Rep. Jim Banks: Biden finally acknowledges violent crime spike but won't dare admit Democrats' responsibility

On Wednesday afternoon President Biden finally broke his silence about skyrocketing violent crime rates.

Climate engineering research is essential to a just transition and

With climate engineering, it is a possible tool to reduce suffering, particularly in the developing world.

Biden touts new crime prevention strategy focused on gun control

President Biden in remarks Wednesday said his crime prevention strategy would focus on strengthening background checks, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and boosting community policing.

Police officer guilty of manslaughter in soccer star's death

A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head.

HMS Defender: What will be the fallout from Black Sea incident?

BBC's Frank Gardner looks at what impact the Russia-UK confrontation off Crimea might have for global security.

Climate change tipping points are upon us, draft U.N. report warns: 'The worst is yet to come'

A draft report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that unless drastic and immediate action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising further, life on earth is poised for a catastrophic reckoning.

Over 50 killed, 100 wounded after "horrific" airstrike hits Tigray market

A health official said ambulances and medical workers were blocked from reaching Togoga by soldiers. "We have been asking, but until now we didn't get permission to go, so we don't know how many people are dead," one of the doctors in the capital, Mekele,…

Opinion: Russia is telling the same old story over the Black Sea incident

Moscow needs to tell its people two stories: that it is under threat from a dangerous, aggressive West, but also that Russia itself is strong and can protect itself

Russia says it fired warning shots at a British warship in the Black Sea. It didn’t, says U.K.

The incident was either the sharpest escalation in Russia-NATO tensions in years or a manufactured outrage, depending on who was talking.

Russian Defense Ministry summons British Defense Attache over Black Sea 'warning shots' dispute

The Russian Defense Ministry summoned the Defense Attache at the British Embassy after British officials dismissed claims that Russia fired shots at a Royal Navy destroyer.

Kayleigh McEnany: Biden and America's crime spike – don't be fooled by president's revisionist history

The Biden White House has for the most part, stayed woefully silent on crime – until this week.

Concerns have been rising inside the White House over the surge in violent crime

A nationwide surge in violent crime has emerged as a growing area of concern inside the White House, where President Biden and his aides have listened with alarm as local authorities warn a brutal summer of killing lies ahead.

Police officer guilty of killing ex-soccer star Dalian Atkinson

A British police officer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of former professional soccer player Dalian Atkinson, but he was cleared of his murder, a spokesperson for Birmingham Crown Court told CNN on Wednesday.

Vatican protests Italy's anti-homophobia law in rare public intervention: 'An unprecedented act'

The Vatican took the rare step of voicing a public objection that a proposed law to criminalize homophobia in Italy would threaten "freedom of thought."

'Super-hero' in Spider-Man outfit meets pope at Vatican

While Pope Francis is usually the star at Vatican gatherings, Spider-Man, or at least an Italian who dresses up like the character, was the attention-grabber among the public lined up in rows during the pontiff’s weekly Wednesday audience.

Russia's use of weapons in maritime incident off Crimea was justified - lawyer

Russia's Black Sea Fleet and the FSB's border guard service on Wednesday stopped a violation of Russia's state border by the British destroyer HMS Defender off Cape Fiolent

Unvaccinated Missourians fuel COVID: ‘We will be the canary’

As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country: It is seeing an alarming rise in cases because of a combination of the fast-spreading delta variant and stubborn resistance among many people to getting…

Airstrike kills up to 30 people at market in war-torn Ethiopian region of Tigray

An airstrike in Ethiopia's war-torn northern region of Tigray killed as many as 30 people when it hit a market on Tuesday, eyewitnesses have told CNN.

Russia says it fired warning shots on British warship but UK denies the claim

Russia says one of its warplanes dropped bombs and a patrol boat fired warning shots to turn back a British destroyer it claims entered into its territorial waters in the Black Sea on Wednesday.

Spider-Man swings through the Vatican to meet Pope Francis

Spider-Man takes Italy! Peter Parker and Pope Francis made quite the acquaintance at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets Spider-Man at weekly audience - France 24

Pope Francis meets Spider-Man at weekly audience

Biden administration announces 'zero tolerance' for gun dealers in push against violent crime

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced "zero tolerance" for gun dealers who willfully violate the law, as part of the administration's strategy to combat what the Department of Justice calls a "staggering" surge in violent crime.

Russia views HMS Defender’s actions as violation of UN Sea Law Convention — statement

The Russian military ministry called on the British side to conduct a thorough investigation of the HMS Defender crew for prevention of similar incidents in the future

These are the most expensive cities for working abroad in 2021

The most expensive city to live and work overseas in 2021 has been found to be Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, according to a report by Mercer.

Atkinson death: Officer guilty of manslaughter

A police officer has been found guilty of manslaughter of former Premier League footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Justice Department takes over Iranian media sites in broad crackdown on disinformation

The U.S. government has seized control of dozens of Iranian media websites.

DOJ seizes US-based website domains linked to Iranian government

News of the agency's seizures came Tuesday in a press release, which said that the department had taken control of 33 websites used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union.

Britain's HMS Defender was travelling on an internationally recognised route from Odessa, Ukraine, to Georgia, British defence minister Ben Wallace said on Wednesday after conflicting reports that warning shots were fired from a Russian vessel.

Britain said on Wednesday no Russian warning shots were fired at a British navy ship in the Black Sea and did not recognise claims that bombs were dropped in its path.

Pavlich: Biden can't ignore defund the police contributions to

Biden should also call on the Democrat Party to back away from calls to defund the police and return to law and order polices that keep communities safe.

Russian ship fires warning shots at UK warship in Black Sea

A Russian warship fired warning shots Wednesday to force a British destroyer from Russia’s waters near Crimea in the Black Sea.

Reckoning With Brexit, Five Years Later

Many of the promises of the E.U. referendum have yet to be fulfilled.

Biden Is Rushing America’s Return to Normalcy

The vaccination slowdown and the delta variant threaten to get in the way of ending the pandemic in the U.S.

Global leaders to Ethiopian PM: End atrocities in Tigray | Opinion

For the good of Tigray, Ethiopia, the East Africa region and the world, we ask Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to work toward a political solution as fast as possible.

Here Are The Most Expensive Cities To Live In as An Expat

The top city isn't what you would expect.

Hungary's PM uses soccer to push vision of right-wing Europe

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Populist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBT community has turned this month's European Championship into a major stage for…

China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong

Vivian Wang, who covers Hong Kong for The Times, updates us on the situation.

Witnesses say airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills dozens

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike hit a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray village of Togoga on Tuesday, according to health workers who said soldiers blocked medical teams from traveling to the scene.

White House: US likely to fall short of vaccination goal

White House officials say the United States will likely fall short of President Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans by the Fourth of July.

Biden administration announces strategy, funding to combat gun violence

Amid a nationwide rise in gun violence, the White House announced Wednesday a five-point strategy for combatting the surge of violent crime — along with funds earmarked for cities and states struggling with the issue.

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily to shut down operations by midnight

Apple Daily has come under increasing pressure since its owner, Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, was arrested under the national security law.

An airstrike has killed dozens of people in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's Tigray region, an eyewitness and a medical official told Reuters on Wednesday, a day after residents said new fighting had flared in recent days north of the regional capital Mekelle.

A Lab Says Subway Tuna Sourced in L.A. Was Mysteriously Missing Tuna DNA

A class-action lawsuit in California launched an interesting sandwich investigation in the New York Times

Report Suggests Comcast Exploring Deals with ViacomCBS, Roku As Part of Streaming Push | Cord Cutters News

(Editor’s Note: Updated story after reaching out to Roku to comment on the report.) A new report suggests Comcast is considering deals to collaborate with ViacomCBS or to acquire Roku as the company looks to establish itself in the world of streaming. In a profile…

Subway’s tuna sandwich has no tuna, tests of samples from L.A. area locations find

Tests recently done by a commercial lab have proved that no identifiable tuna DNA was found in Subway’s sandwiches, reported the New York Times.

Southwest Airlines’ Gary Kelly stepping down as CEO next year, exec Robert Jordan will take over

The fifth CEO in the history of Southwest Airlines, Gary Kelly, said he is ready to retire from the role and has named longtime executive Robert “Bob”...

Here’s what to expect from banks when the Federal Reserve releases stress test results on Thursday

After the central bank issues the results of its stress tests, banks divulge details on how much capital they can release through stock buybacks and dividends.

Yellen says without debt limit hike, U.S. could face August default risk

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday urged Congress to raise or suspend the federal debt limit as soon as possible, warning that if lawmakers fail to act, the United States could face a serious risk of default as soon as August.

Biden to replace leader of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after high court's ruling

The Biden administration will replace Mark Calabria as the leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a massive housing finance agency, an administration official said.

Yellen pleads with Congress to raise debt ceiling, avoid

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen implored lawmakers Wednesday to suspend the legal limit on how much debt the U.S. can owe before it kicks back in on Aug.

Amazon to build new solar farm in Kentucky amid renewable energy push

Amazon.com Inc. has just announced 14 new renewable energy projects across the globe, and one of them will be happening here in the Bluegrass State.

Watch live: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before Congress

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will ask Congress on Wednesday afternoon to approve President Joe Biden's budget for her department.

Dow Jones Flat; Meme Stock Pops After Warning, AMC Stock Gains; Tesla Retakes Key Level

The Dow Jones slipped as the Nasdaq moved higher. Meme stock Clover Health popped as AMC Stock gained. Tesla stock retook a key level.

Amazon announces plan to build solar farms in Arkansas, 10 other states

Amazon has announced plans to build solar farms in Arkansas and in at least 10 other states, including Mississippi and Pennsylvania. The project is part of a company launch of new renewable energy projects throughout the U. S. , Canada, Finland, and Spain, according to…

Biden will fire FHFA director after Supreme Court removes restriction

President Biden will fire Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) director Mark Calabria after the Supreme Court struck down a protection against his dismissal Wednesday, a White House official told

Supreme Court Won’t Help GSE Shareholders Much

Also talking to regulators, Monero, Rota Fortunae and electric vehicle companies named after Nikola Tesla installing solar panels on the roofs of their founders’ houses.

Amazon becomes largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S.

Amazon announced 14 new renewable energy projects to advance its goal to power 100% of company activities with renewable energy by 2025.

Amazon announces plans for solar farm in Mississippi

Amazon announced it is expanding its renewable energy projects, which includes a solar farm in Mississippi.

Warren Buffett defends his approach to philanthropy as he quits the Gates Foundation board

The Berkshire Hathaway billionaire says he’s "optimistic."

Prices of new US homes hit record high as sales fall unexpectedly

Sales of new homes in the US fell unexpectedly last month, while prices broke a new record.

US Supreme Court deals blow to Fannie and Freddie shareholders

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

All Is Not Lost for Fannie and Freddie Shareholders

Yes, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to investors, but it also gave them a chance to reargue their case against the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly to step aside, successor named

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly is stepping aside, a company insider will take the helm in February of 2022.

How Much Money Would You Have: Tesla Model S vs. Tesla Stock

The flagship Tesla Model S was a dream car to many when it rolled out in 2012, and it remains that way to this day. Nine years ago, an electric car that could hit 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds...

Fannie-Freddie Plunges as Supreme Court Deals Blow to Investors

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors in their challenge to the government’s collection of more than $100 billion in profits from the government-sponsored enterprises, throwing out a core part of their lawsuit.The justices rejected claims that…

Amazon's Prime Day results were more muted than usual this year

Amazon's messaging around Prime Day results lacked the kinds of sales superlatives it usual offers, indicating that the event may have been lackluster.

U.S. new home sales hit one-year low; prices soar

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell to a one-year low in May as the median price of newly built houses soared amid expensive raw materials, including framing lumber.

Fed officials say "temporary" inflation surge may be longer than thought

A period of high inflation in the United States may last longer than anticipated but should still ease over time as the economy settles back to normal, two U.S. Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday.

Tesla has now 2 of top 3 most-American-made cars - Electrek

Tesla has sneaked its way to the top of the list of the most-American-made cars. Now the electric automaker has two of the top three vehicles in Cars.com’s American Made-Index. I often find that many people forget that Tesla is an American automaker for better…

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell to a one-year low in May, likely hindered by expensive raw materials such as lumber, which are boosting the prices of newly constructed homes.

Supreme Court says US president can remove head of Federal Housing Finance Agency

The US Supreme Court said Wednesday that the US president can remove the head of a federal agency charged with overseeing mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Tesla Model 3 is the most American-made car, new study says

Cars.com's annual American Made Index has Tesla topping the chart, though General Motors leads for most models overall.

Surprise 5.9% drop in new home sales; prices hit record high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly in May and the 5.9% retreat was the second consecutive monthly decline even as the median price hit an all-time high. The May sales decline pu…

Dow Jones Reverses As Tesla Stock Jumps; Apple Approaches New Buy Point

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed lower Wednesday, as Tesla stock raced higher. Apple neared a new buy point.

Subway’s tuna sandwiches found to contain no tuna fish DNA, lab tests find following lawsuit

New York Times lab tests found no real tuna in Subway sandwiches following lawsuit claims.

Lab tests reportedly find no identifiable tuna DNA in Subway sandwich

Commercial lab tests found no identifiable tuna DNA in Subway's sandwich that purports to contain the fish.

U.S. New-Home Sales Post Surprise Drop Amid Record-High Prices

Sales of new U.S. homes dropped unexpectedly in May as elevated home prices continue to weigh on affordability and builders rush to replenish inventory.

Dow Jones Today, Stocks Mixed As PMI Data Slips; Tesla Jumps As Bitcoin Rebounds, Microsoft Joins The $2 Trillion Club

IBD 50 stock Cleveland Cliffs rallied, and Microsoft rose on the Dow Jones today as stocks opened higher ahead of PMI data.

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly to step down

Kelly, 66, who became the CEO in 2004, has led Southwest through some of the airline industry's most turbulent times including the coronavirus crisis that hammered travel demand. As CEO, he spearheaded several initiatives, including the acquisition of AirTran Airways, the launch of international destinations…

New home sales unexpectedly slide as prices hit record high

New home sales unexpectedly fell in May as prices climb to record highs.

Big Tech faces new onslaught on Capitol Hill as lawmakers push package of antitrust bills

Big Tech is under mounting pressure on Capitol Hill as lawmakers take up a series of sweeping new antitrust bills that could break up some of Silicon Valley's most powerful companies.

Stocks Rise as Fed's Powell Eases Worries Over Rates Increase

Stocks rise as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says a spike in inflation likely was temporary, easing worries that the central bank could soon pull back on economic support.

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly to step down

In the airline's 50-year history, it has never had a single layoff or furlough — even during the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon Prime Day sales surpass $11 billion, topping record Cyber Monday levels, Adobe says

Online sales in the U.S. during Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day event have topped record levels of e-commerce spending during Cyber Monday, according to a report.

Median home price in US hits record-breaking $350K, up 24% from $284K in May

These high prices and continued low inventory are squeezing would-be buyers out of the market.

Buffett has now given half of his Berkshire shares to charity, announces resignation from Gates Foundation

The 90-year-old investor says America's "best days most certainly lie ahead."

The best Amazon Prime Day deals still available

Officially, Amazon's annual shopping holiday is over. But worthwhile bargains remain for AirPods, Rokus and more.

You can still shop these non-Amazon Prime Day sales today | CNN Underscored

Amazon Prime Day is has come and gone, but even if you're not an Amazon shopper, there are dozens of deals that you can still shop from plenty of other retailers. Many of your favorites were (and still are!) offering steep discounts of their own…

Climate engineering research is essential to a just transition and

With climate engineering, it is a possible tool to reduce suffering, particularly in the developing world.

Why the water in California’s capital stinks right now

The odd taste and odor of Sacramento’s water is due to a harmless compound fueled by the drought

Amazon to build new solar farm in Kentucky amid renewable energy push

Amazon.com Inc. has just announced 14 new renewable energy projects across the globe, and one of them will be happening here in the Bluegrass State.

Climate change tipping points are upon us, draft U.N. report warns: 'The worst is yet to come'

A draft report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that unless drastic and immediate action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising further, life on earth is poised for a catastrophic reckoning.

Incredible before-and-after imagery shows impact of the California drought in one year | CNN

Satellite images captured a year apart illustrate the severity of the California drought.

Historic 'ecocide' crime enters books so prosecutors can pursue

The proposal would need to be accepted by the International Criminal Court.

Amazon announces plan to build solar farms in Arkansas, 10 other states

Amazon has announced plans to build solar farms in Arkansas and in at least 10 other states, including Mississippi and Pennsylvania. The project is part of a company launch of new renewable energy projects throughout the U. S. , Canada, Finland, and Spain, according to…

UN report says coastal cities subject to disaster with rising sea

A draft report outlines the worst case scenarios for coastal cities across the world.

Amazon becomes largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S.

Amazon announced 14 new renewable energy projects to advance its goal to power 100% of company activities with renewable energy by 2025.

California drought is causing some tap water to taste like dirt

A muddy flavor in your tap water lately may not be the product of your imagination.

Louisiana's lifetime hunting and fishing license is here to stay. Here's what's changing.

With an overhaul of its licensing structure on the horizon, Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is assuring outdoorsmen that their lifetime hunting and fishing privileges aren't going away.

Climate crisis: dangerous thresholds to hit sooner than feared, UN report says

Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, and other climate impacts are accelerating

The surprisingly subtle recipe making heat waves worse

The anatomy of a heat wave, from "heat domes" to megadroughts.

Sunrise brief: Amazon adds renewable energy projects, pushing its total capacity to 10 GW

Also on the rise: iSun books EPC services contract for multi-site solar projects, Honeywell announces a battery energy storage platform, United Natural Foods buys into a 108 MW solar farm, and Secure Futures gains $25 million in equity finance to secure its future.

Amazon to invest in Canada's largest solar farm in race for sustainability

It now expects to fully power its vast operations from renewable sources by 2025, five years ahead of its original target.

Solar increasingly beating even cheapest fossil fuels on price, IRENA study finds - PV Tech

The amount of renewable energy that came in cheaper than the most competitive fossil fuel option doubled last year, according to new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Drought maps show the western US at its driest in 20 years - a ticking time bomb for even more fires and power failures

Key water reservoirs were already alarmingly dry when a heat wave blanketed the western US, straining power grids and raising wildfire risk.

These parts of California are most vulnerable to drought

Rural areas and small suppliers are far more at risk of water shortage issues.

Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costs

Economic case made against coal - Splash247

More than half of the world’s coal-fired power capacity costs more to keep operating than it would cost to build new wind or solar, a new report out this week claims. The share of renewable energy that achieved lower costs than the most competitive fossil…

The bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef

Dear Tom,We just returned from a vacation trip to Australia and while there, we learned of a huge die-off of coral in the Great Barrier Reef. Do you have any comments?the Vander Family, Oakbrook De…

UN draft climate report: Impacts on people

A draft report from the UN's climate science advisory panel offers the most exhaustive look yet at how our warming planet will impact humankind's health, wealth and well-being.

Crushing climate impacts to hit sooner than feared: draft UN report

Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark draft report from the UN's climate science advisors obtained by AFP.

Legal experts define a new international crime: 'Ecocide'

A proposed definition of "ecocide" aims to add mass environmental destruction to the list of crimes the International Criminal Court can prosecute.

US miner raises $105M to recycle waste coal into crypto

Stronghold Digital Mining aims to destroy 200 tonnes of waste coal for every Bitcoin it mines.

Minnesota to ban 'forever chemicals' in food packaging

Minnesota gets its 60th state forest: Riverlands.

Climate-driven coastal flooding in the US likely to get worse suddenly

Within a few decades, many areas of the US may see a rapid change in frequency.

Flood Risk Replaces Drought as Rains Fill Taiwan Reservoirs

Taiwan will ease water restrictions in several areas as heavy downpours bring relief from the worst drought on record, with officials now turning their attention to preventing floods as annual “Plum rains” fill up reservoirs.

Morning mail: Great Barrier Reef listing stoush, NZ travel bubble paused, re-reading novels

Wednesday: Unesco official rejects claims political pressure influenced reef’s ‘in danger’ recommendation. Plus: the comfort of re-reading novels

Oil Prices Get Another Boost From Falling Crude Inventories | OilPrice.com

Crude prices continued to rally on Tuesday afternoon after the API reported a larger-than-expected crude inventory draw

Is Renewable Power Really Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels? | OilPrice.com

The International Renewable Energy Agency has claimed that renewables are now the cheapest source of power in the world, but prices may soon rise

California's historic drought is causing drinking water to taste like dirt. Just 'add lemon,' officials say

Residents say Sacramento's water smells and tastes a little "earthy" — an effect of compounding climate change crises: extreme heat, little to no precipitation and a historic drought that has gripped the region for the better part of a decade.

Midwest Fiber Recycling to reduce collection services in Decatur market area

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Midwest Fiber Recycling has announced it will reduce bin and dumpster collection services in the Decatur market area in early July.

Severe California drought, Western heat wave: Here's how bad it really is, how to monitor

The Western drought is no joke. Here are the key facts and figures to help you understand the severity this summer.

Target announces sustainability goals

The company announced its plans to improve its commitment to recycling and waste diversion.

"Greenwashing has been taken to extreme levels" says commenter

In this week's comments update, readers are questioning architects' claims of carbon neutrality and sharing their views on other top stories.

Political ploys and an ocean jewel: what’s behind the UN’s ‘in danger’ warning for the Great Barrier Reef

It’s not the first time the reef has faced the threat of an ‘in danger’ listing. But what does it mean and why is this time different?

Delta emergency drought barrier a sign of how serious low water year is

In the latest sign of worsening drought conditions, saltwater is threatening to contaminate the freshwater supplies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Ecocide must be listed alongside genocide as an international crime | Alexandre Antonelli and Pella Thiel

Large-scale environmental destruction affects the future of all life on our planet. Criminalising it would finally hold decision-makers to account

Controversy erupts over UN report on Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO recommended the largest coral reef system in the world be added to its list of World Heritage sites that are “in danger.” Australia disagrees.

Legal experts worldwide draw up ‘historic’ definition of ecocide

Draft law is intended to prosecute offences against the environment

Target pledges zero waste and emissions by 2040

The company plans to use reclaimed or recycled material in its brands and also made equity part of the pledge.

The weird argument that offshore oil is good for the climate, debunked

Oil companies and their Democratic allies are claiming that offshore drilling is somehow good for the planet. (It’s not.)

Two Catholic churches destroyed by fire on First Nations reserves in Canada

Blazes occurred hours apart on National Indigenous Peoples Day nearly a month after graves found at former Christian residential school

Australia to fight plans to downgrade Great Barrier Reef's World

Australia is vowing to fight a recommendation from a UNESCO committee that would downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of climate change, claiming that the proposal is

Target Announces Plan To Cut Emissions To Net-Zero In Next 2 Decades

Target says they want to be the market leader when it comes to inclusive and sustainable brands.

This giant 'inland ocean' is Southern California's last defense against drought

Diamond Valley Lake, an "inland ocean," is Southern California's prime defense against drought.

Nvidia’s Canvas AI painting tool instantly turns blobs into realistic landscapes

AI has been filling in the gaps for illustrators and photographers for years now — literally, it intelligently fills gaps with visual content. But the latest tools are aimed at letting an AI give artists a hand from the earliest, blank-canvas stages of a piece.…

AI Helps Restore the Missing Pieces of a Chopped-Up Rembrandt

The artist's largest work, "The Night Watch," has been missing about 36 square feet for hundreds of years.

Montréal’s Aifred Health wins second place at IBM AI XPRIZE

Montréal-based healthtech and artificial intelligence (AI) startup Aifred Health today won second place at the final round of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition.

Elon Musk Reflects on Tesla’s Darkest Hour: I Gave the Last of My Remaining Cash

“Didn’t even own a house or anything sellable,” Musk tweeted.

This AI-powered app turns your doodles into realistic "photos" - DIY Photography

Nvidia has launched a pretty cool AI-powered app that lets you “take photos” even if you’ve never held a camera. Canvas is a free tool that turns your drawings into realistic landscape images. In fact, you don’t even have to draw – a few simple…

Rembrandt's The Night Watch painting restored by AI

The canvas was trimmed in 1715 to fit between two doors in Amsterdam’s city hall.

Here's When Every Major Cryptocurrency Peaked This Year

Dogecoin's market value has plunged 70% since Elon Musk's SNL debut started tanking prices.

Grand Prize Winner Announced in $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition

XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, and IBM Watson, IBM’s AI technology

Tesla's Elon Musk Lives In A Tiny House That's Towable, No Joke!

The Tesla Model X can tow Musk's house, but it exceeds the SUV's official rating. A Cybertruck would be a better option.

17 Stocks to Buy for the Dawn of Global AI Dominance

The AI Revolution is coming – and it’s going to be the biggest revolution you’ve ever seen in your lifetime. Buy these 17 AI stocks today.

Lost parts of Rembrandt masterpiece restored by AI

It's one of the great acts of art vandalism. In 1715 large chunks of Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch" were cut off in order to fit the colossal canvas into a new home.Now for the first time in more than 300 years, visitors to Amsterdam's…

Nvidia’s Canvas App Is Here to Transform Crappy Sketches into Photorealistic Artwork  - IGN

Nvidia's Canvas app is now available to download, allowing you to transform bad drawings into works of art.

Machine learning for solar energy is a supercomputer killer

Supercomputers could find themselves out of a job thanks to a suite of new machine learning models that produce rapid, accurate results using a normal laptop.

Missing bits of Rembrandt's The Night Watch are recreated by AI - DutchNews.nl

An armed guard strides out of the dark, ready to defend the city. For the first time in 300 years, the public can see Rembrandt’s dynamic painting of The Night Watch as the painter intended it, now that artificial intelligence has been used to reconstruct…

How AI solved the mystery of Rembrant's incomplete masterpiece

Trimmed centuries ago, audiences can now enjoy the full-size original of Dutch masterpiece 'The Night Watch'

DeepMind uses AI to tackle neglected deadly diseases

The company’s technology maps out the shape of proteins, an otherwise costly and time-consuming process.

AI helps return Rembrandt’s The Night Watch to original size

Rijksmuseum reproduces the work in all its glory, 300 years after it was cut to fit between doors

Rembrandt's Beloved 'Night Watch' Was Cut Up to Fit Through a Door. With A.I., You Can See It in Full for the First Time in 300 Years

In 1715, the work was cropped on all four sides so it could be transported for display to Amsterdam's Town Hall.

Investing in AI Healthcare; Analysts Offer 2 Stocks to Buy

Let’s talk a bit about artificial intelligence, AI. It’s serious tech, and not just science fiction anymore. AI underlies the machine learning processes that are powering information technology, allowing computer systems to adapt to change and increase the speed and accuracy of their information processing.…

NVIDIA's Canvas app turns your doodles into photorealistic paintings

NVIDIA has released a new Studio driver for its GPUs with performance improvements for creative apps. There's also a new app called Canvas.

NVIDIA's Canvas app turns doodles into AI-generated 'photos' | Engadget

NVIDIA has launched Canvas, a new app that can turn doodles into photorealistic landscape images..

Canvas from Nvidia can turn your digital scribbles into near photo-real images

On Wednesday, Nvidia announced a new app called Canvas. It's still in beta but is available for anyone to use. It's so cool we already have a...

Rembrandt's Huge 'Night Watch' Gets Bigger Thanks To AI

A marriage of art and artificial intelligence has enabled Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to recreate parts of the iconic "Night Watch" painting that were snipped off 70 years after Rembrandt finished it.

Tesla Built a Supercomputer to Develop Camera-Only Self-Driving Tech - ExtremeTech

Tesla is talking about what it sees as the next leap in autonomous driving that could do away with lidar and radar, leaving self-driving cars to get around with regular optical cameras only.

Rembrandt’s huge Night Watch painting made bigger still | BreakingNews.ie

Parts of the painting cut off 70 years after the artist finished it have been recreated and hung next to the original.

What is happening to GTA Online on December 16th? All you need to know

After eight years, GTA Online will finally come to an end on December 16th this year. Rockstar Games will shut down its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 servers.

Rembrandt's huge 'Night Watch' gets bigger thanks to AI

AMSTERDAM (AP) — One of Rembrandt van Rijn's biggest paintings just got a bit bigger. A marriage of art and artificial intelligence has enabled Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to recreate parts of the iconic “Night Watch” painting that were snipped off 70 years after Rembrandt finished it.

LinkedIn’s job-matching AI was biased. The company’s solution? More AI.

ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn—most of the world’s biggest job search sites use AI to match people with job openings. But the algorithms don’t always play fair.

Rembrandt’s Damaged Masterpiece Is Whole Again, With A.I.’s Help

Sections of “The Night Watch” were cut off in the 18th century and lost. Now, new technology lets viewers imagine how the original work might have looked.

Watch Tesla Vision Development Explained By Company's AI Guru

Says their neural networks make for a much more scalable approach.

Elon Musk’s bad bet: Bitcoin’s sudden dive will hit Tesla with a Q2 loss

Even if Bitcoin rebounds from here, Tesla is deploying an accounting system that will force it to book a sizable Q2 loss on its daring investment.

The Pentagon Just Launched a New AI Initiative to Transform Global Warfare

The AI arms race is officially on! Check out what new and enhanced command capabilities the Pentagon has in store for future warfare.

Night Watch displayed for the first time in 300 years "as Rembrandt intended it"

Rembrandt's Night Watch will be temporarily displayed in its original format for the first time in more than three hundred years. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has created reproductions of pieces of canvas slashed from all four sides of the painting, and placed temporary panels to replicate the…

DeepMind scientist calls for ethical AI as Google faces ongoing backlash

At the Lesbians Who Tech Pride Summit, DeepMind's Raia Hadsell discussed the duty of researchers to develop AI responsibly.

Nvidia Expands AI Stack, Stretches From Cloud To Co-Location

Everybody wants to build a platform, hence the name of this publication. When it comes to AI, some organizations want to cobble together their own

Pentagon launches artificial intelligence effort to prep combatant commands for JADC2

A initiative announced by the deputy secretary of defense will send technical data and AI experts to combatant commands to learn more about their needs for JADC2.

An ally for alloys: AI helps design high-performance steels

Machine learning techniques have contributed to progress in science and technology fields ranging from health care to high-energy physics. Now, machine learning is poised to help accelerate the development ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX flies dangerously close to breaking the law

SpaceX’s plans land it near trouble; Tesla gets investigated; Musk puts his only home up for sale.

GTA 6 Character Possibly Leaked

A GTA 6 character may have just leaked, or at least that's what some Grand Theft Auto fans think

Nvidia AI LaunchPad is an all-in-one AI deployment solution for enterprises

Accelerating the AI enterprise from development to deployment

Nvidia AI LaunchPad is an all-in-one AI deployment solution for enterprises

Accelerating the AI enterprise from development to deployment

Hicks Will Send AI/Data Experts To Combatant Commanders

Two types of expert teams will help the 11 Combatant Commands make better use of data for decision-making, the deputy Defense Secretary said.

Kate Mara, Brian Tyree Henry to Star in FX's New FBI Series That Boasts an A.I. Twist

Kate Mara and Brian Tyree Henry are returning to FX to star in the limited series Class of ’09, a suspense thriller about a group of FBI agents.

GTA 6 live event reveal leak supported by new Rockstar Games job listing

A new Rockstar Games job listing appears to support a recent leak surrounding how the official GTA 6 reveal may take place in the future.

Brian Tyree Henry, Kate Mara to Star in A.I. Drama Class of '09 for FX on Hulu

Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara to star in FX on Hulu's 'Class of '09,' about artificial intelligence and future of criminal justice system.