Category: World News

Study: Doomsday Clock Ticking

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets Green innovations must be developed and spread globally 10 times faster than in the past if we are to limit warming to below the Paris Agreement’s 2 degrees C target DURHAM, N.C. – The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid […] via Study: Doomsday clock is ticking – Green tech … Read More Study: Doomsday Clock Ticking

The Spirit of Freedom

NEW YORK (CBSNewYor/AP) — Delta Air Lines grounded its domestic flights late Sunday due to what was described as “automation issues.” The the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey advised the public of the outage late Sunday. Passengers were advised to contact Delta for updates. CHECK: Flight Delays… via Delta ‘Automation Issues’ Ground Domestic Flights; Website Also Down … Read More The Spirit of Freedom

United States Slaps Sanctions On Russia For Election Hacking; Russia Closes School, Vacation House — CBS New York

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Barack Obama imposed sanctions Thursday on nine Russian officials and intelligence services, as a penalty for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. Russian authorities were already showing signs of retaliation late Thursday. As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, the State Department also has… via United States Slaps Sanctions On Russia For Election Hacking; … Read More United States Slaps Sanctions On Russia For Election Hacking; Russia Closes School, Vacation House — CBS New York

125 years ago today: the invention of basketball and the Canadian participants in the first ever basketball game — Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Normand Laplante December 21, 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball by Canadian James Naismith and of the first game ever played. In the fall of 1891, Naismith was studying to become a YMCA physical education instructor at the International YMCA Training Institute in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was given the task […] via 125 years ago today: the invention of basketball … Read More 125 years ago today: the invention of basketball and the Canadian participants in the first ever basketball game — Library and Archives Canada Blog

Foodbanks, social justice and why we need a new conversation about poverty — Policy Press Blog

In her speech from The future of social justice event we held on Monday, Kayleigh Garthwaite, author of Hunger Pains, talks about her experience of volunteering at foodbanks and how we can harness and express the collective shame that should be felt over the existence of emergency food aid. “For the last three years, I’ve been a […] via Foodbanks, social justice and why we … Read More Foodbanks, social justice and why we need a new conversation about poverty — Policy Press Blog

Team cracks mystery of London’s ‘killer fog’  — Respro® Bulletin Board

In 1952, a killer fog containing pollutants covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and killing thousands of residents. The exact cause and nature of the fog has remained mostly unknown for decades, but scientists now believe the mystery has been solved. The same air chemistry also happens in China and other locales, they […] via Team cracks mystery of London’s ‘killer fog’  — … Read More Team cracks mystery of London’s ‘killer fog’  — Respro® Bulletin Board

Iraqi Forces Clear Islamic State Militants Near Mosul

Migrant Camps Emerge in Paris

How to Blog Your Way around the World: A Conversation with Shivya Nath — Discover

On solo travel, keeping a blog as a nomad, and finding inspiration in everyday encounters. via How to Blog Your Way around the World: A Conversation with Shivya Nath — Discover

Hundreds Take Part In Cuomo’s 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s West Side Highway was packed with dozens of choppers that went to Ground Zero on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 9/11 memorial ride. WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported bikers from all over New York revved their engines to join Cuomo and more than 250 first responders for the motorcycle ride from… via Hundreds Take Part In Cuomo’s 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride … Read More Hundreds Take Part In Cuomo’s 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride — CBS New York

CDC Director: Government ‘Essentially Out Of Money’ To Fight Zika, Country Will See ‘A Bunch Of Kids’ With Birth Defects — CBS New York

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus said that “we are now essentially out of money” and warned that the country is “about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly” in the coming months. Friday’s warning from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden came… via CDC Director: Government ‘Essentially Out Of Money’ To Fight … Read More CDC Director: Government ‘Essentially Out Of Money’ To Fight Zika, Country Will See ‘A Bunch Of Kids’ With Birth Defects — CBS New York

Wisdom Right before our Eyes — OPreach

For the month of September, the subject will be Wisdom. Guidance streams through the whole of creation, and in any moment we can recognize the form it is taking right before our eyes. – Patricia Campbell Carlson – sister of Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB via Wisdom Right before our Eyes — OPreach