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n Video shows U.S. border officers telling Mexican teen to drink the liquid meth that killed him

The 16-year-old had just crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn’t lying, court records say.
Source: The Washington Post

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Turbulence On American Airlines Flight Injures 10 Passengers And Crew

According to passenger and ProPublica reporter Jessica Huseman, flight attendants had just served a final round of drinks when the plane unexpectedly “lurched through the air.”
Source: Huffington Post

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Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

A recent study published in Nature outlines research by a team of Yale University and University of Southhampton scientists. The team found evidence that Arctic ice loss is potentially negatively impacting the planet’s largest ocean circulation system

Source: Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

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Trump To Forgo Environmental Laws To Expedite Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration says it will bypass 37 environmental and other laws to expedite construction of a 15-mile-long section of President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border ― seemingly removing any doubt about whether the the wall will harm the environment.
 
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What Growing Up Is Like In One Of The Worst Countries To Be A Kid

Sitting at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index, the children in the former French colony grow up within an infrastructure crippled by decades of misrule, corruption, and coups.

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Chernobyl Site Now Offers Overnight Stays (Video)

Stuck for vacation ideas? You could head to the first hotel inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone since the deserted Ukrainian city’s infamous nuclear reactor went into meltdown in 1986.
Source: Chernobyl Site Now Offers Overnight Stays

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Must read article on how our lives will change dramatically in 20 years.

The following points are taken from Udo Gollub, the CEO of 17 Minute Languages Facebook post…
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Here’s Elon Musk’s Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — reminded more than 30 state governors at the National Governors Association meeting this weekend exactly how much real-estate is needed to make sure America can run totally on solar energy.

Source: Here’s Elon Musk’s Plan to Power the U.S. on […]

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07/07/2017 06:50 pm ET ‘Half The City Is Burning’: Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

As G-20 leaders gathered at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany for a live performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Friday evening, police moved to disperse thousands of protesters during a second day of violent clashes.
Source: ‘Half The City Is Burning’: Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

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Ivanka Trump Stepped In For Her Dad At The G-20 Summit, And Folks Weren’t Happy

Ivanka Trump sparked accusations of nepotism after she stepped into her father Donald Trump’s shoes for a brief period at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday.

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This Pavement Generates Renewable Energy With Each Step You Take

The strip of cutting-edge pavement, which lines London’s “Smart Street,” harvests kinetic energy from the footsteps of pedestrians and creates five watts of power per step.
 
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France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced.
Source: France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

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Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres
Source: Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

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A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
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Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

‘Global covenant of mayors’ to work together on climate change whether current White House resident agrees or not
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EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to undo yet another Obama-era environmental regulation after releasing a proposal on Tuesday meant to dismantle a rule protecting rivers and streams from pollution.
The latest target from the notably anti-environmental administration of President Donald Trump is the Clean Water Rule, which in 2015 updated a longstanding act passed during […]

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Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Leaders from more than 250 cities unanimously back a resolution to reach clean energy goal at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach
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New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much extra heat is there? And how accurate are our measurements? These are questions that climate scientists ask. If we can answer these questions, it will better […]

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Immigration Crackdown Expected To Increase Crops Left Unharvested In California Fields

Farmers in California often struggle to find enough workers to harvest fields bursting with crops. Now the situation is growing dire as crackdowns on immigrants are leaving tons of food to rot in fields.
Last year some $13 million in strawberries, broccoli, lettuces and other crops were plowed under in Santa Barbara County alone for lack […]

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What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

Whether you are a giant global platform or a hip new startup, the most important first step in your business plan should be to care about mental wellbeing
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