Sunday, February 19, 2017

Holiday Break

We'll resume news updates Tuesday, February 21

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17 News Update


Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming
Antarctic sea ice used to be the darling of climate doubters. Not anymore.

The United States of oil and gas
Heavy rains, flooding force evacuations in the Gaza Strip
Trump and Climate Catastrophe
Millions of premature births could be linked to air pollution, study finds
Where the wind blows: how China's dirty air becomes Hong Kong's problem
Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis *
E.P.A. Employees Call Senators to Try to Block Nominee *

House vote paves the way for states to defund Planned Parenthood
The 'Day Without Immigrants' protest returns a decade later
Trump taps Acosta to labor post, 1st Hispanic cabinet pick
US used depleted uranium rounds in anti-IS air strikes: military
South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left
Undocumented Texas woman arrested while seeking domestic violence help
How the 4000-series, launched in the 1990s, became Metro’s worst car
Metro to reduce call center hours amid budget woes
US ambassador to UN contradicts Trump's position on two-state solution
Driverless trucks: economic tsunami may swallow one of most common US jobs
Harry Belafonte Knows a Thing or Two About New York *
Critics say two sections of labor bill a ‘death knell’ for unions
An Injury to All
Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Has Labor Scrambling *
Back pay awarded because of 2013 government shutdown


Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall polic
y allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16 News Update


The crisis at Oroville Dam, explained
Trump's likely science adviser calls climate scientists 'glassy-eyed cult'
General Custer's relative visits Standing Rock
Delhi's deadly dust: how construction sites are choking the city
Pope Francis appears to back tribal land rights in Dakota Access pipeline fight
Greenpeace Links Beijing’s Air Pollution Surge to Steel Factories *
U.S. Traffic Deaths Rise for a Second Straight Year *

Workers laud withdrawal of Labor Secretary nominee
Andrew Puzder withdraws as U.S. Labor Dept secretary nominee


After Nationwide ICE Raids, 50,000 People in Milwaukee Rose up
Seattle judge demands an explanation after undocumented 'dreamer' arrested

Lawmakers, activists call for release of Seattle 'dreamer'
Does the minimum wage really matter? National activist to speak at U
Viewpoints: Building Trades Activists Argue for a Different Approach to Trump
Republican Senator Collins opposes Pruitt for EPA chief
Boeing Workers Lose Historic Union Election 3 to 1 in South Carolina
Yahoo issues new warning of potentially malicious activity on accounts
Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six months
South Africa, a Nation With Sharp Inequality, Considers a Minimum Wage *
E.U. Parliament Votes to Ratify Canada Trade Deal and Send Trump a Message *


Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall polic
y allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

Sunday, February 12, 2017