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Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN’s 3rd Global eWaste Monitor reports 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced last year — substantially more than the weight of all adults in Europe. Global e-waste has risen 21% by weight in just five years, fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life cycles, and few repair options. In 2030 the world is projected to produce about 50% more e-waste per capita compared with 2014.

Aboriginal artifacts reveal first ancient underwater cultural sites in Australia

(Flinders University) The first underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites have been discovered off northwest Australia dating back thousands of years ago when the current seabed was dry land.Aboriginal artefacts discovered off the Plibara coast in Western Australia were discovered through a series of archaeological and geophysical surveys in the Dampier Archipelago, as part of the Deep History of Sea Country Project, funded through the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project Scheme.

Vermont Senate approves Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

An electric vehicle recharges on Main Street in Burlington. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger The Vermont Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legally mandate the state meet carbon emission reductions targets in the coming years, and allow individuals to sue the…

If We Unquestioningly ‘Follow The Science,’ It Leads Us Nowhere

Surely one of the more embarrassing moments in Anderson Cooper’s career as the host of his CNN nightly show was the night back in May when he brought in 17-year-old Greta Thunberg as a star interview for a CNN Town…

John McClaughry: The final push for the Global Warming Solutions Act – Bennington Banner

By John McClaughry It’s crunch time for the Climate Action Network’s most urgently sought legislation: the Global Warming Solutions Act. The House passed this bill (H.688) – that I earlier described as the “worst democracy-shredding bill of the past 50…

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George Floyd, A Memo to Progressives

May 31, 2020, 7:05 pm I am not going to lecture serious Progressives on the arson and looting in the streets today — if you don’t understand that stealing iPhones is not an appropriate reaction to police brutality, then the…

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George Floyd, A Memo to Progressives

May 31, 2020, 7:05 pm I am not going to lecture serious Progressives on the arson and looting in the streets today — if you don’t understand that stealing iPhones is not an appropriate reaction to police brutality, then the…

Protest Limits Make It A ‘Great Time’ To Build A Pipeline

Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public health restrictions limit protests against them. Sonya Savage made the comment Friday on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. She was…