FROM John Sutter
The Disappearing Marshall Islands President Obama met in Paris today with the leaders of six low-lying countries—like Barbados and the Marshall Islands—that are most at risk from rising seas. In fact, several of these countries could disappear entirely.
A Trip Down the San Joaquin California’s second longest river runs 417 miles, from the Sierra Nevadas near Yosemite to the San Francisco Bay. The advocacy group American Rivers recently named it the most endangered river in the country. The threats: over engineering, over diversion and just plain old overuse. It was these threats - and the idea that a river could die - that inspired CNN’s John Sutter to travel the river on kayak... and sometimes on foot.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”