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Coal CEO: ‘Clean Coal’ is a Myth (Jeff C.)
Coal baron Robert Murray says carbon capture and storage “does not work” and “is just cover for the politicians.”
Scary Spyware Used Against Mexican Investigators into Missing Students (Russ)
The company making this spyware – and the disturbing spyware itself – need close scrutiny. It is 1984 arrived.
The Inevitability of Degrowth (Jeff C.)
Author Charles Hugh Smith writes in his latest blog: “Our current debt & energy orgy can’t last much longer.”
How Kushner Runs Government like a Startup (Dan)
Interested in what Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner actually does? The Office of American Innovation seeks to do more with less. But can it? Read here.
Trump’s Team and Russia: A Comprehensive List (Russ)
Interested in Trump’s team that has connections to Russia, even if they “obscured” the links? Look no further.