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Daily Digest 9/24 - Climate Study 'Pulls Punches' To Keep Polluters, How The Sahara Could Power The World

Monday, September 24, 2018, 10:31 AM
  • Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
  • These are the horrifying things a nuclear war would do to the planet
  • There have been 263 days in 2018 — and 262 mass shootings in America
  • Medical Malpractice Deaths over 500 Times Higher than Accidental Gun Deaths
  • How The Sahara Could Power The Entire World
  • France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop
  • 10 Unexpected Things The World Is Running Out Of
  • First North Carolina Got a Hurricane. Then a Pig Poop Flood. Now It's A Coal Ash Crisis.
  • Ottawa crawls out from under the debris of tornadoes that destroyed homes, left tens of thousands without power
  • Climate study ‘pulls punches’ to keep polluters on board
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Daily Digest 9/22 - Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, How the Next Downturn Will Surprise Us

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:16 PM
  • How the Next Downturn Will Surprise Us
  • Don’t Miss the Signs of Another Slow-Motion Meltdown 
  • Why the American empire has lost control—and its failure is imminent
  • Facebook Wanted Banks To Fork Over Customer Data Passing Through Messenger
  • Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk
  • North Carolina’s Problem Isn’t Florence, It’s Poverty
  • Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds
  • John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out Of Their Right To Repair 
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Daily Digest 9/21 - Good News Friday: Resistance Training For Better Health, How to Grow More Food While Slowing Climate Change

Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:59 AM
  • EU to stop changing the clocks in 2019
  • NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft captures 'first light' image
  • How To Get Strong
  • This 94-year-old hands out chocolate bars to strangers. And people love it
  • Scientists uncover why sauna bathing is good for your health
  • 'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars
  • Your Smartphone Can Measure Your Radiation Exposure
  • This is what the oldest confirmed animal fossil looks like
  • Found Sounds from the Edge of Earth
  • How to Grow More Food While Slowing Climate Change
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Daily Digest 9/20 - The Looming DROP Apocalypse, Bye Bye Bugs?

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11:15 AM
  • The Looming DROP Apocalypse
  • Cuomo's Win: It's All About the Money
  • No more bailouts: The lawmakers behind Dodd-Frank say that taxpayers won’t foot the bill the next time a bank fails
  • 31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills
  • Market Tops Take Time
  • Prepare for an onslaught of spam calls next year
  • Dollar Traders See the Fed’s Next Rate Hike as a Big Sell Signal
  • Amazon might open thousands of its grab-and-go stores over the next three years
  • Big Death:  How Kuhn Was Wrong And Foucault Was Right
  • Slow-speed driver-less shuttle service set to begin testing in Columbus next week
  • 10-year Treasury yield hits 4-month high as bond market sells off
  • Oil Prices Inch Higher On Crude, Gasoline Draw
  • Hog manure is spilling out of lagoons because of Hurricane Florence’s floods
  • How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste
  • Climate Change May Mean Abandoning Our Coasts Forever
  • Mosquitoes are eating plastic. Why that's a big problem.
  • These Nearly-Extinct Animals Would Fit on a Single Subway Car
  • Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining
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Daily Digest 9/19 - Soaring Global Debt Raises Red Flags, Will Emanuel Put Chicago Taxpayers At Risk?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:06 AM
  • Commentary: Will Emanuel put Chicago taxpayers at even greater risk?
  • Report: Every adult in the state owes $4,000 for teacher health care costs; pensions not included (Illinois)
  • Why the U.S.-China trade deficit is so huge: Here’s all the stuff America imports
  • 29 Utah cities increased credit card debt in 2018
  • A spike in 10-year Treasury yields could trigger a financial crisis to rival the Great Depression
  • Soaring global debt raises plenty of red flags
  • Turkish lira weakens 2 pct, erasing gains made after last week's rate hike
  • Lehman-Era Alphabet Soup of Market Products Is Back on Table
  • Egypt cancels debt auction as foreign investor appetite weakens
  • The Fracking Industry’s Water Nightmare
  • How Solar and Wind Mandates Tax the Poor and Middle Class
  • Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?
  • “Only A Matter of Time” Before Category 6 Hurricane Hits U.S.
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Daily Digest 9/18 - The Age Of Flux, Is The Shale Showdown Overblown?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:54 AM
  • Survey highlights tensions in public attitudes toward science
  • The Han-opticon
  • China Strikes $60 Billion of U.S. Goods in Growing Trade War
  • The Age Of Flux
  • Judge to Georgia voting officials: You’re terrible at digital security
  • Is The Shale Slowdown Overblown?
  • 2100, and the Fundamental Fallacy of Climate Change Predictions
  • UN report identifies where global harvests will rise and fall by 2050
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Daily Digest 9/17 - We've 'Learned Nothing' 10 Years After The Crash, Will Global Warming Sink the Netherlands?

Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:22 PM
  • Ten Years After the Crash, We’ve Learned Nothing
  • What Keeps Them Up At Night
  • Why are African leaders pushing for population growth?
  • ‘Chlorine delivered’: Idlib militants ‘readying false flag attack’ in Syrian village – Russian MoD
  • Statement on Visit to the USA, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Ebola 2018: Cautious Optimism Is In Order
  • Norway’s Offshore Oil Boom Is Back On
  • Call to conserve one-third of oceans, land to head off extinction crisis
  • Michigan’s water crisis is rapidly extending beyond Flint
  • Hurricane Florence vs. Typhoon Mangkhut: The difference between the 2 major storms
  • Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?
  • Will Global Warming Sink the Netherlands?
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Daily Digest 9/15 - How The West Was Lost, No Way To Avert The Next Financial Crisis

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:10 AM
  • The next financial crash is imminent, and China’s resource crisis could be the trigger
  • There's no way to avert the next financial crisis, warn former regulators from 2008 meltdown
  • A Whimper and a Bang
  • France Considers Requiring that All Local Police Carry Guns
  • What Does It Mean To Live Our Entire Lives Under Digital Surveillance?
  • The U.S. Is The World’s Top Oil Producer, But For How Long?
  • Hungrier insects will bite into world’s crops
  • Landfall, Storm Surge and the Waffle House Index: Hurricane Terms and What They Mean
  • Trump administration, as expected, to stop funding UN Population Fund
  • On Waste Plastics at Sea, She Finds Unique Microbial Multitudes
  • How the West Was Lost
  • An Equator Full Of Hurricanes Shows A Preview Of End Times
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Daily Digest 9/14 - Good News Friday: Layoffs At 50-Year Low, Can Oil Demand Peak Within 5 Years?

Friday, September 14, 2018, 11:52 AM
  • Although we’re running low on doctors, the solution may not be more doctors
  • Layoffs Just Reached a Half-Century Low
  • 'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa 
  • Scientists find 3 bizarre new sea creatures in pitch-black part of Pacific Ocean
  • California Just Signed The World’s Most Aggressive Climate Bill
  • Can Oil Demand Really Peak Within 5 Years?
  • Impossible Aerospace raises $9.4 million, launches drone that flies 2 hours on a single charge
  • A bunch of scientists are fighting to make Pluto a planet again
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Daily DIgest 9/13 - Anger Mismanagement, UN Warns Of "Existential Threat" To Humanity

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7:54 AM
  • Oregon just became the first state to legalize mass timber high-rises, and it could lead to a boom in tall wood buildings
  • Gold, Currency IOUs and Inflation
  • Anger Mismanagement, by Robert Gore
  • Elon Musk smoking weed has much more dire consequences than you realize
  • Gas Could Overtake Oil As The Largest U.S. Energy Source This Year
  • 6 Years Ago, North Carolina Chose To Ignore Rising Sea Levels. This Week It Braces For Disaster.
  • Warning of 'Existential Threat' to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change 'Moving Faster Than We Are'
  • UN says more worldwide going hungry, blames climate change