The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought

The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought

Dogs have a long history in the AmericasPathara Buranadilok / Getty By Andy Coghlan Dogs were living as companions to the early settlers of North America over 10,000 years ago. Angela Perri of Durham University, UK and her American colleagues have re-examined the remains of three ancient dog skeletons, which had previously been excavated. Two […]

There’s Plenty of Evidence That Donald Trump Has Sought to Block the Russia Investigation, But it Will Take More Than That to Bring Him Down

There’s Plenty of Evidence That Donald Trump Has Sought to Block the Russia Investigation, But it Will Take More Than That to Bring Him Down

One of the most important things to understand about Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the Trump-Russia case, is that he helped nail New York mob boss John Gotti, the gangster known as the “Teflon Don.” One of the most important things to understand about Donald Trump, the con man and hustler who happens to […]

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought

These lignite-fired power plants are among the largest in EuropeThomas Corzelius / iStock / Getty Images Plus By Michael Le Page The phrase “worse than we thought” is a cliché when it comes to climate change. There are lots of studies suggesting we’re in for more warming and worse consequences than thought, and few saying […]

A mix-up means US air pollution is way worse than thought

A mix-up means US air pollution is way worse than thought

US air is getting cleaner, but not as fast as was thoughtGeorge Frey / Bloomberg via Getty By Colin Barras Air pollution levels are falling in the US – but not as rapidly as the US Environmental Protection Agency thinks they are. The US has been reducing its emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon […]

‘Can we have Kim Jong-un rather than Trump?’ UK diplomats ask|Humor

Faced with a Friday the 13th dinner date with Donald Trump in July, UK diplomats have asked if we could have a visitor that is more moderate, stable and with a more age-appropriate wife. With Emmanuel Macron thus eliminated from the running, serious consideration is now being given to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, who in […]

Homelessness crisis: Number staying in B&Bs 1,000% higher than stats released by govt, report says

Homelessness crisis: Number staying in B&Bs 1,000% higher than stats released by govt, report says

Over 50,000 people are living in B&Bs with nowhere to go – dwarfing the government’s figure of about 5,000, a bleak report on homelessness has revealed. Charity Justlife is now warning thousands are “forgotten in statistics.” Using data gathered from Freedom of Information requests to local authorities, along with other information from the government’s Rural […]

Why tariffs on steel and aluminium are easier said than done

Why tariffs on steel and aluminium are easier said than done

HISTORY will rhyme on March 23rd, when Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium imports are due to come into force. Several previous presidents, from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, also used tariffs in an attempt to protect America’s steel producers from foreign competition. (There are historical echoes, too, in Mr Trump’s plans to slap […]

Parts of San Francisco are sinking faster than the sea is rising

Parts of San Francisco are sinking faster than the sea is rising

Rising watersRICOWde / Getty By Michael Le Page Rising seas aren’t the only problem facing low-lying coastal areas. Many of these areas are also sinking, vastly increasing the risk of flooding. In the San Francisco Bay area, sea level rise alone could inundate an area of between 50 and 410 square kilometres by 2100, depending […]

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