FROM Eric Holthaus
Drinking Our Waste Water Desalination could be one answer to our drinking water problems here in California. But recycling and purifying our wastewater could be a much better and cheaper solution. The problem is the “ick factor”: People don’t like the idea of drinking something that used to be sewage.
UN 'Climate Change' Report Says Entire Planet Being Affected More than 110 governments across the globe have now agreed that climate change already threatens the systems that support human existence, and that global action must be taken immediately. That's the latest report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist who writes for Future Tense on Slate.com.
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.
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.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.