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COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What If We Don’t Fix It? COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What If We Don’t Fix It?

COVID-19 Broke the Economy. What If We Don’t Fix It?

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At the end of March, Donald Trump tweeted, in all capital letters, “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.” He was referring to the economic ramifications of shutting down the country in order to protect the public from the novel coronavirus, which has now killed over 100,000 Americans. Many Republican lawmakers…

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10 amazing digital product companies (that happen to be Black-owned) 10 amazing digital product companies (that happen to be Black-owned)

10 amazing digital product companies (that happen to be Black-owned)

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Lately, I’ve become more and more interested in the people and founder stories behind some of my favorite digital product companies.What I started to realize is that some of the most innovative and brilliant product companies and startups out there right now happen to be headed by Black founders.Tech, especially here in Silicon Valley, is…

Reduced dividends on natural capital? Reduced dividends on natural capital?

Reduced dividends on natural capital?

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Natural capital provides the world’s population with a variety of critical services. These include ecosystem services (providing goods such as food, fiber, fuel, water, and wood), regulating environmental conditions (by controlling pollution, protecting against natural hazards like floods and forest fires, and purifying water, among others), and supporting recreation, spiritual fulfillment, aesthetic enjoyment, and other…

Democrats’ Big Climate Plan Includes Studying the Risky Idea of Blocking Out the Sun Democrats’ Big Climate Plan Includes Studying the Risky Idea of Blocking Out the Sun

Democrats’ Big Climate Plan Includes Studying the Risky Idea of Blocking Out the Sun

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Noctilucent clouds hang over a lake at sunset.Photo: WikimediaThis week, Democrats on the House Select Committee for the Climate Crisis put out their big ol’ climate plan. There’s plenty in the report to show Democrats’ priorities on climate should they retake the White House and Senate this fall, including how they would approach a controversial…

Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters India Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters India

Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters India

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LONDON (Reuters) – Last fall, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe. An undated handout image shows methane hotspot on the Yamal pipeline. KAYRROS/COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA 2019-2020/Handout via REUTERSEnergy consultancy Kayrros estimated one leak was spewing…

Potato diplomacy as Malta seeks new era of Namibian relations – Reuters Potato diplomacy as Malta seeks new era of Namibian relations – Reuters

Potato diplomacy as Malta seeks new era of Namibian relations – Reuters

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VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta is donating 500 tonnes of potatoes to Namibia under its overseas aid programme in an effort to open a new chapter in relations between the two countries. Maltese farmers had expected to export the potatoes to the Netherlands, but a drop in demand there because of the coronavirus crisis mean they…

The 2020 hurricane season already broke a record, and it’s only day 3 The 2020 hurricane season already broke a record, and it’s only day 3

The 2020 hurricane season already broke a record, and it’s only day 3

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The 2020 hurricane season has already broken a record, and it’s only day three.Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named storm in the season, arrived earlier than any other third named storm in history.NOAA forecasts six to 10 hurricanes in total for the season.The odds that a cyclone will become a major hurricane have increased 8%…

Mumbai streets deserted as India’s biggest city braces for cyclone Mumbai streets deserted as India’s biggest city braces for cyclone

Mumbai streets deserted as India’s biggest city braces for cyclone

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By Rajendra Jadhav and Shilpa JamkhandikarMUMBAI (Reuters) – Mumbai escaped the brunt of a cyclone on Wednesday after winds changed direction and the storm made landfall further south on India’s western coast than expected, giving some respite to a metropolis already ravaged by coronavirus infections.Cyclone Nisarga was initially forecast to be the first to batter…

COVID-19 shutdowns will give wildlife only short-term relief from climate change COVID-19 shutdowns will give wildlife only short-term relief from climate change

COVID-19 shutdowns will give wildlife only short-term relief from climate change

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Wildflowers proliferating in overgrown roadsides during the coronavirus pandemic are providing habitat for pollinators. Credit: Shutterstock There had to be a silver lining to the nearly universal lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the small benefits has been a temporarily lighter human footprint in many ecosystems. Wildlife sightings are increasing, air quality is improving…

NASA fosters innovative ways to understand biodiversity NASA fosters innovative ways to understand biodiversity

NASA fosters innovative ways to understand biodiversity

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A tiger-striped leaf frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) sits on a leaf. Credit: Jacopo Werther, Wikimedia The yellow-billed cuckoo has soft brown wings, a white belly, a long tail with black and white spots, and is running out of places to live. The cuckoo’s population in its native breeding range in the eastern United States has declined…

Cricket: Coulter-Nile ‘fired up’ to prove WA wrong – Reuters UK Cricket: Coulter-Nile ‘fired up’ to prove WA wrong – Reuters UK

Cricket: Coulter-Nile ‘fired up’ to prove WA wrong – Reuters UK

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Cricket – ICC Cricket World Cup – India v Australia – The Oval, London, Britain – June 9, 2019 Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Rohit Sharma Action Images via Reuters/Andrew BoyersMELBOURNE (Reuters) – A “fired up” Nathan Coulter-Nile is looking for an opportunity in this summer’s One-Day Cup to prove Western…

This Is Democrats’ Make-or-Break Climate Moment This Is Democrats’ Make-or-Break Climate Moment

This Is Democrats’ Make-or-Break Climate Moment

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Photo: GettyThe world is facing a make-or-break moment for climate policy. Without unprecedented action, we’re all but guaranteed to see catastrophic climate breakdown by the end of the decade.As the world’s top historical emitter and current second biggest carbon polluter, the U.S. has a particular responsibility to take climate action. This November’s election is shaping…

Veterans walk London Pride route to celebrate 50th anniversary Veterans walk London Pride route to celebrate 50th anniversary

Veterans walk London Pride route to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Peter Tatchell helped organise the first Pride in London event Twelve of the surviving activists from the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) have marched in London to celebrate its 50th anniversary.They followed the route normally taken by Pride in London, which was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus.A separate Black…

Flex LNG Ltd (FLNG) CEO Oystein Kalleklev on Q1 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript Flex LNG Ltd (FLNG) CEO Oystein Kalleklev on Q1 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

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Best Dyson deals for June 2020

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When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Dyson Dyson vacuums are popular because of their impressive performance and convenience.However, the above-average price makes them out-of-reach for most consumers.We see sales on these much-sought-after devices regularly.See also: The best vacuum cleaners, the best robot vacuums, and the best affordable…

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