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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

UTSA researchers receive grant to help prevent contaminations in Edwards Aquifer

(University of Texas at San Antonio) Vikram Kapoor, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Drew Johnson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, have been awarded...Show More Summary

Federal Prison Illegally Bans Christian Head Scarves for Visitors Like Me

Yes, some Christian women cover their heads for religious reasons. No, you can’t discriminate against them for it. See that woman in the photo to the right? That’s me, Audra Ragland, wearing one of my many head coverings. As a Christian,...Show More Summary

ACLU Poll Finds Americans Reject Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Approach

A majority of Americans support criminal justice reform that reduces the prison population. In a rejection of President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' tough-on-crime approach, a new ACLU poll finds that a large majority of...Show More Summary

Miles away from the U.N. climate talks, local movements demonstrate what’s really at stake

Activists accuse the conference of 'greenwashing' environmental injustices just outside its doors.

You can blame a ‘medicane’ for this week’s deadly flooding in Greece.

Warming waters in the Mediterranean Sea have produced a weather system with the characteristics of a subtropical cyclone.

Nebraska’s Keystone XL decision won’t hinge on Thursday’s 210,000-gallon spill.

A 2011 state law prevents regulators from taking pipeline safety or possible leaks into account in their decisions.

It’s OK that Democrats don’t have a national climate policy

The real action is -- and always has been -- at the local and state level.

The U.N. climate talks have a gender gap. Women plan to fix it.

Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, so it's about time they get a seat at the negotiating table.

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules

The Delhi half marathon is to go ahead on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors after a court in the heavily polluted city refused to order a delay.

Planned Parenthood Employee Caught Using Abortion Biz Credit Card for $25K in Personal Expenses

A former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic employee is facing charges for allegedly using the business’s credit card to travel and buy herself lingerie. Tulsa World reports Kelly Lee Smith, 38, of Oklahoma City, allegedly made $23,442 in unauthorized purchases on Planned Parenthood’s credit card between May and August of this year. Police said she worked […]

Counting the carbon cost of forest destruction

The world is losing its trees, but at what cost? Better estimates of deforestation and degradation could shed light on the amount of CO2 emitted, refine climate models and help developing countries better manage their forests.

Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

Undercover sting: Non-pregnant women pressured to abort at Mexico facilities

An undercover investigation conducted by a reporter for Buzzfeed News Mexico found shocking behavior in Mexican abortion facilities. Abortionists were lying to women, telling them they were pregnant, and then pressuring them to have abortions. Show More Summary

Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

Teen refuses abortion and places baby for adoption: ‘I made this decision purely out of love’

Hannah Mongie discovered she was pregnant about two months after graduating from high school. She loved the baby’s father and had planned to continue a relationship with him, but in September of 2015, the child’s father, Kaden, suddenly passed away just days after hearing his baby’s heartbeat in the womb. Show More Summary

How will La Niña affect winter in the U.S.?

Forecasters are expecting another La Niña winter for the 2017-2018 season. La Niña (which means "little girl" in Spanish) disrupts large-scale climate patterns that can influence water availability, food production, human health, and extreme weather events around the globe. So what exactly is La Niña, and what might she have in store for you this winter?

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.

California’s law forcing pro-life centers to advertise abortion should be struck down. Here’s why.

(Secular Pro-Life) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would take up the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, which is a constitutional challenge to California’s anti-pregnancy-center law. Show More Summary

Children are not our enemies or liabilities. They’re our future.

Yesterday, NBC News published an opinion piece by Travis Rieder, a Johns Hopkins bioethicist, who suggests that people must stop having children in order to be truly “moral.” Rieder has peddled this idea before on Netflix’s “Bill Nye...Show More Summary

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