North American drilling boom threatens big blow to climate efforts, study finds

Global Energy Monitor says slew of new pipelines in the US and Canada represent a bet that the world wont get serious about climate change More than half of the worlds new oil and gas pipelines are located in North America, with a boom in US oil and gas drilling set to deliver a major blow to efforts to slow Global Energy Monitor, which tracks fossil fuel activity. A total of $232.5bn in capital spending has been funneled into these North American pipeline projects, with more than $1tn committed towards all oil and gas infrastructure. If built, these projects would increase the global number of pipelines by nearly a third and mark out a path of several decades of substantial …

The safest place for Game of Thrones memes is in the crypts

In the latest episode of Game of Thrones,we’re told that all the children, and those unable to fight in the upcoming battle, are going to be hiding in the crypts of Winterfell. The crypts, you know, the huge underground spiraling chamber where the Starks lay their dead to rest. Sounds like a creepy place to hang out at the best of times, but there might a bigger problem. A much bigger problem. The Night King is on his way to Winterfell with his army. An army he created using his supernatural power to raise the dead. Think about that for a minute. Do you see it now? Yup, that’s right, many fans believe that when the Night King shows up …

Report: Joe Biden’s first 2020 fundraiser will be with a Comcast executive

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the growing list of2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls later this week, and his first step is reportedly holding a fundraiser with people connected to internet service provider Comcast. Biden is expected to announce his bid for the presidency on Thursday, but afterwards will attend a fundraiser headed by David Cohen, a senior executive vice president for Comcast who has been described as one of the company’s chief lobbyists. Axios first reported on the former vice president’s fundraiser with Cohen. So Biden's very first act as a candidate will be to hold a fundraiser hosted by Comcast's top lobbyist David Cohen, who calls himself the company's "Chief Diversity Officer" to skirt lobbying rules. …

Ford invests $500M in Rivian and intends to build a vehicle on Rivians EV platform

Rivian today announced a major investment from Ford. The 115-year-old automaker is investing $500 million into the Michigan-based EV startup. Along with the cash, Ford announced plans to build a vehicle on Rivian’s electric vehicle platform. “This strategic partnership marks another key milestone in our drive to accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility,” RJ Scaringe, Rivian founder and CEO, said in a released statement. “Ford has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, with Bill Ford being one of the industry’s earliest advocates, and we are excited to use our technology to get more electric vehicles on the road.” This investment comes two months after Rivian netted $700 million from a funding round that was led by Amazon. Rivian was founded in …

Someone Created A High-Resolution Map Of Westeros And It Looks Like A Location On Google Maps

here Julio is not only following the TV series, but he has also read the books. “As cliche as it sounds, I have to say that I prefer the literary version,” the artist said. “The world that George R. R. Martin has built over the years is so incredibly detailed and well-thought-out, some aspects of it just have to be simplified or left out altogether for the TV adaptation. Also, working with such a huge audience, a [limited] budget and deadlines make the writing for the show a lot less rich and smart compared to the original. That said, I still like the show very much and it did a great job of bringing the story to life.” “I think …

The End Of #FreeBritney! Justin Bieber Lied To His Fans! Beyonce vs Her Dad – AGAIN! And… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

Britney Spears‘ sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, is putting up a united front with her dad! Conspiracy theorists can suck it! Justin Bieber was not honest with his fans at Coachella! The latest on Adele‘s shock divorce! Beyonce‘s father does her dirty!! Will U watch Scott Disick‘s new real estate TV show? And more of today’s hottest topics, including Whitney Houston, Roseanne, Jussie Smollett, Blac Chyna and MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW! Enjoy! SHARE! And CLICK HERE for more info and tickets for our live podcast show in Las Vegas THIS SATURDAY, April 27th! And CLICK HERE to watch more of Perez’s daily recap videos! BRITNEY SPEARS’ sister speaks out: https://perezhilton.com/jamie-lynn-spears-britney-haters-mental-health/ BRITNEY podcast hosts reported to the FBI: https://perezhilton.com/britneys-gram-podcast-free-britney-updates/ ADELE and husband: …

Philippines’ Duterte gives Canada 1 week to take back garbage or ‘we will declare war’

Environmental activists protesting the tons of garbage Canada shipped to the Philippines in front of the Canadian Embassy in Makati in 2015.<br data-cke-eol=”1″> (Getty Images) The garbage reportedly consists of electronic and household waste. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Between 2013 and 2014, Canada shipped tons of waste in 103 containers to the Philippines and ,in the years since, has been pushing the Southeastern Asia country to dispose of it. When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Manila in 2015, he said that a “Canadian solution” was being developed and said the situation would not occur again, according to the news outlet. Nicole Darrah covers breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; …

Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU

Kingdoms mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal code Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing new penal code, which also provides for the amputation of thieves and whipping of people wearing clothes associated with the opposite sex, was brought in on 3 April, despite international condemnation. But in the letter, the kingdom claimed the outcry is due to a misconception that it wanted to clarify. The criminalisation of adultery and sodomy is to safeguard the sanctity of family lineage and marriage to individual Muslims, particularly women, it said. The penal sentences of hadd stoning to death and amputation imposed for offences of theft, robbery, adultery and sodomy, have extremely high …

Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending

Humans are the blending species, says philosopher of the senses Barry Smith, but what makes some blends work when others don’t? What does the skill of a good blender consist in? And is blending an art or a science? Whether your favourite drink is tea or coffee, champagne or Scotch whisky, you may be surprised to learn that what you’re drinking is probably a blend. Whisky lovers often prize single malt whiskies more highly than the blended Scotch that combines them, but even single malts will be mostly blends of spirits from different casks. The urge to blend, it seems, is everywhere, and it is also a distinctly human act. We alone go in for these repeated experiments of combining …

JCPenney explains why it dropped Apple Pay

JCPenney quietly ditched Apple Pay this month. The decision was announced in response to a customer complaint on Twitter, but without any context or further explanation at the time. JCPenney had first rolled out Apple Pay into testing in 2015, then expanded to all its U.S. stores the following year, and later to its mobile app. The retailer now claims the move was necessitated by the April 13, 2019 deadline in the U.S. for supporting EMV contactless chip functionality. As of this date, all terminals at U.S. merchants locations that accept contactless payments must actively support EMV contactless chip functionality, and the legacy MSD (magnetic stripe data) contactless technology must be retired. JCPenney was not ready to comply, it seems, …

Roger Stone to speak at Virginia strip club

President Donald Trumps formeradviser Roger Stone, who is out on bail , is scheduled for a (paid) gig at a strip club in Virginia next month. will be speaking at a meet-and-greet event on May 4 at Paper Moon strip club in Richmond, Virginia, the reports. Its not clear how much hes receiving for the gig or what wisdom he will be sharing at the event, but it appears to have come to him at the right time, what with his of having to go from a nine-bedroom mansion to a one-bedroom apartment amid reported financial trouble. an interviewA Twitter account that seemingly operates as an independent watchdog in the area has been pushing back on the upcoming appearance, urging …

QUIZ: Which ‘Game Of Thrones’ Character Will YOU Marry!? – Perez Hilton

With the White Walker army on its way, now’s the perfect time to settle down and find a Game Of Thrones character to grow old with… so to speak. Are you ready to tie the knot? Good! Sign up for Tinderos (aka take our quiz, below) and find out who your Game of Thrones soulmate is! [Image via

New Gaming Gear That Will Light Your Arcade Fire

A pile of new equipment—sporting new features—fine-tunes desktop gaming. KELSEY MCCLELLAN ACER PREDATOR X34 This 34-inch display packs nearly two times as many pixels as a standard HD monitor and gently curves to fully saturate your field of view. It's a first-person shooter's dream screen, with a special mode to brighten gloomy dungeons and a crosshair-bolding mode for snappier sniping. Oh, and there's no lag, so when you get blasted you'll have only yourself to blame. $1,000 KELSEY MCCLELLAN LOGITECH G703 + POWERPLAY You don't have to plug in this wireless gaming mouse to charge it—just pushing it around on Logitech's Powerplay pad keeps it juiced up at all times. The mouse responds as quickly as my reflexes, and I …