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‘Invest, Divest’: Obama Goes Full Climate Hawk In Speech Unveiling Plan To Cut Carbon Pollution

Obama delivered a real stemwinder on the moral urgency of cutting carbon pollution (video, transcript below). So of course Politico reports, “Cable …

'Human pollination'? Sting operation uses social media to benefit bees

Have you heard about the corporation that plans to make a quick buck from the global disappearance of honeybees?<p>"A future without honeybees means a future of human pollination," according to a promotional video from BeABee Inc. "That's right: people trying to pollinate plants flowers and crops by …

7 Depressing Charts About America

As if the recent string of high-profile scandals over Benghazi, AP phone records and the IRS weren't enough to land the Obama administration in political hot water, the controversial news of the National Security Agency's top secret PRISM program has now raised major privacy concerns for …

Latino Organizations Urge The President To Act On Climate Change

Last week, the members and leaders of eighteen Latino organizations sent a clear message to President Obama, reiterating their strong support for …

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The GOP Talking Point On Obamacare’s Medicare ‘Cuts’ Bites The Dust

Conservatives regularly claim that Obamacare “cuts” Medicare, and will cause less seniors to enroll in private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans while …

Climate Scientists Ring Alarm Bell, NY Times Hits Snooze Button

<i>The planet just keeps warming, as NASA data makes clear (via</i> <i>Tamino</i><i>).</i><p>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.<p>So the <i>New York Times</i> asserts …

UK recycling industry has potential to create 10,000 new jobs, report finds

Pursuing recycling and more efficient resource use could lead to a UK industry with net exports of more than £20bn and 10,000 new jobs in the …

IEA: CO2 Rose 1.4% In 2012, Climate Catastrophe Looms, Delaying Action Until 2020 Costs World $3.5 TRILLION!

So the good news is that the International Energy Agency reports U.S. emissions dropped in 2012 “while total CO2 emissions growth in China was one of …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Senate GOP Puts Corporate Tax Loopholes Over Student Loans

After their own proposal on student loan interest rates failed Thursday morning, Republican senators blocked a Democratic proposal to forestall the …

Here’s Why The U.S. Is Morally Obligated To Act On Climate Change

Internationally, the big hurdle to fighting climate change and global warming is figuring out a fair way to divvy up responsibility. Serious efforts …

UK Climate Minister Slams Media And ‘Blinkered’ Deniers: ‘It’s The Science, Stupid’

Edward Davey is the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy & Climate. On Monday he gave a blistering speech at a Met Office Climate Services event held …

Doomsday: 9 Real Ways the Earth Could End

From catastrophic climate change to hostile aliens, Hollywood routinely envisions apocalyptic endings to humanity's stint on planet Earth.<p>For …

Workers Strike In Seventh City As Congressional Progressives Launch Campaign To Boost Wages

Fast food workers in Seattle walked off the job Wednesday night, making it the seventh city home to striking workers in the last eight weeks. Workers …

Health Care's Forgotten Crisis, Part 1: Families Can't Afford Medical Care.

The real health care battle in this country isn't the one being fought over the bill everyone now calls "Obamacare." In fact, it's not a battle between Republicans and Democrats at all. The real battle is the one millions of Americans face every day as they struggle to pay medical bills that now …

How Jerry Brown Saved California

One Friday morning this spring, I drove to Washington's Dulles airport at dawn, to catch the first nonstop flight to San Francisco. When I got off the plane six hours later, the morning sun still slanting through the terminal windows, my cellphone began ringing practically as soon as I turned it on.<p>…

Apple Has Been Dodging Taxes In Ireland For More Than 32 Years

Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities.<p>Apple, one of Ireland's top multinational employers, denied …

Would You Eat Your Newborn's Placenta?

The decision to eat your newborn’s placenta makes some people a bit squeamish, but not everyone is turned off by the idea. Cooking, drying or …

Climate milestone: CO2 in Earth’s air tops 400 parts per million

It’s the highest measurement of carbon dioxide in Earth’s air since 1958. It’s possible there has not been this much CO2 in our air in more than 3 …