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America’s Newest Weather Satellite Is a Game-Changer for Forecasting Catastrophic Natural Events

United Launch Alliance Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by WIRED and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  2017 was a grievously good year for cataclysms. Infernos engulfed not just California, which suffered its most destructive wildfire season on record, but the greater American West. A hyperactive…

How a Former Felon Became a Kitchen Ninja

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. One of this year’s Oscar-nominated short documentaries takes a look at an ambitious project to give former inmates a second chance and attempt to create the best French eatery in the country. Knife Skills documents the opening of Edwins and explores what it’s like for the…

How Novelist Luis Alberto Urrea Wore the Bastards Down

Joe Mazza/Brave-Lux Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Big Angel—patriarch of the De La Cruz clan, “El Jefe” emblazoned on his coffee mug, a man who once “could make the walls crack with his voice”—is dying of cancer. Relegated to a wheelchair, he realizes that “somebody was going to have to…

The Warped Environmentalism of America’s Biggest Industrial Meat Producer

Mark Reinstein/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Justin Whitmore has the unenviable job of trying to make the nation’s biggest industrial meat company look virtuous. The 35-year-old former McKinsey consultant became Tyson Foods’ first sustainability chief in…