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18:25, 2019-08-21

Fearing tobacco's fate, palm oil industry fights back On the morning of Feb. 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry....
17:17, 2019-08-21

India's monsoon rains above average for fourth straight week Monsoon rains in India in the week through Wednesday were above average for a fourth straight week, the weather office said, with floods hitting many districts in the northern parts of the country....
17:17, 2019-08-21

Without evidence, Brazil's Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be burning the Amazon Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government afte...
17:17, 2019-08-21

G7 and fashion houses join forces to make clothes more sustainable Climate crisis pushes retailers to reduce their impact on the environmentThere have been few fashion statements over the years at G7 summits (dress code: world leader suit, sensible shoes).But this ye...
13:17, 2019-08-21

Montara oil spill: site's new operator rejects suggestion it couldn't afford second clean-up Jadestone CEO says it could cover the cost of cleaning up a major spill, even though company has never made a profitThe new operator of the site of Australia’s worst ever oil spill has dismissed conce...
13:17, 2019-08-21

Revealed: emails raise ethical questions over Trump official's role in gas project Documents obtained by the Guardian suggest interior secretary is promoting effort tied to his former firmThe US interior secretary, David Bernhardt, is promoting a fossil fuel project for which his fo...
13:17, 2019-08-21

Cooling goo sidewalks and other strange new weapons in the war on urban heat Los Angeles faces a doubling of its extreme heat days but has fresh ideas to keep residents cool - and tackle the inequality of who suffersHow US cities are scrambling to protect people from extreme h...
13:17, 2019-08-21

Obamas Tackle Trump’s Promises to the Rust Belt in Their 1st Netflix Offering, American Factory Shots fired. That’s the take among reviewers of the Obamas’ first foray into TV production, which looks at the promise to America’s Rust Belt unfulfilled by the Trump administration....
12:17, 2019-08-21

This Is Knot a Drill: Knotted Headbands Are the Trendiest Hair Accessories to Wear Right Now Scrunchies had their moment, but like it or knot, this fall, it’s all about the knotted headband. This hair accessory is by no means new, but as brands release their new arrivals for next season, thes...
12:17, 2019-08-21

September Drop Date Announced for Puma x Nipsey Hussle Fashion Collabo In the weeks and months following his untimely death, so much has been revealed about the business machinations of one Ermias Asghedom, aka rapper, community activist and visionary businessman Nipsey ...
12:17, 2019-08-21

Big irrigators take 86% of water extracted from Barwon-Darling, report finds Lower Darling pushed into drought three years early because of sheer volume of water extraction by just a few licence holders A handful of big irrigators are responsible for 86% of water extracted fr...
06:51, 2019-08-21

Glencore to expand controversial mining operations at McArthur River in Northern Territory Mine has been subject to allegations of contaminating environment and mismanagement of toxic waste Glencore has been given the green light to start work on its plans to vastly extend its controversial...
06:51, 2019-08-21

Cleanaway takes over SKM amid Victoria's recycling rubbish crisis Australia’s largest garbage company buys $60m of debt, aiming to get SKM ‘back to capacity’The garbage company Cleanaway has taken effective control of most of the Victorian recycling group SKM and sa...
06:51, 2019-08-21

Global engineering firm Aurecon cuts ties with Adani amid pressure from activists Investor action group says Carmichael coalmine project makes Indian giant ‘brand kryptonite’The global engineering and consultancy firm Aurecon has severed a longstanding business relationship with th...
06:51, 2019-08-21

What's in our water? Report warns of growing 'invisible' crisis of pollution Climate emergency and population growth blamed for deteriorating water quality, with ‘cocktail of chemicals’ changing as countries become richerThe planet is facing a mounting and “invisible” water po...
02:51, 2019-08-21

Two tigers seized from traffickers every week, report finds Closure of tiger farms among urgent steps needed to protect species, wildlife summit hearsTwo illegally smuggled tigers per week are being seized by officials, according to a report, but this represen...
02:51, 2019-08-21

China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks China hopes to welcome the United States 'back to the negotiating table' to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate...
01:51, 2019-08-21

Clean-up ‘well-advanced’ after gas pipeline leak into tributary of Beaverlodge River: CNRL One week after a natural gas pipeline leaked, partly into a tributary of the Beaverlodge River in northwestern Alberta, "clean-up activities are well advanced," according to Canadian Natural Resources...
01:17, 2019-08-21

Barack Obama’s High School Jersey Sells for $120,000 at Auction During his senior year at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, our forever President Barack Obama was a member of the 1979 Hawaii State Champion boys’ varsity basketball team. Now, 40 years later, for ...
01:17, 2019-08-21

Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx to Keynote 2019 Toronto International Film Festival The “we” in “We The North” may consist of three particular people this September—well, at least at the 44th Annual Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), that is....
01:17, 2019-08-21

Poor People Are Already Financially Literate. They Just Need More Money I don’t remember when exactly I first realized there was such a thing as class. I think I might have been 10 or 11, but I’m not certain. But even before I possessed the language to articulate class di...
01:17, 2019-08-21

The Tresses and the Tea: Everything We Learned at the 72nd Annual Bronner Brothers Hair Show It’s hard describing what many of us know as the infamous Bronner Brothers Hair Show to those who have never attended. Twice a year in February and August, it goes down—almost always in Atlanta—and th...
01:17, 2019-08-21

How American Slavery Helped Create Modern-Day Policing This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what we now know as Virginia. Their voyage was, no doubt, filled with unspeakable horror and death, and their pre...
01:17, 2019-08-21

I Got a Ring Video Doorbell and Now I Pretty Much Want to Move I don’t know when, exactly, I decided to get a Ring video doorbell, but I do know that one day I got it in my head that I needed some minor surveillance around my door, after a series of unfortunate e...
01:17, 2019-08-21

Lee Daniels Is Giving Back and Moving Artists Forward With a New Creative Workshop Mentorship is something that’s a rarity for many creatives. Too many people go through their respective fields making mistakes that could have been easily avoided if someone took the time to point the...
01:17, 2019-08-21

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 7: The Way to a Vegan's Heart Is Through Her Stomach A wise commenter once said, “Girl, never go on a date hungry. Also, never decline date continuation suggestions after he’s seen your makeup drip and your hair swell up like Donna Summer!”...
01:17, 2019-08-21

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage....
23:51, 2019-08-20

Elections Canada climate advertising guidelines puts chill on green groups' advocacy Canadian environmental groups fear losing their tax-free charity status if they run paid climate change advocacy adverts ahead of the October national election, after a warning from the federal electi...
23:17, 2019-08-20

Chile to account for costs of climate change in budget Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín announced on Tuesday, as receding glaciers and drought put a squeeze on water and natural resources...
23:17, 2019-08-20

Trump EPA says 'zero evidence' of biofuel waivers hurting ethanol producers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday dismissed the biofuel industry's argument that waivers granted to small oil refineries were destroying demand and that were damaging for the ethanol pro...
23:17, 2019-08-20

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues Correlation found between poor air quality and disorders including schizophreniaPeople who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental d...
20:17, 2019-08-20

Coles signs long-term contract for electricity from three new solar farms Supermarket giant is the latest in a series of companies that have turned to renewable energy to reduce power billsSupermarket giant Coles has signed a long-term contract to get electricity from three...
20:17, 2019-08-20

Big irrigators take 86% of water from Barwon-Darling, report finds Lower Darling pushed into drought three years early because of sheer volume of water extraction by just a few licence holders A handful of big irrigators have extracted 86% of the water from the Barw...
20:17, 2019-08-20

Nuclear regulator permits restarting of reactor 4 at Hunterston B EDF Energy is expected to restart reactor a year after it was shut down over safety concernsBritain’s nuclear watchdog has agreed to allow one of the country’s oldest nuclear reactors to restart, one ...
20:17, 2019-08-20

UK shale gas reserves may be fraction of what is claimed – study University of Nottingham says new techniques give lower estimate than in 2013 reportThe UK’s underground shale gas reserves may deliver only a fraction of the gas promised by fracking firms and govern...
20:17, 2019-08-20

Indonesian planters see drought hitting palm oil output Leading palm oil players in Indonesia see production growth being hit in the short to medium term, as the world's top grower of the edible oil faces drought across major planting regions that is expec...
19:51, 2019-08-20

Indonesia will implement IMO low-sulfur fuel rule on schedule: ministry Indonesian-flagged ships will comply with new low-sulfur fuel rules that start next year, the country's Ministry of Transportation said on Tuesday, after earlier saying more time was needed to meet th...
19:51, 2019-08-20

NOCs confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar on Tuesday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ah...
19:51, 2019-08-20

From bin bags to planes: Shell, BA plan EU's first waste-to-jet fuel plant Aeroplanes could be powered by jet fuel made from household rubbish from 2024 under plans by Shell , British Airways and Velocys to build Europe's first large-scale plant to produce jet fuel from dom...
19:51, 2019-08-20

Conservationists push at CITES conference to ban trophy hunting A group of activists is trying to persuade an international conservation conference to ban trophy hunting, which outrages some animal lovers but has long been tolerated by some environmentalists as a ...
19:51, 2019-08-20

Nordic PMs, CEOs sign joint declaration on climate change Nordic prime ministers and business leaders sought on Tuesday to reinforce the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by signing a joint declaration to promote p...
19:51, 2019-08-20

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair ...
19:51, 2019-08-20

Breaking: Something Bad Is Happening in Virginia [Updated] To commemorate the quadricentennial anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in America, we imagined what it would be like to cover that late August day when the first slave ship landed on the ...
19:17, 2019-08-20

Suicides in Jails Are Preventable: How a Unique Approach May Help Curb Self-Harm in Confinement Conspiracy theories aside, Jeffrey Epstein is one of the latest and most prominent of the hundreds that die by suicide yearly in America’s jails. His untimely death saw the Bureau of Prisons chief fir...
19:17, 2019-08-20

Texas School District Faces Lawsuit After Staffers Fill in Black Student’s Hair With a Sharpie: ‘That’s Assault’ If ever there was a perfect justification for throwing hands, it’s the discovery that staffers at your 7th grader’s middle school filled in his fade with a Sharpie....
19:17, 2019-08-20

Someone Has Dethroned Lil Nas X From the No. 1 Spot, So He Can't Ride That Horse No More Has the time come when Lil Nas X can’t ride his horse “no more?” Well, he won’t be riding it on No. 1 Boulevard any longer because “Old Town Road” has been dethroned....
19:17, 2019-08-20

I Saw Janet Jackson Live for the First Time in My Life and Experienced My Own Metamorphosis I believe everyone has a shortlist of people they’ve always wanted to see perform live but never really had the chance to. For me, that list consists of folks like Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson. ...
19:17, 2019-08-20

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s New Plan Would Make It Harder to Prove Housing Discrimination The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is run by Ben Carson—aka the Clarence Thomas of the Trump administration—is finishing off Carson’s mission of completely destroying the departmen...
19:17, 2019-08-20

Meet Tish James, the Black Woman Standing up to Trump and All His Racist Policies New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James is not here for any of Donald Trump’s fuckshit. Not only is she New York’s top law enforcement officer but she has no problem using every ounce of her au...
19:17, 2019-08-20

Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollutionAmazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that...
13:51, 2019-08-20

Boil water advisory issued for Lake Louise after water main break over weekend The Lake Louise Fire Department told people to boil water for a minimum of two minutes before drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, and doing dishes....
12:17, 2019-08-20

Angela Bassett to Receive Icon Award at 2019 Black Girls Rock! Ceremony There are certain things we can always depend on being fact: Water will always be wet, fire will always be hot and the world would be lost without black women. Facts are facts, America.Knowing that bl...
10:17, 2019-08-20

Proud Boy-in-Chief Threatens to Make Antifa a Terrorist Organization After Weekend Protests in Portland, Oregon The far-right Proud Boys, the wandering group of mostly white men who you can spot wearing their “PB” branded polos, vow to continue their inbred form of American terrorism every month in Portland, Or...
10:17, 2019-08-20

In Defiance of Trump's 'Gag Rule,' Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X; Low-Income Women Most Likely to be Affected The fears of low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood for reproductive health services were confirmed on Monday: In response to attempts by the Trump administration to stifle abortion rights by...
10:17, 2019-08-20

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills? There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating...
10:17, 2019-08-20

Our Dog ‘Doesn’t Like Black People’: Tennessee Church’s Sorry Excuse for Denying a Black Housekeeper a Job The Catholic Diocese of Memphis (Tenn.) is facing backlash after a black housekeeper lost out on a cleaning job after church staffers reportedly claimed a priest’s dog “doesn’t like black people” and ...
10:17, 2019-08-20

Steph Curry Makes a 7-Figure Gift to Howard University to Bring Golf Back to the HBCU Basketball great Steph Curry on Monday pledged to fund a new golf program at Howard University, with a gift to be made over six years to give the HBCU time to build a Division I sports program....
10:17, 2019-08-20

Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted Georgia is doubling down on its recently signed law virtually outlawing abortion in the state, telling a federal court that it should dismiss an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop th...
10:17, 2019-08-20

Australia taking six years to list threatened habitats under environment laws Senate inquiry hears that major threats to wildlife are not being recognised because of environment department budget cutsAustralia is taking at least six years to list habitats as threatened under na...
09:17, 2019-08-20

Death, blackouts, melting asphalt: ways the climate crisis will change how we live From power cuts to infrastructure failure, the impact of climate change on US cities will be huge – but many are already innovating to adaptBetween record heat and rain, this summer’s weather patterns...
09:17, 2019-08-20

Donald Trump Would Absolutely Do This to Greenland Donald Trump would like to buy Greenland, and despite Greenland’s assurance that it is absolutely not for sale, it seems he is not quite ready to drop the dream. And if he did manage to purchase the 5...
07:17, 2019-08-20

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan over use of private jets Singer reveals he paid for a flight for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son ArchieSir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their use of private jets, revealing that he ...
06:51, 2019-08-20

Queensland police to get new powers to search climate change protesters Crackdown includes new laws that make it illegal to possess a device used for locking on, and comes as Extinction Rebellion ramps up activitiesQueensland police will be given new powers to search susp...
06:51, 2019-08-20

BHP boss: nationalism a potential threat to world economy Despite huge profit, BHP’s Andrew Mackenzie is cautious on global outlookThe rise of nationalism and governments that interfere in markets pose a threat to the global economic system, the boss of BHP,...
06:51, 2019-08-20

Australia is third largest exporter of fossil fuels behind Russia and Saudi Arabia Australia Institute says claim Australia is only responsible for 1.2% of emissions hides real contribution to climate crisisAustralia’s role as a leader in the global fossil fuel trade is underscored ...
06:51, 2019-08-20

Australian power stations among world's worst for toxic air pollution Coal-fired stations in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and NSW’s Lake Macquarie region among biggest hotspots for deadly sulphur dioxide, report findsPower stations in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and New Sout...
06:51, 2019-08-20

Money Is Your Real Enemy It is comforting to think that Donald Trump is a weird, momentary aberration, and that if we just get rid of him, dignity in politics will be restored. This is false. In fact, the main reason the esta...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Trump Mad at 'Unstable Nut Job' Who Is Miraculously Not Him President Donald Trump, like many cliche megalomaniacs, prizes “loyalty” over almost anything else. What happens when someone violates his nebulous concept of that word? He becomes a big squalling bab...
03:51, 2019-08-20

The Morning Show Looks Depressing as Hell and I Will Watch Every Minute Today, Apple dropped the trailer for The Morning Show, its new series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon about all the ~draaamaaaaaa~ happening at a Today-like program that airs during th...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Dems' Latest Idea to Defeat Trump Is Talking About How He's Too Online There are plenty of reasons to vote President Donald Trump out of office the upcoming election: the unrepentant racism, the disastrous foreign policy, the disastrous domestic policy, more unrepentant ...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Elizabeth Warren Finally Publicly Apologizes for Clueless DNA Test Claiming Native Heritage Since the tone-deaf, blundering decision to produce the results of a DNA test in an effort to prove her Native American ancestry, Elizabeth Warren has avoided directly publicly acknowledging her large...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum It seems completely and utterly impossible at this particular moment in the history of humankind, but apparently the internet still has good things to offer. Case in point:...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Kamala Harris Shows Us How the System Works Kamala Harris was in the Hamptons this past weekend raising money from rich people. There, she told people that she was not cool with Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan....
03:51, 2019-08-20

The Times Square Ads I Have to Stare at Every Single Day, Ranked My new (miserable) party trick when some blissfully ignorant new person asks me “what I do” is to turn the conversation—which could go in any number of directions too dark for after hours—to working i...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Ben Shapiro Develops Selective Amnesia As Splinter’s resident amateur physician, it’s my unfortunate duty to report that New York Times-dubbed “cool kids philosopher” Ben Shapiro appears to have come down with an acute case of amnesia....
03:51, 2019-08-20

NYPD Union Incensed That a Cop Is Being Held Accountable for Eric Garner's Death The New York Police Department today fired Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island NYPD officer whose chokehold of Eric Garner was deemed responsible for Garner’s death in 2014, following a judge’s recomme...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Jill Biden Would Like You to Vote for Joe Biden, Even If You'd Rather Not Jill Biden, Joe Biden’s wife, would like you to vote for Joe Biden, no matter how many of his gaffes or closet skeletons or pointless healthcare plans might make you reconsider. Joe Biden—he may not h...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Tucker Carlson Returns From His Racism Vacation With Far Fewer Advertisers Earlier this month, Tucker Carlson claimed on air that the dangers of white supremacy are a “hoax,” a move that prompted quite a few of his advertisers to flee and coincidentally coincided with him ta...
03:51, 2019-08-20

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem....
02:51, 2019-08-20

Monday’s Daily Brief: World Humanitarian Day, Afghan massacre aftermath, Venezuelans in Brazil, Yemen war update, and reconciliation in Mali Our main stories today: Women celebrated on World Humanitarian Day; Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence; Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to Venezuelans; UN urges Yemen’s warring parties...
02:17, 2019-08-20

Brazilian states bypass Bolsonaro to discuss rainforest protection funding directly Brazilian states containing the country's Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation after changes proposed by the federal gov...
00:51, 2019-08-20

Brazil securities regulator ramps up Vale dam disaster probe Brazil's securities regulator CVM said on Monday it has opened up an additional investigation into whether executives of iron ore miner Vale SA breached their fiduciary duties in relation to a January...
00:51, 2019-08-20

Cleanup of central Alberta oil spill expected to take 3 weeks Bonterra Energy Corp. says it has 70 workers cleaning up the site of an oil emulsion leak from a pipeline into a creek that feeds the North Saskatchewan River in west central Alberta....
23:51, 2019-08-19

New water problems for New Brunswick beach prompt call for testing Poor water quality resulted in the advisories on Aug. 12, 14, 15 and 16 for Parlee Beach, a popular tourist destination on the province's east coast....
23:51, 2019-08-19

Edmonton drinking water ‘perfectly safe’ despite pipeline spill into tributary of North Saskatchewan River: EPCOR Four days after the Alberta Energy Regulator was told 40,000 litres of oil emulsion leaked from a pipeline into a creek that feeds into the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton's primary utility provide...
23:51, 2019-08-19

Illinois State Senator to Trump: Hey, Sorry About the Mock Assassination State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Ill.), has apologized to Trump and all who support him for an incident that happened at a fundraiser. And by incident, I mean that one of Sandoval’s supporters pointed an...
22:51, 2019-08-19

OMG! OK, It's Happening: Rihanna Reportedly Registered New Music With Her Publisher We’ve expressed this sentiment more than once, but it needs to be repeated: Rihanna has successfully executed the best troll in modern music....
22:51, 2019-08-19

This Is America: Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Had Security Increased After Public Fallout With Trump Please think about what I am about to say: An American mayor was assigned security after a public feud with the president of the United States, because the American mayor needed protection from the sy...
22:51, 2019-08-19

Y'all Gon' Make Me Lose My Mind: The #DMXChallenge Is Trending...and It's Not What You Think “There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki, Lisa, Veronica, Karen, Vicky (damn), Cookie, well I met her in a ice cream parlor, Tonya, Di...
22:51, 2019-08-19

Remember That Trump Speech at the Pennsylvania Plant? Workers Had to Attend, Take Paid Time Off or Lose a Day of Pay Turns out that those cheering plant workers behind President Trump at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant didn’t have many choices when it came to attending the event. In fact, they only had three ch...
22:51, 2019-08-19

Leaked Memo Reveals GOP Strategy for Mass Shootings: Minimize White Supremacy, Blame Left In an attempt to control the narrative around mass shootings in the United States, a leaked memo reveals the GOP’s strategy in doing so: Point the finger at the left and minimize the role of white sup...
22:51, 2019-08-19

NYPD Fires Officer Responsible for the Death of Eric Garner Five years after “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for police accountability in light of the unnecessary death of 43-year-old Eric Garner, comes the news that the officer responsible, Daniel Pan...
22:51, 2019-08-19

California Governor Signs 'Stephon Clark Law,' One of the Strictest Police Use of Force Laws in the Country In its efforts to deter police shootings and change the culture of its police departments, California has officially adopted one of the strictest laws in the country regarding police use of deadly for...
22:51, 2019-08-19

TÜV SÜD pulls out of dam safety checks after Brazil disaster Germany's TÜV SÜD has pulled out of conducting safety assessments of dams after the collapse of a Brazilian dam it had vetted killed almost 250 people in January, the industrial inspection firm's chie...
21:17, 2019-08-19

Russia's Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data Russia's Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa's eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space ag...
21:17, 2019-08-19

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight municipalities and reaching a natural park,...
21:17, 2019-08-19

House Judiciary Committee Will Return Early to Advance Gun Reform Bills In the wake of multiple mass shootings in recent weeks that have claimed dozens of lives in several states, some lawmakers are willing to cut short their vacations to return to Washington for more wor...
17:17, 2019-08-19

Things Are Getting Worse for a Panicked Steve King You know you’re in trouble when despite being a true (racist) Republican, Liz Cheney won’t even defend you, and refers to comments you’ve made as “appalling and bizarre.”...
17:17, 2019-08-19

Hundreds March In Mexico City to Demand Action Against Police Accused of Rape Hundreds gathered in the streets of Mexico City on Friday to protest police violence and demand punishment for police officers accused of raping minors....
17:17, 2019-08-19

Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Plan Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled on Sunday a broad plan to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system that includes the goal of reducing the prison population by half....
17:17, 2019-08-19

The Same Publisher That Tried to Publish O.J. Simpson Gave Mark Halperin Another Book Deal The same publisher who attempted to published O.J. Simpson’s If I Did It has a new client: Mark Halperin. Halperin’s book is called “How to Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists on What It W...
17:17, 2019-08-19

Joe Manchin Keeps Trump's Greenland Dream Alive On Sunday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) treated President Donald Trump’s pipe dream of buying Greenland as a serious policy proposal during a television appearance on CBS. A somber remind that this is some...
17:17, 2019-08-19

Texas Police Won't Face Criminal Charges After Leading Black Man by A Rope The two Texas police officers who led a handcuffed black man down a street by a rope will not face criminal charges, according to the Texas Rangers. On Aug. 3, officers identified by Galveston police ...
17:17, 2019-08-19

Mark Sanford Wants to Be President, but Maybe His Children Will Save Him Republican politician Mark Sanford wants to be relevant again. And the only way ousted Republicans can be relevant without bootlicking is by attempting to challenge President Donald Trump....
17:17, 2019-08-19

Conservatives Are Flipping Out Because the New York Times Said Slavery Was Important In the past few days, the New York Times has been rolling out the 1619 Project, a hugely ambitious effort to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to American shores...
17:17, 2019-08-19

RECESSION A LIB MEDIA CONSPIRACY TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP??? There are many, many reasons to start freaking out at the possibility that we might be heading toward a global recession—a scenario made all the more terrifying by the fact that Donald freaking Trump ...
17:17, 2019-08-19

'Bout Time: Teddy Riley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Now, you know if Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (which fabulously continues to be vandalized), that music producer, New Jack Swing-originator, and thin-mustachioed crooner Teddy...
16:51, 2019-08-19

Bryan Michael Cox Claims Jay-Z Told Jermaine Dupri to Turn Down a Similar NFL Deal Up until last week, one of Black Twitter’s conundrums is deciding whether to choose $500,000 or an apparent lucrative dinner with Jay-Z. Well, Jermaine Dupri may be able to tell us just how beneficial...
16:51, 2019-08-19

Police Digitally Alter Mugshot to Implicate Bank Robbery Suspect: 'They’re Increasing the Risk of Mistaken Identity' I know they think we all look alike, but with the assortment of distinct tattoos that adorn Tyrone Lamont Allen’s right cheek, forehead and left eye, it’s pretty damn hard to mistake the 50-year-old ...
16:51, 2019-08-19

Monday's Best Deals: Nerf Gold Box, Dash Air Fryers, eero Routers, and More A big Sorel sale, Zelda soundtrack, a Nintendo Switch charging stand, and a cake pop maker lead of Monday’s best deals from around the web....
16:51, 2019-08-19

Malaysian PM urges Britain to 'break with Europe' on palm oil: Bloomberg Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production, rather than pursuing boycotts after its scheduled exit from...
12:17, 2019-08-19

Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas....
12:17, 2019-08-19

China provides $1 billion in 'green' finance to coal projects in first half of the year Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in "green" financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still pla...
12:17, 2019-08-19

Paying tribute and strengthening the role of #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day....
05:51, 2019-08-19

Body-Cam Footage Shows 19-Year-Old De’Von Bailey Running Away as He Was Shot by Police; Autopsy Rules Death a Homicide Once again, something that started so innocuously, with the words, “Hey guys” spoken by a police officer has left bullets in the back of a dead black teen....
00:51, 2019-08-19

The Last Holdouts: White Evangelical Christians, Why Can’t You See? A recent Quinnipiac poll found 50 percent of white Americans do not believe Donald Trump is racist. Among evangelicals, the poll goes on to say, “While half of voters think President Donald Trump is r...
00:51, 2019-08-19

Bout Time: Teddy Riley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Now you know if Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (which fabulously continues to be vandalized), that music producer, New Jack Swing-originator, and thin-mustachioed crooner Teddy ...
00:51, 2019-08-19

Poles wade through Baltic 'like herrings' to commune with the sea Once a year, Poles head to the Hel Peninsula on the northern coast near Gdynia to "become herrings" and wade up to a meter deep for five hours along a 10-km (six-mile) sand bank through the Baltic Sea...
23:17, 2019-08-18

Protecting Singapore from rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion Protecting Singapore against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the low-lying island-state makes preparations to mit...
19:51, 2019-08-18

Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high tem...
19:51, 2019-08-18

Sunday's Best Deals: Fire TVs, Instant Pot Max, AmazonBasics Batteries, and More Get a free Echo Dot when you buy a Fire TV, Instant Pot Max, and a 20-pack of AmazonBasics AA Batteries lead of Sunday’s best deals from around the web....
17:17, 2019-08-18

Stephen Miller Wanted to Block Undocumented Children from Public Schools Just when you thought Trump senior adviser and psychopath Stephen Miller couldn’t be any more diabolical, a new report says that he wanted to find a way for the Trump administration to block undocumen...
11:51, 2019-08-18

Workers at Trump speech told they had to use time off or receive no pay if they didn’t attend Union workers at a petrochemical plant that President Trump visited in Pennsylvania were told they had to use paid time off or receive no pay for the day if they did not attend his remarks....
09:51, 2019-08-18

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis Giraffes, sharks, glass frogs - and the woolly mammoth - may get boosted protection at summitFrom giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wi...
00:34, 2019-08-18

Trump Attacks Antifa Ahead of Right-Wing Rally in Portland It appears that Donald Trump is upset that law enforcement is rounding up his racist buddies ahead of a right-wing rally scheduled for Saturday in Portland, Oregon....
23:00, 2019-08-17

I Hate These Chairs I don’t know when this specific chair became the go-to chair of every casual dining establishment in America. I don’t know what they’re called—“bistro” chairs, maybe? What I do know is that I hate the...
23:00, 2019-08-17

Shell Workers Had to Attend Trump Speech to Get Paid When Donald Trump stood before a crowd of workers earlier this week at a Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, and rambled on about how much he likes large trucks, the workers...
23:00, 2019-08-17

Rashida Tlaib’s Grandmother Speaks for Us All It wasn’t enough for Donald Trump to call his friend in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and urge him to block two sitting U.S. congresswomen from visiting that country. Always the narcissis...
23:00, 2019-08-17

CVS Might Make It Even More Difficult to Get Birth Control On August 15, a prescription birth control delivery service called Pill Club alleged that CVS is lowballing mail-order drug companies to the point where Pill Club and others may have to stop serving p...
23:00, 2019-08-17

Your Wallet's Callin': R. Kelly Reportedly Wants to Tap Michael Jackson's Lawyer, Needs Many Extra Dollars Robert “R.” Kelly is reportedly seeking out one of the most in-demand criminal attorneys in the business: Tom Mesereau, a lawyer best known for successfully defending Michael Jackson during his 2005 c...
19:34, 2019-08-17

Tennessee Store Clerk Faces Up to 60 Years for Murdering a Black Teen Over a $2 Beer Seventeen-year-old Dorian Harris shoplifted a $2 beer from a local corner store and it cost him his life. Now, the store clerk responsible for shooting and killing the teen is facing up to 60 years in...
19:34, 2019-08-17

It’s ‘Racial’: Illinois Prison Banned Books on Black History and Empowerment From Inmate Program Some 3 out of every 4 inmates in Illinois prisons are black, yet, an Illinois prison banned an inmate education program from using books discussing black history or empowerment due to their “racial” c...
19:34, 2019-08-17

Jay-Z Reportedly to Get Majority Ownership in NFL Team; Eric Reid Calls Move ‘Despicable’ With at least half of his 30 pieces of silver, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, reports TMZ, making him the first black person to be an owner i...
19:34, 2019-08-17

Texas Rangers Decline to Criminally Investigate Officers Who Paraded Black Man in Street Like Runaway Slave No surprise here. If police are barely investigated, hardly charged, and scarcely convicted for killing black people—on video—why would they face any sort of consequence for parading a black man throu...
19:34, 2019-08-17

Rescued Thai baby dugong killed by ocean plastic An orphaned baby dugong rescued in Thailand earlier this year died on Saturday due to pieces of plastic clogging her digestive system, authorities said....
17:34, 2019-08-17

Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand Bazaar Strong rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several neighborhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city....
17:34, 2019-08-17

Boil water advisory in effect for some Pointe-Claire homes Residents are asked to be diligent and bring their tap water to a boil for at least one minute before drinking, brushing their teeth, preparing baby bottles and more....
12:34, 2019-08-17

E-scooters zipping around Edmonton cause for excitement and concern Electric scooters have arrived in central parts of Edmonton, prompting excitement over a new mode of transportation but also concern over the many ways riders can be injured....
12:34, 2019-08-17

Possible end to birth control program for wild horses could trigger cull in Alberta Wild horses are an iconic part of the eastern slopes of Alberta. But the future of the horses is in question, with some fearing a project to help keep the horses from being killed, could be scrapped....
12:34, 2019-08-17

Private firms issue 86% of councils' 250,000 fines for dropping litter Rise in number of local authorities using companies to police streets for littering The number of litter fines issued by councils has almost quadrupled in six years, with more than 250,000 handed out ...
12:00, 2019-08-17

Number of flights taken by officials from department tackling climate crisis soars Number of flights taken by BEIS staff rises to 4,500 from 2,700 in previous year despite carbon footprintThe Whitehall officials responsible for tackling the climate crisis dramatically increased thei...
12:00, 2019-08-17

Daily on Energy: Inslee: 'Hallucination' for Biden to think he can have filibuster and climate legislation Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00...
08:34, 2019-08-17

Medical Examiner Officially Rules Jeffrey Epstein's Death a Suicide Six days after accused child rapist Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell, New York’s chief medical examiner ruled his death a suicide by hanging, putting an official end to specul...
03:00, 2019-08-17

What do we lose when we lose a local bike shop? As UK rents rise and online retailers eat into their margins, shops struggle to survive In the early 1930s a young William Laker would cycle the 50-odd miles from his home in Kent to Crystal Palace in...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Scott Morrison blasted by Pacific heat while trying to project calm on climate | Katharine Murphy Things are not under control when it comes to Australia meeting our Paris target, even if Scott Morrison wants us to believe that We’ll get to climate, and the rumble in the Pacific, but I want to beg...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Animal Rebellion activists to blockade UK's biggest meat market London’s Smithfield Market part of next wave of Extinction Rebellion climate protestsThousands of animal rights and environment activists are planning to blockade Smithfield Market – the largest whole...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Blue-green algae poses blooming danger to paddling pets Owners urged to take care near waterways as climate crisis leads to more toxic bloomsIn Cheshire, a King Charles spaniel called Kendall collapsed and died minutes after paddling in a lake. In Craigavo...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Edinburgh limits pupil climate strike approval to once a year Activists vow to keep on after council votes to authorise only one day’s school absenceYoung activists have vowed to keep protesting in Edinburgh despite the city council saying it will only authorise...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Government's shift to relax shale gas fracking safeguards condemned Environment groups fear possibly ‘weakened’ earthquake risk rules after report on Cuadrilla drillingEnvironmental groups have voiced fears that the government is preparing to row back on fracking regu...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Revealed: 'fierce' Pacific forum meeting almost collapsed over climate crisis Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison came under fire from Tuvalu’s leader Enele SopoagaCritical talks at the Pacific Islands Forum almost collapsed twice amid “fierce” clashes between the Austral...
02:00, 2019-08-17

Scott Morrison's betrayal of the Pacific was immoral – and completely unnecessary | Nicky Ison Australia’s regional and global influence will not grow unless we are fair dinkum about acting on climate changeAs the Pacific Islands Forum comes to an end, Australia has yet again been shamed on a g...
02:00, 2019-08-17

U.S. judge urges VW, SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal....
23:00, 2019-08-16

Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum r...
23:00, 2019-08-16

The Fat President Fat-Shamed a Protester: ‘Go Home, Start Exercising’ The president’s diet consists of a half-trough filled with extra soggy KFC original recipe, a small jar of mayonnaise, two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, a large chocolate milkshake (which is his actual ...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Israel Reverses Course, Allows Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Visit. Tlaib to Israel: Nah, I’m Good First, an Israel visit was off the table, then it was back on and now it’s off again as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has said she won’t be visiting her 90-year-old grandmother despite the country’s In...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Praisesong for the Writer: The Literary World Mourns the Death of Author Paule Marshall “Heartbreaking news...Another beloved elder has crossed over,” tweeted two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage on Thursday afternoon. On the heels of Toni Morrison’s death on Aug. 5, t...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Marlon Wayans Comes for Cancel Culture: 'You Know, Freedom of Speech. What Happened to That?' Fresh off the heels of his brand new Netflix comedy Sextuplets—which is actually pretty damn funny—Marlon Wayans made a pitstop on Buzzfeed’s AM to DM Thursday to discuss a myriad of topics. However, ...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Essence Announces Move to Expanded, Bimonthly Print Issues Starting next year, Essence magazine will move from a monthly to a bimonthly publishing schedule, signaling the end of an era while promising that the best is yet to come....
22:34, 2019-08-16

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Top 10 Clapbacks of All Time, Part 3 Many of the emails, comments, tweets and direct messages that make it into the weekly Clapback Mailbag are from well-meaning people who genuinely have questions or need advice. In fact, those emails, ...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Andrew Yang, Just Say You Hate Fat People and Move Along!!! Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang threw some very intelligent, not at all lazy insults at President Donald Trump during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair over the weekend. Speaking to r...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Donald Trump is Floating the Idea of Buying Greenland to Anyone and Everyone According to a story from the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, President Donald Trump has repeatedly asked his top aides “with varying degrees of seriousness” how he could buy Greenland. Setting aside...
22:34, 2019-08-16

New York Times Staff Seems Pretty Fed Up With Dean Baquet's Explanations If The New York Times was a person, I would say that they were going through it. On Tuesday, a top editor in the Washington bureau was demoted after he couldn’t stop posting racist tweets. A print hea...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Tennessee Just Executed the Third Person by Electric Chair in Less Than a Year Tennessee executed Stephen Michael West on Thursday night, making him the third person executed by electric chair in the state since November. The Tennessee Department of Correction announced the 56 y...
22:34, 2019-08-16

PicoBrew's BrewBags Put You In Control Of Your Beer (Or Cold Brew Coffee) PicoBrew has morphed the Pico C beer brewing appliance into a completely custom beer and coldbrew coffee brewer that’s consistently easy to use and maintain. It also happens to make mass quantities of...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Donald Trump Just Can't Help Himself At a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday evening, Donald Trump proved that he loves to shit talk. And he doesn’t even have to talk that much shit. As Trump demonstrated during his speech to...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Israel Makes Rashida Tlaib Promise Not to Promote BDS So She Can See Her Grandmother A day after barring her and Rep. Ilhan Omar from entering the country, Israel said it would allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The reversa...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Trump Ramps Up Dangerous Rhetoric About Mental Illness After Mass Shootings Donald Trump is not equipped to solve the epidemic of massive gun violence in our society. This is evidenced by how Trump’s responded to most acts of violence in this country, but also in what he’s su...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Trump Fat-Shamed His Own Supporter at Unhinged Rally in New Hampshire Look, I don’t know how else to say this: President Donald Trump made a dumb fat joke—accidentally aimed at one of his own supporters—after a small group of protesters interrupted his New Hampshire ral...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Greenland to Trump: Thanks for Your Interest! Unfortunately You Definitely Can't Buy Us Greenland: seems nice! It’s a land of many glaciers (which are melting) and copious natural resources (which can be exploited to melt the glaciers faster). It’s also very pretty! One thing it’s not: f...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Rashida Tlaib Says She Won't Travel to Israel After All if She Has to Suppress Her Political Views Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced on Friday that, despite receiving permission from the Israeli government to travel to the occupied West Bank to visit her grandmother, she will not make the journey becaus...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Fox News Fool Suggests Medicare for All Would Actually Mean More Mass Shootings On Friday, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy linked two top issues of the moment: Medicare for All and mass shootings. Did she do so in a logically and morally consistent way, perhaps by sugges...
22:34, 2019-08-16

The Democrats Still Don't Understand the South The Intercept put out a piece on Thursday detailing Sen. Chuck Schumer’s so-far lackluster recruiting efforts for the Senate elections in 2020. Tucked into it is an anecdote about North Carolina which...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Steve King Is Having an All-Out Meltdown After Basically Condoning Rape and Incest If there’s anything resembling a silver lining to Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s deeply racist, intensely misogynist rantings, it’s that there’s very little subtext involved—no hidden meanings to p...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Postmates Workers Say They Weren't Told Their Names Would Appear in an Ad This week, gig economy delivery company Postmates ran a full-page ad in the LA Times—signed by more than 1,600 of its own workers—asking the governor of California not to reclassify its workers as act...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Here's Wedding Crasher Trump Planting a Wet One on the Bride Donald Trump loves weddings, so much so that he’s personally had three! He loves to be a guest too—whenever there’s one going on at one of his many tacky properties while he’s visiting, he occasionall...
22:34, 2019-08-16

Trudeau announces $11.4 million in flood protection funding for Fredericton The federal money is meant to help the New Brunswick capital better protect key transportation systems and municipal infrastructure so essential services can continue during floods....
19:34, 2019-08-16

Ontario government to make product producers responsible for Blue Box program Environment Minister Jeff Yurek says the move will encourage the industry to change how it packages products to cut down on waste that is sent to landfills....
19:34, 2019-08-16

Simcoe County takes steps to help get waste off the streets Since residents have placed high priority on the collection of garbage, organics and recycling, Simcoe County says council voted to cancel this year's curbside collection of electronics....
19:34, 2019-08-16

Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than half a million ...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Pacific Islands leaders agree on climate plan with loopholes Pacific Islands leaders failed to agree on tough new climate change commitments at an annual summit on Thursday, agreeing instead to endorse a plan that allows them to opt out of specific measures the...
19:00, 2019-08-16

China's Minmetals says to close rare earth unit after pollution violations The rare earths arm of state-owned China Minmetals Corporation said one of its units would halt production with immediate effect from Thursday after failing to rectify a series of environmental offenc...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age extinct...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Indonesia seals palm, timber concessions amid forest fires: ministry Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burni...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Norway stops Amazon fund contribution in dispute with Brazil Norway has suspended donations supporting projects to curb deforestation in Brazil after the country's right-wing government blocked operations of a fund receiving the aid, the Norwegian ministry of c...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Cash for trash: Indonesia village banks on waste recycling Indonesia's crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields....
19:00, 2019-08-16

Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought Australia's biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia Small Pacific islands nations at risk from rising sea levels lambasted Australia on Friday after it blocked moves at a regional forum to set down tough policies to combat climate change....
19:00, 2019-08-16

Trump intervention triggered EPA's surprise biofuel waiver decision: sources A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump last week ended a nearly two-month-long review of the nation's biofuels program, three sources familiar with the matter said, with the White House siding ...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Sharks, elephants and precious wood in balance at wildlife talks The fate of mako sharks, African elephants and their ivory, and precious wood used to make musical instruments are on the agenda of member states attending negotiations of the U.N. wildlife watchdog o...
19:00, 2019-08-16

Denmark sees resolution soon to EU rift on 2050 climate goal The new energy and climate minister of Denmark, a frontrunner in fighting climate change, said on Friday he was confident fellow EU countries would soon agree to go carbon-neutral by 2050 despite resi...
19:00, 2019-08-16

My 4-Year-Old Did One of Those Things Kids Do to Remind You Why Being a Parent Is Awesome Parenting, in practice, is a lot of work. Sure, it’s work that most of us who have the privilege of being parents love, but there are days when everybody can use a break. Especially when you have litt...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Will Get Nominated for CMA Awards, Right? Some Voters Don't Seem to Think So Welllll, I’m going to take my horse to the Old Town Road, I’m gonna riiiide ‘till I can’t no more… *record scratch* Welp, the Country Music Association voting board may say Lil Nas X can’t ride his ho...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Trump Got His Wish: Israel Bans Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib From Visiting Donald Trump is a petulant child who will only play the game if he can make the rules up as he goes. As it stands, the president of the United States can bash Muslims, blacks, gays and the left side o...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Suspect Surrenders After Shooting 6 Police Officers During 8-Hour Standoff in Philadelphia: ‘It Was Like a War’ After shooting six police officers during a standoff that lasted almost eight hours, 36-year-old Maurice Hill surrendered to authorities....
18:00, 2019-08-16

Is Trump Trying Deport Melania? Trevor Noah Thinks So Maybe we’ve been viewing this thing all wrong. Maybe this whole time, while most of us who didn’t vote for Donald Trump—you know, the group of us that still believe that Jamie Foxx is more talented th...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Eight Great Mini Fridges For Anyone That Wants the Coolest Dorm Room If you’re in college or have a college student in your life, you know that one of the big concerns about dorm life is buying a mini fridge. Depending on the size of your dorm room, your personal taste...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Trump’s Going to Be Big Mad: Fox News Poll Show the President’s Disapproval Numbers Near All-Time High No power group can last forever: Destiny’s Child broke up. So did the Fat Boys and Van Jones and black people. So it’s only fitting that Fox News and the president’s relationship would be coming to an...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Is Ciara Going to Be the Next Celeb to ‘Level Up’ Our Beauty Routines? With her most recent album and newly launched record label, Ciara has been making a case for Beauty Marks (the name of both), but as revealed at Beautycon LA last weekend, the entertainer may also be ...
18:00, 2019-08-16

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 2: How to Swallow a Plateful of Opinions You know the old adage, “opinions are like assholes; everybody has one?” Well, apparently, the same holds true for diet plans—everyone is sure they have the answer and is insistent that theirs is the ...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Watch: Cardi B Chops It Up With Bernie Sanders Over Wages, Student Loans and Getting Rid of This ‘Bully’ President Cardi B sat down with presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to “educate” her followers on the issues fans told her they wanted to discuss, and they got an earful on everything from erasing student loan ...
18:00, 2019-08-16

The Donald’s Worst Nightmare? More Than 260,000 People Petition to Rename Trump Tower Block for Barack Obama Donald Trump seems to have a love affair with Barack Obama; he just can’t seem to resist mentioning the forever president every chance he gets....
18:00, 2019-08-16

We Out: Planned Parenthood Says Trump ‘Gag Rule’ Will Force It to Abandon Low-Income Reproductive Health Program Unless a federal appeals court gives a hard pass when it comes to a “gag rule” imposed by the Trump administration regarding abortion, Planned Parenthood says it’ll be forced to abandon the low-income...
18:00, 2019-08-16

From Jackie Aina to the CROWN Coalition, Black Women Lead Glamour’s List of Women Changing the Beauty Industry It’s our turn. That’s the message Glamour magazine is giving black women, with the release of its “Women of the Year All Year” list honoring the biggest influencers in beauty. Of the 12 women the maga...
18:00, 2019-08-16

The Fat President Fat-Shamed a Protester: 'Go Home, Start Exercising' The president’s diet consists of a half-trough filled with extra soggy KFC original recipe, a small jar of mayonnaise, two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fishes a large chocolate milkshake (which is his actual...
18:00, 2019-08-16

Daily on Energy: Where that 12-year climate change deadline came from, and what it really means Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00...
15:34, 2019-08-16

Fears and Frustrations as Newark, NJ, Hands Out Bottled Water Amid a Lead-Contaminated Water Crisis of Its Own Inspiring comparisons to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., New Jersey’s biggest (and predominantly black) city, Newark, is handing out bottled water to its residents amid a worsening contaminated wate...
08:34, 2019-08-15

Don’t Get Cocky: Study Finds Trump’s Chances of ‘Running a Boston’ on Election Day Are Slim to None No matter how unpopular Donald Trump is (approval rating at last check a mere 42 percent), there are many a pundit predicting the Electoral College will come through for him and his re-election hopes ...
08:34, 2019-08-15

Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state of affairs for R. Kelly as he awaits trial in multiple jurisdictions on state and federal charges he sexually abused women and girls....
08:34, 2019-08-15

The Prison Holding Jeffrey Epstein Wasn't Even Trying, Huh With every piece of new information that seeps out about Jeffrey Epstein’s death at a federal New York City prison this past weekend, the prison’s operations more closely resemble something straight o...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Beto O'Rourke Would Really Like You to Stop Asking When He's Going to Drop Out Beto O’Rourke is back “in it,” as they say, planning to return to the campaign trail on Thursday after a well-justified break from the presidential race to mourn the victims of the horrific mass shoot...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Hog Blog: Iowa State Fair Edition Well you know what they say folks: politics is all about getting down there and rollin’ in the mud. You know who knows all about that? Hogs. Here at Splinter, we’re committed to delivering all the tim...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Steve King on Rape: What's the Big Deal? Rep. Steve King is best known as a super-racist, but let it not be forgotten that the Iowa Republican also has terrible views on just about everything else. For instance, here’s our man coming in hot ...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Eric Trump: Media Down With the Sickness Eric Trump, the larger and blonder of the president’s two adult sons, appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to absolutely destroy the lamestream media for the sin of ignoring the f...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Shocker: The White House Is Not Totally on Board With Gun Control Right after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton earlier this month, President Donald Trump took some time between complaining about movies and livetweeting Joe Biden’s speeches to call on Congress to ...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Ben Shapiro's Advice for Poor People: Have You Ever Considered Just NOT Being Poor? Right-wing troll Ben Shapiro has some helpful advice for anyone who’s working two jobs and still struggling to make ends meet. Well, it’s less advice, and more a deeply immoral critique: How dumb are ...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Marianne Williamson Compares Her Plight to Migrants at the Border Marianne Williamson’s Tuesday chat at the New York-based women’s co-working space The Wing went just about as well as expected, with the Democratic presidential candidate and author somehow comparing ...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Multiple Police Officers Reportedly Shot in Philadelphia Shootout [UPDATE] At least six police officers were reportedly shot by at least one gunman in what authorities described as an active shooter situation that began around 4:30 p.m. in Philadelphia on Wednesday....
05:00, 2019-08-15

How to Wear Neon Without Looking Like a Traffic Cone As a New York transplant whose closet brims with clothes in a sensible navy (black washes me out), I understand that deviating from neutrals can be a struggle. So when I break out of the norm, I like ...
05:00, 2019-08-15

The Lingering Aftermath of an ICE Raid Since the agency’s creation post-9/11, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials have always made it clear that their priority is to enforce cruelty. During last Wednesday’s ICE raids on seven po...
05:00, 2019-08-15

This Exchange With Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Bodyguard is Absolutely Chilling Former UFC fighter Igor Zinoviev reportedly worked as the late accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein’s driver, bodyguard, and personal trainer. Apparently, he travelled with Epstein and lived at his...
05:00, 2019-08-15

Pacific Island leaders start talks on climate targets Pacific Islands leaders began negotiations over climate change and other policies at an annual summit on Thursday, talks that will test Australia's relationship with the region as it refuses to embrac...
04:34, 2019-08-15

China raises pollution violations at Minmetals rare earth unit: Xinhua State-owned China Minmetals has failed to rectify a series of pollution offences at its rare earth production unit despite being ordered to do so, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing t...
04:34, 2019-08-15

State government-funded managers urge cane farmers to question reef science Exclusive: Speaking tour by controversial academic Peter Ridd is being supported by sugarcane managers paid for with Queensland government fundsSupport our independent journalism with a single or recu...
04:34, 2019-08-15

Arron Banks jokes about Greta Thunberg and 'freak yachting accidents' MPs, celebrities and academics criticise ‘disgraceful’ comment by Brexit backer Arron Banks has been criticised after he appeared to wish harm upon Greta Thunberg as the 16-year-old activist set sail ...
04:34, 2019-08-15

New Zealanders warned about the consumption of 'sexy pavement lichen' A common species of urban lichen is being promoted as a natural alternative to Viagra, much to the concern of scientistsBotanists in New Zealand are warning the public not to consume lichen growing on...
04:34, 2019-08-15

Australia removes climate 'crisis' from Pacific islands draft declaration Sources say Canberra has softened language, getting rid of all but one reference to coalSupport our independent journalism with a single or recurring contributionAustralia has succeeded in removing al...
04:34, 2019-08-15

Don Lemon Sued for Alleged Assault by New York Bartender, CNN Defends News Anchor [Corrected] A New Jersey bartender has filed a lawsuit against CNN anchor Don Lemon for an alleged assault that took place in a Hamptons, N.Y., bar last summer. Filed on Sunday, the suit seeks unspecified damages...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Billy Porter Has a Message for Those Who Were Told They Were ‘Too Much’ As an adult, I have struggled with words from my past. You see, I’m what you might call a little bit “extra,” and ever since I was a young tender I was told I was too much. Actually, the word “too” wa...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Portrait of a Nation: Gayle King to Host Biennial American Portrait Gala Honoring Earth, Wind & Fire and More; Michelle Obama Among Presenters The National Portrait Gallery continues to make big news: A week after announcing that Vogue’s history-making portrait of Beyoncé (photographed by Tyler Mitchell) will grace its hallowed halls, the Sm...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Trump Continues to Take Credit for Forever-President Obama’s Work Here’s the Trump presidency in a snapshot: If there is an issue, blame former President Barack Obama and his administration. If there is a triumph that spills over from the previous presidency, take a...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Five Grooming Products To Make Summer Feel A Little Less Sweaty An occupational hazard that goes along with my job is that people I know in my real life often ask me things they probably wouldn’t say to other friends. I don’t actually even mind this, but I do noti...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Trump Campaign Selling ‘Fredo Unhinged’ Shirts Following CNN Host Chris Cuomo’s Dustup A lot can be said about the Trump campaign but one would have to admit that they know how to seize a moment and make a buck no matter how morally corrupt or ethically embarrassing....
02:34, 2019-08-15

House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Trump Decision to Bring Back Federal Death Penalty On Wednesday afternoon, the House Oversight and Reform committee launched an investigation into the Department of Justice’s recent decision to resume executions of inmates on federal death row. The de...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Trump’s Latest Proposal Would Allow Religious Contractors to Discriminate Against Everyone Who Isn’t a White Cisgender Christian In the continued push to become a theocracy in which all praises are due to the most high Vice President Mike Pence’s god, Trump’s administration proposed a new rule Wednesday that would allow busines...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Iowa Rep. Steve King Continues to Be Steve King: If Not for Rape and Incest, Would There Be Any Population Left? Iowa Rep. Steve King is the pus-filled boil on America’s ass. Assuming, of course, that the boil is so racist that the New York Times was able to create a timeline of all the racist shit that he’s sai...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Just When We Thought Marsai Martin Couldn’t Be More Adorable, We Discover She’s Janelle Monáe’s Cousin It’s no secret that talent and good looks tend to run in families, but here’s a genetic connection that we were particularly tickled to learn, thanks to InStyle magazine. They’re both phenoms in Holly...
02:34, 2019-08-15

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? First date day, and I’ve already cheated—not that I’m a cheater, as I had to assure my date before my first day on Marco Bicego’s 22 Days nutritional plan was done, but some experiences are just too i...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Actually Good Bathing Suits For Anyone Who Hates Swimsuit Season Bathing suit season is in full swing, but it can be a stressful time for some. If bathing suit shopping makes you die a little on the inside, know you’re not alone. We’ve rounded up a few of our favor...
02:34, 2019-08-15

Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change? Environmental concerns have been the driving force of villains in recent superhero and sci-fi movies. But critics say the industry needs to show how society can reform its ways....
02:00, 2019-08-15

Daily on Energy: Legal fight over Trump coal plant rule shows just how divided red and blue states are Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00...
01:34, 2019-08-15

Interior chief David Bernhardt shakes up ethics program Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is taking action to improve on a record of ethical “lapses” at the agency over recent years that has led to investigations of top staff....
01:34, 2019-08-15

China government think tank presses for 2025 CO2 cap An influential Chinese think tank is calling on the government to set absolute caps on climate-warming greenhouse gas to ensure the country is on course for emissions to peak by the end of the next de...
00:00, 2019-08-15

India gets above-average monsoon rains for third straight week: weather office Monsoon rains in India in the week through Wednesday were above average for a third straight week, the weather office said, easing concerns of drought, although excessive rainfall flooded many distric...
00:00, 2019-08-15

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday and airlines canceled hundreds of scheduled flights as a tropical storm bore down on the archipelago, public broadcaster NHK...
00:00, 2019-08-15

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on Wednesday, following the deadliest climbi...
00:00, 2019-08-15

Fire resurges on Greece's Evia, challenges firefighters Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots....
00:00, 2019-08-15

India floods kill more than 270, displace one million Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of h...
00:00, 2019-08-15

Teenage activist Greta takes climate campaign to the high seas With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesday to further her campaign for stronger action aga...
00:00, 2019-08-15

Captive breeding employed to rescue Chile's national animal, a shy deer Scientists seeking to increase the dwindling population of Chile's national animal, the shy Huemul deer, have released their first captive-bred pair into the wild in a pivotal step in the drive to sav...
00:00, 2019-08-15

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remot...
00:00, 2019-08-15

U.S. climate scientist removed from job to file whistleblower complaint A climate scientist for the Trump administration's health protection agency who was ordered by his agency to drop work on climate issues will file a whistleblower complaint this week with the U.S. Off...
00:00, 2019-08-15

Edmonton ups solar panel rebate to cover portion after province bows out The city of Edmonton has revamped the solar panel rebate program to cover off a portion of a subsidy the Alberta government was providing, now that the province is no longer involved....
00:00, 2019-08-15

Humanitarian assistance to be scaled-up for millions of Venezuelans in need  The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, almost half of whom are y...
23:00, 2019-08-14

Fishing industry given say in federal research on Atlantic seals, fish The work is meant to ensure management decisions for seals and sea lions are made with the best available science, in order to sustain "healthy and productive" ecosystems....
22:00, 2019-08-14

Game birds subject to 'cruel' conditions, undercover footage shows As England’s pheasant egg imports double in three years, campaigners condemn lack of laws regulating rearing and breeding for shooting industryPheasants whose chicks are destined to be shot in the UK ...
19:34, 2019-08-14

Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York on zero-carbon yacht Climate activist begins voyage from Plymouth to Trump’s US with father and two-man crewOn white-crested swells under leaden skies, the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from Plymout...
19:34, 2019-08-14

Fracking causing rise in methane emissions, study finds Researchers say boom in shale oil and gas major contributor to climate emergencyThe boom in the US shale gas and oil may have ignited a significant global spike in methane emissions blamed for acceler...
19:34, 2019-08-14

Nuclear energy and alternatives old and new | Letters Let’s go for an expansive renewable energy system, backed up with energy efficiency and energy storage, says David Blackburn. Plus Mike Ellwood on the integral fast reactor, and John Barstow on the ca...
19:34, 2019-08-14

When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Georgia Woman Faces Charges After Viral HIV Video In what may be a case of “when keeping it real goes wrong,” an Americus, Ga., woman is in hot water after authorities say a ploy to get even with all the men she felt had done her wrong apparently wen...
16:34, 2019-08-14

Don Lemon Sued for Alleged Sexual Assault by New York Bartender, CNN Defends News Anchor A New Jersey bartender has filed a lawsuit against CNN anchor Don Lemon for an alleged sexual assault that took place in a Hamptons, N.Y., bar last summer. Filed on Sunday, the suit seeks unspecified ...
16:34, 2019-08-14

Radioactive dust in Antarctic ice could help map interstellar clouds Interstellar dust has been found in Antarctic ice samples. The discovery could provide a way of mapping the clouds of dust Earth has passed through in space...
16:34, 2019-08-14

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug, French fighters in Iraq, Mediterranean migrant and Aden updates Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been ‘limiting brutality’ for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed...
16:34, 2019-08-14

Warragamba dam level report deadline too short, traditional owners say Indigenous custodians say document looking at impact of flooding parts of Blue Mountains is hard to followTraditional owners say they have not been given enough time to assess the cultural heritage im...
12:00, 2019-08-14

Australia's Kyoto loophole eight times larger than entire Pacific emissions Analysts say Kyoto credits being used to back out of promised cuts as Tuvalu’s PM calls Australia’s $500m pledge an immoral ploy to quell debate Australia has been accused of using a loophole to back ...
12:00, 2019-08-14

Jacinda Ardern says Australia has to 'answer to Pacific' on climate change New Zealand prime minister warns Scott Morrison about Canberra’s stance but refuses to call for Australia to transition out of coalJacinda Ardern has declared that “Australia has to answer to the Paci...
12:00, 2019-08-14

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association reacts to British university’s beef ban In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Goldsmiths University in London, England will remove all beef products from sale at campus food outlets....
11:34, 2019-08-14

China Hongqiao says aluminum plants not damaged by floods, production normal China Hongqiao Group, the world's top aluminum producer, said on Tuesday it was operating as normal after Typhon Lekima lashed its home province of Shandong at the weekend and cause severe flooding....
08:34, 2019-08-14

Australia should reduce emissions, coal mining: Pacific leaders Australia should do more to reduce its carbon emissions and giving cash to countries battling climate change was not enough, Pacific island leaders said on Tuesday in a rebuke of Canberra's latest att...
08:34, 2019-08-14

Indonesia needs $15 billion investment to meet geothermal target by 2025 Indonesia may require an estimated $15 billion in investment to meet its target of reaching 7.2 gigawatts (GW) of geothermal power capacity by 2025 and is studying ways to reduce project costs, an ene...
08:34, 2019-08-14

Japan braces for tropical storm Krosa in peak holiday season Japan braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm set to dump heavy rains on western parts of the country, threatening to snarl road, rail and air links during the busy summer holidays....
08:34, 2019-08-14

London climate change protesters daub Brazilian embassy blood red Climate-change protesters threw red paint at the Brazilian embassy in London on Tuesday to demonstrate against damage to the Amazon rainforest and what they described as violence against indigenous tr...
08:34, 2019-08-14

Medics who treated victims of accident sent to Moscow for examination: TASS Medics who treated victims of an accident during a rocket engine test that caused a spike in radiation last week have been sent to Moscow for medical examination, TASS news agency cited an unnamed med...
08:34, 2019-08-14

Germany plans CO2 pricing to help with climate goals: Merkel Germany will introduce some sort of carbon emissions pricing to achieve its climate goals, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that she favors issuance of CO2 certificates to reduce such ...
08:34, 2019-08-14

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its ...
08:34, 2019-08-14

Police Surveillance Request Rubs Baltimore Urban League Chief the Wrong Way Where to draw the line when it comes to helping the cops solve crime is causing some controversy in Baltimore, with the head of the city’s Urban League shutting down the idea of letting police use her...
05:00, 2019-08-14

WATCH LIVE: President Trump gives speech at Pennsylvania Shell cracker plant President Trump made a visit to the Pittsburgh area to give a speech at the Shell cracker plant at 2:10 p.m., which is under construction, along the Ohio River in Beaver County....
04:34, 2019-08-14

Forty years ago today, BusinessWeek ran a famous cover story declaring “The Death of Equities.” Forty years ago today, BusinessWeek ran a famous cover story declaring “The Death of Equities.” Since then, equities have risen by 7,000%. That’s “kind of embarrassing,” the magazine admits. Points fo...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Trump Can't Stop Won't Stop Speculating About Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein President Donald Trump half-heartedly walked back his tacit endorsement of the baseless conspiracy theory that Bill and Hillary Clinton were involved in accused child rapist Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhous...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Here's a Dickhead Media Exec Blatantly Violating Labor Law If you like sports, you probably know Barstool. Even if you don’t, you probably know Barstool as the online home for sports-adjacent bros who are also deeply interested in racism, misogyny and being a...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Florida Vet Told She Can't Even Fly a Puerto Rican Flag in Her Own Damn Yard A veteran in Florida is refusing to take down the Puerto Rican flag flying outside her home after her homeowners’ association notified her that doing so is against their rules....
04:00, 2019-08-14

'How Do You Say No To God?': Opera Star Placido Domingo Accused of Sexually Harassing Women Colleagues For Decades In the world of classical music, Placido Domingo is a rare breakout star whose fame bubbles over into mainstream celebrity: The director of the Los Angeles Opera, Domingo, 78, still performs to sold-o...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Turns Out Socialism Polls Badly When You Tell People It'll Be Horrible Is socialism popular? Let’s turn to a fair, neutral observer to find out: the American Action Network, which is affiliated with the Congressional Leadership Fund, whose job it is to elect House Republ...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Here, My Friends, Is How You Write a Truly Nuclear False Equivalence If I were to ask you: “Who are ‘the new birthers?’” What might you say? I bet you cannot guess what the actual, published answer to this question is!!!!...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Pete Buttigieg Is Canceled There are a lot of reasons to dislike South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg: his attempt to ruin Lil Nas X, his bad policies, his opportunism...the list goes on! But he’s really done it this time:...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Trump Brain Status: Truck Stop Hot Dog According to the White House, it was supposed to be a speech on American energy and manufacturing policy. But for more than an hour on Tuesday, President Donald Trump complained to a Pennsylvania Shel...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Dogs With Inner Monologues, Ranked This past weekend, The Art of Racing in the Rain joined the glorious canon of cinema starring humanized dogs with audible inner monologues. These dogs are voiced by some of Hollywood’s biggest names, ...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Is 'Fredo' the Italian N-Word? I Asked the 3 Most Italian Women I Know for Answers Chris Cuomo, host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time and the network’s chief Italian-American correspondent, threatened to beat up a heckler during a heated exchange after the man called him “Fredo.” In a vid...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Your Taste Isn't Politics “Discovering something about a company, it’s like discovering your boyfriend has been cheating on you for three years,” Anne Mahlum, the chief executive of a DC-based fitness chain, told the New York ...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell? Even though Jeffrey Epstein, who was widely accused of sexual abuse, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday after an apparent suicide, there are still many people who are alive and could be prosecut...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Facebook Did the Sneaky Listening Thing, Too Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors around the world to transcribe some of its users Messenger messages, according to a new Bloomberg report. The social network stopped doing the transcriptions ...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Neera Tanden Is the Last Person You Should Ask About Journalistic Independence On MSNBC’s Meet the Press Tuesday, panelists discussed presidential hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ criticism of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his perceived influence over the Washington Post, wh...
04:00, 2019-08-14

Notre Dame cathedral sealed off for huge lead decontamination operation Area around site sealed off for 10 days to remove hazardous dust that has settled since fire in AprilClean-up workers have begun a huge “decontamination” operation around Notre Dame Cathedral after a ...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Black squirrel 'super' species? No, just a darker shade of grey Black squirrel result of interbreeding between grey and fox squirrels – and they both carry virusIn popular myth they are an aggressive new “super” species pushing out the grey squirrel just as it has...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Half of all new cars sold in Australia by 2035 will be electric, forecast predicts New government analysis on electric vehicles suggests Labor’s election policy was not out of step with path country is already onHalf the new cars sold in Australia in 2035 will be electric vehicles e...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Revealed: mental health crisis at Hinkley Point C construction site Several workers on nuclear plant have killed themselves or attempted to, says unionNo more ‘man up’: push for better mental healthWhy do so many construction workers kill themselves?Hinkley Point nucl...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Hinkley Point C: rising costs and long delays at vast new power station The UK’s first nuclear plant to be built since 1995 is expected to cost more than £20bnRevealed: mental health crisis at Hinkley Point C construction siteThe Hinkley Point nuclear site, on the Somerse...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Australia's coal use sharpens Pacific tension as Scott Morrison arrives for forum Tuvalu PM says no amount of funding makes up for Australia’s failure to cut emissions The scene has been set for tense discussions in Tuvalu as Scott Morrison arrives on Wednesday, after his announcem...
03:34, 2019-08-14

North Pole: multiple lightning strikes follow record-low sea ice levels ‘Furthest north lightning strikes in Alaska forecaster memory’ hit as high temperatures and widespread fires plague regionMultiple lightning strikes have been observed 300 miles from the North Pole, a...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Stacey Abrams decides not to run for president in 2020 – as it happened Abrams, who ran for Georgia governor, won’t pursue 2020 bidTrump says: ‘The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.06am BST Here’s where the ...
03:34, 2019-08-14

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To To this day it’s unclear if Stacey Abrams legitimately lost her bid to become the first black female governor of Georgia or if Brian Kemp, double-dipping as both the Georgia secretary of state and the...
02:00, 2019-08-14

Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front of his son....
02:00, 2019-08-14

Arch Frenemy: Fenty Beauty Is Now Coming for Our Brows How does Rihanna always seem to know what we need? She’s given us awlllll the foundation shades—available in two finishes, as of Thursday—and dragged the previously lagging beauty industry into a very...
02:00, 2019-08-14

Julián Castro Knows Just How to Get His Message to Trump—Take Out an Ad on Fox News Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said “fuck it” to hoping Donald Trump hears his cries and took his message straight to the man by pos...
02:00, 2019-08-14

‘You Need Me, I Don't Need You’? Jay-Z and the NFL Are Now Doing Business Together Jay-Z and his entertainment and sports company, Roc Nation, will be partnering up with the NFL starting this year to serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategist.” The collaboration come...
02:00, 2019-08-14

Sweet Dream or Beautiful Nightmare? In 22 Days, I'm Going to Find Out That Beyoncé's Diet Is No Joke I was kidding, I swear. At least, I was mostly kidding when I DM’d The Root’s Editor-in-Chief, Danielle Belton, and asked if the company would pay if I tried the new, Beyoncé-endorsed 22 Days Nutritio...
02:00, 2019-08-14

MLB's Nickname-Adorned Players' Weekend Jerseys Are Up For Preorder Amazingly, the sport that’s governed by unwritten rules like “don’t walk across the mound,” or “don’t celebrate doing cool shit too exuberantly” has one of the best league-wide alternate jersey events...
02:00, 2019-08-14

N.L. seafood industry projects receive federal-provincial funding Federal and provincial officials were in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday to announce $8 million in funding that has been awarded to 59 projects in the fish harvesting and processing sectors....
01:00, 2019-08-14

Daily on Energy: Trump’s visit to petrochemical plant shows a Democratic ‘blind spot’ on fossil fuels Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00...
19:34, 2019-08-13

Democratic states sue Trump for gutting signature Obama emissions rule for coal plants A host of Democratic attorneys general from across the country sued the Trump administration Tuesday for gutting President Barack Obama’s signature plan for reducing coal plants emissions to combat cl...
19:34, 2019-08-13

Travels With Panama: The Trying to Get to Miami for NABJ's Conference Edition I’m not saying that somebody has it out for me when it comes to air travel, but I’m not saying somebody doesn’t either. I’ve made several trips in the past two months and they’ve all come with their f...
18:34, 2019-08-13

Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Files for Divorce Rania ‘Rainbow’ Barris After 20 Years of Marriage For years, producer Kenya Barris and his wife, Dr. Rania “Rainbow” Barris’ relationship helped inspire plotlines on Black-ish, Barris’ acclaimed and widely-watched ABC sitcom. Now, the two are parting...
18:34, 2019-08-13

CNN Host Chris Cuomo Wanted All the Smoke, But C’mon Son, ‘Fredo’ Ain’t the N-Word CNN host Chris Cuomo is with the shits on his show. He never backs down from a fuss fight no matter which white person he has on his show spouting nonsense to try and make Donald Trump’s racist polici...
18:34, 2019-08-13

Tuesday's Best Deals: Posture Corrector, Fresh Scallops, Dolby Vision TVs, and More A TCL 49S517 49" 4K Dolby Vision TV, free bacon and scallops with a new Butcher Box subscription, and a posture corrector lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web....
18:34, 2019-08-13

'Once You Get It, Give It Back': Georgia Teen Pays Tribute to Mom With Winning Google Doodle If you found yourself clicking with curiosity on Tuesday morning’s “Google Doodle” simply because you couldn’t immediately identify the brown-skinned people in the illustration, you were in luck; toda...
18:34, 2019-08-13

Updated flood mapping coming to 20 ‘high-risk’ Sask. communities The provincial and federal governments are contributing a combined $1 million to create updated flood mapping for Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and other communities....
17:00, 2019-08-13

Ellen Page documentary on environmental racism in Nova Scotia to screen at TIFF Ingrid Waldron, author of the book that inspired the documentary, says actress Ellen Page reached out to her about shedding light on the issue of environmental racism....
17:00, 2019-08-13

Maybe Rudy Giuliani Should Talk to His Boss About Not Spreading Epstein Conspiracies Rudy Giuliani, a walking pillowcase stuffed with soggy cotton balls and various insects, has a message for the vast swath of people who believe that Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse death on Saturday is pa...
15:00, 2019-08-13

Trump Wants to Keep Poor Immigrants Out by Any Means Necessary On Monday, the Trump administration announced a new rule that will bar many poor immigrants from receiving green cards, specifically because they are or are likely to be deemed “public charges”—i.e., ...
15:00, 2019-08-13

There are a range of acceptable responses to Jeffrey Epstein’s death, such as grief for his victims There are a range of acceptable responses to Jeffrey Epstein’s death, such as grief for his victims and the justice they’ll now never receive and rage at a system that somehow allowed this to happen a...
15:00, 2019-08-13

Trump to Endangered Species: Drop Dead Every now and then in the hellacious 24-hour news cycle that is the Trump presidency, there comes a story that is so absurd and yet utterly predictable it kinda stops me in my tracks. This is one of t...
15:00, 2019-08-13

THE HOG GUY WAS RIGHT Remember the hogs? The roving band of feral ones threatening the sanity and progeny of some random guy on Twitter who was making the case for why he needs a massive gun?...
15:00, 2019-08-13

Bill Barr Has Always Been Terrible Attorney General William Barr gave a speech to the Fraternal Order of Police conference in New Orleans today, during which he lambasted criminal justice reform efforts as “dangerous to public safety....
15:00, 2019-08-13

Take It to the DMs, Boys!!! It was inevitable that President Donald Trump would take the bait and lash out at his onetime, short-lived aide Anthony Scaramucci, after the dubiously 5'8 Mooch publicly split from his onetime be...
15:00, 2019-08-13

Tag Yourself I'm the Dead Fish In the entire world, there are something like two gigatons worth of carbon-based animal life forms, and I am pretty sure that Donald Trump Jr. is on a mission to kill most of them....
15:00, 2019-08-13

Our Favorite Dagne Dover Carryall Bag Now Comes With a Luggage Sleeve I did not think Dagne Dover’s Landon Carryall could be improved upon any further. But then, the brand went and added luggage sleeves to their 365 collection of neoprene essentials. I stand corrected....
15:00, 2019-08-13

Border Patrol Agents Reportedly Fired Rubber Bullets at Children and Families Swimming in Juarez Border Patrol agents allegedly fired rubber bullets at families enjoying a peaceful Sunday swim in the Rio Grande in Juarez over the weekend, according to a report from El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM....
15:00, 2019-08-13

The Real Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Has Unfolded In Front of an Indifferent Public For Decades In 2016, before Jeffrey Epstein was simply another dead pedophile, he was free and alive, and a small group of men were trying to peddle an Epstein-related hoax that should never have been possible to...
15:00, 2019-08-13

Iowans, Show Me Your Lists Bill de Blasio, a man who is completely inept at running his own city yet convinced he could run the country, is at the Iowa State Fair this week, where he has been photographed showing more enthusias...
15:00, 2019-08-13

Here We Present Chris Cuomo at His Most Wild and Relatable Up until now, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was best known for both his unyielding dedication to Both Sides-ism and for his terrible brother. But that was then and this is now—now being a world in which there ex...
15:00, 2019-08-13

World's largest urban farm to open – on a Paris rooftop With the 14,000m² farm set to open in the south-west of Paris early next year, Guardian Cities gets a taste of what’s in storeIt’s a warm afternoon in late spring and before us rows of strawberry plan...
08:34, 2019-08-13

It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on EarthPlastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Weatherbee’s mind when he ...
08:34, 2019-08-13

‘Need Y’all to Keep Praying for Me’: A$AP Rocky Hits the Concert Stage for the 1st Time Since His Release From a Swedish Prison A$AP Rocky hit the ground running and hit the concert stage about a week after returning to the States following a monthlong stint in a Swedish jail—and can we just say that he is thankful AF?...
08:34, 2019-08-13

You Don't Have to Be a Young Money Millionaire to Wear Lil Wayne's American Eagle Collection Lil Wayne and American Eagle might not seem like the most obvious of combinations, but somehow, it works! The rapper has collaborated with the all-American brand to product the AE x Young Money collec...
08:34, 2019-08-13

They Ready: Tiffany Haddish Shines a Spotlight on Her (Unsung) Faves With New Netflix Series Tiffany Haddish is showing love to those who’ve shown love to her over the years with a new Netflix series that will showcase a group of comedic women who have long deserved their propers....
08:34, 2019-08-13

The Murder Capital for Black Folks? Hint: It’s Not Chicago It may come as a surprise to many that the most murderous place for black folks in the U.S. isn’t the big urban centers of New York, Los Angeles, or even oft-maligned Chicago....
08:34, 2019-08-13

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison s...
05:00, 2019-08-13

Mexican regulator approves Pemex oil refinery construction, with environmental conditions The environmental regulator for Mexico's oil industry said on Monday it had approved the construction of a refinery for state oil company Pemex, but imposed conditions to mitigate the environmental im...
05:00, 2019-08-13

Democratic states promise to sue Trump for 'eviscerating' Endangered Species Act Democratic states promised Monday to sue the Trump administration for its move to "eviscerate" the Endangered Species Act by modifying how the federal government implements the law in a manner more ac...
04:34, 2019-08-13

British explorer is first person to complete 4,000-mile Yangtze trek Ash Dykes, 28, had to overcome a landslide, blizzards and being followed by a pack of wolves A 28-year-old British explorer has become the first person to complete a 4,000-mile (6,437km) trek along th...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Cauliflowers dwindle in UK as extreme weather takes its toll Wholesale prices rise by 400% as restaurants advised to take cauliflower-related meals off menusBritain is in the grip of a cauliflower crisis, with supermarket shelves emptying after heavy rain destr...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Recycling industry calls for dollars and action after decision to end exports Australian Council of Recycling warns 4.5m tonnes of waste could end up in domestic landfill without investmentAustralia’s recycling industry has said the “nice words” of a government agreement on rec...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Could devaluation of China's yuan trigger the next financial crisis? | Larry Elliott Anyone looking around for bad economic news in this ‘silly season’ is spoilt for choiceEvery now and then, August belies its reputation as a sleepy month when nothing happens and throws up an event th...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Queensland coalmine increases greenhouse gas emissions without penalty, FOI reveals Under a policy that promised to put a limit on industrial pollution, Anglo American was given the green light to increase annual emissionsAn Australian coalmine has nearly doubled its greenhouse gas e...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Hurricane Maria's legacy: how the rise of nationalism creates climate victims Speaking in Puerto Rico at the International Congress of Youth Voices, David Wallace-Wells warns the the devastation could be routinely replicated – but youth activism offers hopeDave Eggers: why we s...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Trump officials weaken protections for animals near extinction Changes to how Endangered Species Act is implemented come as world scientists warn biodiversity crisis will put humanity at riskThe Trump administration is scaling back the US government’s latitude to...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Tree-damaging pests pose ‘devastating’ threat to 40% of US forests About 450 overseas pests have been introduced to US forests, a climate crisis resource, due to international trade and travelAbout 40% of all forests across the US are at risk of being ravaged by an a...
00:00, 2019-08-13

Trump Administration’s New Rule Could Block Visas, Green Cards for Legal Immigrants Who Need Benefits Like Food Stamps Because the Trump administration is made of people like Stephen Miller and those who think like him, on Monday the group of evil white men and complicit white women released a new regulation that woul...
23:00, 2019-08-12

Appeal Hearing for Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Conviction Begins Bill Cosby’s appellate team (Kristen Weisenburger and Barbara Zemlock) is hoping to throw out his sexual assault conviction at an appeal hearing scheduled for Monday, Aug. 12....
23:00, 2019-08-12

Missy Elliott Lasted Twenty Rounds and Finally Got Her Well-Deserved 2019 MTV Video Vanguard Award Pass that dutch—it’s a celebration, bitches! Melissa Arnette Elliott—also known as Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott—has been honored with the 2019 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award!...
23:00, 2019-08-12

The Best Scrunchies For Sleeping, If You Want to Actually Wake Up to Good Hair Scrunchies in 2019 are a fashion statement, but back when I was a kid in the ’90s, they were just a highly practical hair accessory, especially for people with curly hair. Sure, a normal, thin elastic...
23:00, 2019-08-12

Trump Administration weakens U.S. wildlife protections, states and conservationists to sue The Trump Administration took steps on Monday to significantly weaken the U.S. Endangered Species Act, prompting state attorneys general and conservation groups to threaten legal action to protect at-...
22:34, 2019-08-12

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20:00, 2019-08-12

Firefighters tackle blaze on Mount Hymettos near Athens A large fire fanned by strong winds that spread quickly over the slopes of Mount Hymettos near Athens was subsiding by early Monday, authorities said....
20:00, 2019-08-12

Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade from 2021 Singapore will ban the domestic trade in ivory from September 2021, the government said on Monday, shutting the door to an important end-market for poached elephant ivory....
20:00, 2019-08-12

UK's Labour calls for grouse shooting review as 'Glorious Twelfth' begins Britain's opposition Labour Party called on Monday for a review into driven grouse shooting, saying the sport's impact on the environment needed to be assessed....
20:00, 2019-08-12

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 million for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbors prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sa...
20:00, 2019-08-12

China Hongqiao aluminum facilities flooded as typhoon lashes Shandong Facilities belonging to China Hongqiao Group, the world's top aluminum producer, were damaged by flooding after Typhoon Lekima wreaked havoc in the smelting heartland of Shandong, according to a state...
20:00, 2019-08-12

Texas power demand to hit record highs as heat bakes state Demand for electricity in Texas will reach record levels on Monday and Tuesday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave baking much of the U.S. Southeast, according to projec...
20:00, 2019-08-12

Trump administration weakens U.S. wildlife protections over objections of conservationists The Trump administration on Monday finalized changes to provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act it says will streamline the decades-old wildlife protection law but which conservation groups say ...
20:00, 2019-08-12

Trump Mimics Asian Accent During Controversial Fundraiser in the Hamptons: Report Equinox and SoulCycle owner Stephen Ross still held his Trump fundraiser this weekend because he’s not going to let a few celebrities and common folk scare him away from his love for white supremacy....
19:34, 2019-08-12

Oh, He’s RACIST Racist: Anthony Scaramucci Says He Can No Longer Support Trump for President Anthony Scaramucci lasted just 11 short days as Donald Trump’s White House communications director during the summer of 2017. Like many others handpicked by the “president,” he was ousted and sent on ...
19:34, 2019-08-12

U.S. Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Raises Fist During National Anthem at Pan Am Games; U.S. Fencer Takes a Knee Hammer thrower Gwen Berry wasn’t trying to be a political spark plug when she raised her fist during the playing of the national anthem at the Pan Am Games in Peru. Yes, the moment invoked the memory ...
19:34, 2019-08-12

NFL Preseason Has Just Started and Carolina Panthers Safety Eric Reid Has Already Been Drug Tested 4,836 Times The NFL preseason has just begun and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid is already the league’s No. 1 suspect of hiding drugs in his urine. The supposedly random drug testing in the NFL has a list of ...
19:34, 2019-08-12

No Charges Filed Against NYPD Cop Who Said 50 Cent Should Be Shot on Sight Last summer, NYPD 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint against rapper 50 Cent after 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, aimed criticism at him o...
19:34, 2019-08-12

Report: Mark Halperin Continues to Have Access to His Twitter Account I’m saddened to report that disgraced Trump stenographer and serial sexual harasser Mark Halperin continues to have posting ability. And folks! It’s bad!...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Terry McAuliffe's 'Definitive Account' of Charlottesville Is Apparently Filled With Errors Terry McAuliffe’s new book, “Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism,” touts itself as “the definitive account of an infamous chapter in our history.” But according to The Dai...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Joe Biden Is Better in the Written Word Joe Biden had a couple of rough debates. Then there was that flub about poor kids and white children. And weirdly talking about meeting the students who survived the massacre at Parkland in 2018 when ...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Not Every Union Is Buying Into the Lies about Medicare for All Several presidential candidates have cast Medicare for All as a blow to the labor movement because it would shift workers away from hard-won employer healthcare and into a government-run system. But n...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Trump Reportedly Sent Justin Trudeau Bizarre Handwritten Notes Scrawled With Smiley Faces President Donald Trump is not what you might call a “man of letters” despite repeatedly bragging about the adoring missives he’s shared with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But now the president re...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Left Alone, Unmonitored for 'Several' Hours Before Death Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire alleged to have sexually trafficked and abused young girls for years, was left alone and unmonitored for “several” hours before he was found dead of an apparent suicid...
17:34, 2019-08-12

The Swear Police Are Mad as Heck and Coming for Trump West Virginia state Sen. Paul Hardesty has a hard job. He’s a self-described “conservative Democrat” in a heavily Trump-supporting, evangelical Christian district, and now he has at least several mad ...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Texas Republicans Are Terrified of a 2020 Wipeout The midterm elections produced the first sign of life in the Texas Democratic Party in a long time, with Beto O’Rourke nearly pulling off an upset in the U.S. Senate race and the party picking up a fe...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Anthony Scaramucci Is the Embodiment of Moral Failure The Trump administration is like the morally bankrupt black hole at the center of a galaxy of craven, depraved stars. To say Trump World is full of unscrupulous (if wealthy) dirtbags is unremarkable. ...
17:34, 2019-08-12

Florida White Supremacist Arrested for Plot to Shoot Up Walmart; FBI Still Fixated on ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Florida cops arrested a 26-year-old man Friday after he threatened to shoot up a Walmart—an instant callback to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, last week that claimed 22 lives....
14:34, 2019-08-12

Back At It Again: Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief Attempts to Connect Epstein Death to Clintons The Leader of the (allegedly) Free World is once again circulating baseless conspiracy theories—this time concerning the suicide death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender ...
13:00, 2019-08-12

Florida White Supremacist Arrested for Plot to Shoot Up Walmart; FBI Still Fixated on 'Black Identity Extremists' Florida cops arrested a 26-year-old man Friday after he threatened to shoot up a Walmart—an instant callback to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas last week that claimed 22 lives....
13:00, 2019-08-12

Labour calls for review of grouse shooting on eve of ‘glorious 12th’ Party points to environmental impact of driven shooting as well as £3m a year subsidy to largest moorsLabour has called for a formal review into driven grouse shooting to examine its environmental and...
09:34, 2019-08-12

Australia coal use is 'existential threat' to Pacific islands, says Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama appeals to larger neighbour to ‘more fully appreciate’ climate risks and reduce carbon emissionsThe prime minister of Fiji has warned Australia to reduce its coal emissions and do mo...
09:34, 2019-08-12

Raise car fuel prices to fight air pollution, says rightwing thinktank Bright Blue calls for zero VAT on electric cars and rewards for reporting idling vehiclesVehicle fuel taxes should rise to combat the air pollution crisis in the UK, with an extra charge on diesel, ac...
09:34, 2019-08-12

City urged to attach 'climate risk' reports to pensions MPs want mandatory climate reporting within three years to avoid risk to investmentsBritain’s biggest companies, investors and pension funds must come clean to investors on the financial risks they fa...
09:34, 2019-08-12

'Coal is over': the miners rooting for the Green New Deal Appalachia’s main industry is dying and some workers are looking to a new economic promise after Trump’s proves emptySet in a wooded valley between the Tug Fork river and the Mate creek, Matewan, West...
09:34, 2019-08-12

Governments could become indifferent to climate disaster victims, expert warns The indifference of US politicians to the devastation of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria was horrifying, says David Wallace-WellsPuerto Rico’s ongoing struggles to recover from the devastation of Hu...
09:34, 2019-08-12

Indian floods see death toll reach 147, hundreds of thousands evacuated Heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, while train services were cancelled in several flood-hit areas....
07:34, 2019-08-12

Frustration grows among natural gas producers amid low prices, LNG uncertainty A consortium of nine natural gas producers wants to attract partners to build and operate what could be a 12-million-tonne-per-year LNG project to open by 2026....
07:34, 2019-08-12

Halifax would like your dog to stop polluting waterways with its poop Dartmouth's Lake Banook and Lake MicMac were identified in a pollution control study released earlier this year as having high levels of canine E. coli....
07:34, 2019-08-12

U of A students look to convert hemp waste into eco-friendly menstrual products Alberta is the second-largest producer of hemp but much of it goes unused, according to Nicole Sanchez, a fourth-year-student studying business, economics and law and project manager of Hempact....
07:34, 2019-08-12

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Eco-warriors’ fight climate change in South Africa Schools in South Africa have been designating students as “eco-warriors” as part of an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to drive environmental and climate change awareness ...
06:34, 2019-08-12

German minister prepares law to ban plastic bags Germany plans a law to ban the use of plastic bags because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage have not yielded good enough results, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Sunday....
06:34, 2019-08-12

UK police close Worthing seafront after hazardous material report The seafront in the resort of Worthing on England's south coast was closed for a few hours on Sunday afternoon after a small number of people reported symptoms including sore eyes and vomiting, police...
06:34, 2019-08-12

China's steel heartland Hebei warns cities for pollution failures China's biggest steel producing province of Hebei has summoned the leaders of three cities after they failed to control air pollution in the first half of this year, the local environmental protection...
06:34, 2019-08-12

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic los...
06:34, 2019-08-12

You Probably Missed This Trump Act of Racism For a crowd of 500 at a fundraiser in the Hamptons, President Donald Trump made fun of the leaders of the European Union, South Korea, and Japan, including by imitating the accents of the Asian countr...
23:00, 2019-08-11

NOBODY PANIC Cory Booker Found Vegan Fare at the Iowa State Fair I absolutely love fairs: winning blue ribbons (for quilting, yes, I am cool), screaming on rides, seeing very cheap concerts, sunburns, frozen lemonades melting down your arm, and most of all, eating ...
23:00, 2019-08-11

Nearly 100 Activists Arrested During ICE Protest That Shut down NYC's West Side Highway Nearly 100 people were arrested after anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protesters temporarily shut down a section of New York City’s West Side Highway in Manhattan on Saturday. This latest pro...
23:00, 2019-08-11

How Does Mike Pence Ride a Bike? Inquiring Minds Want to Know There are some things I don’t picture members of the Trump administration doing simply because I can’t imagine their anatomy working that way. One of those things is biking and cycling. But after a fe...
23:00, 2019-08-11

Congressman Who Was Shot in Mass Shooting Still Advocating Against Gun Reform Rep. Steve Scalise, perhaps best known for getting critically shot at a baseball game practice in 2017, got on television on Sunday to advocate against meaningful gun reform. While on Face The Nation ...
23:00, 2019-08-11

Colin Kaepernick's Legacy Lives on at Pan American Games Race Imboden, an American Olympic fencing medalist, took a knee on the podium after earning the team foil gold during the medal ceremony on Friday at the Pan American Games in Peru. Imboden’s protest ...
23:00, 2019-08-11

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea Climate crisis is more than a meeting agenda item in a host country that could be left uninhabitable by rising sea levelsAs the leaders of Pacific countries step off their planes at Funafuti airport t...
18:34, 2019-08-11

Indoor plant sales boom, reflecting urbanisation and design trends Millennials’ desire to nurture and care for something also contribute to riseIndoor plants sales are booming as a result of urbanisation, interior design trends and millennials’ desire to have somethi...
18:34, 2019-08-11

The Observer view on Britain’s blackout | Observer editorial Last week’s widespread disruption illuminated the brittle nature of our infrastructureNearly a million people without power; parts of the rail network crippled; Newcastle airport plunged into darkness...
18:34, 2019-08-11