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US-India: Trump and Modi pledge cooperation, avoid tensions on immigration

 06/27/2017 - 06:57
US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), delivers remarks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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In their first official meeting, the President of the United States and the Indian Prime Minister talked about trade and defense cooperation, terrorism, but avoided immigration and climate change, issues in which both leaders differ. India is the country most affected by Trump's decision to tighten controls on granting the H-1B visa, which benefits foreign workers.

 

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US President Donald J. Trump (R), with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), delivers remarks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

[OP-ED]: The messy reality of global warming

 06/07/2017 - 10:10
Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 
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There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.

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Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 

Salma Hayek on Trump: "I ask myself whether it's stupidity, malignity or greed"

 06/06/2017 - 03:45
Salma Hayek (d) y Connie Britton (i) en la película "Beatriz at Dinner", una comedia inteligente y ácida donde la mexicana encarna el papel de una sanadora de medicina alternativa, inmigrante, que choca con la soberbia y prepotencia de un magnate del mundo de los bienes raíces. EFE/Roadside Attractions

Together with Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, Hayek presented the Miami media with her latest film, "Beatriz at Dinner," a smart, tart comedy in which the Mexican plays the part of an immigrant alternative-medicine healer who comes up against the arrogance and self-importance of a real-estate magnate.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:30am
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Salma Hayek (d) y Connie Britton (i) en la película "Beatriz at Dinner", una comedia inteligente y ácida donde la mexicana encarna el papel de una sanadora de medicina alternativa, inmigrante, que choca con la soberbia y prepotencia de un magnate del mundo de los bienes raíces. EFE/Roadside Attractions

"Make Our Planet Great Again": world reacts to Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Deal

 06/02/2017 - 04:39
US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

There has been widespread international condemnation after President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Mr Trump said the accord punished the US and would cost millions of American jobs.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:15am
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US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Head of European Council urges Trump not to threaten climate change deal

 06/01/2017 - 06:23
Donald Trump and Donald Tusk speaking at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, on May 26, 2017. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

Donald Tusk has urged the United States president to not jeopardize climate change politics, ahead of a highly-anticipated announcement from the White House on the administration's stance on the Paris Accord to tackle global warming.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:15am
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Donald Trump and Donald Tusk speaking at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, on May 26, 2017. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

Trump Likely to Withdraw US from Paris Climate Deal

 05/31/2017 - 09:10
A demonstrator holds a protest banner, during the 'No G7' protest march at the G7 summit in Giardini Naxos, near Taormina, Sicily island, Italy, 27 May 2017. Heads of States and Governments of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, meet in Taormina, Italy, from 26 to 27 May 2017 for a summit titled 'Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust'. EFE/EPA/CIRO FUSCO
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White House sources have reportedly revealed that Donald Trump is to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the landmark 2015 climate change accord that committed nearly every nation to take action to curb the warming of the planet. 

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A demonstrator holds a protest banner, during the 'No G7' protest march at the G7 summit in Giardini Naxos, near Taormina, Sicily island, Italy, 27 May 2017. Heads of States and Governments of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, meet in Taormina, Italy, from 26 to 27 May 2017 for a summit titled 'Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust'. EFE/EPA/CIRO FUSCO

In Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

 04/24/2017 - 02:50
Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45am
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Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order

 03/28/2017 - 17:36
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:15pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

[OP-ED]: Two cheers for a carbon tax

 02/19/2017 - 20:55

Fossil fuels now supply four-fifths of the world’s energy, a share that has dropped only slightly since 1990. To stabilize CO2 concentrations, we must essentially stop burning fossil fuels. How is this to happen? Supporters of a carbon tax hope that the market mechanism -- higher prices for fossil fuels -- will unleash a torrent of innovation: safer nuclear, less costly solar, better batteries. This is a leap of faith. Higher prices do not guarantee technological breakthroughs.
 

By all means, let’s have a carbon tax. It’s the best way to deal with global climate change. It would require Republicans and Democrats to compromise -- a good thing -- and would provide revenues for a government that desperately needs more revenue. Fine. But let’s not pretend that a carbon tax is a panacea for either climate change or too much debt.

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Fossil fuels now supply four-fifths of the world’s energy, a share that has dropped only slightly since 1990. To stabilize CO2 concentrations, we must essentially stop burning fossil fuels. How is this to happen? Supporters of a carbon tax hope that the market mechanism -- higher prices for fossil fuels -- will unleash a torrent of innovation: safer nuclear, less costly solar, better batteries. This is a leap of faith. Higher prices do not guarantee technological breakthroughs.

 

The New Heads of the “White” House

 01/17/2017 - 16:08
The New Heads of the “White” House

With wavering positions on a variety of topics, Trump's cabinet nominees may be the clearest picture we get of what a Trump presidency may look like. Largely rich, white, and male with no Latino in sight, the white house will certainly uphold the title.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Trump in the White House.

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