be Indefensible

I was Obama’s chief climate negotiator. Whether to stay in the agreement is not a close call.<p>Reports suggest that President Trump has finally decided to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement after many weeks of a back and forth administration tug-of-war. Trump himself has tweeted that he …

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It does the opposite of what they say.<p>The American Health Care Act, passed today by the US House of Representatives, is a law that fundamentally does the <i>reverse</i> of what its proponents are promising.<p>Having run a campaign during which he promised to cover everyone, protect Medicaid from cuts, and …

Health Care

Powering a Brighter Future

Renewable sources like solar and wind could be critical to meeting the planet's soaring demand for energy—and addressing the growing threats from climate change and pollution.<p><b>GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND IS GROWING and is expected to rise by nearly one-third between 2013 and 2040.</b>1 To meet this increasing …

One nation, two Trumps: America as divided as ever after first 100 days

We asked two neighboring communities in Ohio what they make of the president’s first 100 days in office. Their answers paint a disparate picture<p>How did Donald Trump do in his first 100 days as US president? The moment you step out into the beating heart of America, you realize that’s the wrong …

Donald Trump

Republicans pitch spending compromise with military boost

Congressional Republicans offered Democrats a spending deal Tuesday that would give the Pentagon and homeland security budgets a substantial boost, according to sources familiar with negotiations.<p>Free now from President Donald Trump’s border wall demands, GOP leaders’ most recent bid would deliver …

Border Security

The Latest: Spicer calls judge's decision 'egregious'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>The White House is blasting a federal judge's decision Tuesday blocking President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from …

Immigration

Arkansas executions: 'I was watching him breathe heavily and arch his back'

Arkansas on Monday carried out the first double execution in the US in 16 years. Jacob Rosenberg witnessed the murderer Marcel Williams being put to death<p>At 9.34pm we entered the execution chamber. I passed through a door with a large sign on its front showing two letters, “EC”, and took a seat …

Crime

New York Becomes Only State to Offer Free Four-Year College

New York will be the only state in the country to offer universal public college tuition coverage for working- and middle-class residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.<p>The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next …

College & University

It's not just Syria. Trump is ratcheting up wars across the world

From the expansion of official US war zones in Yemen and Somalia to a spike in drone strikes, conflicts are heating up on several fronts<p>Donald Trump’s missile strikes on Syria have attracted worldwide attention (and disgraceful plaudits) in recent days. But much less airtime is being given to his …

Middle East