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Harsher, Longer Winters Here to Stay?

October 22, 2020 | News | No Comments

As a result of steadily climbing Arctic temperatures, the polar jet stream has been thrown off its usual course, setting off wild weather patterns such as the extremely harsh winter in the Northern and Eastern U.S. this year. This chilly reality is likely to become the new norm, a group of U.S. scientists said at […]

Australia’s Victorian state parliament passed a draconian anti-protest bill on Tuesday, prompting protests in the Melbourne parliament chamber that were violently shut down by security. The Summary Offenses and Sentencing Amendment Bill has been widely criticized as a crackdown on freedom of expression and public protest, as well as an attack on marginalized, poor, homeless, […]

As Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told parliament on Tuesday that the military was engaged in an “anti-terrorist operation” in the east of the country, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev warned against the use of force and said that Ukraine is again “on the brink of civil war.” Pro-Russian activists in cities across the east […]

A strong earthquake hit Japan’s northern coast Saturday near the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck 6 miles below the sea surface just off the coast of Fukushima. The 4:22 a.m. local time quake rattled buildings in Tokyo, about 120 miles southwest of the […]

Swiss athletic footwear brand On has unveiled the second addition to the Roger Federer franchise in the form of a bold statement sneaker that aims to target a younger audience. The debut sneaker from Federer, the ‘Centre Court’ marked the performance running brand’s first tennis-inspired style. It was minimalistic in design and featured On’s award-winning […]

Lance Stroll has confirmed that he tested positive for coronavirus after he was forced to pull out of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. Stroll felt unwell with “flu-like symptoms” on the Saturday morning before final practice and decided not to take part, handing over his Racing Point seat to last-minute replacement Nico Hulkenberg. […]

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to recognize Columbus Day as “Indigenous Peoples Day” after years of organizing by indigenous activists. Hundreds of Native Americans filled the Minneapolis City Hall for Friday’s vote, Native News Online reports. “City of Minneapolis recognizes the annexation of Dakota homelands for the building of our city, and knows Indigenous […]

Scientists Call for Moratorium on Tar Sands

October 15, 2020 | News | No Comments

The culmulative effects of tar sands development—from environmental degradation to transportation to emissions from burning—must be determined before Canada or the United States approve any more projects, a group of scientists argue in an op-ed published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Calling for a binational moratorium, the scientists—representing a number of North American universities including Simon […]