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UN urges ocean conservation to avoid global catastrophe

 06/06/2017 - 04:03
Erosian at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Source: Wikimedia
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The head of the UN called on member countries to begin discussions to define the new model for managing the oceans, whose health has been seriously damaged in recent decades, he said, as a result of "pollution, overfishing and the effects of climate change."

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:00am
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Erosian at the west end of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Source: Wikimedia

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30am
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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: Trump: Bridging an Unnecessary Wall

 03/31/2017 - 11:49
Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE
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Pennsylvania commands a dubious distinction. 

Pennsylvania is the state with the nation’s second highest total of structurally deficient bridges according to a Federal Highway Administration analysis updated earlier this year.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:45am
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Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE

Cuba welcomes First Norwegian Cruise Line vessel from US

 03/09/2017 - 19:40
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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., arrived Thursday at the port of Havana with 1,250 passengers on its first trip to Cuba.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:30am
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The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., remains anchored in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Mar. 9, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto