Emma Barnett

  • China Apr 19, 2019

    How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

    From trading recyclable items for transportation passes to requiring all public buses be electric, countries are thinking of creative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change continues to threaten countries on every continent. Here is a look at what some of the top polluters and most eco-friendly countries are doing to try to curb their greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Netflix Apr 5, 2019

    Opera Man is Back: Adam Sandler Returns to Host ‘SNL’ on May 4

    Adam Sandler returns to 30 Rock on May 4th for his debut as a Saturday Night Live host. He will be joined by musical guest Shawn Mendes. “We are happy to welcome Adam back to SNL in what is sure to be a special night,” executive producer Lorne Michaels told the Hollywood Reporter. SNL announced May 4th’s lineup with a...

  • lawyer Mar 29, 2019

    Seven Sisters’ Surge: Applications to Women’s Colleges Spike

    Women are breaking records in 2019: six women so far are running for president, 127 women are serving in Congress and there has been a significant increase in applications to women’s colleges. Over the past five years, Barnard College, the women’s college of Columbia University, has seen a 64% increase in applications. “Barnard has continued to widen its reach nationally...

  • New York City Mar 8, 2019

    Fate of Kate’s Pregnancy Center Stage on ‘This Is Us’

    “This Is Us” routinely brings viewers to tears. Next week, it’s taking them to the theater. The hit NBC series will air an episode modeled on a one-act play and confined almost entirely to a hospital waiting room and to a single day, a sharp detour from its usual flashback storytelling. In Tuesday’s episode (9 p.m. EDT), the extended —...

  • Congress Mar 1, 2019

    1 Month After Government Shutdown, Workers Still in Recovery Mode

    It’s been just over a month since the federal government reopened, yet Dallas airport transportation security administration officer Becky Mancha is still waiting to receive part of a paycheck she missed during the partial government shutdown. “Unfortunately, the checks are not coming up correctly, so now I’m trying to figure out exactly what they paid me for and what am...

  • Los Angeles Feb 25, 2019

    Taylor Swift Helps Fan Surprise Boyfriend with Proposal

    Alex Goldschmidt posted video on Instagram of a surprise Taylor Swift appearance as he got engaged to Ross Girard at the Sycamore Tavern in Los Angeles on Saturday.

  • Instagram Feb 8, 2019

    Thai Princess’ Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King

    Thailand’s chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort as “inappropriate” because it violated tradition and the constitution, which keep the monarchy from getting involved in politics. The royal order from King Maha Vajiralongkorn was read on national television...

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration Feb 6, 2019

    Climate Change Will Alter the Color of the Oceans, According to an MIT Study

    Climate change is causing a shift in the color of the oceans, an early indicator of important changes to marine ecosystems, according to a study done by MIT. The change in temperature is having an effect on phytoplankton, microscopic organisms that live in the water and that absorb and reflect light wavelengths. A model developed by the study’s researchers shows...

  • London Jan 14, 2019

    Baby Boy or Girl? It Seems Harry and Meghan Don’t Know Yet

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have apparently chosen not to learn the gender of the baby they are expecting this spring. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, told schoolchildren during a visit to Birkenhead on Monday that she doesn’t know whether she is carrying a boy or a girl.

  • Commissioner Feb 8, 2019

    DL Shelved: MLB’s Disabled List Becomes Injured List

    Major League Baseball is changing the name of its disabled lists to injured lists. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday the change is being made at the suggestion of advocacy groups for the disabled, including the Link20 Network.

  • Atlanta Feb 4, 2019

    Saints Fans Are Still Salty But Choose to Party Instead

    A questionable call prevented the Saints from making it to the Super Bowl, but that did not stop Who Dats from celebrating with displays of festive outrage, second line parades, and a “Boycott Bowl.”

  • CEO Feb 1, 2019

    Grammys Launch Initiative Aiding Women Producers, Engineers

    The Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians, record labels and others consider at least two female producers or engineers when working on a project, whether it’s...

  • Facebook Jan 18, 2019

    Anti-Semitism Concerns Leave Women’s Marches Scrambling for Messages of Unity

    Thousands are preparing to take the streets on Saturday for third annual Women’s March. The march initially was a reaction to the election of President Donald Trump by women worried about his agenda and offensive comments. Many participants wore distinctive “pink pussy hats” as a symbolic way to show resistance. But now allegations of anti-Semitic allegations are causing a...

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