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November 16, 2017 Europe steps in to cover US shortfall in funding climate scienceSource: BBC
French president Emmanuel Macron says that Europe will cover any shortfall in funding for the global climate body, the IPCC.
November 16, 2017 Sticking points: Here's why the government is worried about AT&T's merger with Time WarnerSource: Dallas Morning News
Last week, many were caught off-guard by reports that AT&T's massive bid for Time Warner had hit a rough patch. In a matter of days, the $108.7 billion acquisition went from looking like a done deal to something much less...
November 15, 2017 All South Floridians in the House voted against flood-insurance overhaul. Here’s whySource: Miami Herald
WASHINGTON The entire South Florida delegation in the House of Representatives voted Tuesday against a proposal to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, as Congress seeks a long-term solution for the program saddled...
November 15, 2017 China's Energy Gorilla Will Eat Less and Do MoreSource: Bloomberg
China has been the proverbial gorilla in global energy for much of the past two decades. And it will remain so for another three decades at least, according to the International Energy Agency's latest long-term outlook, released...
November 15, 2017 '10 Worst Toys' list includes swords, drones, fidget spinnersSource: USA Today
Superheroes may be a hit at the box office, but some of the toys being spun off of the movie franchises aren't finding fans among consumer safety advocates.
November 15, 2017 Maple Brexit? EU eyes Canada model for UK tradeSource: Reuters
BRUSSELS - The European Union is sizing up Britain for a post-Brexit free trade deal along the lines of one it agreed last year with Canada, people familiar with talks among national envoys on Tuesday told Reuters
November 14, 2017 The mystery of a 1918 veteran and the flu pandemicSource: Salon
Vaccination is underway for the 2017-2018 seasonal flu, and next year will mark the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed roughly 40 million people. It is an opportune time to consider the possibility of...
November 14, 2017 The man helping Americans access safe drinking waterSource: BBC
It was one of the worst water contamination scandals in recent US history. In 2015 children living in Flint, Michigan, began suffering from rashes and mysterious illnesses
November 14, 2017 Brexit: MPs set to do battle over EU (Withdrawal) BillSource: BBC
MPs are set for hours of wrangling between now and Christmas as they debate the small print of the government's Brexit legislation.
November 13, 2017 Nearly 7 weeks after hurricane, more than 50% of Puerto Rico power generation offlineSource: Ars Technica
With more than 50 percent of the grid offline, previously-connected Puerto Ricans have been living off generators or solar panels for nearly 7 weeks, or they live without power.
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