Trump’s Racist Tweets Came After He Faced Setbacks on Immigration Policy — TIME

President Donald Trump has faced several setbacks on his immigration agenda in recent weeks. The Supreme Court blocked an effort to ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens in the 2020 Census. Massive immigration raids he promised over the weekend failed to materialize in a significant way. And he backed down on other threats…

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Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day — TIME

It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting into the city from the nearby Swan Lake wildfire, and he’s trying to keep the ash out of his house. In the distance, even the mountains outside of the city are hidden by smoke. Temperatures…

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Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers)…

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John Robson: Assessing environmental impacts is complicated, especially when it comes to lightbulbs — National Post

It’s funny the places a lightbulb can go on over your head. Like a huge hardware store lightbulb display where you suddenly realize government is so dumb it’s dangerous. Why else would our houses be full of mercury-bomb compact fluorescent bulbs? Read More

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‘Jackpot’: Beachcomber Stumbles Upon Prehistoric Treasure — CBS Los Angeles

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (CBS Local) — A South Carolina man combing the Myrtle Beach coast with his family on Monday said he found a prehistoric treasure he initially thought was a piece of trash. “At first I thought I was picking up trash,” Chon Carlile told CBS affiliate WFMY…

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Lack of Information and Rumors Exacerbate Difficulties Containing #Ebola Outbreak in DRC — TIME

If Florida Kayindo hadn’t contracted Ebola herself, she wouldn’t believe that it existed. The 36-year-old grins with bemusement thinking about all the rumors she’s heard. “In the beginning people thought Ebola wasn’t a real illness, it was brought in by white people,” she explains. “White people are evil, that’s what people in the community believe”…

via Lack of Information and Rumors Exacerbate Difficulties Containing Ebola Outbreak in DRC — TIME

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis — TIME

Plastics have for years been used to make nearly everything that surrounds us. But along the way, they escaped the confines of packaging and objects and settled in the environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Americans are consuming and breathing in a lot of plastic, finds a new analysis…

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