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China's Ban on Imported Recyclables Is Drowning U.S. Cities in Trash

11 minutes ago   |   Fortune

Curbside garbage and recycling pickup tends to seem a bit magical, with waste removed and sent away without most consumers ever seeing where it goes. But many U.S. cities are...
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Missouri Flooding Map, Evacuations: Entire Towns Evacuated As Flooding in Midwest Continues

53 minutes ago   |   Newsweek

"I encourage Missourians to stay alert and be cautious while near impacted areas."
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to publish memoir ahead of federal election

1 hour ago   |   National Post

TORONTO - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is set to release a memoir, “Love & Courage,” in the lead-up to the federal election. Publisher Simon & Schuster says the book follows Singh...
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Rensselaer dump ordered to install odor control system

1 hour ago   |   Times Union

Rensselaer State environmental officials have ordered the owners of the state's largest construction and demolition debris dump to install an odor control system after repeated...
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Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Drilling on Wyoming Land, Citing Climate Change

1 hour ago   |   Time   |   3 articles

A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad...
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Measuring impact of drought on groundwater resources from space

2 hours ago   |   Science Daily

A team of scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation's most important sources of...
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VCs are investing hundreds of millions into quantum computing startups even as they're bracing for a 'quantum winter'

VCs are investing hundreds of millions into quantum computing startups even as they're bracing for a 'quantum winter'

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Investors are putting upwards of $400 million into quantum computing startups, but many experts believe there will be a "quantum winter." Right now, experts say there is much...
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Ford to Build Self-Driving Vehicles in Michigan

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The automaker also said it would build electric vehicles at its existing plant in Flat Rock, Mich., as part of a plan to invest $900 million in manufacturing in the state.
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Judge blocks Trump's drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignored climate change impact

2 hours ago   |   The Morning Call

A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing out west. The...
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University police officer fired for blackface photo

3 hours ago   |   NBC News

"This type of behavior is not tolerated at Mizzou, and we understand how this impacts our entire community profoundly," the university chancellor said.
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Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

A woman has sued Harvard University, claiming the school has "shamelessly" turned a profit from images of two 19th century slaves she says are her ancestors. Read more ...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft declines plea deal in prostitution case

Patriots owner Robert Kraft declines plea deal in prostitution case

Prosecutors have offered to drop misdemeanor charges against Kraft in exchange for fines, community service and an admission they would be found guilty should the case go to... Read more ...

RFK speech, songs by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper being added to National Recording...

RFK speech, songs by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper being added to National Recording Registry

Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. Read more ...

Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

Those who like their tea piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study. Read more ...

White Sox, top prospect Eloy Jimenez near 6-year, $43M deal, reports say

White Sox, top prospect Eloy Jimenez near 6-year, $43M deal, reports say

Jimenez had a monster 2018 season split between Double-A and Triple-A, slashing .337/.384/.577 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs in 108 games. Read more ...

Beloved 97-year-old veteran working at grocery store says he's not retiring...

Beloved 97-year-old veteran working at grocery store says he's not retiring anytime soon

Retirement is not even on the radar for this 97-year-old man in New Jersey. Read more ...

'Stranger Things' season 3 trailer reveals new Upside Down monster

'Stranger Things' season 3 trailer reveals new Upside Down monster

In true 80s style, they're fighting it off in the local mall. Read more ...

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing. Read more ...

Mother accused of abusing 7 adopted children, forcing them to perform on YouTube

Mother accused of abusing 7 adopted children, forcing them to perform on YouTube

The woman's YouTube channel has 800,000 subscribers and hundreds of millions of views. Read more ...

Clean Drinking Water A Bigger Global Threat Than Climate Change, EPA's...

Clean Drinking Water A Bigger Global Threat Than Climate Change, EPA's Wheeler Says

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says that unsafe drinking water - not climate change - poses the greatest and most immediate global threat to the environment. Read more ...