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Less than 24 hours after young people took to the streets for what was probably the largest climate protest in history, hundreds of youth organizers and young environmental leaders from around the world were up bright and early Saturday morning at the U.N. headquarters in New York City for the first-ever Youth Climate Summit.
A few notable names such as Greta Thunberg, Jamie Margolin, Alexandria Villaseñor, and Isra Hirsi held court in busy U.N. halls and chambers, giving media interviews and demanding that world leaders take climate action. But in quieter corners of the U.N. complex, where people weren’t flocking, Grist spoke to a handful of unknown Gretas who are fighting no less vigorously than Thunberg for climate action.
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Researchers are using the gene-editing tool to boost the fruit’s defences and prevent the extinction of a major commercial variety.
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If you’ve ever needed a wheelbarrow, power washer or slow cooker — but didn’t want to cough up the cash — a unique new private “library” is here to help.
The volunteer-run Chicago Tool Library officially opened Aug. 11 at 1048 W 37th St. in Bridgeport.
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Home to “New York City’s newest island,” Hunter’s Point South is a city-funded park that offers lessons for cities struggling with rising tides.
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Lawmakers are aiming to polish off annual defense policy legislation in the coming days, and provisions to ban military use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams are provoking the ire of President Trump and chemical producers.
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Big tech claims AI and digitization will bring a better future. But putting computers everywhere is bad for people and the planet
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In its biggest and most thorough massive open online course (MOOC) to date, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has teamed up with nine experts to teach students how to produce compelling stories using data and visualization.
“Data Journalism and Visualization with Free Tools,” is a six-week course offered with support from the Google News Initiative and taught in English, Spanish and Portuguese simultaneously. It will run from Oct. 14 to Nov. 24, so register today!
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SEIA worked with 100 leaders in the solar and storage industries to develop a 12-year strategic plan, which covers all the bases. Yet funding is inadequate to pursue all strategies immediately, so some strategies must wait.
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Using polymers and natural stone slurry waste, researchers are manufacturing environmentally friendly stone composites. These new composites are made of previously discarded materials left behind during the cutting of natural structural or ornamental blocks for buildings, construction supplies or monuments. While reusing the waste material of natural stone production is common in cement, tile and concrete, adding the stone slurry to polymers is a new and innovative idea, explains an engineering professor.