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  • 2 days ago
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    The Hidden Toll of Shipping

    A new report tracks just how much shipping-related emissions retailers like Walmart, Ikea, Amazon, and Target are responsible for.

  • 3 days ago
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    South Carolina State University forgives loans of 2,500 former students

    A university in South Carolina is forgiving the student loans of over 2,500 students who stopped attending school because of financial hardship. South Carolina State University, the state’s only public Historically Black College or University (HBCU), announced last week that the school was automatically clearing the loan accounts of students who have not registered for classes or who dropped out entirely because they could no longer afford college.

  • 4 days ago
    Current Event junglman

    Police Destroy 1,069 Bitcoin Miners With Big Ass Steamroller In Malaysia

    Malaysian authorities did not mess around when they broke up a cryptocurrency mining farm and charged the operators with stealing electricity.

  • 5 days ago
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    What Climate Scientists Are Saying About This Catastrophic Summer

    By all accounts, the climate crisis is already here. Deadly heat domes across the Pacific Northwest, a petroleum pipeline leak in the middle of the ocean that set the Gulf of Mexico on fire, and the deadly floods in Germany and Belgium in the past few weeks alone have proved that the world is changing in response to how we have changed it.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    German coal plant closes after just six years, to produce green hydrogen from wind

    The 1600W Moorburg hard coal (black coal) power station in Hamburg was closed down for good on July 7, reported public broadcaster Tagesschau, just six years after it was opened. After successfully participating in a government decommissioning tender for payment in return for an early shut down, the 1600MW plant had stopped market operation at the end of 2020 and was only kept operational as a back-up reserve.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Tropical Storm Elsa headed to landfall on central Cuba coast

    By Sunday, Cuban officials had evacuated 180,000 people as a precaution against the possibility of heavy flooding from a storm that already battered several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Nightmare

    How the pop star’s father and a team of lawyers seized control of her life—and have held on to it for thirteen years.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Current Event junglman

    Bitcoin mining just got lots more profitable

    It just became a whole lot easier and much more profitable to mine for bitcoin. The world has known for months that more than half the world’s bitcoin miners would be going dark as China cracked down on mining. Now that it’s happened, the bitcoin algorithm has adjusted accordingly to make sure miner productivity doesn’t continue to fall off a cliff.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

    The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging through Asia, with record numbers of infections in Australia and South Korea, prompting some countries to tighten curbs and others to step up vaccinations.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    U.S. to add third gender option to American passports

    Nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming Americans will be able to choose a gender option other than “male” or “female” when applying for a U.S. passport, the State Department announced Wednesday. The policy change is part of the department’s effort to take “further steps toward ensuring the fair treatment of LGBTQI+ U.S. citizens, regardless of their gender or sex,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Wednesday’s statement.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Analysis junglman

    How America’s treeless streets are fueling inequality

    Rich Houston teems with greenery and public parks. But unfair zoning laws mean its poorer communities of color bake in the hot sun

  • 3 weeks ago
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    How is the idea of Good and Evil explored in Moby Dick?

    In Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick the author is eager to tell us a tale of good and evil. These two opposing forces are represented everywhere throughout his story, the vying battle between the two is the back bone of the entire novel. Good versus evil, love against hate, forgiveness or revenge, they are all explored throughout its many pages. This is one of the reasons for its enduring popularity amongst readers.

  • 1 month ago
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    Today in Apple history: iOS 4 launch brings multitasking and FaceTime

    On June 21, 2010, Apple releases the first version of iOS 4. With FaceTime and multitasking features, it's a big step forward for iDevices.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event junglman

    Jean Smart Never Went Away

    Jean Smart has been working steadily for more than forty years, from her first onscreen appearance, a small walk-on part as “Woman Bather” in the 1979 made-for-television movie “Before and After,” to her starring role as a millionaire standup comedian on HBO Max’s “Hacks.” In that sense, the current chatter about a Jean Smart renaissance (Jeanaissance?) is a bit surprising—she never went away. But it must be said that Smart is having a remarkable year.