2020 Candidates Aren’t Sure What To Do About Misinformation

4 hours 31 minutes ago
On April 25, NRATV, the media arm of the National Rifle Association, aired a segment in which host Grant Stinchfield alleged that Sen. Bernie Sanders supports giving terrorists the right to vote. The evidence he presented was a Twitter reply to pop star Cher, supposedly written by the 2020 presidential candidate, which was clearly a […]
Tonya Riley

It’s Not Just Bieber: A Totally Non-Comprehensive But Important List of Places Instagram Influencers Have Ruined

4 hours 31 minutes ago
Justin Bieber is not only responsible for ruining my teenage years—he is also apparently responsible for ruining a scenic Icelandic canyon, according to new reports. The pop star’s 2015 music video, “I’ll Show You,” which features Bieber frolicking through Iceland’s Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, has inspired fans in the past few years to visit the landmark. Tourism […]
Jackie Mogensen

Mining Has Been King in Idaho for Generations. A Little-Known Law Might Stop That.

4 hours 32 minutes ago
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Seventy-five twisting road miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, the South Fork Payette River bends through the tiny community of Lowman, lately a mecca for whitewater sports and other recreational escapes. Hemmed in by steep, pine-covered hillsides, the river […]
Dan Spinelli

Scientists Have More Bad News About the Oceans. They Found It by Looking in the Past.

11 hours 49 minutes ago
This story was originally published by Wired and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Plankton don’t get nearly the respect they deserve. These tiny organisms (phytoplankton being plant-like cells that produce much of the world’s oxygen, zooplankton being little animals) float around at the mercy of currents and form the very foundation of the […]
Dan Spinelli

Nonprofits and Foundations Aren’t Going to Save Us from Climate Change. Here’s Why.

11 hours 50 minutes ago
This story was originally published by Undark and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In the spring of 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation—the hundred-year-old charitable organization started by Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller—launched an ambitious program to help cities around the world adapt to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century. […]
Dan Spinelli

9 Klan Members Showed Up to Their Ohio Rally. 600 Anti-Racists Came, Too.

20 hours 46 minutes ago
A branch of the Ku Klux Klan—the Honorable Sacred Knights of Madison, Indiana—planned a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday. But when the time came to march, only nine supporters of the group showed up downtown, and they were met by 500 to 600 counterprotesters rallying against racism. City leaders feared a rerun of the […]
Ari Berman

Mayor Pete: Trump “Falsified” Injury To Get Out of Military Service

22 hours 17 minutes ago
Pete Buttigieg served as a Naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan. Now he’s saying that the man he wants to replace as president faked an injury to get out of military service—a bit of Memorial Day yellow ribbon tied around his criticism of Donald Trump for considering pardons for servicemen accused of war crimes.  “There is […]
Ari Berman

Donald Trump Just Loves That North Korea Called Joe Biden “a Fool of Low IQ”

23 hours 47 minutes ago
While visiting Japan on a state visit, President Donald Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Trump tweeted on Saturday evening that he “smiled when [Kim] called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?” North Korea fired off some […]
Ari Berman

An Easy Sauce to Make Grilled Vegetables Sing

1 day 4 hours ago
Almost everyone loves the idea of vegetables at summer cookouts, but do you really love those too-often-wan, flavor-challenged chunks of squash, eggplant, and bell peppers that end up languishing on your plate? In a recent Bite podcast interview, the vegetable-cookery master Abra Berens, author of the acclaimed new cookbook Ruffage, diagnosed one easily fixable part […]
Tom Philpott