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[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. 

"Star Wars", 40 años de fiebre galáctica

 05/24/2017 - 10:33
Un fanático de Star Warsvestido como Darth Vader participa en un concurso de disfraces antes del estreno de la última película de Star Wars 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' en el Teatro Chino en Hollywood, en Los Ángeles (EE.UU.). EFE/MIKE NELSON
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Cuarenta años después de que se abrieran las puertas de una lejana galaxia que revolucionó el cine, la saga "Star Wars" afronta su espléndido futuro encumbrada como un descomunal fenómeno de fans y como una extraordinaria e imparable máquina de hacer dinero.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:30am
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Un fanático de Star Warsvestido como Darth Vader participa en un concurso de disfraces antes del estreno de la última película de Star Wars 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' en el Teatro Chino en Hollywood, en Los Ángeles (EE.UU.). EFE/MIKE NELSON

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

High temperatures, getting lost are the main dangers along US-Mexico border

 04/21/2017 - 03:40
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura
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Extreme temperatures and getting lost are the two greatest dangers facing thousands of people who each year try to cross into the US illegally over its southern border on long treks led - part of the way, at least - by people-traffickers known as "coyotes."

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30am
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Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two different strategies to handle sea level rise

 03/20/2017 - 04:50
A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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Climate change is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem, reported The Guardian.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

[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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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 8:29am
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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.

 

Sea Blades

 12/12/2016 - 03:24
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Wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation in the nation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea.

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:08am
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Offshore windmills near Copenhagen (Denmark). In Denmark, offshore wind turbines, combined with land-based turbines already provide 40 percent of the country’s electricity. Photo: WIKIMEDIA

In Kensington, the drug trade tells a tale of two neighborhoods

 03/09/2016 - 09:51
Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)

While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:30am
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Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)

Deportations: It's A Family Matter

 05/27/2011 - 03:21
Deportations: It's A Family Matter
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Chicago -- Viewed in a certain context, the disruptions that 4-year-old
Emily Ruiz suffered when she was unwittingly caught up in an immigration
debacle were tame compared to the treatment of many other families with mixed
immigration status.

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