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How to Slow Climate Change. With a Fake Volcano

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There’s a cheap, quick, dirty, and controversial way to combat global warming that isn’t on the agenda of the United Nations climate summit in Paris, which runs from Nov. 30 ...

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and climate change

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Events |News | Statements | Interviews |Photos |Stories | Join the conversationA changing climate poses risks for all of humanity. However, for women and girls in particular, many of whom ...

Here's what it's like to work at Planned Parenthood

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Last night, Bryn Greenwood, who worked for Planned Parenthood in the late 90s, tweeted about her experience: I worked at a #PlannedParenthood clinic in Kansas for 3 years. My coworkers ...

The Road to Paris

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Related Publications2015 Infographic - How Climate Change Drives Hunger13 Nov 20152015 - Two minutes on Climate Change and Hunger 21 Nov 2014Climate Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition: A Review ...

The Paris attacks had zero impact on the Republican race

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Here's the most recent Pollster aggregate of the GOP primary contest. Donald Trump's scheme to prove that Republican voters are the most gullible people on the planet continues apace. (Seriously ...

WHO key messages for COP21

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WHO conservatively estimates that climate change will cause some 250,000 additional deaths per year by the 2030s. The main health risks are more intense heatwaves and fires; increased prevalence of ...

None of this is normal

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After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — ...

Why flying home for the holidays might be greener than driving

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In July, British tabloid the Daily Mail came out with a screaming headline: "EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push." Clinton's strategy to ...

When a kid kills his longtime abuser, who's the victim?

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You could hardly open a Pennsylvania newspaper in 2012 without running into a story about the prosecution of sexual predators or their enablers. The case of Jerry Sandusky, the Penn ...

UM/UH accommodation

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Over the years, we've presented some surprisingly consistent evidence about age and gender differences in the rates of use of different hesitation markers in various Germanic languages and dialects. See ...

Hillary Clinton Calls for $275 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Spending

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Hillary Clinton is calling for a $275 billion boost in federal infrastructure spending over five years and the creation of an infrastructure bank, arguing that the measures will help create ...

CMP 11 - Plenary 1

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Obama: COP21 Paris Climate Talks a Test of Global Resolve

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President Barack Obama told world leaders that the climate talks that opened Monday in Paris mark a turning point for collective action on global warming and stand as a rejection ...

Microsoft Launches PowerApps, Makes Building Business Apps Easier

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Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new Office-like service that makes it easy for virtually any employee in a company to build basic mobile and web-based business apps — and for ...

The $30 Oil Cliff Threatening Russia's Economy

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Crude prices at that level will push the economy to depths that would threaten the nation’s financial system, according to 63 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg survey. Lower prices ...

CMP 11

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17:00 CET: Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP)


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In a video message from Paris, Ban Ki-moon calls for a change to the way humans live their lives to preserve Planet Earth in a more sustainable way.

Did the Yuan Really Pass the IMF Currency Test? You'll Know Soon

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and some two dozen officials on the fund’s executive board will gather Monday at headquarters in Washington for one of the most-anticipated decisions ...

'Transparent' Season 2 First Episode Available On Amazon Prime

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Amazon is premiering the first episode of Transparent‘s second season tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. This comes ahead of the series ...

BHP Tumbles in London as Brazil Considers $5.2 Billion Dam Bill

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BHP Billiton Ltd. fell to a seven-year low in London after Brazil said it would seek as much as 20 billion reais ($5.2 billion) in compensation for a dam collapse ...

Cover Story: Moving Images

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The New Yorker is arguably the primary venue for complex contemporary fiction around, so I often wonder why the cover shouldn’t, at least every once in a while, also give ...

COP21: on eve of UN climate conference, Ban says 'time for action is now'

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29 November 2015 – On the eve of the opening in Paris of the United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries ...

Iron Ore Breaches $40 in Singapore as China Port Holdings Expand

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Most-active iron ore futures in Singapore sank below $40 a metric ton for the first time on concern that the economic slowdown in China will cut demand as supplies from ...

Kobe Bryant to Retire From Basketball at End of Season, AP Says

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Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, will retire at the end of this season, the Associated Press reported. Bryan, 37, announced his 20th NBA ...

The Silk Road Affair: Power, Pop and a Bunch of Billionaires

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Even in post-Soviet Uzbekistan, an ancient crossroads where torture and bribery allegations are endemic, Gulnara Karimova, the president’s Harvard-educated daughter, stood out for her ruthlessness. As the U.S. embassy noted ...

Have a Lethal Gremlins French Connection Christmas: 21 non-holiday holiday movies

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Every December it’s the same, as we settle down with classics like White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Miracle On 34th Street. Frankly, after so many years, these standards ...

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

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Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its delivery drone. You know, the flying delivery ...

Can the net transform the world's fishing industries?

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Local fishing communities in Indonesia are beset by a multitude of connected challenges, from illegal fishing to declining fish populations to their own personal safety in the country’s turbulent seas.

Sea turtle found dead, wedged inside lawn chair at Mickler's...

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A St. Augustine man found a disturbing scene at Mickler’s Landing this week. A sea turtle that apparently washed ashore wedged into and trapped by a lawn chair was found ...

Key COP21 Press Events Starting 30 NovemberInformation for Media

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Key COP21 Press Events Starting 30 NovemberInformation for Media The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris will begin with an unprecedented Leaders Event on 30 November, immediately after the official ...

The Beauty and the Peril of Being a Photojournalist in Afghanistan

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The image made the pages of newspapers around the globe: a young girl in brilliant green, arms outstretched, mouth open in a scream, surrounded by bodies after a suicide bomb ...

Donald Trump & the GOP are literally killing middle America

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I have a friend I grew up with in white, working class rural Nevada. He was one of the coolest guys I knew, and I admired him. We reconnected a ...

'Joy' Marks a Reunion, Breaks New Ground for Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and David O. Russell (Q & A)

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By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood Sun Nov 29 15:48:11 EST 2015 The last few year-end big-movie guns are finally screening. "The Revenant" (Fox/New Regency) has pushed Leonardo DiCaprio ...

Violent anti-choice rhetoric must end, or anti-abortion violence never will

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Words matter. When we dehumanize people – when we call them demons, monsters, and murderers – we make it easier for others to do them harm. Let’s not pretend that ...

Coral Bleaching and the Paris Summit

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Coral bleaching is happening now and globally! Bleaching, Acidification, Sea Level Rise, loss of sea ice…Climate is an ocean issue, which is why the Paris Climate Summit beginning Monday has ...

Orange the World to End Violence against Women

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This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the ...

Ben Carson and the conservative grift machine

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In the LA Times today Joseph Tanfani and Maloy Moore have a great piece about the American Legacy PAC and its 2014 Save Our Healthcare campaign. It was fronted by ...

Iraq: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 22 November 2015)

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Iraq faces a complex, and growing humanitarian crisis with at least 8.7 million Iraqis requiring humanitarian assistance. This includes about 3.2 million people who have fled their homes since January ...

Urgent And Ambitious Climate Action Needed To End Hunger In Our Lifetime

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ROME/PARIS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will attend the climate negotiations (COP21) 30 November-11 December 2015, in Paris, France. WHY WFP: The global climate negotiations are critical ...

Republican candidates are too busy this morning to denounce attack on Planned Parenthood clinic

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When I went to bed last night, none of the Republican presidential candidate had said anything about the horrific shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. But that was ...

Dubai Government Plans to Install Solar on Every Rooftop by 2030

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Billions of dirhams will be spent by Dubai on generating clean energy, the government said on Saturday, aiming to have solar panels installed on the roofs of all buildings by ...

New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World

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As a seafood restaurateur and founder of Sawyer Culinary Adventures, Louie Sawyer sought out exotic tastes for his intrepid Western clientele. During a scouting trip to Hong Kong in 2013,

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest in Clean Energy Technology

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The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition ...

Hoping for an urban utopia

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Waterfront apartments have risen up on the formerly abandoned Salford Quays in Manchester. It is one of the UK's urban renewal success stories. Is there a formula for creating a ...

The new, ugly surge in violence and threats against abortion providers

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Three people were shot dead and nine injured Friday at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, the first time since 2009 that anyone has been killed in an incident linked ...

Russia's Edition of 'Maxim' Magazine Publishes List of 'Gays We Respect'

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The Russian edition of men’s magazine Maxim has published an article in which it lists “gays we respect,” noting that these men are “exceptions” to the rule that gay men ...

The Last Bus Startup Standing: Chariot

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There was Leap Transit, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed bus startup stocked with Blue Bottle Coffee and furnished with plush stool seating for morning and evening commuters. Then there was the Nightschool’s ...

UN agencies weigh in on climate change impacts ahead of Paris conference

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27 November 2015 – In the weeks leading up to the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), which begins in Paris on Monday and aims to reach a new universal ...

Colorado Police Union Calls Critics ‘Race Baiting Morons’ After Planned Parenthood Attacks

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One day after Robert Lewis Dear allegedly opened fire at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, killing three and injuring nine others, the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement ...

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