How does ‘climate emergency’ affect us?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Will consumers turn their back on international imports to save energy? Half of China’s emissions are from factories making goods for customers in the West, according to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth. “We don’t want to import [things] from China, we want to make them in Wales,” said Paul Allen, director of the Zero Carbon Britain research centre at CAT. Image caption Greenstream Flooring “upcycles” carpets, and boss Ellen Potts is optimistic about future opportunities If we buy less stuff, and “reduce, reuse and recycle” it would inevitably affect businesses and jobs. They might need to be innovative and use new materials or perhaps change their own products. This would have …

Missouri’s lone abortion clinic loses license to perform procedure

Earlier this month, anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Missouri’s only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) The Missouri health department notified Planned Parenthood the license would not be renewed because it had failed to correct 30 deficiencies identified by the department during inspections, Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said at a press conference. Additionally, health department investigators said the clinic was responsible for three “failed abortions” requiring additional surgeries and a fourth that led to life-threatening complications for the mother, The Associated Press reported this week, citing a now-sealed court filing. The state agency allowed the clinic’s license to lapse as of June 1, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer …

She endured obscene phone calls, had to use men’s bathrooms, as one of NASA’s first female engineers

(CNN)During the historic launch of Apollo 11 which put the first men on the moon, rows of men in shirts and ties lined the consoles inside Kennedy Space Center. “My director of information systems called me and said, ‘You’re our best communicator. We’re going to have you on the console,’” she said. “But later I found out he had to convince the center director Dr. Kurt Debus that it was going to be OK.” You can see never-seen-before footage of Morgan in CNN Films’ documentary “Apollo 11.” She inspired a generation of women — but her path wasn’t always an easy one. No women’s restrooms As the first female engineer at Cape Canaveral, Morgan recalled being “immersed in a man’s …

Jesuit high school stripped of ‘Catholic’ label over gay teacher, Indianapolis Archdiocese says

Bishop Charles Thompson speaks after he is introduced as the new archbishop of Indianapolis in Indianapolis in June 2017. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis says it no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who’s in a same-sex marriage.  SUPREME COURT RULES PEACE CROSS WAR MEMORIAL CAN STAND The school didn’t fire the teacher as he doesn’t teach religion and “is a longtime valued employee of the school.” The teacher wasn’t identified. The school will appeal the archdiocesan decision and is prepared to go to the Vatican if necessary, Paulson said. “Brebeuf’s administration and Board of Trustees have determined that following the Archdiocese’s directive would not only violate their informed conscience on …

‘You Need To Calm Down’ Because Taylor Swift Just Dropped Her Latest Single! LISTEN! – Perez Hilton

No need to freak out, Taylor Swift fans! On June 14, the Shake It Off singer dropped her latest single,You Need To Calm Down, off of her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover —  out August 23. As we reported, the 29-year-old revealed her exciting music news during an Instagram Live session. The video for You Need To Calm Down will come out on June 17. CLICK HERE to watch Perez’s reaction video to the song! LISTEN (below): Music aside, the pop star has been more vocal about politics on social media. Earlier this month, the musician posted a letter to Tennessee Senator, Lamar Alexander, urging him to vote for the Equality Act, which protects the LGBT community from discrimination. While recognizing that June is …

Bella Hadid Issues Apology For ‘Racist’ Photo Blunder – Perez Hilton

Bella Hadid is apologizing for an oversight that led to many calling her a racist. The supermodel snapped a now-deleted pic on her Instagram Story which appeared to be taken from the gate area of an airport, showing her heeled boot appearing to balance on planes in the background with United Arab Erimates and Saudi Arabia flags. Comments and posts (below) quickly began circulating using #BellaHadidIsRacist on Twitter, with some angry social media users even tossing their Dior products because Bella is the brand’s makeup ambassador: “don’t play with us again sweetie We don’t care if u did it by mistake or not but u are famous u should to be more carefully. #BellaHadidIsRacist” “I stop buying Dior products #BellaHadidIsRacist” “#BellaHadidIsRacist …

Donald Trump Asks To Re-Do Interview Question Because Someone In The Room Coughs! – Perez Hilton

The president sat down with ABC News’ George StephanopoulosPerhaps that’s why the most interesting part of the interview was when Trump asked for a do-over because The now-viral moment came when the president was discussing his ever-mysterious finances. About halfway through the special, Trump admitted Congress would likely eventually get access to part of his finances, which in part have been kept a big secret from the public throughout his presidency. “They’re after my financial statement. Now, they should be after everyone else’s financial statement but they are after, the Senate, they’d like to get my financial statement. At some point, I hope they get it.” He said: The video didn’t show who the cougher was, but the ABC anchor …

New York Gov. Andrew signs bill granting illegal immigrants drivers licenses

FILE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. (AP) “You could create a database for the feds to use to actually track down undocumented people,” Cuomo said on WAMC radio. “California passed a law, and they are now in litigation.” But Underwood’s boss, Attorney General Tish James, later released a statement amid the Monday-night vote arguing that the bill is legally sound. PATAKI CALLS ON CUOMO TO INTERVENE IN PAROLE BOARD’S DECISION TO RELEASE 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL’S CONVICTED KILLER “The legislation is well-crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses. If this bill is enacted and challenged in court, we will vigorously defend it,” she said. The law takes …

AOC infuriates conservatives with concentration camps remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is defending herself after comparing detention centers along the United States-Mexico border to “concentration camps.” And everyone else is just freaking out. Ocasio-Cortez first made the remarks on Monday during a live stream on Instagram. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding: “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say… that ‘never again’ means something.” The next morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out an Esquire article where an expert on the history of concentration camps compared the centers on the country’s southern border to them, adding that her definition of it was “mass detention of civilians without trial.” …

AOC infuriates conservatives with concentration camps remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is defending herself after comparing detention centers along the United States-Mexico border to “concentration camps.” And everyone else is just freaking out. Ocasio-Cortez first made the remarks on Monday during a live stream on Instagram. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding: “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say… that ‘never again’ means something.” The next morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out an Esquire article where an expert on the history of concentration camps compared the centers on the country’s southern border to them, adding that her definition of it was “mass detention of civilians without trial.” …

AOC infuriates conservatives with concentration camps remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is defending herself after comparing detention centers along the United States-Mexico border to “concentration camps.” And everyone else is just freaking out. Ocasio-Cortez first made the remarks on Monday during a live stream on Instagram. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding: “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say… that ‘never again’ means something.” The next morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out an Esquire article where an expert on the history of concentration camps compared the centers on the country’s southern border to them, adding that her definition of it was “mass detention of civilians without trial.” …

Where is the EU going on tech and competition policy?

Huge technology policy questions are looming for whoever takes the top jobs at the European Union in the coming months. Decisions that could radically reshape tech business models, reconfigure the competitive landscape and change the relationship between Internet users and the content and services they consume. In short, the entire future of the tech industry — and potentially not just in Europe but worldwide — is at stake. The incoming European Commission will be faced with a lengthy list of pressing questions. How will they reboot competition law for the digital era? Should they rush in swinging a break-up hammer at monopolistic tech giants or take a scalpel to the competition-crushing problem of networked dominance by slicing up their data …

Man who shared New Zealand mosque shooting video online jailed for 21 months

(CNN)A New Zealand man has been jailed for almost two years for sharing a video of the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 51 people. During sentencing on Tuesday, Judge Stephen O’Driscoll said that when Arps was asked for his opinion on the video, he described it as “awesome,” RNZ reported. “Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out under the pretext of religious and racial hatred,” Judge O’Driscoll said, according to the RNZ report. “It is clear from all the material before me that you have strong and unrepentant views towards the Muslim community.” Williams said that his client Arps filed an appeal Tuesday against his sentence, arguing that it is “too stern.” A date to hear the …

Brazil Recently Approved Hundreds Of New Pesticides Banned Elsewhere

Brazil, home of the Amazon rainforest and some of the world’s richest biodiversity, has approved over 1,000 new pesticide products in recent years, according to a new report by Greenpeace UK’s news agency Unearthed. The spike in pesticides being registered and approved in Brazil has primarily occurred since 2016 under the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro and his conservative predecessor, Michel Temer, in a push to deregulate the environment and bolster agriculture. The use of over 1,200 pesticides and weedkillers has been given the go-ahead under their command, including 193 containing chemicals banned in the EU. Among these are atrazine, a herbicide that chemically castrates frogs, and paraquat, a pesticide linked to Parkinson’s disease in humans.  Unearthed’s investigation also found that many of these …

Iran says it will break the uranium stockpile limit agreed under nuclear deal in 10 days

(CNN)Iran is ramping up enrichment of low-grade uranium and will pass the limit it is allowed to stockpile under the nuclear deal in 10 days, a spokesman for the Iranian atomic agency announced Monday. After exceeding the limit, Iran will accelerate uranium enrichment to 3.7%, Kamalvandi said — above the 3.67% mandated by the nuclear deal. Enrichment at this percentage is enough to continue powering parts of the country’s energy needs, but not enough to ever build a nuclear bomb. Under the nuclear deal, Iran was permitted to stockpile limited amounts of enriched uranium and heavy water produced in that process, exporting any excess. Doing so has become extremely difficult after the US revoked waivers that allowed Iran to export …

GOP commissioner jokes on Facebook about running over Trump protesters

Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober is facing intense backlash for Facebook comments about running over Trump protesters. Lober, a Florida Republican, is also being criticized for saying that if Brevard Democratic Chair Stacey Patel got an abortion hed look the other way as I can only imagine what a scourge on humanity (and on our economy) her offspring would prove to be. He additionally referred to her hypothetical children as a litter. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Lober made the comments on thePolitical Voice of Brevard Countypublic Facebook page, under a post by a page admin joking about Patel raising funds to protest Trump. #socialism cant even fund a protest, it said in part. One person then commented, Word of …