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Joe Biden Is Already Failing on Climate Policy

The $2.25 trillion infrastructure package that President Joe Biden proposed in March didn’t go big enough to meet the scale of the climate crisis. Now, it’s looking like we may not even see those too-small propositions come to light.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Democrats, Harry Reid, Gina McCarthy, Shell, Democratic Party, Waxman, American Petroleum Institute, Joe Manchin, Ed Markey, United States Senators, Mark Paul, Green New Deal


Biden Is Already Failing on Climate Policy

The $2.25 trillion infrastructure package that President Joe Biden proposed in March didn’t go big enough to meet the scale of the climate crisis. Now, it’s looking like we may not even see those too-small propositions come to light.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Democrats, Biden, Harry Reid, Gina McCarthy, Shell, Democratic Party, Waxman, American Petroleum Institute, Joe Manchin, Ed Markey, United States Senators, Mark Paul


The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead

In a shocking move, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has announced it will no longer move forward with the project. The controversial pipeline has been at the center of a fight over Indigenous treaties, land rights, and the permitting process. Now, it’s dead.Read more...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Environmentalism, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone Xl, Oil sands, Donald Trump, Bill Mckibben, Petroleum, Enbridge, Oil Change International, Athabasca Oil Sands, Petroleum Industry, Business Finance, Oil Pipelines


DOJ Vows to Hunt Down Whoever Let the Public Know How Little Billionaires Pay in Taxes

This week, ProPublica released a massive scoop—a treasure trove of financial records showing how some of the U.S.’s wealthiest billionaires scamper off with virtually no tax burden. And the U.S. government knows exactly what to do in response: find whoever released those embarrassing records and incarcerate the shit…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, Science, Barack Obama, Tesla, Tax, Joe Biden, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Propublica, Donald Trump, Doj, Michael Bloomberg, Tax Investigation


Top Climate Scientist Blasts Government Lab After Denier Invited to Speak

Ben Santer, one of the nation’s leading climate scientists, said he is cutting ties with a prestigious government-funded laboratory over its plans to invite a scientist who has spread climate denial to speak in a seminar.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Environment, Articles, Barack Obama, Bp, University Of California, Scott Pruitt, Tucker Carlson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Battelle Memorial Institute, Livermore Valley, Steve Koonin, Ernest Lawrence, Climate Change Denial


Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


Former Senator Bill Nelson is officially NASA's new administrator. His goals: support climate research and put astronauts on the moon.

Former Senator Bill Nelson appears before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, April 21, 2021, in Washington DC. NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA officially has a new administrator: former Senator Bill Nelson was sworn in on Monday. In statements to Congress, Nelson didn't express plans to make any big changes at NASA. Nelson wants NASA to keep studying climate change and send astronauts to the moon. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has a new leader...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Congress, Climate Change, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon


Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

Here we go again with the anonymously sourced claims Russia is trying to fry the innards of U.S. government personnel abroad, using energy guns secretly manufactured using updated Soviet blueprints.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Foreign Relations, Trumpism, Richard Blumenthal, Jim Inhofe, Rex Tillerson, Frank McKenzie, Havana Syndrome, Directed Energy Weapon


Watch Obama, Shaq, and Charles Barkley team up to combat vaccine hesitancy in new video

Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Barack Obama. Twitter/ATTN Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley have a new video advocating COVID-19 vaccines. Obama noted demand among the powerful: "That means everybody should know it's a good thing to get." Barkley said he was urging "every Black person" to "please go out and get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama spoke with the former NBA stars Shaquille O'Nea...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Obama, US, Sports, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Speed, News UK, Nba, Barkley, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O Neal, Kaiser Family Foundation


Watch Obama, Shaq, and Charles Barkley team up to combat Black vaccine hesitancy in new video

Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley. Twitter/ATTN Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley urged Black people to get the coronavirus vaccine in a new video. Obama noted demand among the powerful: "That means everybody should know it's a good thing to get." Berkley said he was urging "every Black person" to "please go out and get vaccinated." Watch the video below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama spoke with forme...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Obama, US, Sports, Barack Obama, Trends, Speed, News UK, Barkley, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O Neal, Kaiser Family Foundation, Berkley, Coronavirus


Adobe Co-Founder and Inventor of PDFs Charles Geschke Dies at Age 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of the leading software company Adobe who invented PDFs, died Friday at age 81, the company said in a statement.Read more...
Tags: Chuck, Science, Technology, Adobe, Barack Obama, Xerox, Charles, Programming Languages, Nancy, Carnegie Mellon University, Premiere Pro, Warnock, Palo Alto Research Center, Geschke, Human Interest, Shantanu Narayen


More U.S. Coal Power Retired Under Trump Than in Obama's Second Term

Remember all of Donald Trump’s promises to put coal miners back to work? Turns out, his repeated attacks on the environment to try and bail out dirty fuels were all for naught. More coal-fired power was taken off the grid under Trump’s presidency than under former President Barack Obama’s second term, a new analysis…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Obama, Environment, Articles, Barack Obama, Coal, Donald Trump, Trump, Coal Mining, Bob Murray, Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Disaster Accident, Coal Power In The United States, Coal Phase Out


9 Conspiracy Theories We Wish QAnon People Would Obsess Over Instead

QAnon is, unfortunately, one of the most popular conspiracy theories in town these days. But let’s not forget that there are conspiracy theories that are way more interesting and far less of a threat to American democracy.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Articles, Barack Obama, Tesla, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton, Particle physics, Donald Trump, US Geological Survey, Higgs, Denver International Airport


Teen Who Hacked Twitter to Within an Inch of its Life Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Graham Ivan Clark — the teenager who masterminded a sprawling Twitter attack last summer that involved hacking the accounts of dozens of high profile users to promote a bitcoin scam — plead guilty in a Florida court on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cryptography, Software, Kanye West, Bitcoin, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Michael Bloomberg, Dorsey, Digital Currencies


Red States Go to War Against Math

Conservatives have a new climate political football. Twelve Republican attorneys general, led by Missouri’s attorney general, filed a dramatic lawsuit against the Biden administration on Monday challenging what is, essentially, a complex math equation that has been in place for years. Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Environment, Articles, Barack Obama, Reagan, Missouri, Biden, Carbon Tax, Donald Trump, Climate Change Policy, Trump, Heritage Foundation, Environmental Policy, The Heritage, Michael Gerrard


These Girls Just Wanted to Run; the Right Wanted a War

As a young girl in the small town of Cromwell, Connecticut, all Andraya Yearwood wanted to do was run. Born into a family that prized athleticism, she dabbled in soccer, basketball, football, and dance as a child. But one day in the sixth grade, she saw older students running around the track oval, and she was hooked.…Read more...
Tags: Gender, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Transgender, Transphobia, Michael Phelps, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Gloria Steinem, Martina Navratilova, Wolf, Tucker Carlson, Alliance, Yearwood, Chris Evert


Biden Warns Amazon to Stop Intimidating Warehouse Workers Ahead of Union Vote

Joe Biden has effectively endorsed ongoing unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in the state of Alabama and warned the e-commerce giant that its efforts to shut down the drive must involve “no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Politics, Science, Labor, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Economy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, National Labor Relations Board, Bernie Sanders, Shakir, Jay Carney, Erik Loomis, Union Busting


CDC mandates wearing masks on public transportation

Naomi Gilens embraces Adi Kamdar in the Castro District the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in San Francisco, Calif. Biden, the former Vice President under former President Barack Obama, is projected to win the 2020 presidential election, defeating the incumbent President Donald Trump. Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images The CDC will mandate masks on public transportation starting Monday.  The agency d...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kamala Harris, Trump, Castro District, San Francisco Calif


Millions of dollars meant to prepare for public health threats went to things like office furniture removal, watchdog says

Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing to discuss protecting scientific integrity in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, May 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP) Associated Press HHS misappropriated millions from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a new watchdog report found.  BARDA is responsible...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Capitol Hill, The Washington Post, Trump, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Lurie, HHS


Remembering Rahmbamarama, the Obama Era's Most Zealous Fan Community

“OH HOLY MOTHER OF HOT, THIS GODDAMN SLOE-EYED VIXEN,” reads the first comment of the Livejournal post titled “GONNA RAHM THIS MOFO DOWN YOUR THROAT!” The November 2008 post was a series of photos of Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois politician who had recently been named President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff.Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, Illinois, Rahm Emanuel, LiveJournal


Biden nominates Dr. Eric Lander as cabinet-level science adviser, in U.S. first

Dr. Lander is a mathematician and geneticist who's best known for his leading role in the Human Genome Project.Biden nominated Dr. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy and also serve as a cabinet-level science adviser, marking the first time the position has been part of the presidential cabinet.In an open letter, Biden said it's essential for the U.S. to "refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy to set us on a strong course for the next 75 year...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Senate, Dna, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Genetics, United States, Innovation, Lander, Biden, Human Genome Project, Trump, Brooklyn New York


Twitter Refuses to Engage in the Peaceful Transfer of Posting

When President Barack Obama left office on January 20, 2017, all followers of the official @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts were transferred to newly elected President Donald Trump. But that’s not happening this year when Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Jan. 20. Instead, Biden will have to start from scratch,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


After six years and 6bn km, Japan's Hayabusa2 prepares to bring home cargo of asteroid dust

Japanese craft collected dust from the asteroid Ryugu that scientists hope could shed light on the origins of lifeThe last time Hayabusa2 was seen with the naked eye, Barack Obama was president of the United States and Brexit was a distant Europhobe fantasy.Six years and three days after its groundbreaking mission began, the Japanese spacecraft will drop a capsule onto the Australian outback carrying pristine asteroid fragments that scientists believe could shed light on the formation of the sol...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Barack Obama, World news, Australia news, United States, Asia Pacific, Brexit, Ryugu


Obama, Bush, and Clinton Say They'll Get Covid-19 Vaccine—but They Won't Cut in Line

Three former U.S. presidents will likely be taking a vaccine for covid-19 on camera as soon as it’s available to them. In interviews with media outlets this week, Barack Obama and spokespeople for George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stated that they’ve volunteered to become part of an awareness campaign to encourage…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Vaccine, George W Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama Bush, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Greta Thunberg spoke zero words to anyone outside her family for 3 years before becoming the face of the youth climate movement, a new film reveals

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 'Friday Strike For Climate' on March 6, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg, a teenage activist from Sweden, is the face of the youth climate movement. A new documentary reveals that Thunberg didn't speak to anyone outside her family for three years before her rise to the world stage. Since 2018, Thunberg has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, and UK Parliament, and met with countless po...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Movies, News, Sweden, Entertainment, Climate Change, Documentary, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, House Of Representatives, United Nations, European Commission


That Time Donald Trump Tried to Be Captain Planet, as Told by Barack Obama

It’s Barack Obama book week. The former president’s new book, The Promised Land, dropped on Tuesday, and there’s a lot to pour over.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Barack Obama, Donald Trump


Joe Biden just announced his NASA transition team. Here's what space policy might look like under the new administration.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 10, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden named the members of his NASA transition team on Tuesday. Ellen Stofan, a former NASA chief scientist, will chair the team, which also includes an astrophysicist and a climate researcher. Biden will likely push back the timeline of NASA's Artemis moon mission, extend funding for the International Space Station, and direct more resources ba...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Politics, Texas, Science, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, Policy


No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines



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