FROM Laurence C. Smith
LA Researcher Has Been Watching Greenland Melt OMG is a familiar acronym for "Oh, My God." Fittingly, it also stands for Oceans Melting Greenland , a project of NASA. The melting of ice on Greenland is a major component of sea-level rise, a major topic for next week's Climate Change Summit in Paris. Laurence Smith won't be there, but his findings will be. He's Chair of Geography at UCLA, author of The World in 2050: : Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future ," and a leading authority on ice melting in Greenland.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.