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We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War

theintercept.com - If you’re anywhere near Washington, D.C., this Memorial Day, I strongly recommend a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. There may be nowhere where American history is more highly concentrated in al…

European Greens surge as voters abandon old parties over climate

www.washingtonpost.com - A young protester holds a poster that reads “no coal, no nuclear power, green electricity only” during a Fridays for Future demonstration for urgent action on climate change in Berlin last week. (Joh…

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

www.nytimes.com - The concept is not new. Mr. Trump has pushed to resurrect the idea of a series of military-style exercises, known as “red team, blue team” debates, on the validity of climate science first promoted b…

Tornadoes Cut Across Unusually Wide Swaths of US, Raising Alarm for Climate Scientists

www.commondreams.org - As the death toll in Oklahoma rose to six Monday amid an outbreak of nearly 200 tornadoes across the Midwest in recent days—as well as in areas far less accustomed to them—climate scientists said suc…

How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline

www.theguardian.com - In July 2015, Neal Laferriere and his wife, Beth, purchased a home in Summers county, West Virginia. The first time they visited the property after purchasing it, they found stakes outlining what the…

In a Colombian Family's Dementia, a Journey Through Race and History

undark.org - Piedad’s house sits above the cemetery in Girardota, Colombia, just north of Medellín. From her front porch, the view gives way to green hills, each home to hamlets with sugarcane plots and tile-roof…

Cops: Woman Beat Wife Over Soaked Marijuana

www.thesmokinggun.com - MAY 27--A Louisiana woman battered her new wife with a detached bedpost after the victim ruined a bag of marijuana by accidentally placing it in the washing machine, police report. Cops allege that A…

Vanishing open spaces: population growth and sprawl in America

energyskeptic.com - Before the fossil fuel age began, about 80 to 90% of people farmed to make a living. Since the end of the oil age will send us back to the past, farmland and farmers will once again comprise the grea…

A Different Kind of Theory of Everything

www.newyorker.com - In 1964, during a lecture at Cornell University, the physicist Richard Feynman articulated a profound mystery about the physical world. He told his listeners to imagine two objects, each gravitationa…

More fishing vessels chasing fewer fish, new study finds

phys.org - A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world's fishing fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent. Publish…

The bittersweet beauty of Greenland's melting glaciers

www.mnn.com - In 2015, the United Nations drafted the Paris Agreement, a global plan for lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The long-term goal is to keep the global average temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius…

Permafrost decomposes, releases carbon dioxide far quicker than once believed

www.mnn.com - Permafrost is soil that has remained frozen for at least two years, but some of it is ancient — frozen for tens of thousands of years or more. Since massive amounts of organic material is trapped in …

Albino panda caught on camera in China in world first

www.theguardian.com - A nature reserve in China has captured what is believed to be the world’s first image of an albino panda. The Wolong national nature reserve in the south-western province of Sichuan released a photo …

Billionaires can't fix college: Jim Sleeper on the real crisis in higher education

www.salon.com - Nobody needed to wait for billionaire Robert Smith to relieve this year’s graduates of his alma mater, the historically and proudly black Morehouse College, to know how heavily higher education has i…

Trump says he is not seeking ‘regime change’ in Iran

www.washingtonpost.com - By Michael Kranish Michael Kranish National political investigative reporter Email Bio Follow May 27 at 3:08 PM President Trump on Monday denied that the United States is seeking regime change in Ira…

Death of the Nile

www.al-monitor.com - [[The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By …

Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us All

nymag.com - Earlier this month, the weather report for the Arctic Circle was partly cloudy with a high of 84 degrees. Earlier this year, a United Nations report found that “potentially devastating temperature ri…

Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement

www.smithsonianmag.com - The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in unison in saying that climate change is real, that it'…

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