California enacts strongest net neutrality protections in the nation — and the Trump administration sues

  1. California enacts strongest net neutrality protections in the nation — and the Trump administration sues  Los Angeles Times
  2. California Quota Bill Won’t Help Women  Forbes
  3. Trump administration sues California over ‘extreme, illegal’ net-neutrality law  ZDNet
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Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time   

Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time   The thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, experts have warned. One meteorologist described the phenomenon – recorded for the first time this year – as “scary”. Scientists said it could prove catastrophic for polar bears and seals, threatening their survival. The sea off the north coast of Greenland had long been known as “the last ice area” because it was expected to be the last place to remain frozen, given it had the oldest and thickest ice. Others said it could force scientists to revise their theories about which part of the Arctic will withstand global warming the longest. The sea off the north coast of Greenland had long been known as “the last ice area” because it was expected to be the last place to remain frozen, given it had the oldest and thickest ice. But now scientists are warning that the ice has broken up twice this year, due to warm winds and heatwaves in the northern hemisphere. The thick old sea ice will have been pushed away from the coast, to an area where it will melt more easilyThomas Lavergne, Norwegian Meteorological Institute The changes could force scientists to revise their theories about which part of the Arctic will withstand global warming the longest. Professor Peter Wadhams, who heads the Polar Ocean Physics Group at Cambridge University, said the trend would also have “serious” consequences for wildlife – and could prove catastrophic for polar bears and seals. “The north coast of Greenland, with its very steep cliffs, is a denning area for polar bears,” Prof Wadhams said. “They dig holes in the snow and come out in the spring and go hunting. But if the pack ice has moved offshore they come out hibernation and are left without an area to hunt. “They can’t swim very far. If this becomes a permanent feature with ice away from the coast, polar bears won’t have any ice to hunt on. You would lose the polar bear habitat,” he told The Independent. Ruth Mottram of the Danish Meteorological Institute said: “Almost all of the ice to the north of Greenland is quite shattered and broken up and therefore more mobile.” “Open water off the north coast of Greenland is unusual. This area has often been called ‘the last ice area’ as it has been suggested that the last perennial sea ice in the Arctic will occur here. The events of the last week suggest that, actually, the last ice area may be further west.” How fast is the Arctic ice melting? | Meet the British scientist who risked polar bear attacks and plagues of mosquitoes to find out Walt Meier, a senior research scientist at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, said: “The ice there has nowhere else to go so it piles up. On average, it’s over four metres thick and can be piled up into ridges 20 metres thick or more. This thick, compacted ice is generally not easily moved around. “However, that was not the case this past winter (in February and March) and now. The ice is being pushed away from the coast by the winds.” Thomas Lavergne, a scientist at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, described satellite pictures of blue water penetrating white ice as “scary”. Even if the water closes over in a few days, the harm will be done, he told The Guardian. “The thick old sea ice will have been pushed away from the coast, to an area where it will melt more easily.”


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Walmart's best sales in a decade show US consumer may be strongest in years because of the tax cut, jobs growth

  1. Walmart’s best sales in a decade show US consumer may be strongest in years because of the tax cut, jobs growth  CNBC
  2. Walmart Stock Jumps 9% on Best Sales Growth in a Decade  Fortune
  3. Walmart sales growth was the best in a decade  CNNMoney
  4. Analysts weigh in on Lowe’s renewing Synchrony credit pact  Seeking Alpha
  5. Walmart Just Put Amazon on Notice  Bloomberg
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The new version of iOS is the strongest sign yet that Apple finally believes the customer is always right (AAPL)

  1. The new version of iOS is the strongest sign yet that Apple finally believes the customer is always right (AAPL)  Yahoo Finance
  2. Apple Rolls Out iOS 12 Public Beta: What To Expect And How To Download  Tech Times
  3. The First Things You Should Try In Apple’s Public Beta For iOS 12  Lifehacker Australia
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US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on IranUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Iran would be hit with the “strongest sanctions in history” and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business in Tehran, toughening up Washington’s policy line after its withdrawal from the nuclear pact. In his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State Department from the CIA, the longtime Iran hawk and ardent opponent of the 2015 nuclear pact outlined an aggressive series of moves designed to counter Tehran, which he called the world’s top sponsor of terror.


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U.S. threatens 'strongest' sanctions on Iran, seeks sweeping change

U.S. threatens 'strongest' sanctions on Iran, seeks sweeping changeBy Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, curtailing its ballistic missile program and ending its expansionist behavior. Weeks after the United States pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, Pompeo spelled out a hardline approach towards the Islamic Republic, potentially setting Washington and Tehran on a deeper confrontation course. “The sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change course from the unacceptable and unproductive path it has chosen for itself and the people of Iran,” Pompeo said in his first major foreign policy speech since becoming secretary of state.


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