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Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico

 06/22/2017 - 04:55
US President Donald J. Trump arrives to a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, 21 June 2017. Trump spoke on his idea to build a solar wall along the US Southern border and on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). EPA/TANNEN MAURY

This way, Mexico will have to pay much less money. And that's good, Right?", Trump said during a rally in Iowa.

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US President Donald J. Trump arrives to a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, 21 June 2017. Trump spoke on his idea to build a solar wall along the US Southern border and on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). EPA/TANNEN MAURY

[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. 

[OP-ED]: La confusa realidad del calentamiento global

 06/07/2017 - 10:06
Sobre la base de nueva tecnología y conocimientos, no sabemos cómo resolver el calentamiento global. No hay una manera obvia de eliminar nuestra dependencia de los combustibles fósiles sin someter al mundo a una prolongada depresión e invitar conflictos civiles generalizados. 
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No había necesidad de que el presidente Trump retirara a Estados Unidos del acuerdo climático de París para lograr su objetivo de anular la política de calentamiento global del gobierno de Obama. Eso ya había ocurrido por medio de fallos judiciales y órdenes ejecutivas, que efectivamente detuvieron los estándares más altos de eficiencia de combustible para vehículos (hasta 54,5 millas por galón) y acabaron con el programa Clean Power Plan, que promovía que los servicios eléctricos abandonaran el carbón. 

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Sobre la base de nueva tecnología y conocimientos, no sabemos cómo resolver el calentamiento global. No hay una manera obvia de eliminar nuestra dependencia de los combustibles fósiles sin someter al mundo a una prolongada depresión e invitar conflictos civiles generalizados. 

First Hispanic woman in space receives highest astronaut honor

 05/22/2017 - 04:49
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel in space, became a member of the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, an elite group created to pay tribute to US explorers of outer space.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

La era Trump: un preámbulo post apocalíptico

 04/11/2017 - 13:19
(3 de abril de 2017) Dos obreros que caminan sobre la tierra agrietada del fondo de la presa "Sábanas Blancas", que se encuentra por debajo del mínimo de su capacidad de embalse en la provincia de Ciego de Ávila (Cuba). EFE/Alejandro Ernesto
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Las estrategias diplomáticas de la nueva administración en la Casa Blanca no creen ni en Discovery Channel.

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(3 de abril de 2017) Dos obreros que caminan sobre la tierra agrietada del fondo de la presa "Sábanas Blancas", que se encuentra por debajo del mínimo de su capacidad de embalse en la provincia de Ciego de Ávila (Cuba). EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

[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.

 

La Marcha por la Ciencia también surgió en Miami

 04/22/2017 - 16:04
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Científicos, estudiantes y políticos congregados en el centro de Miami abogaron hoy por un "futuro a largo plazo" en la llamada "Marcha por la Ciencia", una jornada de protesta que se celebra en más de 500 ciudades del mundo.
 

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