Washington Post: “… researchers are reporting Thursday in the journal Science [in a] sweeping survey [that] global fossil and temperature records from the past 20,000 years suggests that Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems are at risk of another, even faster transformation unless aggressive action is taken against climate change…”
“Even as someone who has spent more than 40 years thinking about vegetation change looking into the past … it is really hard for me to wrap my mind around the magnitude of change we’re talking about,” said ecologist Stephen Jackson, director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the lead author of the new study…”
Criminal charges against a chemical company that flooded during Hurricane Harvey are raising two big questions: When is pollution an accident? And when is it a crime?
The NCAA has cleared Michigan State University of any rules violations related to the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal.
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Civilian federal workers are set to get an automatic 2.1 percent raise next year, but it will be up to Congress to decide the ultimate fate of the increase.
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The warming climate means more intense rain and dangerous flash floods. In Austin, Texas, officials hope that letting people see the rising waters on their smartphones will help keep them safe.
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says planning for joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises continues. President Trump tweets "war games" may not be necessary.
International press organizations are criticizing the media attacks in Nicaragua, which include torching a radio station, stealing equipment and cutting off TV networks.
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A standoff is heating up between the Trump administration and local leaders who are trying to open facilities where people can use opioids under the eye of medical staff.
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The Justice Department says Harvard has "failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans." Harvard says it doesn't discriminate against any group.
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More than 40 researchers concluded that climate change would make ecosystems such as deciduous forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra unrecognizable.
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When President Mauricio Macri requested early release of a $50 billion loan, he said it was to assuage market watchers' fears. But the opposite happened — and the central bank felt it had to step in.
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Hundreds of thousands of refugees languish in the camps. UNICEF estimates that more than half the refugees are children. Some aid groups have warned that these children could become a lost generation.
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Author Mara Altman got tired of hiding her hairy, sweaty self from the world, and set out to reframe the shame in her latest book of essays — part memoir, part scientific exploration, part manifesto.
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"It's really important to my sanity that I can get work done on the train," a working mother told researchers, discussing her commuting routine.
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