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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
Expertise in Ethnic cultures, Health, Science & space, Pharmaceuticals, Unemployment,   see all» Government, Charity & volunteer work, Environment & green living, Politics, Education, Women's health

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From Greenland to Alaska, Arctic is heating up rapidly

Ice is melting at unprecedented levels as summer approaches in the Arctic. In recent days, observations have revealed a record-challenging melt event over the Greenland ice sheet, while the extent of ice over the Arctic Ocean is the lowest ever.

NASA will test 'green' fuel in Falcon Heavy mission next week

SpaceX's upcoming Falcon Heavy mission next week will not only be testing a new "green" propellant, but it will be carrying 20 satellites and materials that will support the Deep Space Atomic Clock as well as two additional experiments.

Exxon and Saudi company betting heavy on plastics with Texas deal

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled petrochemicals company formally approved construction of a new $10 billion petrochemical complex in Texas that will process production from the Permian Basin’s booming oil and natural gas wells.

US Border Patrol sees rise in migrants from African countries

Undaunted by a journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic privation and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the United States in unprecedented numbers.

Canada backing startup to boost data on space debris

Paris - The Canadian government’s contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris.

Massive power failure hits Argentina, Uruguay, parts of Brazil

Buenos Aires - Two entire South American nations are completely in the dark after a massive power failure that cut electricity to the 48 million people who live within their borders.

Oilpatch pinning hopes on Trans Mountain Pipeline

Calgary - As excitement builds in the oilpatch over the pending approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline by the Liberal government, a former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Trudeau's cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Barrels of agent orange chemicals found in Oregon lake

Joseph - Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week began the removal of barrels recently discovered at the bottom of Wallowa Lake marked as containing chemicals used in making agent orange.

Canada Oil lobby hits out at Environmental minister and Bill C-69

Calgary - The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) criticized the country’s environment minister Thursday for comments he said shows she is “disrespectful” of the energy industry.

New president of Naval War College a 'historic choice'

Newport - Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer took only four days to appoint a new president of the Naval War College, naming Rear Adm. Shoshana S. Chatfield as the 58th superintendent of the historic institution.

Federal carbon tax coming to Alberta starting January 1

Ottawa plans to impose the federal carbon tax on Alberta starting Jan. 1 and federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she has written the province about the decision.

Highly dangerous hacking group targeting U.S. electric grid

Xenotime, a group of hackers that has previously targeted oil and gas companies, has been targeting the U.S. electric grid in recent months, according to new research released Friday by cybersecurity group Dragos.

Cannabis edibles will be available in Canada by mid-December

Ottawa - New cannabis products - like edibles, beverages, topicals, and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December, Radio-Canada has learned.

NIH Director: It's time to end 'manels' at scientific conventions

Washington - One of the most influential public health officials in the world said Wednesday that he will no longer speak on scientific panels if they don't include women.

Mexico to sell president's plane to help pay for immigration deal

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday the sale of the former presidential jet and other aircraft from the last government would help fund efforts to curb migration under a deal struck last week with Washington.

Study looks at how much climate change will affect armed conflict

Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Op-Ed: The latest disinformation threat online? Old news stories

Unless you read the caption under the picture below the headline, you would assume this is an image of a large fish kill. And that is my point - Legitimate news stories are playing a role in the spread of disinformation online.

Op-Ed: The press is not corrupt - the corruption is in the White House

Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson sounded off in an op-ed posted Tuesday on CNN about Jim Acosta's new book, "Enemy of the People." Donaldson says he’s never seen anything like the “contempt and apparent hatred” Trump has for the media.

WHO considers declaring Ebola 'global emergency' as virus spreads

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo.

Canadian Arctic island coast collapsing up to a meter a day

The frozen coastline of a Canadian Arctic island is eroding at up to a meter a day — a rate of collapse that is six times faster than the average for the previous 65 years, according to a new study.
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