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The time is now to plant a tree, or pay $20 billion a year in climate-change damages

The time is now to plant a tree, or pay $20 billion a year in climate-change damages

Trees are nice — they absorb CO2 and improve air quality, they provide crucial shelter for wildlife, they…

06/08/20203 min read
Foreign student visas may not have been appropriate after all

Foreign student visas may not have been appropriate after all

Sue Larson, the interim executive director of the Federation of American Tourism Organizations, described the new rules announced…

09/07/20212 min read
DC wants to ban dangerous creeper plant because some of them kill people

DC wants to ban dangerous creeper plant because some of them kill people

The city has finally realized that its lax attitude towards dangerous stray animals might just be killing people…

04/08/20212 min read
Artist: ‘Art That I Make, I Hope, Can Help People to See that the Climate Crisis Is Heading Our Way.’

Artist: ‘Art That I Make, I Hope, Can Help People to See that the Climate Crisis Is Heading Our Way.’

Kim Abeles is an artist based in Washington, D.C. An urban planner by training, Abeles became interested in…

09/14/20222 min read
Is it the FCC’s job to enforce the ban on mobile phone calls on airplanes?

Is it the FCC’s job to enforce the ban on mobile phone calls on airplanes?

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission voted to loosen rules on cellphone usage on airplanes. As discussed…

04/18/20221 min read
China added to list of countries at ‘very high’ risk for pandemic flu

China added to list of countries at ‘very high’ risk for pandemic flu

China is now included in a list of “very high” risk areas for the devastating flu bug called…

02/01/20222 min read

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