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tiny fragments of plastic contained in microbeads and microfibers of everyday household products - have infiltrated the landscape, oceans and living organisms. By studying microplastics, scientists hope to better understand their impact and how to limit their damage. Andrea Thompson, associate editor for sustainability for Scientific American, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more. [Read More]
On Oct. 8 the scientists' report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out. To summarize, it said governments around the world need to act quickly to reduce the burning of fossil fuels in order to have a liveable planet. In that same week the Nobel Prize was awarded to an economist who has said for 30 years that a global tax on carbon is necessary in order to turn us away... [Read More]
If the pipe bombs sent through the mail this week to two former presidents, a former presidential nominee, a former vice president, a former attorney general, a former CIA director, a sitting member of Congress, an outspoken actor, and a wealthy philanthropist and activist — all of them Democrats and/or staunch critics of President Trump — had exploded, killing or maiming their targets, this would have been hands-down the single most audacious... [Read More]
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Federal authorities on Friday charged a Florida man with five federal crimes in connection with the spate of suspicious, potentially explosive devices sent to prominent critics of President Trump in recent days. [Read More]
On Friday at President Donald Trump's rally in Charlotte, NC, one of his supporters failed to believe the news about serious bomb threats sent to CNN and Democrats. Arvil Runyon, an older white man, said that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton most likely mailed the bombs to themselves. "Y... [Read More]
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Cities expect you to keep your lawn mowed, but we discovered the City of Austin is breaking its own rules by a long shot. [Read More]
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