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Fake news is killing us. How can we stop it?

Fake news is killing us. How can we stop it?

5 days ago   |   Grist

Salmon Arm is a little town of 17,000 in central British Columbia, not far from busy ski slopes in the Canadian Rockies. It's home to stunning blue lakes, tree-covered...
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Why massive Saharan dust plumes are blowing into the US

9 days ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The pandemic is still raging, the Arctic is burning up , and...
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What are those glowing orbs that dart across the sky the world over?

9 days ago   |   The Guardian

Are they bad omens? A freak of nature? Huge, ghostly clusters of light - spotted from Australia to South America - have baffled scientists for decades One of the stranger...
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What greater good? COVID is unmasking America's collective action problem

12 days ago   |   Grist

Over the pandemic-filled last four months, one thing's become clear: Face masks can slow the spread of coronavirus and help to flatten the curve. The only issue? Mask-wearing...
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Antarctica's ‘green snow' is sucking carbon out of the air

Antarctica's ‘green snow' is sucking carbon out of the air

14 days ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Photosynthesis and Antarctica. It may not be the most...
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Conferences

15 days ago   |   Harvard

Select Conferences and Talks: “Images of Nature in the Early Modern Gardening Manual,” Shakespeare Association of America, Washington DC, April 2019 “Spenser's The Faerie...
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Lyft drivers have 10 years to swap their gas cars for EVs

17 days ago   |   Grist

On Wednesday, Lyft announced a plan to transition to 100 percent electric vehicles on its platform by 2030. Doing so, the company said, could prevent millions of tons of...
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Ridesharing company Lyft commits to reaching 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Ridesharing company Lyft commits to reaching 100% electric vehicles by 2030

19 days ago   |   Climate Group

Lyft estimates commitment will reduce 16 million metric tons of GHG emissions and save up to $10 billion for drivers through EV transition San Francisco, Wednesday, June 17...
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The 2020 Republican platform: Make America 2016 again

19 days ago   |   Grist

The Republican National Committee voted to approve its 2020 platform last week with little fanfare. Casual browsers of the 58-page platform might be confused by the dozens of...
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Opinion: If you care about the planet, you must dismantle white supremacy

Opinion: If you care about the planet, you must dismantle white supremacy

21 days ago   |   Grist

The climate movement has its work cut out for it, and not just in terms of decarbonizing the energy sector. In dozens of cities across America, the streets have been packed...
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A glowing Covid story

A glowing Covid story

A friend of mine Michele Pudsey who lives in Newton Blossomville has regularly seen glow worms up along a local country road; this year she recorded 12 on one evening including... Read more ...

Sarah Ferguson's 'rebellious nature' exposed after joining Royal Family with...

Sarah Ferguson's 'rebellious nature' exposed after joining Royal Family with defiant act

ROYAL FAMILY members were left in shock as Sarah Ferguson quickly showed her rebellious side moments after becoming part of the monarchy. Read more ...

The Secrets She Keeps: Where have you seen the cast before - from Downton...

The Secrets She Keeps: Where have you seen the cast before - from Downton Abbey to Arrow

Where have you seen the cast of Secrets She Keeps before? The Secrets She Keeps is a tantalising real-life drama set in an affluent Sydney suburb, where two pregnant women of... Read more ...

Recently discovered exoplanet may be a heated-up gas giant core

Recently discovered exoplanet may be a heated-up gas giant core

Enlarge / Artist's conception of a gas giant planetary system. Unlike TOI-849b, this one still has its enormous gassy envelope. In 2018, scientists monitoring TESS-the... Read more ...

RIP Ennio Morricone - Eleven essential compositions

RIP Ennio Morricone - Eleven essential compositions

This morning, at a hospital in Rome, the great Italian composer and musician Ennio Morricone passed away at the ripe age of 91. The instant that the sad news broke, social... Read more ...

Cows graze through rubbish left behind after Super Saturday

Cows graze through rubbish left behind after Super Saturday

Cows were seen picking through rubbish left after ‘Super Saturday' People left so much rubbish behind yesterday after ‘Super Saturday' that cows had to graze through the... Read more ...

In Mexico City, the coronavirus is bringing back Aztec-era ‘floating gardens'

In Mexico City, the coronavirus is bringing back Aztec-era ‘floating gardens'

This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the south of Mexico City, about 100 miles of murky... Read more ...

The Guardian view on £1.5bn for the arts: the shows will go on | Editorial

Culture needed a lifeline, and has got one. Now the sector must avoid treading water There are as many reasons to applaud the UK government's decision to pump £1.57bn into the... Read more ...

Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The world is... Read more ...

The latest cycling trend is the rise of nature bike rides

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