FROM Riley Duren
Scientists Set Out to Map Climate Change like Weather The word "smog" was invented in California, so it seems appropriate that Los Angeles is now becoming one massive laboratory for studying carbon emissions. At an elevation of almost 6000 feet, Mount Wilson looms over the LA basin, a perfect vantage point for a new emissions monitoring station. Riley Duren, chief systems engineer at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and manager of its Megacities Carbon Project , has more on plans to create a network of megacities to measure the dynamics of climate change.
Nationalism's appeal on both sides of the Atlantic Nationalism, Populism, concerns about immigration and outright racism are part of election campaigns from the US to Europe. We hear how today's election in Holland reflects the recent past and may forecast the future.
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
America's top diplomat faces challenges in Asia Whatever happened to America's "pivot to Asia?" That's just one of the questions left hanging since Rex Tillerson's first trip there as Secretary of State. Is the Trump Administration hoping to change Foreign Policy or maintain the status quo?
House Republicans release their Obamacare replacement As two House committees take up "repeal and replacement" of "Obamacare," there may be life left in the Affordable Care Act after all. Even Republicans are divided, and proposed changes won't make good on President Trump's promise to provide "health insurance for everybody."