41 humpback whale deaths in Atlantic force fed probe

41 humpback whale deaths in Atlantic force fed probe https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/28/41-humpback-whale-deaths-atlantic-force-fed-probe/307804001/ more…

Arthur Laffer’s Theory on Tax Cuts Comes to Life Once More – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/us/politics/white-house-economic-policy-arthur-laffer.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1 Arthur Laffer in 1981. His theory linking tax cutting and economic growth has been revived in President Trump’s plan. Associated Press WASHINGTON — A white cloth napkin, now displayed in the National Museum of American History, helped change the course of modern economics. On it, the economist Arthur Laffer in 1974 sketched a curve […] more…

Man’s Better Angels — Philip F. Gura | Harvard University Press

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674659544 Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War Banks failed, credit contracted, inequality grew, and people everywhere were out of work while political paralysis and slavery threatened to rend the nation in two. As financial crises always have, the Panic of 1837 drew forth a plethora of reformers who promised to restore America […] more…

Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century – The Washington Post

Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/26/scientists-keep-increasing-their-projections-for-how-much-the-oceans-will-rise-this-century/?utm_term=.874ac733f5aa A 30-mile-long meltwater river runs through Petermann glacier, Greenland, on August 27, 2016. (Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post) A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the […] more…

Sanctuary cities ruling: When a judge quotes Sean Spicer, it’s not a good sign for the White House – The Washington Post

Sanctuary cities ruling: When a judge quotes Sean Spicer, it’s not a good sign for the White House – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/26/sanctuary-cities-ruling-when-a-judge-quotes-sean-spicer-its-not-a-good-sign-for-the-white-house/?utm_term=.681c8a63ad57 How sanctuary cities are responding to Trump’s threat to defund them Play Video3:03 President Trump has threatened to go after sanctuary cities. This how state and local governments with sanctuary policies are […] more…

Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal – The New York Times

Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal – The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/25/climate/100000005059924.mobile.html By NADJA POPOVICH APRIL 25, 2017 President Trump has promised to revive the coal industry and double down on fossil fuels, creating “so many energy jobs,” but he has so far ignored the increasingly important role of renewable power in America’s […] more…

Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm – LA Times

Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm – LA Times http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-worm-eats-plastic-20170424-story.html Amina Khan more…

Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Crack Will Create One Of The Biggest Icebergs Ever When It Calves

Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Crack Will Create One Of The Biggest Icebergs Ever When It Calves http://www.ibtimes.com/antarcticas-larsen-c-ice-shelf-crack-will-create-one-biggest-icebergs-ever-when-it-2529477 By Himanshu Goenka @HimGoJourno On 04/24/17 AT 12:27 AM That the polar ice caps are in trouble is a known fact, but given the large number of factors affecting them and our limited understanding of those factors […] more…

Scientists stunned by huge discovery in Antarctica

http://www.babwnews.com/2017/04/scientists-stunned-by-huge-discovery-in-antarctica/ April 23, 2017 By Dan Taylor Scientists have discovered something positively frightening on one ice shelf, something they didn’t even realize was there. Scientists have just stumbled upon a major discovery in Antarctica, and an incredibly alarming one at that. Researchers at Columbia University’s Earth Institute have found that melting is occurring at a […] more…

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – The Washington Post

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/04/22/surgeon-general-vivek-h-murthy-removed-by-trump-administration-replaced-by-deputy-for-now/?utm_term=.a57f4daf0a31 Vivek H. Murthy (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked […] more…
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