Daily Digest

Daily Digest

Image by petter palander, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/15 - How Governments React to Climate Change, Coal Plants Continue To Retire

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 9:45 AM
  • UK leader in frantic final push to win Brexit deal backing
  • Trump rejects suggestion to allow government to reopen temporarily while talks continue
  • President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring
  • The Merger That Made a U.S. Gas Giant Is Failing
  • Venezuela’s Crisis Threatens U.S. Control Over Oil Prices
  • Supreme Court, in blockbuster Martinez ruling, shields oil and gas drillers from stricter public health rules
  • Scientists Call for Drastic Drop in Emissions. U.S. Appears to Have Gone the Other Way.
  • How Governments React to Climate Change: An Interview with the Political Theorists Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann
Daily Digest

Image by Edmund Garman, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/14 - How To Build Wealth, New Ocean Measurements Are Bad News

Monday, January 14, 2019, 10:41 AM
  • Worried about the economy? Watch bank earnings
  • What the government shutdown means for your mortgage
  • An early retiree who quizzed 100 millionaires about their money found there's a 4-step process to building wealth
  • Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat 
  • The Yellow Vests Get it Right, by Robert Gore
  • Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce
  • Trade war’s wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes
  • Hacker who took down entire nation's internet is jailed
  • PG&E May Give Bankruptcy Notices to Staff on Monday
  • After a boom year for new natural gas plants, renewables set to retake the lead
  • GM will make Cadillac its 'lead' electric vehicle brand
  • 2018 Was A Record Breaking Year For Energy Markets
  • Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility
  • New Ocean Measurements Are Bad News
  • Is Sunscreen the New Margarine?
Daily Digest

Image by push1, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/12 - Record Global Debt & Chaos in 2019, Collapsing Glaciers Threaten Asia's Water Supply

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:08 AM
  • Record Global Debt & Chaos in 2019 – John Rubino
  • Fed Chairman Powell says he is 'very worried' about growing amount of US debt
  • Elwood, Illinois (Pop. 2,200), Has Become a Vital Hub of America’s Consumer Economy. And It’s Hell.
  • Bank Of England Boss: China's Renminbi Will Rival The Dollar As Global Reserve Currency
  • The Crash Of The “Everything Bubble” Started In 2018 - Here’s What Comes Next In 2019
  • Karl Marx and the Great Socialist Revival
  • Race row in South Africa as health officials advertise for 100 new doctors - but white people are told not to apply
  • LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test 
  • Uncertain future for Oka-Hudson ice bridge
  • Collapsing glaciers threaten Asia’s water supplies
  • Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second
Daily Digest

Image by docoveracheiver, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/11 - Good News Friday: Organic Farming On The Rise, Not All Environmentalists Eat Tofu

Friday, January 11, 2019, 9:02 AM
  • The retreat of global democracy stopped in 2018
  • Creuzot Offers Insight Into How He Will Run Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • Nurses' donation helps cancel $8.9M in medical debt in northern Michigan
  • Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis
  • La Jolla woman earns Guinness World Record for oldest trapeze artist
  • More Than 600 Environmental Groups Just Backed Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal
  • Organic farming is on the rise in the U.S.
  • Not all environmentalists eat tofu: the hunters fighting climate change
Daily Digest

Image by Tapping The World, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/10 - Where the Next Crisis Starts, What’s Next For The Dollar, Gold, Stocks and Bonds?

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:27 AM
  • China-U.S. trade talks end 2nd day with no sign of progress
  • Fed's Bullard takes stand against more interest rate hikes
  • Here’s Where the Next Crisis Starts
  • What’s next for the dollar, gold, stocks & bonds?
  • Eccles Prison Blues – The Big Squeeze
  • What Apple’s Tailspin Means For Oil Prices
  • Flaws With a “Green New Deal,” Part 1 of 2
  • China gives long-awaited GM crop approvals amid U.S. trade talks
Daily Digest

Image by Fotos GOVBA, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/9 - U.S. Healthcare Spending Highest Among Developed Countries, A Decade of Negative Rates?

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 10:28 AM
  • US health care spending highest among developed countries
  • Police and fire pension fund slashes retirees' insurance, impacting 8,000 Ohio families
  • LA Watchdog’s 2019 Wish List for City Hall
  • Holiday debt could take years to pay off, study concludes
  • ECB rate hike now unlikely before mid-2020, money markets bet
  • A Decade of Negative Rates? Denmark May Be the First to Try It
  • Draghi Will Be Passing on Baton With ECB in Populist Crosshairs
  • How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
  • Let’s do follow the climate money!
Daily Digest

Image by Matjaž Mirt, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/8 - Monarch Butterfly Numbers Plummet, Saudis Set Sights On $80 Oil

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 10:06 AM
  • 2019 - A Renegade View
  • Judge blocks Trump policy denying asylum for gang and domestic violence victims
  • "I Survived Communism – Are You Ready For Your Turn?"
  • How marginal tax rates actually work, explained with a cartoon
  • Study Shows that Over Half of Urban Renter Households Experience Some Form of Housing Insecurity
  • Saudis Set Sights On $80 Oil
  • Climate change is eating England’s coast
  • Monarch butterfly numbers plummet 86 percent in California
Daily Digest

Image by metaphoricalplatypus, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/7 - 2019's Biggest Geopolitical Risk, Saltwater Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

Monday, January 7, 2019, 9:48 AM
  • Global Markets Rise, but Enthusiasm Wanes
  • 2019's biggest geopolitical risk
  • The Impact of Import Tariffs on U.S. Domestic Prices
  • Hospitals now required to list prices online for every medical procedure, service
  • Bolton attempts to clarify US’ next step in Syria, troops could stay for a while: report
  • Trump Has Four Days Before People Start Missing Paychecks
  • Arkansas honey seller faults dicamba in closing
  • Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048 
Daily Digest

Image by Mark Turnauckas, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/5 - Specter Of Deflation Haunting Risk Markets, Losing Earth

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 1:05 PM
  • The specter of deflation is haunting risk markets 
  • More First-Time Home Buyers Are Turning to the Bank of Mom and Dad
  • A Stunner: National Debt Interest Will Soon Exceed National Defense Spending
  • Jailing the Wrong Man: Mug Shot Searches Persist in New York, Despite Serious Risks
  • The 'Green New Deal': A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society
  • Rise of carbon dioxide–absorbing mountains in tropics may set thermostat for global climate 
  • Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change 
  • Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity
Daily Digest

Image by FzFoto, Flickr Creative Commons

Daily Digest 1/4 - Good News Friday: Bee The Change, Trappist Monks Put Faith In Plants To Reduce Water Waste

Friday, January 4, 2019, 9:47 AM
  • U.S. Payrolls Rise 312,000, Wages Accelerate in Jobs Blowout
  • Most diverse freshman class of House lawmakers sworn in amid shutdown
  • New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule
  • Renewables, led by wind, provided more power than coal in Germany in 2018
  • Beer-brewing Trappist monks put faith in plants to reduce water waste
  • Pollinator connection: Bee the change
  • Houseplant with added rabbit DNA could reduce air pollution, study shows
  • Fixing photosynthesis by engineering it to recycle a toxic mistake