FROM Jon Mooallem
Eagle Cam Adventure All over the world, hundreds of wildlife cameras capture bears, birds and fish in real time and stream the footage online. When an eagle in a popular wildlife stream was injured recently, virtual bird-watching turned into a real-life rescue. The episode raised all kinds of questions about wildlife cameras, why we’re drawn to them and how we interact with nature.
Journey to the Center of the World 85-year-old Jacques-André Istel has grandiose plans to build a monument to world history in the California desert. And the project is well underway. We get to know the mayor of Felicity, population two, which has been named the official center of the world.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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.