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Trump Just Pushed the World Trade Organization Toward Irrelevance

GENEVA — The handsome stone edifice that serves as the headquarters for the World Trade Organization rises like a fortress over Lake Geneva, projecting an air of impregnability. But lately the institution looks vulnerable, sowing worries that global commerce itself may be in jeopardy. As the United States accuses China ...

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Fighting Climate Change, and Building a World to Withstand It

This past year, 2017, was the worst fire season in American history. Over 9.5 million acres burned across North America. Firefighting efforts cost $ 2 billion. This past year, 2017, was the seventh-worst Atlantic hurricane season on record and the worst since 2005. There were six major storms. Early estimates ...

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China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future

SHENZHEN, China — There is a powerful reason that automakers worldwide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles — and that reason is China. Propelled by vast amounts of government money and visions of dominating next-generation technologies, China has become the world’s biggest supporter of electric cars. That ...

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Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

When Rebecca Goldin spoke to a recent class of incoming freshmen at George Mason University, she relayed a disheartening statistic: According to a recent study, 36 percent of college students don’t significantly improve in critical thinking during their four-year tenure. “These students had trouble distinguishing fact from opinion, and cause ...

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In a Corporate Concert World, an Indie Thrives in Washington

WASHINGTON — On a recent tour of the Anthem, his $ 60 million concert hall under construction, Seth Hurwitz excitedly pointed out the room’s features as they took shape. A movable stage. Angled balconies. An outside terrace with a striking waterfront vista. “This was designed for people to go and ...

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World Leaders Move Forward on Climate Change, Without U.S.

HAMBURG, Germany — World leaders struck a compromise on Saturday to move forward collectively on climate change without the United States, declaring the Paris accord “irreversible” while acknowledging President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement. In a final communiqué at the conclusion of the Group of 20 summit meeting ...

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Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the world

Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7000 years ago and 5000 km away. Eruptions are cataclysmic events that may impact people living far from their volcanic sources. Just think back to the summer of 2010, when ash from an ...

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USATODAY – World Top Stories

USATODAY – World Top Stories GANNETT Syndication Service Colombian president to collect Nobel without rebels in tow Record airstrike hits over 100 ISIL oil trucks gathered in Syria Giuliani removes himself from Cabinet consideration Obama signs executive order protecting Alaska’s Bering Sea Pollution is blanketing Paris right now The bizarre ...

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