May under fire for NI talks ‘absence’

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If and when a budget is presented, it will not mean an end to any chance of a return to devolution, he said. It will not “set out any spending decisions by me or the government”, he added, but will incorporate figures from Northern Ireland’s civil service. Image copyright Reuters Image caption James Brokenshire said Read More

Oops, here comes the prophet of Paint Creek

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(CNN)I have always liked to refer to Energy Secretary Rick Perry as “The Prophet of Paint Creek.” The little Texas town where Perry was born and raised has just over 300 people, and the entire county counts only one stoplight, even though it has given the US one of its most famously dim bulbs. Perry Read More

Rick Perry wants to use fossil fuels to help stop sexual assault

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Image: Getty Images Say what you will about Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, but don’t you ever question his loyalty to fossil fuels. In a conversation with Axios and NBC Wednesday, the secretary discussed the Trump administration’s current energy priorities. The secretary, who recently returned from a trip promoting fossil fuels in Africa, highlighted the Read More

Westminster to set NI budget amid crisis

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJames Brokenshire said the move is necessary because public services are “running out of resources” The government has said it will take steps to introduce a budget bill for Northern Ireland at Westminster. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin have failed to reach agreement in Read More

What if Betsy DeVos were Ms. Frizzle? A Magic School Bus horror story

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Melania Trump , with children from D.C. area schools, military families, and community organizers. Members of ’s cabinet also attended, including Education Secretary , who donned an orange wig and a space-themed dress to portray Ms. Frizzle from . Even a member of Congress joined the internet in mocking DeVos and lamenting her costume choice. Read More

2,100 cities exceed recommended pollution levels, fueling climate change

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(CNN)Climate change is already affecting the health of populations around the world, but things are set to get worse if adequate changes aren’t made, according to an international consortium of climate experts. In the UK alone, 44 cities exceeded levels recommended by the World Health Organization. See the latest news and share your comments with Read More

New data gives hope for meeting the Paris climate targets | Dana Nuccitelli

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Dana Nuccitelli: Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, weve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past Read More

Stormont deadlock: What you need to know

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So, with the latest cut-off for talks looming, what are the chances of settlement and what could happen if the parties can only agree to disagree? Why is this still rumbling on? It has been a long year in Northern Ireland politics. In a strange sort of way, a lot has changed while much has Read More

UN warns of ‘unacceptable’ greenhouse gas emissions gap

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Report reveals large gap between government pledges and the reductions needed to prevent dangerous global warming There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, pledges made by private sector companies and local authorities Read More