Tag: News

  • Navigating currents

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    Growing up near the ocean I learned very quickly about the danger of currents. There were tidal currents that came daily in and out of the bay. You didn’t want to be in the water near the mouth of the bay when this was taking place. Where the waves were breaking you could find water […]

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  • Elon Musk Cuts Tesla Costs by Scrapping Customer Referral Program

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the early conclusion of the Tesla referral program citing the bloated cost as an unsustainable expense that is “adding too much” to the price of the carmaker’s vehicles. Initially scheduled to end on March 11, the end date has now been brought forward to February 1 as the electric […]

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  • Is the Booming Dow Why Trump Won’t End the Shutdown?

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    With the US partial government shutdown now entering its 27th day, this funding standoff is already the longest in federal history. Nevertheless, President Donald Trump has expressed no qualms about extending the shutdown for a “long time” if Democrats refuse to budge on border wall funding. According to sources close to the president, that may […]

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  • Most Coffee Species At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

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    As many of us wake to our much needed morning coffee, a recent study finds that over half of all wild coffee species worldwide are in danger of going extinct. The study, published in Science Advances, found that 60% of wild coffee species are under threat of extinction. This includes the wild species of Arabica, the […]

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  • How the Green New Deal’s 100% renewable energy goal could be achieved

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    Following a year in which U.S. carbon emissions from energy rose, after years of declines, Green New Deal(GND) proponents are calling for a plan to convert 100% of the electricity supply to renewable energy, among other decarbonization initiatives. The big picture: Although a massive undertaking, this energy transition is technologically feasible and economically beneficial. Some policies that would […]

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  • More Hawaiian names proposed for Kilauea’s ‘Fissure 8.’

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    HONOLULU  – A crop of new names have been proposed for the magnificent and powerful Fissure 8. They include Enoho, which is Hawaiian for regeneration, hanaiʻana (creation) and hou hoʻomaka (new beginnings). Another name suggestion honors the Hawaiian deity for the volcano and lava: ʻAilāʻau. There have been an abundance of other suggestions to the […]

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  • Hundreds to mark 126 years since overthrow of Hawaiian kingdom

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    HONOLULU – Hundreds are expected to gather at Iolani Palace on Thursday to commemorate 126 years since the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The overthrow happened on Jan. 17, 1893. After imprisoning Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, a group of American businessmen set up a provisional government with the support of the U.S. […]

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  • Yes, You Can Recycle Styrofoam

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    As bans on single-use plastic bags and straws gain momentum across the globe, attention is now focused on another mighty environmental opponent: styrofoam. Styrofoam poses serious health concerns for aquatic life and the general health of the planet, which is no surprise, given that it’s made of thousands of pieces of non-biodegradable plastic. While the […]

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  • Denmark throws away too much plastic, recycling could save millions: report

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    A new report has found that Denmark is not recycling as much plastic as it could, resulting in wasted potential. More recycling of plastic could benefit consumers and businesses as well as help protect the natural environment, according to the report, which was produced by the public Innovation Fund Denmark in partnership with consultancy firm […]

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  • Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

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    Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable. The history of “packaging” goes back to the first human settlements. First leaves, gourds and animals skins were used. Then ceramics, glass and tin. Then paper and cardboard. But with the invention of plastic and the celebration […]

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