In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

World / Politics Jul 22, 2019

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election ...

Teen climate champion Greta Thunberg honored in France

World / Social Issues Jul 22, 2019

Teen climate champion Greta Thunberg honored in France

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped spark a worldwide movement, received the Freedom Prize in France on Sunday. Flanked by two WWII veterans who sponsor the prize, she accepted the award at a ceremony ...

Environmentalist Kenro Taura talks about why he thinks Japan is a laggard in the fight against climate change

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jul 13, 2019

Environmentalist Kenro Taura talks about why he thinks Japan is a laggard in the fight against climate change

by J.J. O'Donoghue

Name: Kenro Taura Age: 62 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: Executive director of Kiko Network Likes: Justice and equal rights, positive thinking Dislikes: Selfishness, authority 1. What does Kiko Network do? Kiko Network is an environmental non-governmental organization that works to tackle climate change by bringing forth major changes in society. 2. How ...

Scientists say rising seas will break flooding records

World / Science & Health Jul 11, 2019

Scientists say rising seas will break flooding records

Federal scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino weather system. A report released Wednesday by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration predicts ...