Author: Andy K

Microsoft to fund climate technology

  Microsoft announced Monday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology. The company’s AI for Earth program began in July with $2 million, awarding grants to universities, companies …

Will Republicans Shut Down the Government Over CHIP?

  What began as the most popular bipartisan health legislation in decades may be what brings the wheels of government screeching to a halt. To understand this, we need to understand the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the politics of taxes. CHIP is the result …

Trump’s Treasury Admits Tax Plan Won’t Pay For Itself

  After months of pressure from watchdog groups, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, led by Trump-appointee Steve Mnuchin, has released a one-page analysis of the Republican tax bill. The report shows that even when analyzed under Republican-favored methods, the tax cuts will enlarge the federal …

EU says’ no’ to Netanyahu

  It was a resounding ‘no’ to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request for the European Union to follow the US lead and recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After a breakfast meeting between Netanyahu and EU foreign ministers, it was revealed that no country …

Plastic Pollution Found at Rural Arctic Site

  Tiny bits of plastics are polluting our oceans—even in the most remote parts of the Arctic. The Barents Sea in the Arctic off the coast of Norway was once thought to be clean—free from the massive amounts of pollution and plastics that are seen elsewhere. …

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