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The Rise of the Non-Working Rich

by Robert B. Reich In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.” In reality, most of America’s poor work hard, often…

Earth’s climate change measured from space

NASA this month successfully launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. OCO-2 will be collecting space-based global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with…