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China's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. restrictions on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Yes, the attack on Obamacare failed and millions will keep their health care. But Trump and the GOP still rule
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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"... Other major powers are primed to dominate the coming clean energy economy."
From: Business Insider | By: Damian Carrington | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Tencent Holdings Ltd. is making a big bet on electric vehicles. According to a filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, the Chinese technology giant has acquired a 5 percent stake in Tesla Inc. for $1.78 billion....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Maria Deutscher | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s even worse than you thought.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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BEIJING (AP) — China’s government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. restrictions on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming. A foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang,...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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This will be the Korean smartphone giant's biggest test since the recall of Note 7 last year.
From: Khaleej Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Ignoring climate change and the benefits of clean energy only helps a rival.
From: New York Times | By: THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The company, whose corporate parent is Toshiba of Japan, led projects once seen as heralding a nuclear renaissance, but its filing casts a pall over the troubled industry.
From: New York Times | By: DIANE CARDWELL and JONATHAN SOBLE | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A biography of Japanese American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu; a delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday Purim starring a quirky chicken; and the true story of Kunkush the cat. who reunited with his Iraqi family after getting lost while...
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Sportswear giant Nike is always trying to push the boundaries when it comes to performance standards. Teaming up with Taiwanese architect and engineer Arthur Huang, the two have crafted up a "sustainable and responsible" Air Max package made entirely...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Scott Pruitt, before his confirmation as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, January 18, 2017. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt sought to kill the Clean Power Plan. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) An...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at President Donald Trump's easing of Obama administration energy regulations – asserting it will trigger the "extinction of human life." Moore's dramatic declaration came in a tweet storm following Trump's order...
From: Free Republic | By: NewsMax | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Does he wash the cars too? Kushner apparently does everything in the Trump administration — when he's not skiing
From: Salon.com | By: Heather Digby Parton | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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My friend has IBS-D AND a birthday coming up. I'd like to make her something sweet that might not make her totally ill. Complication: I live in Korea.Generally, I guess to be on the safe side we should follow a low FODMOPS kind of guideline. And I have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: FakePalindrome | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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"...probably by the mid '20s to the late '20s, you'll start to see a dramatic change in sort of how machines sort of run the world," he told CNBC.
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Cities across the world are battling overpopulation, while rents skyrocket. But the Chinese People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has come up with an ingenious solution to this problem. They have recently unveiled a home intended for first time homeowners,...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Today, Donald Trump will sign an executive order that will rescind crucial climate change provisions enacted by President Obama. Valerie Volcovici at Reuters reports:The decree, dubbed the "Energy Independence" order, will seek to undo former President...
From: Shakesville | By: Melissa McEwan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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To read more on the Twin Peaks revival, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands. You can buy all the covers now, or purchase the individual issues featuring the owl, donuts, and pie. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jeff Jensen | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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A stream of Chinese visitors reportedly stopped to see the house between when it was listed for auction in January and when the sale closed last week.
From: New York Times | By: ELI ROSENBERG and SARAH MASLIN NIR | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you have a credit card, you may not be too happy, but there are a lot of people who have reason to cheer
From: Salon.com | By: Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Blue Sky Studios, the company behind Ice Age and Rio, is returning with a new fish-out-of-water, talking-animal tale. Featuring Trainwreck‘s wrestler-actor John Cena as the titular steer, Ferdinand is based on the classic children’s storybook...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Dan Heching | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Barack Obama tried to integrate climate change into every facet of federal decision-making; President Donald Trump aims to pull it out by its roots.
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China’s top prosecutor, over the weekend decided to review a controversial life sentence handed down to 23-year-old Shandong
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Hiroshi Fujiwara's influence across streetwear culture in Japan is pretty much unmatched by any other brand, let alone a single person. His uncanny ability to align his own vision with new concepts year after year has proven to be inspirational across...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Two simple actions with BIG results! Obesity is a major problem in the U.S. today. Close to 70% of adults in the country are overweight, with more than 35% being fully obese. That’s some pretty scary statistics! All of those people are at serious risk...
From: The Luxury Spot | By: andy | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Executive order set to pull back from Obama's Clean Power Plan, and lift moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands The post Trump takes aim at Obama’s efforts to curb global warming appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives, targets Obama-era policies...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Research on the benefits of varied tasks.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Rellie Derfler-Rozin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A former editor for Teen Vogue and Elle, a columnist for Vogue China, and editor-in-chief of Lucky, Eva Chen turned fashion heads in 2015 when she left the magazine world to join the team at Instagram. Now head of fashion partnerships for that social...
From: New York Post | By: Andrew Sessa | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In working to loosen proprietary-college regulation, contemporary politicians break decades of GOP precedent.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Whitman | Monday, March 27, 2017
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I wrote about young Jared for Salon this morning:For a few days last week the scuttlebutt held that President Donald Trump’s most trusted adviser might be on the outs with the boss because he decided to take the...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The second year of the Legacy wing features a batch of stars from a bygone era that you may not be familiar with. We're here to help.
From: With Leather | By: billhanstock | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The detention adds to signs of an intensified clampdown on outsiders working with China’s beleaguered rights lawyers and groups.
From: New York Times | By: CHRIS BUCKLEY and CHRIS HORTON | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Philippine president says he asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the disputed South China Sea....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul are creating a system to grade vehicles based on their emissions in real-life conditions, after growing uncertainty about automakers' efforts to skirt rules intended to limit pollutants....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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He knows English, German, French, Russian, Korean, Latin, and classical Greek. He's worked for Applebee's and interned for John Boehner. He has a wife and two kids, a job teaching political science and diplomacy, and about 19,000 more Twitter followers...
From: MetaFilter | By: brainwane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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From a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people in one of the country's worst disasters....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Thanks to technology, your loved one can always be with you, in your pocket — or under your thumb. The post For long-distance lovers, apps that make the heart grow fonder appeared first on The Japan Times....
From: Japan Times | By: Samantha Cubbison | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The folks over at HTC Vive have been talking up the potential of VR in education since day one, and this year, they're hoping to make a bigger push into this space by focusing on multi-user scenarios. At this week's Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenz......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lai | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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We're only three quarters of the way through the US's violent century and there's more to come. (Photo: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward / US Air Force) This essay is adapted from "Measuring Violence," the first chapter of John Dower's new book, The Violent...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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by Leonard Hyman and Bill Tilles for Oilprice.com International news services now report that Japan’s Toshiba Corporation (9502.T) is preparing to make a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the US for its Westinghouse Electric subsidiary. For most of our...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A leading elephant conservation group says the price of ivory in China has dropped as the country moves toward a ban on the legal trade of ivory this year....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Troubled U.S. nuclear business Westinghouse Electric is filing for bankruptcy, its Japanese owner Toshiba said Wednesday.
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Toshiba Corp. has approved the decision by its troubled U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse Electric Co., to file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, people close to the matter said Wednesday — a move that will allow the embattled conglomerate...
From: Japan Times | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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