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

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

17 hours ago   |   Grist

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...
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Nuclear ‘power balls' may make meltdowns a thing of the past

1 day ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same...
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Puerto Rico's troubled utility is a goldmine for US contractors

Puerto Rico's troubled utility is a goldmine for US contractors

2 days ago   |   Grist

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The asthma attack that killed Anibal Dones Torres came in the...
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Forecast this 4th of July: Fireworks with a chance of lead exposure

2 days ago   |   Grist

The coronavirus may have canceled many of this weekend's organized Fourth of July fireworks displays, but that doesn't mean people aren't celebrating at home. Roadside...
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How will public transit change post-COVID? We had 5 experts weigh in

How will public transit change post-COVID? We had 5 experts weigh in

3 days ago   |   Grist

Public transportation looks far less appealing with COVID-19 in the mix - April in particular was a dismal month for the country's largest metro system, with New York City...
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UN gives airlines a break on emissions targets because, duh, COVID-19

3 days ago   |   Grist

Governments around the world have rushed to help the airline industry, one of the planet's biggest polluters, survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration lined...
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BP and Shell will keep it in the ground

3 days ago   |   Grist

One of the biggest liabilities on the world's climate balance sheet right now is all of the oil, gas, and coal sitting in the ground, discovered, but not yet dug up. For more...
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Between coronavirus and climate change, is it time to go off-grid?

3 days ago   |   Grist

Q. Dear Umbra, The coronavirus pandemic has me feeling pretty isolated, though, on the plus side, I've taken up more solo activities. That has me thinking: Would it be better...
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Fake news is killing us. How can we stop it?

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

4 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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House Democrats finally have a goddamn climate plan

5 days ago   |   Grist

On Tuesday, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a report that it has been working on since January 2019. With Republicans in control of the Senate and...
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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 ...

Animal welfare 'at risk' from post-Brexit trade deal with US, warns...

Animal welfare 'at risk' from post-Brexit trade deal with US, warns conservation charity WWF

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature has warned of an 'unedifying race to the bottom' in food standards if British farmers are forced to compete with inferior foreign imports. Read more ...

Free-scoring Manchester United beat Bournemouth 5-2 in exciting encounter

Free-scoring Manchester United beat Bournemouth 5-2 in exciting encounter

After a shaky start, Manchester United made sure there were no question marks by displaying their new-found clinical nature to overcome Bournemouth 5-2. The Red Devils were... Read more ...

Scientists Say: Polymer | Science News for Students

Scientists Say: Polymer | Science News for Students : Polymer This word describes large molecules formed from smaller units. Those units are joined by chemical bonds. Polymers... Read more ...

Nominations for NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020

The National Biodiversity Network Trust is accepting nominations for the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020. The National Biodiversity Network are once again accepting... Read more ...

Nuclear ‘power balls' may make meltdowns a thing of the past

This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same... Read more ...

Funding boost for scheme allowing Dundee doctors to prescribe fresh air and...

A scheme allowing Dundee doctors to prescribe fresh air and spending time in nature has been given a funding boost due to its success. Read more ...