First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution – BBC News

April 23, 2017

Cordi O’Hara of the National Grid said: “To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing. “The UK benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of electricity. Our energy mix continues to change and National Grid adapts system operation to embrace these changes.” But Ms O’Hara says that while the country makes the transition to a low carbon system, coal remains …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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What happens if Turkey changes its constitution

April 17, 2017

(CNN)Turkey voted Sunday on a referendum designed to hand the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers. Official results have not yet been released, and the opposition promised to contest at least a third of the votes cast. But unofficial results from a state-run agency show Erdogan winning by a small margin, with 99.8% of the ballots counted. Here’s what stands to change in Turkey if the “yes” vote on the referendum becomes official. …

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Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 17, 2017

… Gomtang The White House restaurant in the town of Naju, in South Korea’s southeast, belongs to a disappearing, yet gloriously alive, breed of restaurants. It’s a stubborn old boot that has rejected change. Beef steam hisses from the entrance to the kitchen, where seven women in blue aprons work the gomtang soup vats, rice steamers, cutting boards, kitchen sink and serving trays. An ajumma (middle-aged woman) with rubber gloves, a perm, an uninviting glare and a shower cap ladles …

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

SYCAMORE, Pennsylvania The head of the Environmental Protection Agency chose a Pennsylvania coal mine with a history of violating environmental laws as his venue for unveiling a new plan to refocus his agency in a way that he says will both protect offered roughly 75 miners at the Harvey Mine this hopeful message: The regulatory assault on coal is over. Pruitt, aclimate change denier and longtime ally of the fossil fuel industry, claimed that coal, oil and gas companies are both …

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Rex Tillerson Will Get A Colder Russian Reception Than He’s Used To

April 12, 2017

… doing exactly that since they entered Syria in 2015, Itani said. There has been mixed messaging from the White House on how far the U.S. is willing to pursue military options for Syria, but no official has directly said the White House plans a large-scale intervention. Tillerson stated over the weekend that, beyond a punitive strike to deter chemical use, there was no change to the U.S. militarys posture on Syria. …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

… specific location, according to the sheriffs office. Janesville School District canceled classes on Friday as a precaution. More officers have been patrolling near churches, because of the unspecified anti-religious remarks in the suspects manifesto, the sheriffs office said over the weekend. To anybody that got this letter, you might want to read it, the man police identified as Jakubowski says as he walks through a parking lot after visiting the post office. Revolution. Its time for change. …

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Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida’s coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by President Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn’t real. The site of the hearing — just four miles from Trump’s weekend getaway in Palm Beach — was clearly intended to send a …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… of gratitude as well to the emergency services and their rapid response to the attack on Friday. So, people are laying flowers on police cars for example with cards saying, “We’re proud of what you did.” Max Foster, CNN, Stockholm, Sweden. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: The U.S. government now says it’s a priority to remove Syria’s leader from power. That’s a significant change for the Trump administration. It previously did not prioritize the ouster of Syrian …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… easy criticisms you could make of Ryan, senior GOP aides were eager to point out that, ultimately, the GOPs inability to get anything done was a reflection on Trump. You cant just come in 24 hours before a vote, make some phone calls and expect anything to change, the aide continued, referring to the ill-fated health care bill. One distraction has been Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and his questionable Russia probe. After Nunes seemed to be coordinating with the White House, …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… on the global ski map and has athletes who are hoping to become their country’s first Winter Olympians in 2018? 6. Thermochromic ink, for which new uses are appearing in the fashion industry, is able to do what? 7. What two-word term is used to describe a controversial rule change in the U.S. Senate that allows a majority party to overcome a filibuster with a simple majority vote? 8. What two countries have the largest economies on Earth, accounting for 40 percent of the world’s …

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Stonewall calls for ‘gender X’ option on passports – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… introduced in 2011. Stonewall set out several recommendations it said would help trans people be “accepted without exception”, including: Removing the terms “gender reassignment” and “transsexual” – which it sees as outdated – from the Equality Act Allowing trans people to change their gender on legal documents without a medical letter Raising more awareness of “transphobic” hate crime so that people know how to report it Getting more …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… terrible,” said He. “Trump may be …illogical or clueless about politics, but he knows that things have to change — and the only way to do so is through unconventional means.” “As he turns the world upside down, China must feel nervous.” Giant gold Mao statue torn down Hands off Despite Trump’s fiery attacks on the campaign trail — accusing China of “raping” the US economy and stealing millions of American jobs, among other …

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Police bail limit of 28 days comes into force – BBC News

April 3, 2017

… change – saying it could lead to suspects being under investigation by one force without others knowing. ‘End to injustice’ Police use pre-charge bail when they have questioned a suspect, but need time to continue their investigations before determining whether to charge them. Related Topics Policing Law More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Marketing 2.0 Success Kit Monster PLR Get this Up-to-date “Video Marketing 2.0 Success Kit” with PLR Rights and …

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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact – BBC News

April 3, 2017

… are fed by increasing CO2, and the trees in turn lock up carbon that would otherwise remain in the atmosphere, heating the planet. Trees are estimated to be storing between a quarter and a third of the carbon produced by burning fossil fuels, and the earth is becoming greener as a result. One of the great imponderables in climate science is how long forests will continue to buffer climate change as CO2 levels continue to spiral. The lead scientist in the woodland, Professor Rob Mackenzie, from …

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

March 23, 2017

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the current GOP health care plan. …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies

March 20, 2017

… cam video chewing out one of his own drivers and bragging about the companys hard-nose culture. The embarrassing video prompted the 40-year-old to release a statement saying, I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. The post prompted Ubers early investors to called on Kalanick to change what they said was the companys destructive culture. Prior to that, Uber endured the first of two #DeleteUber campaigns after users protested the company. The company deliberately turned off surge …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… and the have found. And the coverage seems to make a difference, improving and from medical bills, according to studiestwo years Winners And Losers In The Republican Plan If the American Health Care Act or something like it becomes law, all of this would change. Republicans want to the financial assistance the Affordable Care Act provides. They would eliminate the ACAs tax credits, which provide more assistance to people with low incomes or high insurance costs, and replace them with flat …

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SXSW gets political: All eyes on Trump

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas (CNN)President Donald Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips at the 2017 SXSW festival, with performers, experts, advocates and festival-goers weighing in on the 45th president. While it is not overtly partisan, SXSW has historically drawn a generally progressive group of musicians, artists, writers, experts, filmmakers and activists, including Trump’s latest entertainer foe rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed Wednesday night and is set to join artists to advocate for …

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Private Land Gift Drives Vast Expansion Of Chile’s National Parks

March 16, 2017

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ACLU Launches Massive Local Resistance To Trump’s Agenda

March 14, 2017

… HuffPost. Cities have a lot of power to change the direction of the country: They have constitutional sovereignty. They have power in local ordinances. They can really alter the course of the way the country is going. Especially if were on the wrong course. freedom cities. extensive document new to activism Its a higher bar, definitely, and were challenging what level of interest people have in activism. ACLU National Political Director Faiz Shakir Its a higher bar, definitely, and were …

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Why Trump’s Failed Attempt To Prioritize Christian Refugees Never Had A Chance

March 12, 2017

… in a particular social group. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The definition of a refugee stated above is widely accepted by refugee-receiving countries around the world and it doesnt call out either religious minorities or members of any particular faith. If Trump wanted to prioritize Christians, ostensibly he could have pushed to change the very definition of what constitutes a refugee. But doing so would …

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How South Korea’s political turmoil could upend ties with the US

March 11, 2017

… ouster as a “domestic issue on which the United States takes no position.” He also stressed the close US ties with South Korea as “a linchpin of regional stability and security.” South Koreans generally don’t want to weaken the alliance with the United States, but if the next leader walks back on THAAD, “we’d have a real change in the Korean policy toward the US,” said Kang, who is also the director of the USC Center for International …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Recuses Himself From Keystone Pipeline Decisions

March 10, 2017

… Mexico, had been the source of political and environmental handwringing for five years until former President Barack Obama rejected the project in 2015, citing climate change. The projectwas revived in January, when President Donald Trump called for approval of both Keystone and the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite Tillersons recusal on Keystone, Greenpeace called for greater monitoring of the Trump administration, asking the Office of Government Ethics to watch Trumps Cabinet of …

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