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February 2017

Walden the video game to be released for Thoreau’s 200th birthday


A new kind of video game, almost a decade in the making, will allow players to step into the shoes of one of America’s greatest philosophers as he finds food, shelter and arrowheads in the rustic setting of Walden Woods.

Source: Walden the video game to be released for Thoreau’s 200th birthday

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Canada school boards question field trips to US under travel ban


Canadian school boards have been grappling with how to respond to the US travel restrictions President Trump is trying to put in place. Many Canadian schools schedule trips into the US for various reasons, however, the safety of students is a priority.

Source: Canada school boards question field trips to US under travel ban

Is California’s extreme drought finally over? – In a way, yes


After experiencing a series of near-biblical storms, California’s six years of extreme drought conditions appears to finally be over. The state is 83 percent drought-free compared with just 6 percent a year ago.

Source: Is California’s extreme drought finally over? – In a way, yes

Op-Ed: GOP lawmakers introduce bills to curb protests in 18 states


It appears that some GOP lawmakers have gone a bit too far in their attempts at putting a halt to the freedom of people in America to express their views by protesting, and so far, 18 states have either introduced or voted on laws to curb protests.

Source: Op-Ed: GOP lawmakers introduce bills to curb protests in 18 states

Dakota pipeline set to begin operations as 47 protesters arrested


According to papers filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, the Dakota Access Pipeline should begin operations within two weeks, now that drilling under Lake Oahe has been completed.

Source: Dakota pipeline set to begin operations as 47 protesters arrested

Global warming is shrinking American river vital to 40 million


The Colorado River, the American Southwest’s most important waterway, supplying water to over 40 million people. is shrinking due to the effects of global warming. The flow of the river could be reduced by more than a third by the end of the century.

Source: Global warming is shrinking American river vital to 40 million

Gas taxes and crumbling roads – How do we pay for our highways?


A conundrum is facing state legislatures across the country – How to pay for critical transportation infrastructure with a declining gas tax revenue? And how can states make up for the decline without penalizing those of us who are leading greener lives?

Source: Gas taxes and crumbling roads – How do we pay for our highways?

Windstream Energy Sues Canada over default on NAFTA award payment


For the first time in the history of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canadian government has failed to comply with the terms of payment following an award ruling of $28 million by an arbitral tribunal appointed under NAFTA.

Source: Windstream Energy Sues Canada over default on NAFTA award payment

Atmospheric river continues to batter Northern California


Northern California is continuing to reel from an atmospheric river event that has produced evacuation orders, water rescues and dangerous flooding and mudslides.

Source: Atmospheric river continues to batter Northern California

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