John Casey

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What Is Scott Pruitt Hiding?

It wouldn’t be hard today to find out what Gina McCarthy was doing on any given workweek from 2013 to 2016. The former Environmental Protection …

It’s the hope of a Trump impeachment that kills you

2017-05-17T17:01:56.000Z<p><i>An occasional series about the distant possibility that Donald Trump does not in fact herald the apocalypse:</i><p>More punters are …

Stop hoping we can fix climate change by pulling carbon out of the air, scientists warn

Scientists are expressing increasing skepticism that we’re going to be able to get out of the climate change mess by relying on a variety of large-scale land-use and technical solutions that have been not only proposed but often relied upon in scientific calculations.<p>Two papers published last week …

10 incredible things climate change will do

Climate change will bring some surprising effects: Bumpy plane rides, greater mood swings and more volcanic eruptions are just a few of the things we …

Going green in China, where climate change isn’t considered a hoax

<b>(Reuters/Grace Liang)</b><p>Chinese leaders want to improve the quality of life in their nation’s cities<p>Matthew Kahn<p>December 12, 2016 1:24pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, …

Natural Gas

The week ahead: The Arab revolution from The Economist Radio (All audio)

Listen to The Economist Radio (All audio) episodes free, on demand. How radical reforms in Saudi Arabia are changing the Gulf and the wider Arab …

Cracks in the surface

THE cement industry is one of the world’s most polluting: it accounts for 5% of man-made carbon-dioxide emissions each year. Making this most useful …

Deutsche Bank’s $10-Billion Scandal

How a scheme to help Russians secretly funnel money offshore unravelled.<p>Almost every weekday between the fall of 2011 and early 2015, a Russian broker named Igor Volkov called the equities desk of Deutsche Bank’s Moscow headquarters. Volkov would speak to a sales trader—often, a young woman named …

Deutsche Bank

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Back in 2002, self-styled environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg consigned it to the “dustbin of history”.<p>It doesn’t belong …

The truth about the gender wage gap

Nearly 10,000 people graduated with MBAs from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business between 1990 and 2006.<p>In 2009, three economists decided to <b>study</b> a quarter of those graduates. They asked a detailed set of questions about the jobs they’d held since graduation, how many hours they …

Trump blasts New York Times: ‘They don’t write good’

Donald Trump took aim at yet another venerable news outlet Monday night, saying that The New York Times “is just absolutely a disaster” and “so unfair” to his campaign.<p>“The media is very unfair. They’re very biased,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, parroting a claim he has made throughout his …

Ending Asia's Coal Addiction

Asian nations lead the world in new investment in wind, solar and nuclear power. And all that clean energy should help them meet their commitments to cut greenhouse gases. Standing in the way, however, are ongoing plans to build thousands of new coal plants -- even though the market for coal power …

Renewable Energy

Tunnel vision

CARBON DIOXIDE is the main greenhouse gas emitted by human activities. But it is not the only gas capable of causing great harm to people and the …

A Wealth Tax Looks Like It Can Make a Country Richer

Standard economic theory says that taxation reduces productivity. If you tax income, you reduce the incentive to work. If you tax capital gains, you reduce the incentive to invest, and so on. When you discourage useful economic activity, the economy becomes less efficient.<p>But what if it were …

Concrete Ways to Be an Actual Ally to Black People

Brexit leaders are walking back some of their biggest promises

In the days after Britain's momentous decision to withdraw from the European Union, there has been much talk of voter's remorse. Some who voted in favor of a British exit have said they merely wanted to lodge a protest vote and hadn't expected the "leave" camp to actually win. Others said they had …

Great Britain

There are liars and then there’s Boris Johnson and Michael Gove | Nick Cohen

The Brexit figureheads had no plan besides exploiting populist fears and dismissing experts who rubbished their thinking<p>Where was the champagne at the Vote Leave headquarters? The happy tears and whoops of joy? If you believed Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, the Brexit vote was a moment of national …

Boris Johnson

Why You Should Stop Wasting Your Money On Juice Detoxes

$650 worth of bullsh*t? Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>Juicing is so hot right now.</b> And I mean juicing of the liquid beverage sort. Sorry guys, we’re not …

Juicing

Control, alt, delete

FIRST comes grief, then outrage and then failed gun-control bills in Congress: the ritual that follows a mass shooting in America is wearyingly …

Garbage in, garbage out: marine plastic 2016-06-24 | Espresso

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Why Apple can take a bigger stand against Trump than its rivals

Whatever happens at the Republican National Convention next month, one thing is clear: It won’t be brought to you by Apple. The firm won’t be providing any funding or support for the convention, according to news reports.<p>Apple has been more outspoken on public policy issues than many of its peers …

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Human Rights

Libya case against Goldman shines rare spotlight on powerful bank | Financial Times

It was a week when London’s High Court heard the lurid details about a Goldman Sachs banker procuring prostitutes to develop ties with the Libyan …

Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter

Kickstarter has become less about Oculus Rift and more about Cards Against Humanity. The “games” category on the crowd-funding platform has attracted $495 million since Kickstarter’s inception in 2009, making it the richest segment of the site. The runners up are technology and design.<p>The games …

Board Games

HK Concert Cancellation a Flash Point with Beijing

The announcement that Canto-pop singer and democracy advocate Denise Ho Wan-si is to host a free concert in Hong Kong on June 19 caps an …

Hong Kong

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

As signs emerge that the global energy sector is beginning to rein in what once had been unbridled levels of climate-changing pollution, new United …