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Bantercast #7: Chris Bradshaw – The Vegetable Man

In today’s show, we talk to Washington D.C’s most notorious gardener, Chris Bradshaw of the non-profit “Dreaming Out Loud”. Chris spoke to us about how gardening can heal communities and provide a way of feeding people without relying on giant supermarkets and fast food chains. His non-profit aims …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tucker Carlson Claims to Understand Climate Change Better Than Climate Scientists

Tucker Carlson’s one gift is his mastery of the art of the straw man argument. Day after day, the Fox News host brings in hapless liberals, scientists, feminists and activists and draws them into defending arguments they haven’t made. He does this to serve his growing audience of Alt-Right …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tucker Carlson Claims to Understand Climate Change Better Than Climate Scientists

Tucker Carlson’s one gift is his mastery of the art of the straw man argument. Day after day, the Fox News host brings in hapless liberals, scientists, feminists and activists and draws them into defending arguments they haven’t made. He does this to serve his growing audience of Alt-Right …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Much Should You Worry About Your Tap Water?

Last week the Environmental Working Group unveiled an updated database where you can plug in your zip code and get a report on the contaminants in your tap water. It’s a great tool, in some ways—but it has some serious caveats, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Much Should You Worry About Your Tap Water?

Last week the Environmental Working Group unveiled an updated database where you can plug in your zip code and get a report on the contaminants in your tap water. It’s a great tool, in some ways—but it has some serious caveats, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Less Plastic Because We’re Using Way Too Much 

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has become waste and ended up in landfills. Even worse, plastic production is increasing and half of all the plastic on Earth was created in the past 13 years. But you […]

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This Is How Each Region Of The US Will Respond to Climate Change 

Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us far beyond just making the planet warmer. Researchers and economists at the Climate Impact Lab have created a map showing how climate change will affect different counties from now to 2099, with areas near oceans and the South being affected the most, reports NPR.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Impacts of Deep Ocean Mining Will ‘Last Forever,’ Scientists Warn

The search for raw materials to feed the all-powerful Sarlacc of capitalism is pushing industries to increasingly remote and alien environments. One of the most exciting frontiers to emerge of late is the deep ocean—rife with valuable metals like copper and zinc, as well as the rare Earth elements that drive our…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Garbage-Fed Seagulls Are Spoiling Our Lakes and Reservoirs With Their Poop

Where there are landfills there are seagulls. An estimated 1.4 million of these opportunistic feathered critters feed on these vast tracts of waste across North America. And as a new study from Duke University shows, the voluminous amounts of poop from these gulls is compromising the water-quality of nearby lakes and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Garbage-Fed Seagulls Are Spoiling Our Lakes and Reservoirs With Their Poop

Where there are landfills there are seagulls. An estimated 1.4 million of these opportunistic feathered critters feed on these vast tracts of waste across North America. And as a new study from Duke University shows, the voluminous amounts of poop from these gulls is compromising the water-quality of nearby lakes and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Reality Loser, Rick Perry, Says CO2 Doesn’t Cause Global Warming 

On Monday, Department of Energy head, Rick Perry, went on CNBC’s Squawk Box to speak out against the near-universal scientific consensus on climate change. Perry, the former Texas governor who finished a disappointing 12th on Dancing With the Stars, said CO2 is not the main contributor to climate change and that…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Did an Enormous Chunk of West Antarctica Suddenly Start Melting?

300,000 square miles is nearly twice the area of California. It’s difficult to visualize a space that vast, but go ahead and give it a try. Now, imagine this California plus-sized chunk of land is covered in thousands of feet of ice. Then, all of a sudden, that frozen fortress becomes a wading pool.Read more… […]

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Trump to Mayor of ‘Drowning’ Island: Don’t Worry About Sea Level Rise 

Virginia’s Tangier Island is drowning. It’s accessible only by boat, besieged by both sinking land and rising sea, and has shrunk to one-third the size it was in 1850. On Wednesday, President Trump called its mayor, James Eskridge, to say not to worry about sea level rise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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