Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Equi-Hack You may have heard of Equifax. It’s one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the country. It has collected the information of more than 800 million individual consumers and 88 million businesses worldwide. And last week, it got hacked. A security flaw in the Equifax system allowed hackers to gain access […]

California Leads the Way in the Battle Against Climate Change

California Leads the Way in the Battle Against Climate Change

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Science and Technology | No Comments

Back in June, Election Central brought you the story of how California governor Jerry Brown was leading a group of governors and mayors from across the country who all pledged to follow the tents of the Paris Climate Accord even after President Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement. Now, we take a […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Governors and Mayors Fight for the Environment

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story explains how the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords may not necessarily change the nation’s impact on the environment. On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Government, United States, World | No Comments

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

You Decide! Is the 100 Days Metric Useful? For decades, it has become tradition to measure a new president’s effectiveness at governing by his or her first 100 days in office. This practice began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, during his first 100 days, managed to sign 76 bills into law, declare (and then […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

“Wiretapping” Scandal Intensifies On March 4, President Trump sent out a tweet accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the days leading up to the election. Since then, however, Trump has provided no evidence of his claim, and has avoided reporters’ questions about his accusation. President Obama denied any such activity. The FBI […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Puzder Steps Down Last Wednesday, Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination for the cabinet. Mr. Puzder made the announcement after it became clear that he would not have enough support in the Senate to gain confirmation. Puzder, the CEO of a restaurant chain that includes Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s, has […]

President Trump’s First Week

President Trump’s First Week

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Maybe not surprisingly, President Trump had a busy–and controversial–first week in office. Here, we take a look at a few of his actions that are receiving the most attention. Affordable Care Act Just hours after being sworn in as president, Trump signed his first executive order, declaring that government agencies no longer have to enforce […]

The Largest Protected Area on Earth

The Largest Protected Area on Earth

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

There is a cluster of uninhabited islands and coral reefs located in the Pacific Ocean that collectively make up the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. This land and the waters that surround it currently encompasses around 140,000 square miles. Last month, President Obama announced that he has signed legislation to expand its boundaries to the north […]