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« Reply #225 on: August 17, 2019, 07:02:53 am »

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  • Greenland's ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice -- in one day

    www.cnn.com - (CNN)After months of record temperatures, scientists say Greenland's ice sheet experienced its biggest melt of the summer on Thursday, losing 11 billion tons of surface ice to the ocean -- equivalent…


    A toxic rift opens between Democrats and Israel after the nation refuses entry to two members of Congress

    www.washingtonpost.com - By Matt Viser and Matt Viser National political reporter Email Bio Follow Rachael Bade Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow August 16 at 9:08 PM A politically explosive fight over Isr…


    WaPo fuels Epstein conspiracies; Advertisers blacklist news; Cooper presses Sanders; Trump attacks NYT; Drudge gets new ad partner; Disney's big year

    us11.campaign-archive.com - Facebook 0 likes Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова български català 中文(简体) 中文(繁體) Hrvatski Česky Dansk eesti keel Nederlands Suomi Français Deuts…


    The Campaign Press: Members of the 10 Percent, Reporting for the One Percent

    www.rollingstone.com - Bernie Sanders Monday gave a speech in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He took shots at the press, mentioning coverage of his campaign against Amazon: I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time… And the…


    Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times - PressThink

    pressthink.org - Knowing the characters involved — columnist Joan Walsh and the New York Times — this announcement last week caught my eye: I canceled my subscription. I know a lot of folks will tell me I’m wrong. I …


    The Trump Justice Department’s war on progressive prosecutors, explained

    www.vox.com - President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice seems to have a new enemy: progressive prosecutors. The latest volley from the Justice Department came after a shooting in Philadelphia injured six poli…


    Colin Kaepernick Settled His Grievance, Jay-Z Is Just Taking The Money

    abovethelaw.com - Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) There seems to be some confusion about the difference between Colin Kaepernick settling his collusion grievance with the National Football Leag…


    Quoth the Raven #139 - Whitney Webb Goes Deep: Blowing Open The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

    www.podbean.com - Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire,…


    Riotlandia: Why Portland Has Become the Epicenter of Far-Right Violence

    theintercept.com - Media coverage hasn’t helped. Other than the alternative weeklies and The Guardian, reporting on the far right has been “both-sidesism” at best and cringeworthy at worst. The editorial board of The O…


    ‘It's techno-racism’: Detroit is quietly using facial recognition to make arrests

    www.theguardian.com - For the last two years, Detroit police have been quietly utilizing controversial and unreliable facial recognition technology to make arrests in the city. The news, revealed in May in a Georgetown Un…


    Australia’s climate stance is inflicting criminal damage on humanity | Ian Dunlop and David Spratt

    www.theguardian.com - The top priority of government is security of the people. Yet on the greatest threat of all, most governments are failing abysmally. As the global influence of western democracies wanes with the asce…


    Gaslighting the climate-striking students

    medium.com - “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” a quote commonly misattributed to Gandhi, nevertheless encapsulates his understanding and that of many other social…


    The global dominance of white people is thanks to the potato

    qz.com - In his economic masterwork The Wealth of Nations, the great Scottish economist Adam Smith reveals himself to be a deep admirer of Irish poor folk. Or, more specifically, their preferred food, potatoe…


    Dangerous Lake Erie Algal Bloom Is Now Eight Times the Size of Cleveland 

    weather.com - A toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie has grown so large it can be seen from space. A harmful algae bloom that began growing in western Lake Erie in July has more than doubled in size in a few weeks. On J…


    Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt

    www.newstatesman.com - In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union…


    Now Earning 278 Times More Than Average Worker, New Study Shows CEO Pay Has Grown More Than 1,000% Since 1978

    www.commondreams.org - As even some of the wealthiest Americans have begun to call for major reforms to the U.S. economic system to narrow the wealth gap, a new study released Wednesday revealed that over the past four dec…


    New Jersey Woman Torched Man’s Home After 4 AM Booty Call Fizzled, Police Allege

    www.thesmokinggun.com - A New Jersey woman set fire to a man’s home after accepting a booty call invitation only to discover when she arrived that he had fallen asleep, police charge. According to cops, Taija Russell, 29, t…


    The Population Bust

    www.foreignaffairs.com - For most of human history, the world’s population grew so slowly that for most people alive, it would have felt static. Between the year 1 and 1700, the human population went from about 200 million t…


    Arctic sea ice loaded with microplastics

    phys.org - At first glance, it looks like hard candy laced with flecks of fake fruit, or a third grader's art project confected from recycled debris. In reality, it's a sliver of Arctic Ocean sea ice riddled wi…


    The drowned city: why climate change may see London submerged

    www.newstatesman.com - Imagine a London where the entire subterranean region is engulfed with dirty water. Crammed train carriages that once barrelled along 249 miles of track transporting busy office workers, builders, te…


    And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close

    www.scientificamerican.com - When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in American history. The giant coal plant on Arizona’s high deser…


    The Reason Antarctica Is Melting: Shifting Winds, Driven by Global Warming

    www.scientificamerican.com - In the remote, alien area of the world where the Amundsen Sea meets the coast of West Antarctica, tall, frozen cliffs loom over the water. They are the edges of massive glaciers—rivers of ice that sp…


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