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Early Bird Headlines 23 May 2017

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.

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What We Read Today 22 May 2017

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).

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May 22, 2017 Weather and Climate Report - Planet Earth is Stabilizing.

Written by Sig Silber

Ocean temperature anomalies this week are far less dramatic than last week. Perhaps this suggests less drama in the forecasts. We discuss again why we believe the calls for an El Nino are a bit bizarre. Mostly we discuss the current 6-10 Day, 8-14 Day and Week 3-4 forecasts for the U.S. which surprisingly are more controlled right now by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico than the Pacific. We also review the overall World situation.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Doomsday Vault Is A Backup Plan To Save The World's Most Vital Crops

You might have read recently of the deterioration of the Doomsday Vault due to warming temperatures in the Arctic. On a remote island that is just 800 miles (1,300 km) from the North Pole, the Norwegian government has built a failsafe in the freezing cold that protects thousands of the most vital crops from extinction. Officially called the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, it already holds close to a million samples of crops around the world, with each sample holding about 500 seeds.

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Video of the Day:

Humans aren't just changing the surface of Earth, we're also changing the space around us. We've created a bubble around Earth that NASA probes discovered. It's invisible to the naked eye but could prove incredibly useful in the near future for our way of life.


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Ocean temperature anomalies this week are far less dramatic than last week. Perhaps this suggests less drama in the forecasts. We discuss again why we believe the calls for an El Nino are a bit bizarre. Mostly we discuss the current 6-10 Day, 8-14 Day and Week 3-4 forecasts for the U.S. which surprisingly are more controlled right now by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico than the Pacific.  We also review the overall World situation.

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The Belt And Road Initiative: China's Vision For Globalisation, Beijing-style

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Benjamin Habib and Viktor Faulknor, La Trobe University

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed through various iterations, from the 'New Silk Road' to 'One Belt One Road'.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 22 May 2017 Rose Almost 3 Cents

Average gasoline prices rose 2.9 cents this past week following the previous week's 0.3 cent fall.


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