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The Canadian government just awarded oil and gas producers C$1.5 billion (US $1.1B) and other government funding as an unnecessary and undeserved holiday gift.
The Trump administration handed out a virtual death sentence to 13 rare and imperiled species on December 18, as it denied protection under the Endangered Species Act to the Florida sandhill crane, the Cedar Key mole skink, the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly, and 10 other species.
U.S. weapons manufacturer General Dynamics made it clear to Canada that canceling a contract to supply Saudi Arabia with its made-in-Canada armored vehicles would have dire consequences.
From his thoughtfulness to his co-workers at all levels in the movies he makes – all the way to running a secret cancer foundation to fund children’s hospitals – Keanu Reeves is a star who knows what it means to ‘give back’.
According to a new report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who search electronic devices of travelers entering the U.S. often make a lot of very bad mistakes in carrying out their supposed duty and put travelers at risk.
A potentially landmark lawsuit was filed in Texas after state authorities fired a speech pathologist for refusing to sign a pledge not to boycott Israel or any entity doing business with Israel.
As global markets are beginning to demand much cleaner energy sources, conventional fossil fuel makers are getting ready to provide alternative energy, for the 1 billion around the world who currently have no access to electricity.
The CEO of Qatar Petroleum recently announced it plans to invest as much as $20 billion into both LNG and new petroleum projects in the United States, in just a few years.
Google just unveiled plans to open a new 1.7 million square foot campus called Google Hudson Square in Lower Manhattan.
The follow-up conference to the original Paris Climate Accords meetings in 2015 concluded with mostly empty promises and little sense of urgency.
A new agreement was just reached between the British Columbia government and three First Nations to eliminate 17 fish farms as part of a plan to protect and support wild salmon stocks.
The butterfly sanctuary with the most extensive range of butterfly species in the U.S. is soon to be destroyed to make room for Trump’s border wall, as early as February 2019.
As construction and rollout of potentially highly-dangerous 5G telecommunications networks roll out across the United States, a Connecticut State Senator and California Representative have issued a demand to the Federal Communications Commission to prove that 5G technology is safe.
According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA), for the seven days ending December 12, investors sold off stock holdings at the second-highest rate in history.
With construction about to start on a new U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan's Henoko Bay, a coalition of U.S. environmental groups are preparing to sue to protect the endangered Okinawa dugong which could be destroyed by the project.
Two women have sued Trustmark National Bank in Federal Court over unfair overdraft fee charges.
An Appellate District Court in California recently upheld a $4 million judgment against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York for not turning over documents involving sexual battery, documents which could have proved the Jehovah’s Witnesses group as liable for sexual assault on a child.
A lease extension just granted by the South Florida Water Management District Board (SFWB) to a subsidiary of Florida Crystals will push back an important Everglades restoration project – for up to eight years.
William Blum, a major voice against international imperialism and war crimes of the United States, died on December 9 at the age of 85.
The notorious Guantanamo United States Naval Base – and prison camp beyond-the-reach-of-U.S.-government oversight – celebrated its 115th anniversary on December 10.
Portland, Oregon based Medical Teams International, one of the major health organizations responsible for screenings at Uganda's border crossings, is bracing for how to handle the expected move of Ebola entering the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo within a few weeks.
Dolby Cinema's footprint in China is about to expand, thanks to a recently announced agreement between Dolby Laboratories, Inc., and Beijing Tahoe Film and Culture Development Co., Ltd.