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‘The perfect Alabama candidate’: Republicans warm to Vladimir Putin – video

Could Putin’s rising popularity be explained through the Christian evangelicals backing Roy Moore, the famed ‘Ten Commandments Judge’ turned Senate frontrunner?
Source: The Guardian

Out of office: a guide to taking a holiday from your smartphone

The belief that you needed to be connected to the office 24/7 can lead to burnout. An expert explains how business owners can log off on holiday

Source: The Guardian

You can handle the truth: why political documentaries are storming the screens

If audiences are getting tired of the formulaic story arcs of blockbuster movies, then there’s a safe haven in political documentaries, which are enjoying a renaissance.

Source: The Guardian

Brooklyn’s social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Residents of a social housing complex in Brooklyn, New York, can’t stop another tempest like Superstorm Sandy from crashing through their city, but they can feel secure that it won’t cause a power cut.

Source: The Guardian

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the Health of a Nation.”


The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average

Sea level rise has already ensured that floods are becoming common, not freak weather extremes; it’s guaranteeing that hurricanes and their associated storm surges are just getting that much more powerful.


Why the Bernie revolution will continue

Bernie’s success emerged like a grito – a long suppressed shout of rebellion – from the battered soul of working-class America.

Source: The Hightower Lowdown

Rum Island: The Slow Death of a Small Spring

It’s in the death throes…Santa Fe’s springs seem to be on the front line of the slow demise of all Florida’s springs…this browning of Rum Island at this relatively minor high water event is new.

Source: A Word Witch

Obama Is Returning To Politics This Fall, And Trump Isn’t Going To Like It

The former president may have spent the beginning of this year on vacation, but he and his aides are planning his return to the Democratic Party this fall, The Hill reported Friday.

Source: Yahoo

n Video shows U.S. border officers telling Mexican teen to drink the liquid meth that killed him

The 16-year-old had just crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn’t lying, court records say.
Source: The Washington Post

UF scientists discover cause of Atlantic coastline’s sea level rise hot spots

Sea level rise hot spots — bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years — happen along the U.S. East Coast thanks to a one-two punch from naturally occurring climate variations, a new University of Florida study shows.
Source: News4jax

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help

The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal.

Source: The Guardian

Scant Oversight, Corporate Secrecy Preceded US Weed Killer Crisis

As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away.

Source: Huffington Post

Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees

Over the last two decades, scientists have found that warmer temperatures are quietly spoiling the mood, making it harder for plants and animals to reproduce.

Source: BBC

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

A study was just published in the journal World Development that quantifies the amount of subsidies directed toward fossil fuels globally, and the results are shocking.

Source: The Guardian

Tiny ‘meat-loving’ marine creatures ‘eat’ teenager’s legs at Melbourne beach

A Melbourne teenager says his legs were covered in blood after they were eaten by tiny marine creatures at a Victorian beach.
Source: The Guardian

Canary Island tourists warned to avoid toxic ‘sea sawdust’ algae

Tenerife in particular is awash with visitors at this time of year but some of those having a dip in the Atlantic ocean have come out scratching themselves after brushing up against the tiny algae.

Source: The Guardian

The Trump administration’s solution to climate change: ban the term

Under guidance from the agency’s director of soil health, Bianca Moebius-Clune, a list of phrases to be avoided includes “climate change” and “climate change adaptation”, to be replaced by “weather extremes” and “resilience to weather extremes”.

Source: The Guardian

USDA Says They Never Told Staff To Use ‘Weather Extremes’ Instead Of ‘Climate Change’

An exclusive report from The Guardian on Monday indicated that the staff in the Natural Resources Conservation Service unit at the United States Department of Agriculture were advised to refrain from using the phrase “climate change” in their research ― but the NRCS insists this never happened.
Source: Huffington Post

Turbulence On American Airlines Flight Injures 10 Passengers And Crew

According to passenger and ProPublica reporter Jessica Huseman, flight attendants had just served a final round of drinks when the plane unexpectedly “lurched through the air.”
Source: Huffington Post

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