Tropical forests now release more carbon than trucks and cars in the US, study finds

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The Amazon Forest contributes to global carbon emissions. Caesar Oleksy Not only do tropical forests now emit double the amount of carbon they consume — they also release more of it than all vehicles in the United States, according to a … Read More

Death toll rises to 360 in Mexico earthquake

The Associated PressIn this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 photo, a framed image of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, makes up part of a memorial for those who died when a five-story office and factory building was collapsed by … Read More

U.S. in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson arrived for a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, in Beijing on Saturday. CreditPool photo by Andy Wong BEIJING — The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it was … Read More

‘Burqa ban’ law signals rightward political turn in Austria

Carla Amina Baghajati from the Austrian Islamic Religious Community gestures during an interview in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. A law prohibiting any kind of full face covering but known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” takes effect in … Read More

U.S. braces for potentially large numbers of evacuees from Puerto Rico

It has been a trying week for Satellite Beach resident Erika Rodriguez as she’s continued to reach out to Puerto Rico, hoping to hear from family members struggling in the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Maria. With much of the island … Read More

How Alternative für Deutschland is trying to resurrect German nationalism

posted in: Germany, News

The far-right party is focused on culture, rather than the economically left behind. Once a year in September, the towering, 19th century Kyffhäuser memorial in central Germany attracts a large crowd of people. Equipped with German flags, they climb up … Read More

Hurricane Maria could be a $95 billion storm for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria could cost Puerto Rico $45 billion to $95 billion in damage — a devastating blow to the island’s already ailing economy. The high end of the range, released Thursday by Moody’s Analytics, represents almost an entire year’s economic … Read More

Macron: Europe is too slow, blind to dangers of nationalism

posted in: European Union, News

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron make a toast during a dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP) PARIS Calling Europe slow, weak and ineffective, French … Read More

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