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Elizabeth Warren wants to force companies to warn investors about their risks from climate change

Public companies are legally required to disclose their risks to investors, but it's a rare company that incorporates climate change into those mandatory disclosures; under a new presidential campaign platform proposal from Elizabeth Warren (disclosure: I am a donor to both Warren and Sanders's campaigns), the SEC would require public companies to incorporate two ...

Oglala Lakota Sioux to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem: You are not welcome at Pine Ridge Reservation

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem (R) is governor non grata at Pine Ridge after her support of new "riot boosting" laws that target indigenous people opposed to oil infrastructure on their land.

From The Lakota Law Project: “The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted unanimously this week to inform South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem that she ...

Two former members of Google’s skunkworks division have launched a biomanufacturing company

Biomanufacturing technologies — taking modified versions of existing organisms and bending them to the will of humans — has moved from the world of science fiction to becoming a new reality. Across the startup landscape companies are launching to make synthetic spider silk, or make leather substitutes, or meat substitutes, or novel chemicals and pharmaceuticals. ...

The rent is too ****** high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

In an absolutely epic Twitter thread (unrolled here) author CZ Edwards lays out an incredibly compelling explanation of spiralling real-estate prices: oligarchs need to launder a lot of oil money -- think Russia, Iran, ex-Soviet basket-case states, Saudi -- and so they plow the money into offshore Real Estate Investment Trust that then ...

Industries must adopt ethics along with technology

Klaus Michael Vogelberg Contributor Share on Twitter Klaus Michael Vogelberg is the chief technology officer of Sage, a UK-based accounting software firm. A recent New York Times investigation into how smartphone-resident apps collect location data exposes why it’s important for industry to admit that the ethics of individuals who code and commercialize technology is as important ...

Gas guzzling now A-OK, Trump administration says

08.22.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Following news that the EPA dropped plans to keep boosting fuel-economy standards, it quietly dropped another bombshell: It's now fine to guzzle gas. Burn as much as you want. According to an AP report carried by the Detroit News, the Energy Department... ...

Venezuela ties its currency to a state-run cryptocoin

Venezuela has just taken drastic and unprecedented steps to stabilize its currency as it grapples with hyperinflation and other economic issues. The country's currency has not only been massively devaluated and renamed, but is now tied a state-issued cryptocurrency called the Petro, which itself fluctuates based on oil prices. Hardly anyone knows what to expect ...

Painting In Oils First Essentials

01.25.2012 · Posted in Arts And Entertainment Article

SummaryrnThe purpose of the following is to present a helpful discussion of what a newcomer to painting in oils will require. It considers the place of sketching as a requirement. It looks at tools associated with this. It also considers some useful books and books and other equipment ...

The Techniques in Oil Paintings are Mind Blogging – Read on to Know more

09.17.2011 · Posted in Arts and Entertainment Article

The techniques and procedure involved in producing an oil painting is mind boggling. It involves choosing the canvas, the surface, the kind of outline paint, then the kind of brush used and the lighting effects everything makes a difference. It differs from artist to artist and the proportion of oil-paint ratio also gives stunning effects. ...

Reproduction Oil Paintings by Artists make replicas of Original Work – Low Budget Art collection

09.16.2011 · Posted in Arts and Entertainment Article

Every one cannot afford to own a Kandinsky or ******* or Rothko oil paintings for their home. So for those aspirants, the reproduction artists make replicas of the original one and sell them so the thirst of the aspirants is quenched. The replicas are made finely and only a keen eye can make out the ...