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Microsoft's Climate Plan Has One Huge, Oil-Filled Hole
Gizmodo.com

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith made a bold climate pledge : By 2030, he said the company will remove more carbon from the environment than it emits, and by 2050, will remove more carbon than the company has ever produced. Read more... more…

Australian firelighter dies battling blazes, raising death toll to 28
Reuters

A firefighter died while on duty on Saturday in Australia's state of Victoria, raising the toll from this season's devastating bushfires to 28 deaths as the government deploys mental health services to aid those in affected areas. more…

Why the Maker Community is Important After Natural Disasters
Makezine.com

I find myself writing this a few days after the natural movement of tectonic plates near the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico caused a 6.4 Richter scale earthquake that shook the whole island. For many of us it was a first-time experience dealing with these … more…

26 destinations in Europe that were ruined by tourists over the past decade
Insider.com

Global tourism reached record numbers in the 2010s, according to The Guardian. The growth in tourism means destinations like Venice and Barcelona are more popular than ever. Other places, like Iceland and Dubrovnik, Croatia, have become "it" destinations than… more…

Seaweed-fed sheep belch less methane
Boingboing.net

North Ronaldsay, a remote island in the Orkney archipelago off Scotland's northern shore, long ago built a flint wall to keep sheep close to the shore and away from the cows' grazing land. Since then, the sheep have adapted so well to beach life they only eat… more…

Injuries and Deaths Could Rise with Climate Change in the U.S., a New Study Finds
Time

An estimated 2,135 additional people could die every year in the United States as a result of climate change-related injuries like assaults, drownings and falls, if temperatures rise 2°C over current long-term averages, according to findings published in Natu… more…

Support Austria's glyphosate ban
Sciencemag.org

The herbicide glyphosate is the most used agrochemical herbicide weedkiller worldwide ([ 1 ][1]). Since 1974, more than 8.6 billion kilograms of glyphosate have been sprayed on crop fields ([ 2 ][2]). It was for decades thought to be a harmless alternative to… more…

MLK, robot unemployment, Python Bowl: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Seaside Maryland town aims to lure Harry and Meghan, Great Salt Lake's low levels yield crystal formations in Utah, and more more…

Purple haze, making the sausage, 'Goodfellas' tavern: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Kentucky student who sparred with 'gun girl' redirects spotlight, bocce ball court breeds controversy in Ohio, and more more…

Condom conflict, ghost net, smart trash bins: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Chicago's infamous Lincoln Towing gets OK to keep truckin', pens allowed again in Detroit court, and more more…

Expulsion at end of rainbow, Benedict Arnold, Batman thief: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

New York eyes racial bias in subway fare-evasion policing, Virginia gets closer to ratifying Equal Rights Amendment, and more more…

Retiring 102-year-old, Mississippi's bad dam, snowplow strike: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Moms' removal from vacant house highlights homelessness in California, officials try to turn tourists into recovery volunteers in Florida, and more more…

How to Build a Product Ecosystem Buyers Will Want to Be In
Hubspot.com

When I hear the word ecosystem, I think of my science class as a kid. Specifically, I remember having to choose an environmental ecosystem to do a project on. I chose the tundra ecosystem and talked about how the living and nonliving things in this climate wo… more…

Puerto Rico Was Invisible. Trump Made Things Worse.
Theatlantic.com

The mainland usually ignores the U.S.-controlled island, but the president shows active hostility in its time of need. more…

Our Restless Tides
Noaa.gov

CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and env… more…

Climate threats now dominate long-term risks, survey of global leaders finds
Trust.org

Long-term risks from climate change now outweigh those from cyberattacks, pandemics, geopolitical conflict and weapons of mass destruction, decision-makers say more…

Delivery Vehicles Increasingly Choke Cities with Pollution
Scientificamerican.com

Electric vehicles, delivery drones and rules on when delivery trucks can operate are some solutions proposed in a new report -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com more…

Australian firefighter dies battling blazes, raising death toll to 28
Yahoo.com

A firefighter died while on duty on Saturday in Australia's state of Victoria, raising the toll from this season's devastating bushfires to 28 deaths as the government deploys mental health services to aid those in affected areas. "It is with great sadness th… more…

KKR’s reported interest in a British waste management company shows there is money in trash
Marketwatch.com

Analysts say Pennon’s recycling business Viridor could be valued at up to £3.8 billion. more…

The dangers of fringe economics in government
Nature.com

Three books warn of the perils of basing policy on untested ideas more…