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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes 18.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Scientists have developed a robot that can collect ocean samples, analyze microbes and then send data back to shore - bringing the lab to the ocean.

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Fab City, the global circular economy movement centered around local makers 18.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The organizers are striving to build a platform where virtually anyone can share ideas and best practices about urban design, workforce development, manufacturing, food production and more.
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Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business 18.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amid California's housing crisis, Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business in the San Francisco Bay Area, L.A. County.

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Fewer young people are taking up hunting, which has hunters worried about the sport’s future 16.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
"Kids, we're losing them. If Grandpa don't hunt or Dad don't hunt, they ain't hunting."
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A Big New Study Finds Bee-Killing Pesticides Aren’t Even Worth it for Soybean Farmers 14.9.2019 Mother Jones
Ever year, farmers in the United States devote at least 80 million acres, a combined landmass three-quarters the size of California, to soybeans. At least half the crop comes from proprietary seeds coated with insecticides and fungicides. These chemicals infuse the plants as they emerge, protecting them from damage by insects and fungal pathogens. At […]
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EPA needs to stop misleading the public and its peer reviewers about the data it has obtained from the European Chemicals Agency 12.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. In numerous assessment documents issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed in its implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA cites as a source the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  ECHA is the agency that administers the European Union’s (EU) REACH Regulation, which (unlike TSCA) requires […]
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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmon Laced With Plastic 12.9.2019 Mother Jones
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists studying the North Atlantic Ocean started noticing that tiny fragments of plastic were turning up in their plankton and seaweed samples. The microparticles, they found, absorbed toxic chemicals and were then eaten by flounder, perch, and other fish. Until recently, though, researchers thought these ingested plastics stayed in a creature’s […]
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Opinion: Even with 'Medicare for all,' we'll still need Medicaid 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Universal health coverage won't necessarily fill Medicaid's public health functions.

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Vouchers, Tax Credits, Zoning—Can a President Do Anything to Fix the Housing Crisis? 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
America is in the middle of a housing crisis. There is not a single county in the US where a minimum wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Every night, nearly 553,000 people sleep on the streets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that the 2020 presidential hopefuls are trying to […]
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Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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Letters to the Editor: Another year of high school math isn't a 'barrier' to Cal State 10.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We use quantitative reasoning in multiple aspects of our lives; a Cal State proposal to enhance it among admitted freshmen boosts opportunity for all.

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The growing concern over stranded assets 10.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As with so many climate-related topics, the hypothetical is rapidly turning into the hypercritical.
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Drug Trial Reverses Biological Aging as Subjects Regain 2 Years of Youth on Average 8.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I'd expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal," geneticist Steve Horvath said. "That felt kind of futuristic."
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Donald Trump's Aid Cuts Are Already Hurting The Most Vulnerable Communities In Honduras: 'Maybe He Doesn't Know' 8.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Violence is a sickness and we always have to give it medicine," says Pastor Arnold Linares.
Will Lake Tahoe's invasive shrimp become the next mass-market health supplement? 7.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

UC Davis researchers have devised a new strategy to "Keep Tahoe Blue." They want to rid the lake of tiny invasive shrimp, but many question if the plan will work.

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From Pistols To Prayers: How MS-13 Gang Members in Honduras Are Turning to Churches to Escape a Life of Crime 7.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Without permission from a gang leader, there are three main ways to leave a gang in Honduras: By leaving the city, leaving the country or by joining a church, one pastor tells Newsweek.
YouTuber and Hugo Nominee Lindsay Ellis Makes Her Fiction Debut With Upcoming Novel 'Axiom's End' 7.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Axiom's End," an alternate history science fiction novel, comes out from St. Martin's Press in summer 2020.
Economic hardship tied to increase in U.S. suicide rates, especially in rural areas 7.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

An analysis of suicide rates throughout the U.S. found that counties with more gun shops saw a steeper increase in suicides between 1999 and 2016.

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It’s National 401(k) Day. Is your firm’s plan aligned with its sustainability goals? 6.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Retirement plans, like retirement itself, ain't what they used to be.
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For investors, climate risk has no one-size-fits-all solution 5.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Two new global reports conclude that climate change could exert strong downward pressure on global economic performance.
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