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Pressure Campaign: House Dems Tell Banks Not To Finance Arctic Drilling

A swath of House Democrats wants bank CEOs to follow the lead of Goldman Sachs in pledging to stop funding new drilling and oil explorations in the Arctic. Thirty-three House Democrats on Thursday sent a letter to five bank leaders…

The Mad Rush To Electric Vehicles

Tesla’s stock market value is already bigger than Ford and General Motors combined, says a report in Forbes magazine. Elon Musk’s company had already received nearly $5 billion in federal subsidies by 2015, helping him amass a net worth of…

Some birds watch other birds to see if what they're eating is good … or gross

Ever look around the table when the “aspiring chef” in your family unleashes her latest culinary creation? Everybody seems to be waiting for someone else to take that first fateful bite. Will it be gross? Not so gross? Or death…

Vt. House approves Global Warming Solutions Act – WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont lawmakers Friday took action to advance a climate change bill that calls for the state to meet strict carbon emission reduction targets or face legal consequences. The House approved the Global Warming Solutions Act, a bill…

What is the 'windshield phenomenon'?

Seeing dead bugs on a windshield isn’t a welcome sight, but maybe it should be. Seeing fewer of them is an anecdotal sign that bugs may be in trouble. Dubbed the “windshield phenomenon,” the term gained traction in 2017 following…

Why Iran's Lake Urmia disappeared — and may be coming back

Tucked in the northwest corner of Iran, Lake Urmia was once the second-largest saltwater lake in the world. At its peak, the lake once covered a surface area of 5,000 square kilometers (2,000 square miles), reports Iran’s Radio Farda. Its…

A Western-style diet could affect the brain in as little as a week

If you happen to be waffling on what you’d like for breakfast, consider this: What you eat may catch up with you — particularly, your brain — a lot faster than you think. In fact, a new study suggests it…