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Hurricane Maria has dealt a heavy blow to Puerto Rico’s bankrupt utility and fragile electric grid

Hurricane Maria has dealt a new blow to Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric company — knocking out power for the entire island and imposing costly repair burdens on a utility that was already struggling with more than $9 billion in debt, poor service and sky-high rates. And that means more hardship for local residents and businesses, whose […]

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What’s scary about 2017’s hurricanes isn’t just their strength. It’s how fast they’re achieving it
Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters ‘natural’
These stark photos show the charred aftermath of the Texas chemical fire that ignited after Harvey

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Critics of Sinclair merger urge Dems to block FCC chair's reconfirmation

Opponents of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media are calling on Senate Democrats to put a hold on the reconfirmation of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai.A coalition of groups consisting of Allied…

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Dems ask FEC to create new rules in response to Russian Facebook ads

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday asked the Federal Election Commission to establish new guidelines for online advertising platforms that would prevent foreign spending to influence U.S. elections.The move comes after Facebook provided…

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Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling

As Facebook falls under more scrutiny for Russia’s ad buys, Congress eyes regulation.

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Apple Becomes a Chipmaker to One-Up Smartphone Foes

Apple’s iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 rely on new, company-designed chips.

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Tech Firms Open to Changing Law to Combat Sex Trafficking

Bill would change part of the Communications Decency Act, which protects site operators for content posted by others.

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These stark photos show the charred aftermath of the Texas chemical fire that ignited after Harvey

These stark photos show the charred aftermath of the Texas chemical fire that ignited after Harvey

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Monday released stark photos of the scorched remains of containers at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Tex., that burned in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Two of the photos show the skeletal remains of three shipping-size containers covered with ash near the edge of the Arkema facility. Another […]

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Four underappreciated ways that climate change could make hurricanes even worse
The scariest thing about 2017’s hurricanes: They got really bad, really fast
Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters ‘natural’
The sharing economy helps fight climate change (but not as much as you think)

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Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters ‘natural’

Why it’s time to stop calling these hurricane disasters 'natural'

As the United States struggles to recover from two back-to-back hurricanes, it would be wise to reflect on why we keep having such calamities and whether they are likely to get worse. We must first recognize the phrase “natural disaster” for what it is: a sham we hide behind to avoid our own culpability. Hurricanes, […]

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Four underappreciated ways that climate change could make hurricanes even worse
The scariest thing about 2017’s hurricanes: They got really bad, really fast
These stark photos show the charred aftermath of the Texas chemical fire that ignited after Harvey
The sharing economy helps fight climate change (but not as much as you think)

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The scariest thing about 2017’s hurricanes: They got really bad, really fast

The scariest thing about 2017's hurricanes: They got really bad, really fast

“Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye,” wrote National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven on Monday evening, as the storm reached Category 4 intensity. That inward contraction of a hurricane’s eye can be one telltale indicator of what hurricane gurus technically call “rapid intensification,” although a more evocative word might simply be “explosion.” Whatever you call it, […]

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Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change
The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

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Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change

Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change

People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board, which the agency has opened for public comment until September 28. The board currently has 47 members, but 15 have terms ending in September and could be replaced by some of the candidates. One candidate believes more carbon dioxide […]

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New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right
The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes
Trump says ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ when asked about Harvey, Irma and climate change

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