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Two Antarctic weather stations recorded unprecedentedly high temperatures in March—offering grim evidence of accelerating climate change. A potential Antarctica record high of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded on March 24 at the Esperanza Base, just south of the southern tip of Argentina—a temperature exceeding any figure yet observed on the Antarctic landmass or Peninsula, according […]

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Citing public health and safety concerns, the Scottish government on Wednesday announced a ban against fracking until “the voices of the communities likely to be most affected are heard.” Introduced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, the new policy places an open-ended moratorium on granting permits for unconventional gas drilling in the country. “Fergus Ewing’s announcement […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to ready Russia’s nuclear arsenal during last year’s conflict over Crimea, he reportedly said in a pre-recorded documentary broadcast on Russian state television on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of Moscow’s takeover of the Black Sea peninsula. “We were ready to do this,” Putin reportedly said when asked […]

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One week ago, I was honoured to receive an “Izzy Award” for “outstanding achievement in independent media and journalism.” The annual award, which this year also went to David Sirota for his groundbreaking investigations into political corruption in the U.S. pension system, is named after the great muckraker I.F. Stone (“Izzy” to his friends). In […]

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