Lisa Robinet

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The Real Events Behind the Movie Detroit, as Described in 1968

When <i>Detroit</i>, filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow’s take on that city’s violent summer of 1967, arrives in movie theaters on Friday, 50 years will have passed …

I want to bring health care to undocumented immigrants

Denisse Rojas was inspired to become a doctor by her undocumented immigrant family's struggle to obtain health care. But her path has taken her much further than that.<p>She not only went on to become the first undocumented student to attend the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York …

Where many of our electronic goods go to die

<b>At a vast dumpsite in the west of Ghana's capital Accra, small fires burn among piles of old computers, television screens and laptops, throwing plumes of thick black smoke into the air.</b><p>Around them workers pick out motherboards, valuable metals and copper wires, burning away the plastic casings as …

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Era of climate science denial is not over, study finds

Conservative thinktanks in the US engaging in climate change have increased their attacks on science in recent years, a study of 16,000 documents finds.<p>Is organised climate science denial finished?<p>After global heat records were continually broken over the last decade, and as sea levels rose and …

How Much Do Your Text Messages Contribute To Global Warming?

A few days back, All Tech got a question from an NPR listener that got us curious.<p>Tim Callahan from Seattle wrote:<p>"A friend asked how texting — in all its forms (admittedly a squishy thing to corral) — is contributing to global warming? After saying, 'minimally...', I thought about how to answer …

Row over IPCC report as nations 'try to hide lack of climate change’

Scientists working on a landmark UN report on climate change to be published this week are at loggerheads over their explanation for why the earth’s surface temperature has stopped rising as rapidly as they previously predicted.<p>The behind-the-scenes wrangling is likely to cast a shadow over the …

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Global Warming, El Niño Combine to Fuel Extreme World Weather

A series of weather disasters has shaken the world in recent weeks, with deadly floods in the United States and Britain adding to ongoing droughts in …

We can’t blame El Niño for all the world’s weather problems

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Britain abandons onshore wind just as new technology makes it cheap

Vestas chief Runevad says UK rules shut out the latest hi-tech turbines, leaving Britain behind as the global wind boom spreads<p>The world’s biggest producer of wind turbines has accused Britain of obstructing use of new technology that can slash costs, preventing the wind industry from offering one …

Shattering the World Record for Fracking Earthquakes is an Disconcerting Honor

Anti-Rhino Poaching Dog from South Africa Honored as Hero

K9 Killer as he’s called by his handlers, is a very special service dog. His job is to hunt down rhino poachers in South Africa, which is something …

We've never seen an El Niño quite like this before

Call it what you will: Godzilla El Niño, Darth Niño, or — in honor of the late comedian Chris Farley — The Niño. Regardless of its nickname, the …

Critically endangered species in Sumatra on the road to extinction

Critically endangered wildlife, including some of the last Sumatran tigers as well as rhinos, bears and eagles, could be wiped out if plans go ahead to construct a major road through an Indonesian tropical forest reserve currently being restored by British conservationists.<p>The 51km-road, which …

The $2.4 Billion Plan to Water California by Draining the Mojave

<i>This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Scott Slater has a plan. It is not a popular plan, but …

Why Climate Matters to Us

We humans are used to the climate of the places where we live, regardless of how extreme they may be. I witnessed this first-hand during my time in Churchill with Polar Bears International, just a few weeks before COP21. While we were there to track the bears, I found that locals were waiting just …

Global Warming Helped Exacerbate Biggest Year Ever for U.S. Wildfires

Scientists and forest agency officials yesterday said they see a link between climate change and the record-breaking 2015 wildfire season.<p>Parsing the …

Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley

On November 22, 1963, three towering figures of the 20th century died. John F. Kennedy is the one that we all remember, but let’s consider the others.<p>…

28 Signs You're Dealing With An Oldest Child

Add another data point to the Great Birth Order Debate. Last month, researchers at Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis released their latest, a study suggesting that oldest children are smarter than their younger siblings -- based on how they do in school.<p>Why? The authors …

Todoist To Do List Now Has an iPad App and It Looks Great

The <b>Todoist To Do List | Task List</b> app has an iPad version. The app was just updated yesterday to Version 6.0 and became a universal app, with a full iPad version – and it looks just great. I’d looked at Todoist before and been impressed, but the lack of an iPad version had been a dealbreaker for me,<p>…