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What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?
Lifehacker.com

In the months since the Green New Deal entered the public consciousness, it has been called many things: Zany. Unrealistic. Wildly popular. A socialist Christmas list. It has provoked strong reactions from both the right and ostensible left, and is already b… more…

The Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu Just Dropped Its First Scientific Results
Gizmodo.com

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 mission has released its first batch of scientific results on asteroid Ryugu—and it’s revealed a bunch of surprises about the small, spinning rock. Read more... more…

New Mexico Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill, But Some Tribal Groups Feel Left Out
Gizmodo.com

The clean energy revolution has arrived, and... it’s complicated. New Mexico is now the third state to adopt a 100 percent clean energy mandate, with the legislature passing a bill Tuesday mandating the state reach that goal by 2045. Governor Michelle Lujan G… more…

Getting Real About Rural America
The New York Times

Politically, rural America is increasingly a world apart. more…

The student climate strikes have kicked off, and there were excellent signs
Mashable

The kids are again proving they give a shit. Some of the first school strikes for climate change began on Friday morning in Australia and New Zealand, as part of a global campaign urging politicians to take action. SEE ALSO: The ocean keeps gulping up a colos… more…

Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019
Mashable

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences… more…

Carbon Taxes Are the Original Green New Deal
The New York Times

High carbon emissions produced by facilities like the Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Springdale, Penn., could be taxed. more…

Federal Reserve, Floods, N.C.A.A.: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. more…

Two U.S. senators complain of slowing sanctions on North Korea
Reuters

Two senior U.S. senators called on Monday for the Trump administration to correct a slowing pace of U.S. sanctions designations on North Korea, saying there had been a marked decline in the past year of U.S. engagement with Pyongyang. more…

U.S. Interior official suggests Trump drilling proposal will include Atlantic: recording
Reuters

The Trump administration is likely to open up portions of the Atlantic to oil and gas drilling despite opposition from East Coast states, a U.S. Interior Department official suggested in remarks at a recent energy industry conference, a recording of which was… more…

The United Kingdom's tortuous journey in and out of the EU
Reuters

The United Kingdom voted in 2016 to leave the European Union but it is still uncertain when or if that will happen. more…

New Mexico the Most Coal-Heavy State To Pledge 100 Percent Carbon-Free Energy By 2045
Slashdot.org

New Mexico's state House of Representatives passed the "Energy Transition Act" on Tuesday, where it's expected to be signed quickly by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The bill "commits the state to getting 100 percent of its energy from carbon-free sources b… more…

Renewable Energy Reduces the Highest Electric Rates In the Nation
Slashdot.org

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Coal is the primary fuel source for Midwest electric utilities. Michigan Technological University researchers found that increasing renewable and distributed generation energy sources can save Michigan electr… more…

A data point seen as the bellweather for global trade just tanked — and 'the floor is not yet in sight'
Business Insider

South Korean exports, seen as a bellwether for global trade, fell nearly 5%in the first 20 days of March. Exports to China and Japan fell by more than 10%. Shipments of microchips, oil products, and telecoms devices were all down. South Korean exports, widely… more…

THEN AND NOW: Here's how US kitchens have evolved throughout the years
Thisisinsider.com

Kitchens have changed dramatically since the 1900s. Stoves and ovens started as bulky and ornate but turned into sleek, discrete kitchen appliances. Refrigerators began as ice boxes but quickly became reliant on electricity. Some say the kitchen is the heart … more…

Market Live: Indices at day's high with Sensex gains 300 pts; TCS among major gainers - Moneycontrol.com
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Market Live: Indices at day's high with Sensex gains 300 pts; TCS among major gainers Moneycontrol.com Live: Sensex, Nifty At Day's High; Kotak Mahindra Bank Top Performer BloombergQuint 10 things you need to know before the opening bell CNBCTV18 Market Live:… more…

Market Live: Sharp decline on D-St with Sensex below 38k, Nifty around 11400 - Moneycontrol.com
Moneycontrol.com

Market Live: Sharp decline on D-St with Sensex below 38k, Nifty around 11400 Moneycontrol.com Live: Sensex, Nifty Set For Best Week In Over Four Months BloombergQuint 10 things you need to know before the opening bell CNBCTV18 D-Street Buzz: PSU banks surge l… more…

Students Across India Skip School in Support of Global Protest Demanding Climate Change Action - News18
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Students Across India Skip School in Support of Global Protest Demanding Climate Change Action News18 What is Schools Strike for Climate? The Hindu Students in 100 countries to walk out of classrooms to protest against climate inaction Scroll.in Think we shou… more…

A Very Bollywood Affair at Asansol as Babul Supriyo Clashes With Moon Moon Sen - News18
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A Very Bollywood Affair at Asansol as Babul Supriyo Clashes With Moon Moon Sen News18 Moon Moon Sen was dubbed a giant killer after she defeated nine-time CPI(M) MP Basudeb Acharia in Bankura in 2014. more…

As Hallmark fires Lori Loughlin, here's why her alleged role in the college bribery scandal hit a nerve - SFGate
The Washington Post

Over the past two days, as details of the shocking college admission bribery scandal made their way around the internet, one phrase kept showing up on social media: "Not Aunt Becky!" The reference was to Lori Loughlin's most famous role as Becky Katsopolis … more…