Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: Asia

Google’s stock climbed after it fired 12,000 employees—but what did they...

The tech sector is laying off tens of thousands of workers, making it clear that economic growth is currently valued above all else.

Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

The human mania for roadbuilding is a threat to the great...

Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads.

Why the Freedom Convoy is more American than Canadian

Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe protests led by Canadian truckers. It is a cause that unites the libertarian and extremist wings of the GOP and offers a new front in the culture wars to mobilize right-wing forces.

US wants a new war or at least public fears of...

As US forces head to Europe and Asia, war risk grows.

Eurasia’s ring of fire

Throughout 2021, Americans were absorbed in arguments over mask mandates, school closings, and the meaning of the January 6th attack on the...

Why the Taliban’s promise to stop the opium trade rings hollow

Uncertainty abounds over what the Taliban’s opium policy will actually look like. In the meantime, the farmers are planting the seeds for next year’s crop right now.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the...

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

HSBC plans to close Asian coal plants to curb emissions—while also...

Bank accused of greenwashing ahead of COP26 for backing scheme while being world’s 13th biggest funder of fossil fuels

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first...

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

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Nuclear fusion won’t save the climate

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Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.

‘Just the next step’ toward justice for Tyre Nichols: Memphis police shutter SCORPION unit

Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."

Largest fossil fuel plant in New York City could become nation’s first to convert...

“The repowering of Ravenswood with offshore wind is a community-driven approach to invest in a disadvantaged community and support New York in meeting its clean energy and economic goals.”