Young people demand climate justice in the run-up to Cop27 UN talks Climate crisis

Young people from some of the countries most affected by climate breakdown have warned that they are not victims but a force to be reckoned with in the run-up to a UN climate conference in Egypt. Led by climate groups across Africa and the Middle East, hundreds of activists from countries that are the least …

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How Planet’s Yield Forecasting Solution is Helping Agriculturists and Economists Get Ahead of This Year’s Harvest

Data analysis and visualizations contributed by: Guyon Duifhuizen, Max Borrmann, and Rob Simmon This harvest season, global eyes are watching the United States’ agricultural yield reports with anticipation after fields around the world have been challenged by extreme weather, drought, heat waves, and political turmoil. The United States is the world’s largest corn producer and …

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BeReal takes off. New social media app is considered ‘anti-Instagram’

It’s apparently time to “be real.” A new app called BeReal is bringing authenticity back into the social media landscape — and it’s seriously taking off. (Even “SNL” referenced it in a skit this past weekend.) BeReal was originally launched in December 2019 by French founder and former GoPro employee Alexis Barreyat, according to TechCrunch. …

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Internet cable reveals the source of underwater vibrations

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain: Scientists have harnessed Internet-transmitting fiber-optic cables to overcome a long-standing geophysical challenge. identifying where seismic noise in the ocean originates. Tiny vibrations of Earth called microseisms are ubiquitous, yet researchers have not had a way to pinpoint their sources in the sea. An innovative use of telecommunications equipment has changed that. …

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SEC Charges Kim Kardashian For Promoting Crypto Assets Without Disclosing She Was Paid

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Kim Kardashian for promoting a crypto security asset called EthereumMax on Instagram without disclosing she was paid to do so. Kardashian agreed to settle the charges by paying $1.26 million and cooperating with the SEC’s ongoing investigation, the commission said Monday in a statement. Kardashian neither admitted nor …

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White House silent on Kamala Harris’ ‘equity’ hurricane relief remark, won’t say if official admin policy

The White House is remaining silent on Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent claim that the Biden administration should take “equity” into account when dividing up federal disaster aid. Despite the comments causing a stir as Hurricane Ian battered the East Coast this weekend, the White House refused to state whether President Biden stood by Harris’ …

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Caribbean nations taking steps to clean up cancer-causing chemicals: UN

Caribbean governments have made headway in reducing the presence of cancer-causing chemicals that have long been plaguing their environments, according to the United Nations. With the conclusion of a seven-year, $9 million program, eight participating countries have ramped up their abilities to sample and inventory “persistent organic pollutants” (POPs) — long-lasting, accumulative chemicals that contaminate …

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Former environment secretary urges successor not to drop nature-friendly farming scheme | Farming

A former environment secretary has urged the UK government not to drop its nature recovery farming schemes, as the Guardian can reveal the more ambitious parts of the post-EU subsidy program are set to be dropped. George Eustice made the intervention, telling the Guardian that farmers are keen to be signed up to schemes in …

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