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Climate change may make it too hot to fly, study says

July 17, 2017 |

A spike in summer temperatures in Phoenix last month forced American Airlines to cancel dozens of flights because some planes used by the carrier’s regional airline could not operate in such extreme heat.

Airlines can expect to face such problems more often because of extreme temperatures caused…

L.A. Times – Business

Pope Makes a Major Change to Sainthood

July 11, 2017 |

Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood. Until now, gaining consideration for sainthood in the Catholic Church required martyrdom, living a life of heroic values or—less frequently invoked—having a clear saintly reputation. The Vatican announced Tuesday that the pope has issued a new law outlining…


G20 closes with rebuke to Trump on climate change

July 9, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel closed the G20 summit in Hamburg with a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, but the group of the world’s economic leaders appeared to make a concession on his protectionist trade policies. – RSS Channel – World

Plastic Bottles Could Rival Threat of Climate Change

July 1, 2017 |

Approximately 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute worldwide—and that number is expected to increase by 20% in the next four years, according to an exclusive report from the Guardian . It gets worse. Less than half of the 580 billion plastic bottles purchased in 2016 were recycled and…

Travel Ban Takes Effect With Last-Minute Change

June 30, 2017 |

The latest version of President Trump’s travel ban took effect Thursday evening with a last-minute change: Fiances have been added to the list of people considered “close” relatives, the BBC reports. But grandparents, aunts, and uncles, among others, aren’t considered close enough—and without what the administration deems a close…

Investing app Acorns doesn’t want savings to be a ‘bummer,’ so just give it your spare change

June 23, 2017 |

Acorns, a 3-year-old start-up, is looking for new ways to nudge its customers into saving more for retirement — and has hired a behavioral economics professor to help.
L.A. Times – Business


Canadian climate change study canceled because of climate change

June 20, 2017 |

Because of warmer temperatures in the Arctic, hazardous sea ice is traveling farther south than usual. And the ship the scientists were traveling on kept getting diverted to help out in rescue efforts. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Education Dept Makes Big Change to Civil Rights Investigations

June 18, 2017 |

Under new head Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education will be easing up on investigations into civil rights complaints—investigations that were greatly expanded under President Obama, the New York Times reports. According to ProPublica , new guidelines were issued in a June 8 internal memo to replace Obama-era mandates. Under…