Earth Day Pioneer Calls It A ‘Day Of Mourning’ This Year Thanks To Trump

April 22, 2017

Pete McCloskey, who co-chaired the original Earth Day celebration in 1970, said theres little to celebrate this year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress set out toslash budgets for environmental agencies and undermine laws that protect water, air and wildlife. The first Earth Dayis credited with galvanizing public support behind sweeping changes to how the government managed natural resources. Months later, Congress created the Environmental Protection Agency. The Clean air …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… point”, which was his exposure to suicide – the biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK – through his work as an air ambulance pilot. Prince Harry ‘in total chaos’ over mother Diana’s death ‘Like Prince Harry, I blocked out my mum’s death’ He told Calm that while there might be a time and a place for the “stiff upper lip”, it should not be at the expense of people’s health. The duke highlighted the importance of …

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Will Scott Pruitt Use Smoke-And-Mirrors To Deal With Smog?

April 14, 2017

… October 2015, would lower the allowable amount of smog particles in our air from 75 parts per billion to 70 ppb. This is also important to remember as we try to understand where Pruitt may be taking us next. During his confirmation hearings, Pruitt sounded very concerned about this air pollution problem. He cited it as one of the areas that the EPA should be focused on, rather than being distracted by issues like carbon pollution. But it turns out that Pruitts solution to the fact that …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 1914-1918,” tells the film. “It has to be called that.” As a final indignity, the body of one of the two brothers who died was dressed in the military uniform he refused to wear when he was alive. Brutality wasn’t confined to the trenches of Europe. There was plenty of it in the streets of America. No. 2. Crushing popular dissent with patriotism When President Donald Trump dispatched Tomahawk missiles to an air base in Syria last week after the country’s ruler was …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

… the family tried to run for freedom on the other side of the Canadian border as hundreds of refugees are already doing in our timeline. She was placed in a reeducation camp run by Aunts. Part of the process involved what Atwood now identifies as “slut shaming.” It is drilled into the women that every incident of sexual abuse in their lives was somehow their fault. They asked for it. In this dystopian future, thanks to air and water pollution, couples are becoming increasingly …

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Officer: Black man’s fatal shooting had nothing to do with race

April 3, 2017

… next month on a felony manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, on September 16. “What we saw on that video is what my dad always taught us to do if we were pulled up by a police officer: put your hands in the air and put your hands on the car,” she said. “And my brother did what my father taught us.” She said her brother died because Shelby “didn’t pause.” “And because she didn’t pause, my family, …

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Patrick Stewart says he’s ‘absolutely’ interested in a Professor X cameo in ‘Legion’

April 2, 2017

… really explored in terms of Davids mental makeup. Its a fun line to play with, where he feels like hes got a grip on things, when actually hes got a grip on one or two things but the rest is still very much up in the air and theres a lot of things flying around in there. I think one of the interesting narratives, I guess, in the first season was that idea that we are the stories that we tell ourselves. This idea that hes been told that he is schizophrenic and that he is this menace, have really …

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Google’s Mars data center and weather control system are just a couple of its best April Fools’ Day pranks

April 2, 2017

… bubble wrap), allows the user to simultaneously enjoy the feeling of popping those tiny plastic bubbles included in packing materials while typing out a message. Once the message has been popped out, a Puchi Puchi reader rolls over the popped material to decipher the message. Yes, this is stupid. But for some reason, I actually want this. They even added a special version of the Puchi Puchi Keyboard that releases pleasant fragrances when you pop the bubbles, including air from places like …

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Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

… fun, snowboard bungee, hot air balloon jumps and skyvolter for jumpers who are able to show off their sky walking skills. 141.5 meters: Navajo Bridge, Marble Canyon, Arizona This impressive bridge in Arizona’s Marble Canyon is the location for bungee jumps organized by Bungee Expeditions. One of the highest bridges in the USA, this is for true adrenaline seekers and offers stunning views of the Colorado River. 134 meters: Nevis Highwire, Queenstown, New Zealand Find out why “Fear …

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To The Women Of The View: Don’t Normalize Tomi Lahren

March 21, 2017

… a place to go get hyped up on nationalist caffeine. Lahren fans will just see their extreme views become more acceptable when they become acceptable enough to air on ABC. You closed the segment saying We dont bite. That might be true, but Lahren has made her career and fame by biting people every, single episode of her show. You had this opportunity not to bite, but to drop some truth. (I was waiting for someone to bring up health care reform, the emoluments clause, or Trumps infidelities and …

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Dramatic footage from western Mosul shows families caught in crossfire

March 10, 2017

… said UN humanitarian agencies in Iraq are preparing to aid civilians caught in the fighting. The Iraqi air Force has dropped millions of leaflets on western Mosul, where food and water are scarce and electricity sporadic, warning residents of the ongoing offensive and remain in their homes if they feel safe. The leaflets also advised residents to hang white flags or sheets outside their homes to indicate civilians are inside. Related: US volunteers aid Mosul’s wounded in makeshift clinic …

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Dartford Crossing excluded from pollution assessments – BBC News

March 6, 2017

‘Excluded’ Dr Coffey – responsible for improving air quality on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) – said: “The A282 in Dartford does not appear in the national air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide because it was classified as rural and was, therefore, excluded from Defra’s air quality modelling assessment.” She added that the Department of Transport (DfT), which is responsible for road classification, …

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How bad is air pollution? – BBC News

March 6, 2017

Government advisers say the 40,000 number might be a sixth as big – or twice as big. Pollution clearly IS a problem, though. And, remember, it doesn’t just contribute to early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma and hay fever. Is pollution increasing? In cities globally, pollution is increasing. In the UK, air pollution nationally has been generally dropping (except from ammonia from farming). But despite the overall fall, in many …

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Environmentalists Deem 2016 U.S. House The Most Anti-Environmental’ In History

February 25, 2017

… thanks to President Obama and our allies in the Senate, but with Donald Trump in the White House the threats to the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the lands we cherish have never been greater, Sittenfeld said. Related… Donald Trump's Assault On Clean Water Laws Has Already Begun Scott Pruitt Goes After Critics, EPA In His First Speech To The Agency Scott Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Chief Despite New Firestorm Over Emails We Need A President Who Will Continue Obamas …

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Besieged By Boos At Tennessee Town Hall

February 22, 2017

… notorious white nationalist, to the National Security Council. A chorus of incredulous boos followed. Its all over the national media, the man asking the question replied. Several audience members also shared critical opinions of President Donald Trumps Cabinet appointees.A Franklin High School senior expressed concern about the abilities of newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. We are not stupid, someone in the crowd fired back. Stop this. Were all for clean air, clean …

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K-pop’s growing pains: Why Asia’s biggest bands are splitting up

February 17, 2017

(CNN)Is K-pop past its prime? Or just having growing pains? Seven South Korean pop groups have split up in the last 12 months — two since the beginning of 2017 — raising questions about the future of the manufactured and wildly popular music genre, which has taken Asia by storm. Mega group Wonder Girls released their final single last Friday. The decade-old group was the first K-pop act to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 with their hit “Nobody” in 2009. Industry …

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Ebola Study Shows How ‘Superspreaders’ Can Prolong An Outbreak

February 16, 2017

… Ebola is thought to have a basic reproductive rate of 2.4, which means that an infected person will, on average, pass the disease on to 2.4 people (measles, on the other hand, has a reproductive rate between 12 to 18, probably because it can spread through the air). Gill was able to make some educated guesses about the superspreaders based on age:One possible explanation could be that the young and the old may experience the virus in a way that makes them more contagious to others or prolongs …

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