Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cocoa’s child laborers

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey pledged nearly two decades ago to stop using cocoa harvested by children. Yet much of the chocolate you buy still starts with child labor. Behind much of the...

New York City Whale Sightings Jump From Just Five to 272

Reuters / David Gray Whale sightings in New York City have seen an incredible rise over this decade, starting at just five in 2011 to a total of 272 this year. Experts...

Has legal cannabis killed the bong?

 ‘To the fraternity of underground cannabis users, they were akin to sacred totems.’ Illustration: George Wylesol In the stoner culture that flourished under cannabis prohibition, nothing signified one’s love of the plant...

Green Party Wins Record Support in EU Elections as Youth-Led Climate Strikes Grow

The Green Party soared in popularity in many nations in the European parliamentary elections, placing second in Germany and making gains in Finland, France and Ireland. The next president of the...

Trump Admin Escalates Multi-Pronged Attack on Climate Science

The New York Times is reporting the Trump administration is ramping up its assault on climate science through a coordinated multi-agency effort. The National Climate Assessment will reportedly remove any worst-case...

What is modern slavery?

Figure 1Modern slavery is an umbrella term Terminology Countries use differing terminologies to describe modern forms of slavery. This includes how they describe slavery itself, but also other concepts such as human trafficking,...

This Is Why Meghan Markle Avoids Red Lipstick

We already know that Meghan Markle is the poster child for understated beauty. Her simple style, hairdo, and makeup almost make you forget she’s a royal. She’s just Rachel from “Suits.”...

British Prime Minister Theresa May to Resign June 7

British Prime Minister Theresa May said today she will resign on June 7, ending a three-year term that saw her repeatedly try—and fail—to usher through Britain’s plan to leave the European...

Sea level rise could hit 2 metres by 2100 – much worse than feared

The world’s coastal cities have been warned to prepare for the possibility of a sea level rise exceeding 2 metres by the end of the century, with “profound consequences for humanity.” A...

LEGO is running 100 percent on renewable energy 3 years ahead of schedule.

Everyone knows that LEGO is all about building things. It turns out their magic extends brick by brick to positive systemic change. A few years ago, LEGO’s corporate side set an ambitious...

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Earth’s Freshwater Future: Extremes of Flood and Drought

By Ellen Gray, NASA's Earth Science News Team, and Jessica Merzdorf, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center This article is part of a series that explores areas...

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