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Source: Global News

Global carbon emissions surged this year in ‘terrible news’ for the planet

Thursday 19:06 GMT

World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project, an international scientific collaboration of academics, governments and industry that tracks greenhouse gas emissions.

After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

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Source: Global News

Trump says Arizona ‘bracing for a massive surge’ of migrants at southern border

Saturday 01:32 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet Thursday that Arizona “is bracing for a massive surge” of immigrants along a portion of the U.S. southern border that does not have a protective fence, and reiterated his call for Democrats to back funding for his proposed border wall.

Nancy and Chuck must approve Boarder Security and the Wall!.. “Arizona, together with our Military and Border Patrol, is bracing for a massive surge at a NON-WALLED area. WE WILL NOT LET THEM THROUGH,” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

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Source: Common Domain

In the Age of Trump, Where Is the Populist Surge?

Saturday 13:37 GMT

In the parts of the country where Mr. Trump’s tough trade rhetoric and his moves to impose tariffs against some foreign trading partners would seem to have the greatest resonance, the old-line industrial states of the Midwest, election trends actually moved against Mr. Trump and the Republicans.

If this year’s midterm elections are any clue, the populist surge on which Mr. Trump capitalized two years ago isn’t spreading widely.

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Source: Fox News

Tough new opioid policies leave some cancer and post-surgery patients without painkillers

Wednesday 20:57 GMT

AS DOCTORS TAPER OR END OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS, MANY PATIENTS DRIVEN TO DESPAIR, SUICIDE. Nevada’s opioid law, which took effect in January, limits the first prescription of opioid for acute pain to seven days and increases the amount of paperwork that must be filed for preauthorization for long-term painkillers.

Despite protestations that new federal and state hard lines on painkiller prescriptions do not affect cancer patients or people fresh out of major surgeries, many of those in health care’s trenches feel differently.

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Source: Common Domain

OPEC Oil Production Dips Despite Surge in Saudi Arabia’s Output

Wednesday 21:51 GMT

OPEC said Wednesday that its total crude-oil production came down slightly in November but output from Saudi Arabia—the cartel’s largest member—surged to a record high, just as producers are gearing up to cut output next year.

Production in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top-three producers and the biggest crude exporter, climbed by 377,000 barrels a day month-on-month, bringing Saudi output to 11.01 million barrels a day.


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