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Queen is Opening Buckingham Palace Gardens to Picnickers for the First Time This Summer

As daffodils and cherry blossom mark the onset of spring across London lawns, one famous residence in the English capital is readying itself to welcome picnickers for the first time—with the Buckingham Palace gardens opening to the paying public. The Royal Collection Trust has announced that a self-guided route through the gardens, and around its […]

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A Morning Cup of Coffee Not Only Charges You Up, But the Leftovers Have Reinvigorated Forests

A jolt of coffee in the morning sets the world’s workers right, but a new study shows that for trees, a bit of caffeine is just as good. Tropical forests can regrow much faster when running on the caffeine from coffee pulp, a waste product from coffee production. This was found in a direct case-control […]

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How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy – The New York Times

How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens…

The Utter Crushing Phoniness Of Biden’s Costly Infrastructure Plan

One of the most striking – and depressing – realities of our nation’s capital these days is the importance of image and the irrelevance of substance and truth. Appearances have always been somewhat important. Remember that shot of John Edwards…

TESS’s exoplanet catalog grows to over 2,200 worlds

When the TESS planet hunter launched nearly 3 years ago, some 4,000 exoplanets were known. NASA confirmed in late March that TESS has discovered over 2,200 additional exoplanet candidates orbiting distant stars.

Those who worry about CO2 should worry about methane, too – The Economist

Apr 3rd 2021 POLITICS, OTTO VON BISMARCK is supposed to have said, is the art of the possible. And one of the most depressing features of discussions about global warming is their tendency to take place in a fantasy land…

What will happen to our cities (and beaches) at 3 degrees of warming? – Sydney Morning Herald

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The reef had already started turning white when the little rat vanished. No one knows exactly how the rare rodent, known as the Bramble Cay melomys, first came to live on a…

Climate change needs ‘immediate’ action or the world could face economic damage of $1.7trn a year by 2025, experts warn – Sky News

The world needs to take “drastic action” to tackle climate change and failing to address it immediately could cost the global economy $1.7trn (£1.24trn) a year by 2025, experts have warned. The economic damage may rise to about $30trn a…

Buttigieg Backpedals From His Tax-The-Poor Mileage Scheme

If Pete Buttigieg thinks he has a political future after his latest gaffe as Joe Biden’s transportation secretary, he’s in for a surprise. Four days ago, Mr. Smug weather-ballooned his plan to tax the working poor up the wazoo. According to CNBC: A vehicle mileage…