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Opinion: Americans pay a fearsome price for global warming

This week, New York City showed bold leadership with decisive action for climate safety and justice. The oil companies have known for decades that their product is dangerous for the planet, but they relentlessly hid the evidence, stoking confusion rather than solutions. Through individual company efforts to support climate denialism and confusion, and through relentless […]

It snowed in one of the world's hottest places

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A substantial amount of snow fell in Ain Sefra, a desert town in Algeria known as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” for reportedly the third time in 40 years. CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Sea ice melted. Temperatures soared. And the trend towards a warmer planet has never been clearer.

The findings “continue the planet’s long-term warming trend,” according to NASA. A trend that is driven predominately by human activity through carbon dioxide emissions. Temperature records for the planet, monitored independently by both agencies, go back to 1880. The announcement came at a joint press conference on Thursday in Washington. The hottest year on record […]

North Korea: Our nukes only target US

[unable to retrieve full-text content] North Korea’s chief negotiator, Ri Son Gwon, says North Korea’s atomic and hydrogen weapons are only targeting the United States and not South Korea, Russia or China. CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

North, South Korea will march together under one flag

The nations have also agreed to form a joint North and South Korean women’s ice hockey team for the Games in Pyeongchang, which begin early next month, South Korea’s unification ministry said. The unification ministry announced a range of joint activities between the countries for the Games, following talks Wednesday at the demilitarized zone (DMZ). […]

Opinion: Kim Wall was a journalist most aspire to be

“We would work late on stories, but were always sure to take breaks with cat videos,” Annie Zak recalled of her time with Kim at Columbia Journalism School. “Kim always had good ones to share.” Like Annie and so many of our friends, I will miss laughing with Kim. I’ll miss her pings and emojis […]

Inventor charged with journalist's murder

Madsen has been charged with premeditated murder in addition to dismemberment and “sexual relations other than intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature.” Wall’s dismembered body was found in the sea off the Danish coast after Wall visited Madsen on his vessel in August last year to interview him. Her headless torso washed up on August […]

What went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert

How did it happen? Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency provided a bit more detail Sunday on what went wrong. The mishap took place during a routine drill run after a shift change, Vern Miyagi, the agency’s administrator, said. During the drill, an officer in the emergency operation center mistakenly selected an incorrect “template,” which shows what […]

US and Canada will host North Korea nuclear meeting

The summit comes at a critical time. But with diplomats’ attentions absorbed by the delicate talks between the two neighboring countries — which were initially focused on North Korea’s participation in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but have since broadened — some analysts are skeptical that much will come out of the Vancouver meetings. “I’m […]

Two years of Trump panning the Iran deal

[unable to retrieve full-text content] President Trump has never been a fan of the Iran nuclear deal, but his rhetoric has changed slightly since he took office. CNN.com – RSS Channel – World