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California Declares PG&E an Accredited Total Firebuster, Charges Utility with Manslaughter

A California utility was charged with manslaughter and other crimes Tuesday in connection with a fast-moving wildfire that killed four people, destroyed nearly 1,000 structures and fed the deadliest blaze in the state’s history....

Cuomo and Gillibrand battle for Democrats in New York

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Cuomo talks to NYT Billionaire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo spoke with New York Times on Sunday. He told the NY Times the US economy is more akin to the...

How my Greenpeace trip landed me in a room with EPA officials | Adriel Craig

Resource justice activist Carlton Waterhouse is a warrior. His mother Ella Waterhouse has been a refugee from apartheid-era Rhodesia for four decades, working in the film industry; his father, Vernon Woolf, is the CEO...

With these two, are celebrities now helping spread the lies about vaccines?

Question: Last year, two prominent men in the anti-vaccine movement appeared on Larry King Live to promote the anti-vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield’s book — The Autism Omnibus. The book claims that vaccines cause autism....

Drug maker pressured to add heart risks warning on new type of sleeping pill

A panel of regulators has decided that supplement makers should add warning labels that the sleep aid used to boost it as a drug may pose more risks to older people, people with certain...

Google logs hotels as green-certified in the search results

In a climate filled with turbulence and environmental challenges, the travel industry has a reputation of being at least fairly environmentally friendly. But for the past few years, there’s been a growing body of...

CMV vaccine approved in the US

FDA approves new Pfizer oncolytic virus vaccine in prevention of CMV in adults Image credit: Pfizer The drug maker Pfizer has just received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Tropical Storm Sam may bring rain to the Carolinas

By Salvador Rodriguez, CNN A new hurricane has formed over the Atlantic and is bearing down on the Carolinas. Category 3 Hurricane Sam is carrying winds of 95 mph and could reach the US...

Bad news for Merkel: State election in Germany turns into ouster of her party

BERLIN -- Voters in North Rhine-Westphalia, one of Germany's most populous states, Sunday decisively rejected the Christian Democratic Union in a vote that leaves the center-right party's future in politics cloudy. The loss was...

The effect of China’s decision to let people buy foreign exchange into the country, one of the world’s largest, is off the charts

China's state-backed CITIC Securities has warned traders and speculators about their pending "legal black out." China's leaders have been embroiled in a "heating up" debate over capital controls and their effect on the economy....

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