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Shhh! This is the first 'quiet park' in the world

[embedded content] Ecuador may have a new tourism jingle. But they don’t want anyone to actually sing it. Indeed, the country’s latest national park is built on the mantra that silence is golden. The South American country has become the…

Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change – Foreign Policy

School students gather to demand action on climate change in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 20, 2019. Jenny Evans/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life, caused widespread sickness and fatalities, and sent the global economy careening toward a depression….

Half the world's beaches could be gone by the end of this century

Life under climate change will not be a beach. In fact, future generations aren’t likely to know many sandy beaches at all. By the year 2100, nearly half the world’s sandy beaches are expected to fall victim to rising sea…

The Anti-Plastic Bag Movement Is A State Religion

Why do politicians want to take away our plastic bags and straws? This moral panic is intensifying even as evidence mounts that banning plastic is both a waste of money and harmful to the environment. If you want to protect…

Experience #vanlife on the cheap with a minivan

If you search the hashtag “vanlife” on Instagram, you’ll see that it’s used more than 6.5 million times — and that number just keeps clicking up. As someone who followed various vanlifers for years, it seemed like a big commitment…

NSW floods and weather: rain eases but chaos continues – live

Hi all, this is Naaman Zhou taking over from Calla Wahlquist. In proof that the job never ends, the NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, has tweeted praise of fire crews who have been out helping the SES. As…

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New thalattosaur species discovered in Southeast Alaska

Scientists have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a marine reptile that lived more than 200 million years ago. The new species, Gunakadeit joseeae, is the most complete thalattosaur ever found in North America and has given paleontologists new insights about the thalattosaurs’ family tree.

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Butt emissions: Study finds even extinguished cigarettes give off toxins

Researchers have discovered that a used cigarette butt – even one that is cold to the touch – can give off the equivalent of 14% of the nicotine that an actively burning cigarette emits. They are calling this newly discovered form of cigarette exposure ”after smoke” or butt emissions.