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Sea ice hits record lows




Average Arctic sea ice extent for November set a record low, reflecting unusually high air temperatures, winds from the south, and a warm ocean. Since October, Arctic ice extent has been more than two standard deviations lower than the long-term…

74 journalists killed worldwide in 2016




Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual worldwide round-up on journalists who have been killed in the past year, reporting that at least 74 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in connection with their work in 2016. Some were…

My Wishes for Obama’s Parting Shots




President-elect Donald Trump is accusing President Obama of putting up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition. In reality, I think President Obama has been too cooperative with Trump. In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last…