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What Cost Hillary Clinton the Election and Handed the Country to Trump?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.” — Hunter S. Thompson By…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Did ‘Fake News’ Elect Trump?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – In the Huge wave washing over the American landscape after the tsunami of Donald Trump’s surprising ride to president of the United States on a surfboard constructed of bullshit, mainstream news organizations and Democrats are beating up on Mark…

The Problem of Over Commercialization and Privatization of the National Parks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The snow was coming down pretty hard October 5 when we pulled into the Old Faithful Geyser compound, grand central station in the world’s first national park. That’s where private concessionaires Delaware North and Xantara operate the Old…

NASA Flights to Track Greenhouse Gases Across Eastern U.S.

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – An airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere is being launched this month by NASA. Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America, will measure concentrations of carbon…

NASA Satellite Finds Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Scientists have located 39 new major sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions previously unreported by existing methods, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature Geosciences. A known health hazard and contributor to acid rain, sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one…

Apple CEO Tim Cook From South Alabama Stands Up to FBI

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — If Apple CEO Tim Cook was an anti-gay activist judge like Judge Roy Moore, an openly Christian conservative Republican like Richard Shelby and/or a football star like Kenny “Snake” Stabler, there would be a bronze statue of him in his…

Human Impact on Earth’s Climate Ushers in New Geological Era

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Homo sapiens have impacted the Earth’s climate to such a pervasive extent that scientists are urging the ushering in of a new geological era. We have now left the Holocene epoch and entered the Anthropocene, according to a new study out Thursday from…

More Large Global Companies Join Green Revolution and Switch to Renewable Energy

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Some of the world’s largest companies are setting long-term targets to power operations with renewable energy, especially solar, in what analysts are calling a wave of commitments by corporations to get serious about fighting climate change due to human induced global warming.…

Solar Power Set for Record Year, in Spite of Critics on the Right

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – In spite of the naysayers on the political right, solar power continues to grow as a significant source of energy in the economy of the United States, setting records every year, according to a new report out from the…

NASA Satellite Camera Provides ‘EPIC’ View of Earth

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. The color images of Earth from NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) are generated by combining three separate images…

Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect the planet. The agency uses the vantage point…

Cell Phone Texting Takes Off as Primary Form of Communication Among Americans

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Texting, using a cellphone and sending and reading email messages are the most frequently used forms of nonpersonal communication for adult Americans topping home phones and Twitter by far, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Between 37 percent and 39…