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Here's how to hold your own Robert Mueller vigil

Now that the 116th Congress has been sworn in and Democrats have control of the house, the chances that Robert Mueller will finally produce his report grow stronger. But will it be a matter of days? Weeks? Light-years? The anticipation is destroying
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Facebook removes hundreds more pages linked to the Myanmar military

Facebook is still grappling with its very big problem in Myanmar. Since the UN determined the spread of fake news on the social network played a role in the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar, Facebook has made attempts to deal with
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The U.S. surrendered its climate leadership on the world stage

When the dust cleared and the gavel dropped, the United States’ place at the 2018 global climate negotiations — a two-week long affair in Poland attended by nearly 200 nations — had been sealed. The superpower’s behavior will
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Climate talks end with a deal to keep countries committed to the Paris Agreement

There's now a set of standards for all Paris Agreement-aligned countries to stick to as they work to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. The deal between the agreement's nearly 200 participating countries came after an all-night
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Jack non-apologizes for his tone deaf Myanmar vacation tweets

Add Jack Dorsey's name to the running list of white men who have issued non-apologies in 2018. On December 8, the Twitter CEO shared reflections on his recent meditation retreat to Myanmar, a country whose army is killing and raping Rohingya Muslims
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Here's how you can help migrants waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border

Many people have expressed outrage since seeing pictures earlier this week of unarmed mothers and children coughing, crying, and running away from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Some of the migrants, many of whom were trying to enter the
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The oceans, the true keepers of climate change, may meet our grimmest estimates

Earth, our ocean-dominated world, stores away a vast majority of the planet's accumulating heat in the seas.  In fact, over 90 percent of the planet's rising warmth — specifically trapped by human-created greenhouse gas emissions —
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Here's the first country in the world to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

Planning a holiday to Palau? Take the right sunscreen or you'll be up for a hefty fine. The Pacific island nation, an archipelago made up of over 500 islands and home to some of the most stunning coral reefs in the world, will become the very first
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Act now. With ambition and equity

From: Buisness-standard By Sunita Narain Recommended by: business-standard The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) consists of scientists who can by no stretch of the imagination be called radical or
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The future of flying is electric planes

If you’ve ever played with a carbon footprint calculator and plugged in your flight history, you’ve seen how a trip just an hour or two away ballooned your total impact on the environmentAll that jet fuel takes a toll, but electric

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