Trump Administration Will Not Allow Drilling Off Florida Coast

The Trump administration will not permit offshore drilling off the Florida coast after encountering opposition from the state’s Governor, Rick Scott Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday. “President Trump has directed me to rebuild our offshore oil and gas program in a manner that supports our national energy policy and also takes into consideration…

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5 Ways to Stay Safe During Winter Storm Grayson

The cold snap plaguing large swaths of the country is set to continue — and, in many areas, intensify — this week, as a “bomb cyclone” approaching the East Coast threatens to deliver frigid temperatures and possible blizzard conditions. With dangerously low temperatures, not to mention wind chill, bearing down upon us, TIME offers timely advice on how to stay safe…

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Thousands in Puerto Rico Will Still Be Without Power on Christmas

Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico will be without power on Christmas — and up to half a year after that, according to a New York Times report. Three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,000 people and leaving most of the island without power, it’s impossible to estimate…

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Elderly Couple Caught With $336,000 Worth of Marijuana That Was ‘For Christmas Presents’

An elderly couple pulled over in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana had a holiday explanation for police officers. “They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” Lt. Paul Vrbka of York County Sheriff’s Department told the York News-Times. He estimated the value of the weed was approximately $336,000…

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How Climate Change Could Make the Migrant Crisis Worse

Scientists have for years cited extreme weather events connected to climate change as a contributing factor in the ongoing European migrant crisis. Drought and crop failure have destroyed livelihoods and driven sectarian conflict, leading to mass migration from the Middle East and Northern Africa to Europe. The problem is about to get much worse…

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