Former NPS director sounds alarm on the ‘systematic dismantling’ of America’s national parks

Jonathan B. Jarvis served for 40 years in the National Parks Service. He worked under presidents of both parties as a ranger, biologist, superintendent, and regional director, and ultimately became the agency’s director from 2009–2017. Jarvis’s brother, Destry, has worked with the past 12 NPS directors in various capacities as a conservation advocate. These men know the beauty and wonder of our National Parks well, and their chilling warning about what’s happening to these public lands is a must read for all Americans. In an op-ed published in The Guardian, the Jarvis brothers pulled no punches in their assessment of what has become of the National Parks Service under the current administration. “Under this administration, nothing is sacred as we …

UN Secretary-General: US-China Tech Divide Could Cause More Havoc Than the Cold War

WIRED recently spoke with António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, about a topic of increasingly grave concern to him: the fracturing of the internet and the possibility that a technology meant to bring nations together might drive them apart. A condensed version of this interview is featured in issue 28.02. The full interview, which originally was published on November 25, 2019, is below. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity. Nicholas Thompson: It's an honor to get the opportunity to conduct this interview. Recently you gave Sustainable Development Goals or our blueprint for a fair globalization to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, lack of education, lack of health in the world, it's clear that the digital …

‘OK, Boomer’ Makes Amazing Supreme Court Cameo | Betches

sorry to this man,speeches about climate changeWhile the House of Representatives was, you know, getting their impeachment documents in order, the Supreme Court justices were debating over unlawful age discrimination. This is when Chief Justice John Roberts (a name you should remember, because he’ll be presiding over the Senate trial about impeachment) hiring manager saying ‘Ok, Boomer’ could be considered discrimination against people of a certain age, and therefore, unlawful.  Oh, to have the only discrimination you face come from one memeI wonder if this was John Roberts preparation to think of great comebacks and phrases for when he gets significantly more attention in the upcoming weeks. He has two kids who are Gen-Z, so I’m sure that they have …

Tim Kaine’s War Powers Resolution has the votes to pass in Senate, Dems say

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., center, joined from left by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Kaine also discussed his War Powers Resolution that the Senate is expected to vote on soon. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Kaine’s resolution, which is co-sponsored by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was introduced Thursday just as similar resolution in the House, spearheaded by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., passed with a majority vote. The Senate version will likely come up for a vote next week, but lawmakers anticipate the timing may …