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Shell and Exxon's secret 1980s climate change warnings | Benjamin Franta

One day in 1961, an American economist named Daniel Ellsberg stumbled across a piece of paper with apocalyptic implications. Ellsberg, who was advising the US government on its secret nuclear war plans, had discovered a document that contained an official estimate of the death toll in a preemptive …

Sea Level

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

<i>The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is</i> …

Fotografie

A Judge Just Handed Gun Safety Activists a Victory on 3-D Printed Guns

Cody Wilson with the first completely 3D-printed handgun at his home in Austin, Texas in May 2013.Jay Janner/TNS via ZUMA Wire<p>Looking for news you …

Guns

Manafort, Cohen, Omarosa: This Is How It Always Ends for Trump’s Scuzzy Friends

Is it dangerous to be friends with Donald Trump?<p>Duh.<p>If yesterday didn’t prove to you my theory that Everything Trump Touches Dies, I have to presume …

Paul Manafort

The Memo: Cohen, Manafort hurricane hits Trump

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump denies calling Sessions 'mentally retarded,' 'dumb Southerner' Pressley blasts Trump as 'racist, misogynistic, …

Donald Trump

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

U.S. states sue Trump administration over lift of 3-D printable guns ban

Just days before the blueprints for 3-D printable guns get released to the public, several U.S. states have jointly filed a lawsuit against the Trump …

Uber is ending its self-driving truck program

Uber is ending its self-driving truck program, TechCrunch first reported.<p>An Uber representative confirmed the news to Business Insider and said the company had determined that developing autonomous trucks was not necessary to stay competitive in the freight logistics industry. Uber Freight, which …

The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid

Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice—but they are far too …

Natural Gas

Former Obama Officials Are Riding Out The Trump Years By Cashing In

The revolving door takes a spin.<p>The last 18 months have been difficult for former members of the Obama administration. They’ve been replaced by a regime, which, in the words of former Domestic Policy Council director Melody Barnes, “shows virtually no respect for constitutional principles, or …

Trump Administration

Abraham Lincoln’s Warning

The 16th president of the United States knew what the 45th does not. The Declaration of Independence is at the core of our political inheritance.<p>An American can always benefit from rereading the Declaration of Independence. But I suspect that this Fourth of July is better spent with that document’s …

Seattle Becomes The First Major American City To Ban Plastic Straws And Utensils

The ban there marks a major milestone in the movement against disposable plastics.<p>In a first-of-its-kind law for any major American city, Seattle has instituted a ban on plastic straws and utensils at all food service businesses.<p>The ordinance, which went into effect Sunday, prohibits restaurants, …

Gateway Arch Museum reopening in St. Louis, Missouri

Results pour in for key Florida primaries, Arizona to come — Midterm Elections

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

A huge stretch of the Arctic Ocean is rapidly turning into the Atlantic. That’s not a good sign

Scientists studying one of the fastest-warming regions of the global ocean say changes in this region are so sudden and vast that in effect, it will soon be another limb of the Atlantic Ocean, rather than a characteristically icy Arctic sea.<p>The northern Barents Sea, to the north of Scandinavia and …

How the Supreme Court Used 'Protecting Families' to Justify the Travel Ban

And how the Court's dissenters used the exact same reason to draw the opposite conclusion.<p>In the 92 pages of the Supreme Court’s ruling on <i>Trump v. Hawaii</i>, handed down on Tuesday, families are mentioned 12 times. Relatives, seven times; parents, twice. The decision, which upholds President Trump’s …

Immigration

Interrogating Melania Trump’s Statement Jacket and Its Fast-Fashion Fascism

As all the world ought to forever remember, the White House has predicated a national disgrace in its treatment of migrant children. On Thursday, Melania Trump did her part to freshen up this self-evident tragedy by making a costume choice out of the theatre of the absurd. Embarking on the charade …

How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

<b>Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this?</b><p>The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 …

Merkel to Trump: Falling German crime stats 'speak for themselves'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel coolly rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that migrants were behind a surge in crime in Germany, pointing to statistics that showed crime was in fact down.<p>"My answer is that the interior minister presented the crime statistics a short while …

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.<p>The group, the local chapter for Americans for …

Middle-class

He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

<b>(CNN) —</b> On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn't expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical …

News

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.<p>That's more than double the about $1 …

Business

Body cam video shows what happened before a cop punched a woman during beach arrest in New Jersey

WILDWOOD, N.J. – Video footage from a camera attached to the uniform of a city police officer involved in the violent arrest of a beachgoer over the Memorial Day weekend reveals what happened in the moments leading up to the confrontation.<p>The incident Saturday previously made international …

New Jersey

“Trump Is Just a Moron”: How the President Played Himself on North Korea

The Kim regime hasn’t changed its position—the president is just finally paying attention.<p>In his rush to reach a disarmament agreement with North Korea, <b>Donald Trump</b> appears to have badly misjudged his adversary, <b>Kim Jong Un.</b> As multiple State Department sources have told me, U.S. demands that North …

Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities

You don’t look for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban …

A Census of Gorillas and Chimpanzees Finds More Than Expected

There are many more gorillas and chimpanzees than previously believed, new research finds. Nonetheless, their numbers are rapidly declining.<p>All great apes are protected species under national and international conventions; it is illegal to kill or capture them, or to buy and sell their body parts. …

Mike Pence Praises Sheriff Joe Arpaio As 'Champion' Of The Law

The self-described "America's toughest sheriff" actually has been convicted of illegally targeting Latinos.<p>Vice President Mike Pence appeared at an event in Tempe, Arizona, on Tuesday, where he stood alongside and doled out accolades to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been …

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the …

Global Warming

Video shows U.S. agents trying to dump injured man over Mexican border

Mexico<p>WASHINGTON — A video obtained by NBC News shows U.S. Border Patrol agents attempting to break international law by forcing an injured and mentally unstable man back into Mexico by falsely claiming that he is not in their custody, failing to identify him and assuming he is Mexican because "he …

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