This Virtual Reality Video Will Show You Why Ice Storms Can Be So Deadly

6 hours 55 minutes ago
This story was originally published by the Weather Channel. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the threat of Winter Storm Harper looms over the Midwest and Northeast, public officials from Kansas to Vermont have begun preparations for heavy snow and treacherous travel conditions. Meteorologist Jim Cantore, using the Weather Channel’s Immersive Mixed Reality technology, […]
Dan Spinelli

On the Road With Matthew Houck, a.k.a. Phosphorescent

6 hours 55 minutes ago
Matthew Houck, who has long recorded and performed as Phosphorescent, performed with his band last month at the East Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Steel for the second to last show (opener: Liz Cooper & the Stampede) of their European and US tour.   Houck, best known for his breakthrough album, Muchacho, recently released the follow-up album […]
Jacob Blickenstaff

Energy Interests Could Destroy Wyoming Wildlife

6 hours 55 minutes ago
This story was originally published by High Country News and Ensia, a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Wyoming is sprawling and sparsely populated, home to some of the most awe-inspiring, intact lands and ecosystems in North America. Tourists from all over the world flock to Yellowstone and Grand […]
Dan Spinelli

Thousands of Striking Teachers Rally in Downtown Los Angeles

14 hours 57 minutes ago
On Friday, the fifth day of this year’s historic strike teachers’ strike in Los Angeles, an exodus of students, parents, teachers, and supporters flooded out of the nearby Metro station, and stomped onto the muddy greenery at Grand Park in downtown LA. With the first hint of sunshine in days, the mood at Grand Park […]
Edwin Rios

Chicago Cop Convicted of Murdering Black Teen Gets Nearly Seven Years in Prison

17 hours 51 minutes ago
Jason Van Dyke, the white former Chicago police officer who was convicted of second-degree murder in October for killing black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014, has been sentenced to 81 months, or nearly seven years, in prison. The decision Friday concludes a yearslong legal battle, which included a separate trial for three officers who were […]
Olivia Exstrum

Did the Supreme Court Issue a Major Immigration Ruling Under False Pretenses?

19 hours 41 minutes ago
As the Supreme Court considered a major immigration case on whether detained migrants could be held without bond hearings, the Trump administration assured the justices that it would continue to uphold a policy ensuring that immigrants would have a fair shot at release. But behind the scenes, top administration officials were considering a different plan: […]
Noah Lanard