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Big snow in a warming world. What’s up with that?

Article Abstract: I haven’t told my 5-year-old daughter about global warming. There are some obvious reasons for that but one purely practical one is that she’d just be damn confused. Especially these last couple of weeks. The snowbanks outside our house in Boston right now are high enough for her to climb up into our…

It’s a day of wild winter weather for PRI’s The World

Article Abstract: It’s a winter wonderland in Boston, but that just means a more interesting commute for the team at PRI’s The World. Large parts of the northeastern United States are being battered by blizzards and near hurricane-force winds as winter storm Juno makes its way up the coast. So the journalists in our newsroom laced up…

Relations with Russia chill, and nuclear security cooperation gets put on ice

Article Abstract: It may seem ironic, but nuclear weapons provided one of the few consistent bright spots in US-Russia relations over the past two decades. But now the two countries’ cooperation on nuclear security may be coming to an end. The Boston Globe reported on Monday that Russia indicated during private diplomatic meetings held in Moscow in late December that…

Greenpeace names activists behind a failed stunt at Peru climate talks

Article Abstract: It was a publicity stunt gone wrong. Now environmental organization Greenpeace is naming the activists responsible. The group has provided Peruvian authorities with the names of the four activists principally responsible for vandalizing the Nazca Lines heritage site. The incident happened during last month’s international climate negotiations in Lima. Activists positioned giant yellow letters on the…

Cyber security — and broadband access — is on President Obama’s mind

Article Abstract: Since the Sony hack, cyber security has been on the minds of Americans like never before — including President Barack Obama. The president recently unveiled several stop-gap initiatives to curb the threat of cyber attacks. His proposal hinges on three priorities: Cyber threat information sharing, protecting consumers by notifying them when their information has…

How the US caught North Korea “spear phising” against Sony

Article Abstract: It’s a whodunit. But not a very good one. And it took a few interviews to settle one dispute over "The Interview.”  Let’s start: There’s a Hollywood studio, a government spy agency and the dictator from a secretive country. The precipating event: The impending release of the Seth Rogen-James Franco movie by Sony. The movie pokes…

Will the real Dread Pirate Roberts please stand up?

Article Abstract: The Silk Road criminal trial is no session with Judge Judy, nor has it anything to do with ancient silk and spice trading routes to Asia. This trial is about massive online trade in illegal drugs via a clandestine website and the alleged mastermind behind it known as the Dread Pirate Roberts. If you…

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