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WiFi can detect bombs and chemicals, Rutgers engineers say 16.8.2018 Philly.com News
The key is that wireless signals pass through the materials used to make bags and suitcases, but not so much through metals and liquids.
A Free Press in Europe? Not If We Have Anything to Say About It! 15.8.2018 American Prospect
(Christian Marquardt/NurPhoto/Sipa USA via AP Images) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, an erstwhile democratizer who “ played a prominent supporting role in killing communism in Europe ,” is now the man responsible for leading democracy to the gallows in Hungary. Once widely considered to be an exemplar of post-Soviet democratic success , Hungary is now leading the pack of “illiberal democracies,” and Orbán is the prophet of this new authoritarianism . Since 2010, Orbán has reduced judicial independence, restricted press freedom, and reshaped the electoral system to favor his party, Fidesz. He has fostered rampant xenophobia toward Muslims and resurrected ever-handy anti-Semitism , centering his recent successful re-election effort around a  government-funded propaganda campaign  against George Soros, whom he depicted as a globalist favoring open borders and open political discourse—a threat to traditional Hungarian society. In spreading his message and ...
Trump's Honeymoon with Media Almost Over 14.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Boston Globe urges independent newspapers to collude for the sake of criticizing Trump.
Can the EPA Roll Back California's Clean Air Standards? 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) The Los Angeles skyline on June 24, 2010 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. When officials within the Trump administration, on August 2, proposed scaling back Obama-era fuel-economy standards and revoking California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes, they were betting on the chance that courts can’t tell the difference between a law against gas guzzlers and one against carbon belchers. Low-mileage cars and low-emissions cars are often one and the same, they may have reasoned. If you’re requiring a car to emit less carbon dioxide, you’re also asking that it burn less fuel. That part might be mostly true, although there are emissions controls that have nothing to do with gas mileage. But from a legal standpoint, fuel economy and tailpipe emissions take distinctly different routes to regulation. Fuel-economy ...
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Scaling a renewable future for internet power 27.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It's time to draw a new blueprint for data centers.
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Policy News: July 23, 2018 24.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue:   103 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans, LA The Opening Plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” will be live-streamed – watch it here on Sunday, August 5 at 5 PM ...
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Fox Gets U.K. Approval to Buy Sky Amid Comcast Bidding War 12.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The U.K. government won’t oppose a bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to consolidate ownership of Sky, removing the last regulatory hurdle for Fox as it battles it out with Comcast for the British broadcaster.
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Why public opinion on climate change matters to business 10.7.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's not just what you do. It's what you say.
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Scott Pruitt Just Resigned 6.7.2018 Mother Jones
Scott Pruitt is out as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a coal lobbyist who was recently confirmed by the Senate, will succeed him as acting administrator. Wheeler is likely to continue down the path of rolling back the agency’s environmental regulatory work and changing the scope of its science; Senator […]
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She Spoke out About Climate Change—and They Tried to Make Her Pay for It 24.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2015, a University of California, Davis researcher named Sarah Moffit appeared in a four-and-a-half-minute video detailing her work studying ancient ocean ecosystems. Looking young and serious, with a long ash-blonde mane falling around a scarf that wouldn’t be out of place on a […]
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The White House Tried to Suppress a Bombshell Study Because They Were Afraid of the PR 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration feared it would be a “public relations nightmare”: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater across the country, especially near military bases, was more toxic than the government realized. Political aides to President Donald Trump […]
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A call for the NDP to withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group 20.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Yves Engler The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, destruction of olive groves, construction of Jewish-only roads, imprisonment without due process, and a blockade of Gaza. During its 70-year history, Israel has been as unjust towards Palestinians as the white-ruled apartheid state was to Black South Africans. We are concerned that members of Parliament would seek to strengthen relations with a country systematically violating Palestinian rights. In particular, we are dismayed that NDP justice critic Murray Rankin and NDP defence critic Randall Garrison serve as executive members of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. NDP MPs Peter Julian and Gord Johns are also members of that organization. The Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group promotes "greater friendship" between Canadian MPs and ...
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Kate Logan on How Data Transparency and Social Media Are Cleaning Up China’s Air: Fighting for Blue Skies Part 2/3 20.6.2018 THE CITY FIX
In 2010, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing began reporting data on local air quality from a monitoring station on its roof. Once the dismal numbers were shared on Twitter, a storm of public outcry was unleashed that would culminate in ...
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From soggy to sunny 20.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Astronomical summer arrives at 5:07 am CDT Thursday.
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'Cutting-edge' program for children with autism and ADHD rests on razor-thin evidence 18.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.
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How a Florida Utility Became the Global King of Green Power 18.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
NextEra became a wind and solar Goliath almost entirely under the radar, using tax subsidies to help finance projects around the country. It has avoided debt and the kind of claims of altruistic motives common among some renewable-energy companies.
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Lawmakers in Illinois embrace medical marijuana as an opioid alternative 15.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Seeking solutions for the opioid crisis, policymakers in Illinois and many other states are looking to expand access to marijuana for chronic pain sufferers.
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School District cleans Olney Elementary after 10.7 million asbestos fibers found 8.6.2018 Philly.com News
School District cleans and shuts areas at Olney Elementary amid public pressure in wake of newspapers' investigation that found 10.7 million asbestos fibers on a floor
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Open letter to York University: Settle with CUPE 3903 now! 7.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The recent strike at York University is being called the longest labour dispute at the institution, and the longest strike at an English-speaking university in Canada. It has been used by the provincial Liberals to attack the NDP, however the issues are about precarious work and need to be addressed . Instead of taking on these issues, the York University administration has been acting unilaterally and recently walked away from a CUPE 3903 offer which was essentially most of what they wanted.    Over 300 university full-time or retired professors, librarians and archivists at York University have signed the letter below demanding that the York University President and Board of Governers settle with CUPE 3903 now. They shared this letter with rabble.ca.   Open letter to the President of York University and the Board of Governors:  Settle with CUPE 3903 now! We, the undersigned full-time or retired professors, librarians and archivists at York University, are deeply concerned with the ...
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In 'Pandas' film, Drexel team helps release artificially bred bears into the wild 5.6.2018 Philly.com News
For giant pandas in a Chinese artificial breeding program, a "soft release" technique may help them acclimate to the wild.
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