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Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

Image Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park.CreditCreditJason Henry for The New York Times Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach. Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo ...

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Global Trade Tensions Boil Over at Staid W.T.O. Forum

Supported by Global Trade Tensions Boil Over at Staid W.T.O. Forum Image Zhang Xiangchen, left, the Chinese ambassador to the World Trade Organization, and Dennis Shea, the deputy United States trade representative. Mr. Zhang referred to Spider-Man, and the United States, as he recalled the line, “With great power comes ...

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Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of ’08 Unhealed

Supported by Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of ’08 Unhealed Image A textile factory in China. The country’s growth is slowing more than experts anticipated.CreditCreditAgence France-Presse — Getty Images By Peter S. Goodman Dec. 1, 2018 LONDON — Only a few months ago, the world’s fortunes appeared increasingly robust. For ...

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Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions

Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline. A new study reveals this decline has aggravated local water stress and caused potential sea level rise. The study, “Recent Global Decline in Endorheic Basin Water Storage,” was carried ...

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Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher

For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found. The study — the first broad review of its kind — analyzed shifts in elevation range in 975 ...

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Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems That Trump Has Attacked

Europe and Asia Move to Bolster Global Systems That Trump Has Attacked Image Prime Minister Li Keqiang of China, center, with the European Council’s president, Donald Tusk, left, and the European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Monday. The meeting produced an unusual joint declaration.CreditPool photo by Ng Han Guan By ...

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Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy

Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy Image The ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg, Germany. At factories from Germany to Mexico, orders are being cut and investments delayed.CreditLukas Schulze/Getty Images By Peter S. Goodman, Ian Austen and Elisabeth Malkin June 16, 2018 LONDON — Only ...

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Major shifts in global freshwater

A new global, satellite-based study of Earth’s freshwater distribution found that Earth’s wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of factors, including human water management practices, human-caused climate change and natural climate cycles. The NASA-led ...

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