The United Nations’ historic meeting on antibiotic resistance puts the threat on a level with HIV and Ebola — Quartz

The United Nations’ historic meeting on antibiotic resistance puts the threat on a level with HIV and Ebola — Quartz http://qz.com/788548/the-united-nations-historic-meeting-on-antibiotic-resistance-puts-the-threat-on-a-level-with-hiv-and-ebola/ Chase Purdy more…

Vanity Fair: Barack Obama and Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Ultimate Exit Interview

News As his two-term presidency draws to a close, Barack Obama is looking back—at the legacies of his predecessors, as well as his own—and forward, to the freedom of life after the White House. In a wide-ranging conversation with one of the nation’s foremost presidential historians, he talks about his ambitions, frustrations, and the decisions […] more…

Who are America’s ‘super’ gun-owners?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/americas-super-gun-owners-161748423.html America may hold a reputation as a country of gun owners, but a new survey shows that roughly half of the nation’s weapons are owned by just three percent of the population. Three percent of Americans own eight or more firearms, a cumulative 133 million of the country’s 265 million weapons, according to an […] more…

An American tragedy: why are millions of trees dying across the country? | Environment | The Guardian

An American tragedy: why are millions of trees dying across the country? | Environment | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/19/tree-death-california-hawaii-sudden-oak?cmp=oth_b-aplnews_d-1 A quiet crisis playing out in US forests as huge numbers of trees succumb to drought, disease, insects and wildfire – much of it driven by climate change Oliver Milman in Oahu and Alan Yuhas in San […] more…

An angry Obama puts himself on the ballot – POLITICO

An angry Obama puts himself on the ballot – POLITICO http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/obama-congressional-black-caucus-228327 By Edward-Isaac Dovere •09/17/16 11:11 PM EDT President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards on Sept. 17 in Washington. | AP Photo It was part mockery, part shock-to-the-system wake-up call. Donald Trump is a nasty, hateful […] more…

Trump’s Behavior Similar To Male Chimpanzee, Says Jane Goodall | Huffington Post

Trump’s Behavior Similar To Male Chimpanzee, Says Jane Goodall | Huffington Post http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57ddb84fe4b04a1497b4e512? Chris D’Angelo Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii Ian Waldie via Getty Images A Chimpanzee jumps at a glass screen as primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall holds a press conference at Taronga Zoo July 14, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Donald Trump’s antics remind famed anthropologist […] more…

Tactical Urbanism

There’s a new term that has become popular in city planning circles: tactical urbanism. The idea is that small experiments, done cheaply and quickly, can make cities better, and more nimble. Some of the tactics are guerrilla methods: citizens might paint a crosswalk where they believe one should exist, or post their own road signs […] more…

Yahoo Finance: Harvard economist never thought his new study would take him where it did

The political system is hindering economic development in America.  This was a key finding in Harvard Business School’s study  on competitiveness. Professors, led by Michael Porter, found the political system was actually a key cause in hindering the economic development of the US. “I’m an economist and the last thing I thought I would end […] more…

The Washington Post: Britain approves controversial Chinese-financed nuclear-reactor, with a catch

LONDON — The British government on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a Chinese-financed nuclear power station, two months after Prime Minister Theresa May balked at a deal that has raised concerns about the security of Britain’s energy supply. The proposed $24 billion nuclear plant, known as Hinkley Point C, will be the first built in […] more…

Hinkley Approval May Also Raise Bar on China’s U.K. Nuclear Plan – Bloomberg

Hinkley Approval May Also Raise Bar on China’s U.K. Nuclear Plan – Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/ Jessica Shankleman Jess_Shankleman •September 15, 2016 — 5:18 AM PDT The decision to approve the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant may raise scrutiny on Chinese investors that want to expand their atomic portfolio in the U.K. The U.K. government will take […] more…
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