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Ivanka Trump had to move out of her office in the White House because the ceiling might be contaminated with asbestos — here's why that's concerning
Business Insider

White House advisers, including first daughter Ivanka Trump, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, and policy aide Stephen Miller, have had to temporarily move out of their White House offices during renovations as a "precautionary measure." The ceiling and attic … more…

WeWork might be painting itself as a tech company, but it's facing a bunch of old-school real estate worries
Business Insider

Some analysts are viewing WeWork as more of a real estate than tech company. The coworking firm listed its risk factors in a recent SEC filing as it gears up for a possible initial public offering. WeWork outlined the risks of unexpected increases in labor an… more…

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By Switching to Clean Energy
Entrepreneur.com

Arcadia Power makes switching to clean energy almost effortless. more…

Trans Mountain ready to go - Business News - Castanet.net
Castanet.net

Trans Mountain ready to go - Business News Castanet.net Trans Mountain to resume construction on pipeline expansion Global News Trans Mountain mobilizes workforce to start pipeline expansion, expects completion by mid-2022 CBC News Trans Mountain pipeline con… more…

Ecofascism isn't new: white supremacy and exterminism have always lurked in the environmental movement
Boingboing.net

It's easy to think of climate denial as a right-wing phenomenon, but a growing and ultra-violent strain of white-nationalism also embraces climate science, in the worst way possible. Several of the recent white nationalist mass killers have described themselv… more…

Nepal is banning single-use plastic on and around Mt. Everest
Boingboing.net

Nepal is banning disposable plastic soda bottles and other single-use plastic items in Khumbu, the region where Mount Everest is located. In May, volunteers collected more than six thousand pounds of trash from the mountain. This new ban is meant to reduce th… more…

4 ways to decorate on the cheap—without using Amazon, Wayfair, or Ikea
Fastcompany.com

Resist the urge to buy fast furniture. Try these strategies instead. I was tired of my bedroom, with its Ikea rug and curtains, inherited chests of drawers, and headboard-less bed frame. But I really didn’t want my current furniture to end up in a landfill wh… more…

Indiana Cyanide Leak Kills 3,000 Fish and Shut Down Beaches at America’s Newest National Park
Time

Beaches at America’s newest national park were shut down in Portage, Indiana, after a chemical spill into a tributary of Lake Michigan more…

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species List as Nations Move to Regulate Trade of Body Parts
Time

Nations around the world acted to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists. more…

A CBP Officer Shot An American In The Head. 6 Months Later, CBP Won’t Say Why.
Huffpost.com

Shooting at a moving vehicle whose occupants are unarmed is usually a bad idea, policing experts say. But Customs and Border Protection allows it anyway ... more…

The case for strategic and managed climate retreat
Sciencemag.org

Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm's way—but why, where, when, and how they will retreat. To the e… more…

4 ways to decorate on the cheap—without using Amazon, Wayfair, or Ikea
Fastcompany.com

Resist the urge to buy fast furniture. Try these strategies instead. I was tired of my bedroom, with its Ikea rug and curtains, inherited chests of drawers, and headboard-less bed frame. But I really didn’t want my current furniture to end up in a landfill wh… more…

Red panda triplets, Paul Simon, miracle house: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Boston Marathon bombing memorial completed in Massachusetts, palm pests spreading their lethal damage in Florida, and more more…

‘Stranger’ tourists, Phish and the plague, kinkajou attack: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Tattoos on Larry Bird mural cause commotion in Indiana, Burning Man organizers plan ‘Learning Man’ conference in Nevada, and more more…

We should establish a National Institute of Nutrition
USA Today

Obesity is one of the leading threats to the U.S. health care system. The government should allocate more money to nutrition research that can help. more…

Silk library, Obama jersey, ‘Marvelous’ traffic jam: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Hail storm kills more than 11,000 birds in Montana, Alaska notches its warmest month on record as climate shifts, and more more…

Alienstock, floating billboard ban, hurricane prayer: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Russian message in a bottle found on Alaskan shores 50 years later, Duane Allman’s ‘Layla’ guitar sells for $1.25M in Georgia, and more more…

Rocket’s last blast, Alaska drought, million-dollar ham: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

8-year-old injured by mountain lion in Colorado, Maine city infested by rats, and more more…

Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump
Newyorker.com

Susan B. Glasser on how Mike Pompeo became a heartland evangelical—and President Donald Trump’s most loyal soldier. more…

A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires
Newyorker.com

Throughout the twentieth century, federal policy focussed on putting out fires as quickly as possible, but preventing megafires requires a different approach, Nicola Twilley writes. more…