Month: January 2018

Hong Kong bans domestic sale of ivory

Hong Kong politicians decided on Wednesday to ban the sale of ivory, a move that is seen as an important step to protect elephants. The ban will be implemented in steps, with all sales prohibited from 2021 onwards. “We’re thrilled that Hong Kong, another major ivory …

FBI has ‘grave concerns’ over explosive Russia case memo

The FBI warned Wednesday is has “grave concerns” over the accuracy of a potentially explosive memo prepared by a Republican congressman that could paint the agency as politically biased. The four-page memo, written by Republican lawmaker Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, remains …

Top US health official resigns in conflict of interest

The top US public health official resigned Wednesday due to financial conflicts of interest, a day after US media reported she bought tobacco stocks while heading the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A statement from the US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed …

3 key quotes from Trump’s first State of the Union, explained

By Stephanie L. Canizales, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Greg Wright, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Merced, and Steven Pressman, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University. Editor’s note: President Donald Trump, in his first State …

Americans are saving energy by staying at home

Americans are saving energy by staying at home By Eric Williams, Associate Professor of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology and Ashok Sekar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Systems Transformation (EST) Research Group, University of Texas at Austin. www.shutterstock.com Information and communication technologies are radically transforming modern lifestyles. They …