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Obama Signs First Anti-Persecution Legislation Protecting Atheists

Freedom of religion, as humanist groups often claim, also means freedom <i>from</i> religion. While not debated and publicized (and, frankly, griped over) as …

Religion

Woman Goes To Alaska To Photograph Polar Bears In Snow – But There’s No Snow

Photographer Patty Waymire wanted to capture polar bears in the picturesque snow, so she traveled to Barter Island, Alaska – and shockingly, there …

Global Warming
South Asia

Poland: Racism on the rise

Muslims and Africans are the most frequent targets of racially motivated attacks. Anti-German sentiment is also playing a role.<p>Three students from …

North Africa

South Korea sets thrilling new record for clean energy

Is nuclear fusion the clean energy source of the future? The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) nuclear fusion reactor at the …

Nuclear Energy

Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?

Donald J. Trump’s election has raised a question that few Americans ever imagined asking: Is our democracy in danger? With the possible exception of the Civil War, American democracy has never collapsed; indeed, no democracy as rich or as established as America’s ever has. Yet past stability is no …

700+ Acres of Ohio's Only National Forest Leased for Fracking

Despite heavy opposition from public health and environmental groups, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has leased 759 acres of Ohio's only …

John Kasich

Donald Trump Has Named a Pro-Coal Advocate to Watch Over America's National Parks

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, a former Navy SEAL commander and a proponent of coal …

Global warming's fingerprints seen in 24 weird weather cases

The violence at Aleppo is a stain on the world's conscience. And it will likely go unpunished

The slow, painful fall of Aleppo will not, unfortunately, mean the end of<p>war in Syria. It won’t even mean the end of the slaughter of helpless civilians. Still, as Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to theUnited Nations, told the Security Council on Tuesday, Aleppo will stand with the 1994 …

Middle East

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Joining a gym in 2018? Here’s why it could save your life.<p>11 min ago10:39 p.m. Dec. 28, 2017<p>Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt …

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

Renewable Energy

The voting rights manifesto: a state-by-state plan to defend democracy

President-elect Donald Trump is using his bully pulpit to falsely allege that millions of ballots were cast illegally and to suggest that early voting should be cut down. Under his leadership, politicians with records of aggressively curtailing voting rights will be shaping federal policies. At the …

Give Rex a chance

“A DIPLOMAT that happens to be able to drill oil.” That is how Reince Priebus, Donald Trump’s incoming chief of staff, described Rex Tillerson, the …

'Ghana's Hillary Clinton': Nana Rawlings is first woman to run for president in West African country, as election gets under way

The wife of Ghana's former leader, Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, will stand for the presidency herself today in an election that has seen her dubbed the African Hillary Clinton.<p>Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, 67, whose husband was a poster boy for populist African leaders, is the first woman ever …

Africa

Trudeau reassures First Nations of commitment to deliver on promises

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has smoothed a rough patch with Canada's First Nations by reassuring chiefs he is still committed to rebuilding a relationship based on mutual respect and partnership even if he has yet to deliver on key commitments he made before and after taking office a year ago.<p>But …

Open letter about climate change from scientists to Trump

More than 800 American energy and Earth science researchers have signed a letter to Donald Trump outlining six steps they're urging him to take to …

North Africa

Why Hillary Clinton Lost

She wrote off working people.<p>Hillary Clinton’s top aides would like the world to know they are morally superior to Donald Trump and his staff, who ran an ugly campaign courting white nationalists. The Clinton crew is right. And it doesn’t matter.<p>At a vicious Harvard University post-mortem seminar …

Trump says he’ll cancel Obama’s ‘unconstitutional’ executive actions. It’s not that easy.

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.” The good news was that Trump did not simply use the phrase “executive order” to describe every administrative tool presidents can use. As …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Iran's Supreme Court upholds death sentence for tycoon

A death sentence on graft charges against Iranian tycoon Babak Zanjani has been confirmed by the Supreme Court. Zanjani, one of the country's richest …

Gambia President Jammeh Quits After Suffering Election Loss

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Africa

Trash to cash: Could compost be California’s next gold rush?

Farmers could find a big payoff by using waste from cities.<p>As the sun rose over the soggy northern California town of Nicasio earlier this week, six …

Santa Barbara County

Crushing free speech in Turkey

Turkey last week rose to No. 1 in the world — when it comes to journalists the government has in jail.<p>It even tops the People’s Republic of China, …

Social Media

Solar panel farm grows 17,000 tons of food without soil, pesticides, fossil fuels or groundwater

<b>Solar panel farms have a lot of potential and people should turn to these more. A new agricultural technique was just introduced and it could change</b> …

Farming

Malaysia's prime minister leads protest against 'genocide' against Muslims in Rohingya

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has led a protest rally against what he called a "genocide" of Muslim Rohingya minority in Burma.<p>Najib says …

100 anti-Semitic incidents reported in US post-election

One hundred anti-Semitic incidents occurred in the 10 days following the presidential election, representing about 12 percent of hate incidents in …

Rights & Freedoms
Brazil

Fidel Castro's dark legacy: abuses, draconian rule and 'ruthless suppression'

Castro hounded critics, scorned elections and ran a police state – facts which impressive statistics about literacy and life expectancy cannot erase<p>Fidel Castro’s death has sparked eulogies for a 20th-century giant but also lamentations about the Cuban revolution’s dark side: executions, political …