PG&E’s power shutoff in California shows the inequities of climate risks

PG&E shut off power to 500,000 of its customers in the hope of preventing another fire as high winds pick up. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images More than 500,000 are without power as California’s largest utility tries to avoid igniting another wildfire. Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility serving more than 16 million people across California, shut down power to more than 500,000 customers early Wednesday morning with more outages scheduled in the coming days. It’s…

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Is bitcoin on the brink of COLLAPSE?

BITCOIN’S recent woes look set to continue as the world’s leading cryptocurrency struggles to get up off the canvas following a knockout blow more than two weeks ago. BITCOIN’S recent woes look set to continue as the world’s leading cryptocurrency struggles to get up off the canvas following a knockout blow more than two weeks ago. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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Pound Euro exchange rate: GBP/EUR falls as EU denies Irish backstop concession

THE pound slumped against the euro this afternoon, with the pairing currently trading at around €1.112 as the EU refuted news they were prepared to offer a major Brexit concession. THE pound slumped against the euro this afternoon, with the pairing currently trading at around €1.112 as the EU refuted news they were prepared to offer a major Brexit concession. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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Trump may soon ban Russian spy flights over US military bases. That’s a bad thing.

President Donald Trump speaks during an event where US-Japan trade agreements were signed at the White House on October 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Prepare yourself for the death of the Open Skies Treaty. The United States is on the verge of leaving a decades-old treaty that has helped it gain intelligence on the militaries of potential foes, especially Russia. If the Trump administration goes through with the decision, the US…

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Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the death of uncritical niceness

Ellen DeGeneres onstage in Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, March 2019. | Angel Marchini/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ellen built her brand on being nice to anyone, even George W. Bush. That brand might not be viable now. On Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres spent her afternoon in a luxury box at a football game in Texas, watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Green Bay Packers and laughing cheerfully next to former president George W. Bush. The TV cameras…

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The White House argues the impeachment inquiry is “constitutionally invalid.” They’re wrong.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The White House letter refusing to comply with impeachment makes a dubious legal argument. On Tuesday night, the Trump administration sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her committee chairs an eight-page letter refusing to comply with their impeachment inquiry — a letter as constitutionally dubious as it was…

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